online tee times

Book a Tee Time

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.

Click on the Appropriate Button Below to Book Your Tee Time

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 UpLink 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.

Hours of Operation

September 1, 2016 to September 25, 2016


Golf Services

  • Golf Shop | Merchandise | Tee Times
    6:00am to 1:00pm | Daily
  • Golf Course
    6:00 am to 6:00 pm* | Daily
    *Last cart off the course at 5:00 pm.
  • Practice Facility Hours*
    6:30am to 4:00pm | Daily
    *Closed for maintenance after 11:00 am every Monday and Thursday.
  • The Palm Desert Golf Academy
    8:00am to 5:00pm | Tuesday to Saturday (Closed Sunday and Monday)

Food and Beverage Services

  • The Terrace at Desert Willow Golf Resort | Vista Bar | Lobby Bar
    • Breakfast
      7:00 am to 11:00 am | Daily
    • Lunch
      11:00 am to 3:00 pm | Daily
    • Bar Menu and Cocktails
      3:00 pm to Close of Clubhouse* | Daily 
      *Kitchen closes at 3:30 pm
  • Cook's Grill
    Currently Closed
  • Roadrunner Cafe
    Currently Closed

Main Clubhouse Services

  • Clubhouse
    6:00 am to 4:00pm | Daily
  • Administrative Offices
    8:30am to 5:00pm | Monday to Friday

Firecliff Bunker Renovation

Firecliff will be ready for play after over seeding on October 24, 2016. No Cart Restrictions!


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

Course Maintenance Schedule

2016 Over Seeding Dates
We will be over seeding on the following dates:

  • Firecliff Course
    September 26, 2016 through October 24, 2016
  • Resort Practice Facility
    September 26, 2016 through October 24, 2016
  • Palm Desert Golf Academy by appointment only
    September 26, 2016 through October 24, 2016
  • Mountain View* Closure
    November 7, 2016 to December 25, 2016

* The Mountain View course will be available November 1, 2016 to November 6, 2016 but the outer edges of rough will be going dormant, in preparation for over seeding.

We don't have any cart path restrictions once our courses reopen from over seeding.


Practice Facility
October 24, 2016 through April 16, 2017.
Our practice facility will be closed for maintenance after 11:00 am on Mondays and Thursdays.

Rental Club Rates

  • Sunrise and Prime Tee Times
    $75.00 plus tax (Includes (2) sleeves of Golf Balls)
     
  • Twilight and Sunset Tee Times
    $45.00 plus tax (Includes No Golf Balls) 

Palm Desert Resident Rate

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. 

Practice Fees

General use of Practice Facility, Chipping, Putting, and Full Swing areas....$30.00 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.


 

 

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