By Lynne Tucker

Desert Willow Golf Resort located in Palm Desert, California, just minutes away from Palm Springs, offers two of the Coachella Valley’s best plays. Test your skills against the natural hazards and myriad water features of the challenging Firecliff Course or play a smoother, more relaxing round on the magnificent Mountain View Course.  Desert Willow Golf Resort is unlike any other Southern California golf vacation. You will see it in their staff, their two championship golf courses, their spectacular Clubhouse, Palm Desert Golf Academy, Weddings, Meetings and Special Events, Scenic Outdoor Dining and of course, their incredible views of the surrounding Santa Rosa Mountains. It’s award-winning championship golf in One Legendary Location, on Two Unforgettable Courses.

Firecliff golf course opened in 1997 and was named for the supper club owned by early Palm Desert residents, Leonard Firestone and Clifford Henderson.  It opened with great fanfare when residents were treated to a grand opening tournament with President Gerald Ford. Mountain View golf course opened in October 1998 and was immediately a favorite for man; designed to be a little more user friendly from the teeing area and including more water features.

The entire golf resort experience begins with the mile-long approach that sets the stage for what is about to unfold.  Entering the clubhouse, one can appreciate the design, flow and function, whether golfing or attending a private function.  The attention to detail and consideration for the guest is the single element that completes the experience, whether it is a round of golf, tournament play, a lesson, lunch or a special event. Over twenty years ago, the first round of golf was played at Desert Willow Golf Resort and the dream was accomplished.  Palm Desert residents have a world-renowned home course and thousands of golfers visiting the California desert seek out Desert Willow as the place to play.


Think Golf in the Desert!

“Your eye is the lens, the photograph is your memory.”

-Lynne Tucker