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Desert Willow Golf Resort, one of the Southern California Desert's premier golf courses, welcomes you to our online tee time reservation system.  Booking one of Palm Desert's finest courses has never been so easy. Simply choose from the buttons below and you are just a moment away from confirming a tee time at Desert Willow Golf Resort.

Attention: Our online reservation system is currently unavailable as we transition to new tee sheet software.

Please call the Golf Shop at (760) 346-7060 between 6:00 AM and 4:00 PM to secure your tee times.

Thank you for understanding, we look forward to your next visit!

Greens Fee Payment Update: Guests are strongly encouraged to call the Golf Shop day of play to pay for their greens fee at (760) 346-7060 ext. 1. Our Golf Shop is also OPEN for "touchless transactions".

Back2Golf at Desert Willow Golf Resort

Desert Willow Golf Resort Back2Golf
Riverside County has ordered that all golf courses, public and private, may be opened for limited use. Here’s a quick guide to
help with your upcoming visit. 
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Desert Willow Golf Resort's top priority is the health and safety of our guests, staff, and community. As communities begin to re-open, golf can offer an outdoor recreational experience that provides many health and wellness benefits. The Allied Golf Organizations, in alignment with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), have developed the Back2Golf program, a comprehensive plan that allows golf to be played responsibly while observing recommended social distancing guidelines.

For Your Safety
• Practice social distancing (6 feet)
• Face coverings are recommended
• Sanitation stations have been added and the frequency of cleaning restrooms and other high-touch areas has been increased
• ICE AND WATER AVAILABLE ON COURSE
  (All other food and beverage is available for purchase)
• Cart steering wheel, GPS, seat, and dashboard have been sanitized


Changes to Operation
• PREPAY GOLF OVER THE PHONE OR USE OUR TOUCHLESS CHECK-IN AT THE GOLF SHOP
• Practice facility stations have been spread out
• Range furniture have been removed

• Scorecards available upon request
• Utilize your own golf balls for short game warm up
• LEAVE THE PIN IN THE CUP – REQUIRED
• DESIGNATE ONE PERSON TO DRIVE CART THE ENTIRE ROUND (if sharing)
• BUNKER RAKING – USE YOUR FEET TO SMOOTH OUT SAND
• Pool noodles have been installed in the bottom of every cup (limiting cup depth)
• Ride along only access has been eliminated
• Limited Beverage Cart Service and Food Options TO-GO from Lobby Bar

Reservation Policy

Please book your tee times online or call the Golf Shop to speak with one of our customer service professionals at (760) 346-7060 Ext. 1.

All rates include golf cart equipped with Visage GPS and practice balls.

Reservations may be booked up to 60-days in advance. All reservations booked outside 3 days for Palm Desert Residents will be charged the posted rate. All residents of Palm Desert who wish to book outside of 3 days waive their resident discount and must book via the non-resident portal. Learn More...

All booked rates are not guaranteed. If customer qualifies for a discounted rate, it will be determined at the point of sale. Please call (760) 346-7060 for questions.

Cancellation Policy

Tee time reservations must be cancelled no later than 48 hours prior to day of play. If a reservation is not cancelled or changed by this time, then the credit card holder will be responsible for the full green fees with the credit card being automatically charged.

Course Maintenance and Overseeding Schedule

2020 Overseeding Dates
Desert Willow Golf Resort will be Overseeding Firecliff and Mountain View on the following dates:

  • Mountain View* Closure
    September 21, 2020 through October 22, 2020
  • Resort Practice Facility (Driving Range) Closure
    September 21, 2020 through October 22, 2020
  • Palm Desert Golf Academy (by appointment only)
    September 21, 2020 through October 22, 2020
  • Firecliff* Closure
    November 9, 2020 through December 25, 2020

*We DO NOT have any cart path restrictions once our courses reopen from overseeding


2020 Aerification and Maintenance Dates
Our courses will be closed for aerification on the following dates:

Firecliff Course

  • June 22 - June 25, 2020 (3/8 Inch Aerification)
  • July 20 – July 23, 2020 (3/8 Inch Aerification)
  • August 17 - August 27, 2020 (1/2 Inch Aerification)

Mountain View Course

  • June 15 - June 18, 2020 (3/8 Inch Aerification)
  • July 6 - July 9, 2020 (3/8 Inch Aerification)
  • August 3 – August 6, 2020 (3/8 Inch Aerification)

*Our putting greens are very playable when they are scheduled to reopen.

