Desert Dunes Golf Club is host of the Desert Dunes Classic on the Canadian Tour.
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3.5
1866 Reviews (1866)
5 Stars
378
4 Stars
812
3 Stars
397
2 Stars
153
1 Stars
126
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.1
69.9%
Recommend this course
1402 out of 1866 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
234 Reviews (234)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
57
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
24
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
61.1%
Recommend this course
143 out of 234 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
331 Reviews (331)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
123
3 Stars
74
2 Stars
43
1 Stars
30
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
65.9%
Recommend this course
218 out of 331 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
1866 Reviews (1866)

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 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Windy

Windy day in the valley. Very windy day at this golf course. Thought I was out the British Open with extreme conditions. Location of this course just make it susceptible to being very windy

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

good layout

greens were good but general condition of course was very poor. tees average and some fairways you could not tell was fairway. course was empty but thats understandable given the condition. was not worth $78 to play. staff were great.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bad Shape

This is the first time we played this course. The entrance to the club says it all. Run down. The course was about 70% brown from the lack of water. There were holes from underground animals all over the place. The fairways and the greens are in poor condition. This may just be this time of the year or this is another company that may not survive covid.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Desert Dunes

No snack bar…was not greeted at bag drop…had to use my ingenuity to find the driving range…..which was in sad shape….had to use my years of golf experience to find my way around the course. Greens we OK, slow…

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Let down

Due to covid we have not being in the desert for 2 years. This was traditionally a classic favorite to play once a week when we are down. No longer the case.
The greens were brown and like putting on plywood. The pin holes were poorly maintained. The golf carts were dirty with holes in the seats. The coolers were cracked and leaked.
I was attacked by fire ants 3 times in the middle of 3 different fairways.
We are sad to say we most likely will jot golf here again unless we hear of major changes.

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Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 43
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Besides 30 mph wind, the rough is PGA length and very inconsistent. Tee boxes are ragged and greens have extreme wear , traps are virtually empty of sand, almost all rock
We were playing behind one of the course owners, who made no attempt to allow other through their slow pace of play. . Not a fun experience

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Poor condition.

Very very poor condition. Don’t waste your time and money. Lack of maintenance . Hope everyone read my review before booking your tee time.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Exceeded expectations

Course condition, although not pristine, was acceptable considering the value. Very nice layout. No homes anywhere on the course was an added benefit. I would definitely play here again.

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