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Firecliff Bunker Renovation

Desert Willow Golf Resort is proud to announce an extensive bunker renovation project on our award-winning Firecliff golf course.

The project will add new drainage, liners, and sand to each bunker improving the overall playability of the bunkers and the course.  Some bunkers will be removed and many will be reduced in size. These reductions were carefully designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, one of the course’s original designers, to maintain the integrity of the course design, improve pace of play, and enhance the overall golfing experience. 

The bunker renovation is the first of a multi-phase renovation planned for the Firecliff course.  Future phases will include tee box and green renovations as well as turf reduction.  All of the improvements will focus on enhancing the overall golf experience with consideration to increased playability and providing excellent year-round playing conditions.

“This project is a testament to the commitment to excellence and the long-term sustainability of the resort,” said General Manager Derek White. “We are proud to partner with the City of Palm Desert who has re-invested into the well being of this community amenity."

The renovation is scheduled to begin May 16, 2016.  During the project, play will be limited until the course reopens following over seeding in October 2016.

 For renovation updates please follow @desertwillowgolfresort on Instagram #firecliffbunkerreno


Tentative Play Schedule

Monday, May 16, 2016 to July 4, 2016

Monday to Sunday
Guests can play the back nine of Firecliff twice. Tee times are available from 6:30 am to 8:20 am and 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

After July 4, 2016
Firecliff will be closed in full.

***All Firecliff reservations will be extended Twilight Rates. The Twilight Rate will apply to all player types including Non-Resident, Platinum, Summer VIP, Club Intrawest and Westin Members.***

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