Golf Course Review Desert Dunes Golf Club Desert Hot Springs California
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Reviewed by: abbacat, Trabuco Canyon
Played yesterday, 1-8-17. I got a very good price with a GN Hot deal + reward. The weather was perfect in the low 70’s and none of the wind that I had been cautioned about. I was immediately impressed with how green everything is. All staff that I encountered were very friendly and helpful, particularly the 3 people in the pro shop.
On the 2nd hole I caught up to and joined a threesome of members. I’m glad I did because the course turned out to be much trickier than it appears. The fairways have lots of rolls and dips that aren’t always visible. I was grateful for the extra sets of eyes as the rough was so long that balls disappeared from sight. Fortunately, it wasn’t as hard as expected to hit out of. The fairways were completely lush with no browning. The tee boxes were a bit shaggy but level. The bunkers had very nice sand and were well raked, but 2 of them that I was in had mud in the middle. The greens were firm, smooth, rolling medium fast with lots of big undulations. Again, I was glad to have the help of my playing partners as there were some surprises like where the ball breaks uphill for no apparent reason. Holes 9 & 18 have a big double green. There is a bunker in the deep valley between them- miss your line on either hole and you could be in big trouble!
I also really liked the natural look of the course except for #16 which, although pretty, looked quite out of place with the waterfalls and very contrived desert landscaping including several saguaros. Overall, though, I loved the course and can’t wait to get back to try for a decent score!