Desert Willow Golf Course – Palm Desert

By on March 13, 2016

The City of Palm Desert knows how to pamper its residents. The story of the Desert Willow golf resort begins with a concept that included the desert landscape along with conservatory all efforts to maintain the natural balance of the pristine desert environment that surrounds it. World-class design team Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry, and PGA Tour professional John Cook came together with Eric Johnson, a local landscape architect in the mid-1990s to develop an environmentally sensitive and utterly exquisite golf resort with courses that would challenge even the best golfers. They succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.

The result of course is Palm Desert’s own Desert Willow Golf Resort, an exceptional golf course and impressive resort by anyone’s standards. Palm Desert residents now have an award winning home course with thousands of golfers visiting our local Mohave Desert expressly to play on the courses at Desert Willow. The Firecliff golf course opened in 1997, having been named for the supper club owned by early Palm Desert residents Leonard Firestone and Clifford Henderson.

The grand opening was a gala soirée and grand tournament featuring none other than President Gerald Ford, who along with his wife Betty were two of the deserts most popular and well-known residents. In October 1998 in Mountain View golf course became an immediate favorite with its user-friendly teeing area and expansive water features.

In 2013 the Firecliff course was voted Best Municipal Course by Golf Week Magazine and in 2012 and 2013 the Mountain View course was declared one of the top 50 courses for women, also by Golf Digest. The accolades world go on and on and include Golf World Readers Choice, Desert golf magazine multiple years in a row, Best of the Valley Desert Suns My and many more, far too numerous to list here.
Perhaps though, the best feature of all is that residents of the fashionable community of Palm Desert are able to obtain a Palm Desert resident golf card that entitles them to use the course at selected days and times and at reduced rates just for being a local resident. With so many retired residents on fixed incomes this is a real perk for those with a Palm Desert address. The Desert Willow golf resort with its 218 hole championship courses is player friendly at every level.

Panoramic mountain vistas, plenty of great bunkers and relaxing water features are just a few of the hallmarks of this exquisite golf resort. A luxurious clubhouse and a well-equipped pro shop along with the full-service restaurant round out the amenities offered to visitors. The adjacent villas including convention facilities and a 700 unit vacation complex are just the icing on a very elaborate cake. Take the time to enjoy a day on one of the fabulous courses at the Desert Willow golf resort in Palm Desert.

Desert Willow Golf Course is located at 38-995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260 and can be contacted by calling (760) 346-0015

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