Rental Club Rates

June 1st, 2019 - October 3rd, 2019

  • Mens & Ladies Rental Sets - All Rental Sets include one sleeve of golf balls
    • $50 including tax
  • Junior Rental Sets
    • $20 including tax

October 4th, 2019 - May 25th, 2020

  • Mens & Ladies Rental Sets - All Rental Sets include TWO sleeves of golf balls
    • $75.00 including tax
  • Junior Rental Sets
    • $20.00 including tax

 

 

Palm Desert Resident Rate Policy

In 1997, the City of Palm Desert opened Desert Willow Golf Resort in an effort to increase tourism and revenue to the City. However, as a municipal golf course, the City felt that residents should have the opportunity to enjoy Desert Willow’s amenities at a reduced rate. As a result, City Council approved the Palm Desert Resident Golf Card Program which provides Palm Desert residents the ability to play Desert Willow at special discounted rates. Learn More...

In order to obtain a Palm Desert Resident Golf Card, one must bring proof of residency to the Palm Desert Community Center located at 43-900 San Pablo Avenue in Palm Desert between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

According to the City Council approved Palm Desert Resident Golf Card Guidelines and Rules, proof of Palm Desert residency consists of a valid California Driver's License or Identification Card with the applicant’s name and Palm Desert address and a current utility bill (i.e. gas, water, or electric not more than 30 days old) with the applicant’s name and Palm Desert service address. If the applicant does not have a valid California Driver's License with Palm Desert address, they may obtain a California Identification Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Please note that both of the requested proof of residency items must reflect the name of the resident and same Palm Desert address. No exceptions will be made.

If you would like more information on the Palm Desert Resident Golf Card Program, please call (760) 346-0611, ext. 425, or contact us.  

RESIDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW A VALID PALM DESERT RESIDENT CARD AT TIME OF CHECK-IN. A DRIVER'S LICENSE IS NOT A VALID PROOF OF RESIDENCY. 


Residents of Palm Desert Policy
The City of Palm Desert requires that all Palm Desert Residents show their valid City Resident Card when checking in to play golf at Desert Willow Golf Resort.

- $52.00 per player
- All players in a foursome must show their Resident Cards in the Golf Shop in order to receive the Resident Rate, regardless of who pays for golf.
- Any Residents who do not have their Resident Card will be charged the normal Golf Rate for the date of play.
- Resident Cards may only be used by the Cardholder and are not transferable and cannot be used by anyone other than the Resident.
- Expired Resident Cards are not valid to receive the Resident Rate.
- Resident reservations may be made according to City Resident Policy. All reservations may be made by credit card in advance, and charges will be processed according to Desert Willow policy.
- Residents making reservations more than three days out will be charged the full rate.

A drivers license is not a valid proof of residency.

Practice Fees

General use of Practice Facility, Chipping, Putting, and Full Swing areas....$25.00 per person*
*Desert Willow Golf Resort requires that all guests check in prior to playing golf or using any area of the practice facilities.

Members of the Platinum Club Card program are entitled to a 50% discount off of the driving range rate.


 

Replay Policy

Same Day Replay
Replay rates are based on availability. If you would like to guarantee your second round please book both rounds of golf in advance using our tee time portal for best available rates. Same day replay rates do not apply to rounds booked in advance.

Hours of Operation

Current hours of operation at Desert Willow Golf Resort are listed below.

Main Clubhouse Services

  • Clubhouse 
    6:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Daily
    To order take out call (760) 346-7060 Ext. 104

Golf Services

  • Golf Shop 
    6:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Daily
     
  • Practice Facility
    Range for warm up only (no practice only access)
    The full swing practice facility will close after 11:00 AM every Monday and Thursday
     
  • The Palm Desert Golf Academy
    By appointment only


Food and Beverage Services

  • Desert Willow To Go
    Available from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • The Terrace Restaurant
    Breakfast:  7:00 AM to 11:00 AM | Daily
    Lunch:  11:00 AM to 4:00 PM* | Daily

    *Kitchen closes at 3:30 PM
  • Cook's Grill
    CLOSED
  • Roadrunner Cafe
    CLOSED

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