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Desert Willow Golf Resort and Resident Card

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In 1997, the City of Palm Desert opened Desert Willow Golf Resort in an effort to increase tourism and revenue to the City while providing a first class recreational amenity for residents.

Because Desert Willow is a municipal golf resort, the City believed that residents should have the opportunity to enjoy Desert Willow's two championship courses at a reduced rate. The City's Resident Golf Card Program does that. The first resident rate, established in 1997, was $45. Minor increases through the years have brought the resident rate to its current amount of $52. 

Residents wanting to obtain a Palm Desert Resident Golf Card must bring proof of residency to the Palm Desert Community Center, located at 43900 San Pablo Avenue in Palm Desert, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday or 10 a.m. and 2 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 California 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. 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. 335, or contact us.  

About Desert Willow

Desert Willow Golf Resort just enjoyed a record year with more than 90,000 rounds of golf played and more than $11 million in revenues. To learn more about the golf resort's performance in fiscal year 2017/2018, click here to view a presentation about Desert Willow's most recent annual report or click here to view the report itself. Desert Willow Golf Resort has two 18-hole championship courses each offer a challenging yet rewarding experience for golfers of all levels. The Firecliff and Mountain View courses test the character and skill of players. Desert landscaping, panoramic mountain vistas, numerous water features, and the many bunkers are inviting characteristics of this supreme resort which makes its one of the finest public golf facilities built.

Developed and owned by the City of Palm Desert, Desert Willow Golf Resort is operated by Kemper Sports Management. The stunning clubhouse contains a well-equipped pro shop as well as a full-service restaurant. It doesn’t matter if you play golf, there is simply no better place in the valley for food and breath taking views to enjoy breakfast and lunch. Visit Desert Willow Golf Resort to schedule a tee time or to check out the many other events happening at Desert Willow.