Desert Willow Golf Course


Time is of the essence in this day and age. Technology makes every second count and people are packing more into their days, weeks, months, and years than ever before. And sometimes that is to the detriment of golf because most rounds take a minimum of four hours to play while many drag on for much longer than that.But that’s not the case at Desert Willow Golf Club, a pretty executive layout which is located at the foothills of the McCullough Mountains in Henderson, Nevada, a Vegas suburb. The Par 60 course features six par 4 and 12 par 3 holes and can be played in about three hours—sometimes less.

Plus focusing on the short holes helps improve a golfer’s short game.Desert Willow was the brainchild of esteemed golf architect Greg Nash and World Golf Hall of Famer Billy Casper who worked together to create a fun and memorable 18 holes. Yes, the holes are shorter than on a championship course, but there’s an opportunity to hit a variety of clubs while playing the course. The par 4 holes bring driver into play for most golfers while some of the longer par 3s put a mid or long iron in the hands of the player. Par 3 holes from the back tees range between 116 and 180 yards, while the par 4s go from 306 to 342 yards.

The editors of Golf Range Magazine have named Desert Willow as one of the top 10 best executive golf courses in the country for several years, an honor that is deserved. The magazine annually highlights executive and par 3 courses. Criteria for the judging includes elements such as layout and design, customer service, community outreach, and community involvement.

“All of our selections stand on their design; some stand taller on their history and even quirkiness,” said Steve di Costanzo, the founder and president of Golf Range Magazine about the rankings. “The bottom-line, all of these short course facilities are helping to grow the game of golf in their own unique ways.”

The rates are always right at Desert Willow as they are never more than $50 for visitors to Las Vegas, and special lower rates for loyal Las Vegas residents are available. Also, there are junior tees on each hole at Desert Willow, a nice touch that augments a solid junior academy which is operated by Pam Bowers, a top 50 US Kids Instructor.

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2020 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89102

(702) 263-4653


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