Welcome to Desert Willow Golf Resort
One Legendary Location, Two Unforgettable Courses
Desert Willow Golf Resort, a high-end daily fee golf club, is managed by KemperSports on behalf of the City of Palm Desert. With experienced golf management, operations, marketing and technology solutions. KemperSports has been a leader in the golf and hospitality industry since 1979, with over 130 venues under management across the United States and Mexico.
The Desert Willow Story
Golf courses have a secure place in the history of public parks and recreation facilities, but it took the City of Palm Desert to truly bring public golf to a place of prominence.
Desert Willow Golf Resort began with a plan that embraced the desert landscape and respected the fragility of natural resources necessary to maintain the course. When the City hired the design team of Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and then desert resident and PGA Tour Professional, John Cook, it was solidified that Desert Willow was going to be special. With Eric Johnson, a local landscape architect, they thoughtfully developed a plant palette that would make Desert Willow environmentally sensitive, unique, and picturesque, while integrating this with an exceptional golf course design.