1. NutNButCup Posted: 01/19/21 9:54p Member Since: Jan 25, 2004 From: Buena Park
Played a GK Guru round with Itslikeimsayin and sixpez in my group. Thank You John for setting up the outing. Thank You Desert Willow for having us out. The course has an enjoyable layout with several ... Continue »
Played a GK Guru round with Itslikeimsayin and sixpez in my group. Thank You John for setting up the outing. Thank You Desert Willow for having us out. The course has an enjoyable layout with several tees to choose from. Challenging but fair course with nice variety. The overall condition of the course is very good. The greens rolled smooth with medium/fast speed. The greens played on the firm side. The fairways had great coverage, looked good, and played good. The rough had good coverage with enough length to affect the shot but not too penal. The waste areas and fairway bunkers were well groomed. The greenside bunkers were in good condition. Rakes were placed at greenside bunkers. The tee boxes had good coverage.
The carts had divot fill. The GPS worked good with a nice layout picture of the hole with yardages to bunkers, water, etc. The carts had a clear plastic divider between the two riders.
There is a nice grass driving range, large putting green, and a chipping green. The clubhouse is very nice. All the staff I came across were friendly and helpful.
Played here today with the GK Review Gurus. I was in the second group with sixpez and nutnbutcup. POP great at about 3:50. Cool, sometimes cold, windy and overcast day robbed the course of some of its... Continue »
Played here today with the GK Review Gurus. I was in the second group with sixpez and nutnbutcup. POP great at about 3:50. Cool, sometimes cold, windy and overcast day robbed the course of some of its visual punch, but that’s about the only negative I can think of.
Conditions are excellent! Greens are smooth, medium-fast, and mostly firm. Full shots did stop decently quick for me, but not necessarily for everyone. Play a spinning ball and/or hit high approach shots to ensure they stop quickly. Fairways are beautiful, lush overseeded rye, providing perfect lies and cushion all day. Rough was lush overseeded rye just a little deeper, not very penal. Most of the bunkers I was in were good, although one was a little thin. Tee boxes were lush, flat and well maintained with some noticeable divot damage.
Layout-wise, the course offers lots of beautiful views especially from the tee. You can tell a lot of attention was paid to placing trees, bunkers, and mounding in eye-pleasing spots. Maybe the only minor knock on it is I’m not sure this course has a definitive “signature” hole. (I'm not saying every course has to have a signature hole, more of a comment in relation to FireCliff.) Still a really fun play especially when conditions are like they are currently. Highly recommended.
As you know GK as gone through many changes over the years. One of those changes has been the elimination of Greenskeeper.org Surveyor Reports to a more user generated content system. Instead of letting these older reviews disappear, I’ve decided to add them as permanent fixtures on ...
Desert Willow Golf Resort is a 36 hole facility owned by the the City of Palm Desert's featuring 2 championship layouts, Mountain View and Firecliff, both of which utilize the same clubhouse and facilities, and both of which present a stern challenge to the golfers lucky enough to treat themselves ...
This is a very short par 5 with a wide fairway. Lots of hidden hazards (water and sand) on the right side. Water comes into play just in front of the green. Check the distances on the GPS, it's not as far as if looks.