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Golf Course Review Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs California

Mission Lakes Country Club

Desert Hot Springs, CA

Reviewed by: kviser, Saugus, CA

Golf Playing Conditions 8.11 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 8.11 GREAT

I played a second round here last Saturday morning.

What a difference with the lack of strong winds. The course is a nice mix of reachable par 5’s, medium to lengthy par 3’s and 4’s. Stay out of the trees on the front nine to score well. A couple of holes there have lush forests of pines along the right side. It might look somewhat open, but it is thick.

Holes 10, 11, and 12 take you across the street from the clubhouse and up across a high ridge. The drop shot on the medium par 3 12th hole was a punch 4-iron in the wind and an easy 7 iron without the wind.

Again, the course is lush and nicely conditioned from tee to green on every hole. The only area that looked somewhat dormant is the large drainage area that runs between some holes on the back nine. You really can’t see it and it doesn’t normally come in to play unless you hit way right of your target. Part of it is used for their maintenance and practice facilities.

We ate dinner in the clubhouse Friday night. The food was just okay and the drinks were sub-par; however, everything I got was covered by my hosts so I’m really not complaining. The Bunker Burrito I had on Saturday morning was just okay. The course personnel and members here are all friendly and everybody seems to know everybody.

I recommend this course; wind or no wind.