Desert Dunes Golf Club is host of the Desert Dunes Classic on the Canadian Tour.
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3.5
1884 Reviews (1884)
5 Stars
379
4 Stars
819
3 Stars
400
2 Stars
156
1 Stars
130
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
69.6%
Recommend this course
1413 out of 1884 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.2
208 Reviews (208)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
75
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
25
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
58.7%
Recommend this course
122 out of 208 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
338 Reviews (338)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
126
3 Stars
76
2 Stars
43
1 Stars
33
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
65.7%
Recommend this course
222 out of 338 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6876 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.2
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Desert Dunes Golf Club - Robert Trent Jones Jr
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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1989) Donald Knott (1989) Gary Linn (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Reviews

3.5
1884 Reviews (1884)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 60
19th Hole Scenic Views 42
Patio Dining 27
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 145
Undulating Greens 133
Water Hazards 69
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 129
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 97
Locals 86
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 103
Worth the Drive 90
Near the Airport 71

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not as great as it was

Fairways are not groomed , greens in terrible shape, Pace of play very slow, overcrowded. Welcoming staff at clubhouse, very courteous and professional.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not the best. Traps were like concrete. Tee boxes had weeds growing.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

The course was in excellent condition. The high winds made the front much harder to play. The wind died down on the back and it was much more enjoyable, it was a great layout with reachable par fives and fours in low wind conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

for the money at prime time, it was good

We really enjoyed the course. We played the silver tees at 5300 yards, but guess what? The course was still a challenge with plenty of trouble and very difficult greens. I will go back

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course needs help!!

It needs money spent on maintenance! Greens are brutal! What’s with all the lichen type weeds on the greens??

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Wind closes course early!

We arrived for our early afternoon tee time and paid the full rate for the time figuring we had 4 hours to finish only to find out since it was windy all the carts had to be in by 5. I find it unusual that a course built right next to electric windmills closes early due to wind. That means they must close early 80% of the time. Make sure to advertise this to afternoon tee times so we can expect to finish fewer holes than advertised. Course was in OK shape, greens were rough, but what can you expect for the price. All in all a great layout, views are great, but not much direction from shop staff on what to do. Range looked like Tatooine

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great views hit course needs work

Loved the views from this course but the course needs quite a bit of upkeep including a good mowing! For the fees they charge, they should reinvest some of it back into the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course for the money, clearly they are hurting and can't maintain the course as it deserves

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth it

Where do I start? The greens were absolutely ridiculous uncapped and just not in the type of condition that I would’ve expected for this rating of a golf course.

There was not an ambassador to be found they permitted groups of six to play together which drastically slow down the pace of play. The course was not manicured in the least. The only saving grace was the view of the mountains coupled with the desert feel of the course. I would not recommend this course at the dollar amount that they charged somewhere in the $75 per person range completely not worth it long way to go to get there great course and $29 buyer beware.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Won't be coming back

I played this course two years ago and really enjoyed it. The course layout takes into account the desert topography. When I played this year, I was very disappointed with the course conditions. The greens were bumpy and brown spots on a number of holes. The fairways and rough didn't look like they had been mowed in some time. On a positive note, the guys who handled carts upon entry and exiting the course did a very good job of welcoming me and others. And the staff in the club house and bar were a positive addition. However, in the end, I was very disappointed in the course conditions. In its present conditions, I would not plan to return nor would I recommend it to another golfer to play this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is well laid out

Weather was a Disaster and we quit after 9. However an employee advise us we could get a Rain Check for another day.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in Poor Condition

The course is not being properly maintained. The greens are in terrible condition with weeds growing on them. Putts didn’t roll, they bounced. Thin grass in many areas. Markers and signage was limited. It is also a course that has a great deal of wind which made conditions even worse. I had played the course about five years ago and it was in much better condition. Sad, because it could be a lovely course. I will not play there in the future.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pace of play was very slow.

5 hours to play during the week on a Thursday at 11:30.
Fivesomes being allowed. Not my cup of tea.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

March 22

Course was playable. Needs a lot of TLC to bring it back to above average public course. Fairways green and a little high. Rough was higher but inconsistent. Greens have been infiltrated with poa and making them bumpy. Speed was good.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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