"Be kind to people. We all have struggles."
45 years old
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What's in John's Golf Bag
Callaway FT-iz 3,4,5 hybrids
Callaway x-18r 4-9, sand
Titleist Vokey wedges 46,52,60
Odyssey Rossie Metal-x putter
Srixon Q-star yellow
Last Updated: November 30, 2014
I LOVE GOLF! I like to travel and go out to eat. I am a big fan of links courses, Palm Springs and Arizona courses. I don't really like very hilly courses with lots of blind shots. I like cool people who respect the game, but also realize it's just golf. It's recreation. I don't play skins games or for money. I play for the enjoyment of the sport and the challenge it possesses.
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Had the opportunity to play with member friends last week. I was very impressed with Oakmont from start to finish. While “country club” doesn’t always... » More
Had the opportunity to play with member friends last week. I was very impressed with Oakmont from start to finish. While “country club” doesn’t always mean better or consistent conditions, or even better service, I can confidently say I liked everything about here. It’s a little older and not so glamorous, but that’s okay. Members and staff were nice, attentive. Check in was easy and the overall code seems relaxed. Casually teed off on time, good enough tee boxes, nice fairways, thick rough and excellent sand. The greens were fast and smooth, soft enough to hold shots, hard enough to punish you if you skip one. Flag sticks had the logo with a nice diagonal seperation of white and dark red and were really easy to see as well as having the laser prisms. Carts were the super padded bucket seat kind and had ice chests. No GPS. Tree lined with just enough width and just enough tightness, just enough traps and enough deviation really made it a pleasure to play. I kept telling our playing partners’ “something here just feels right”. Established somewhere like 1922-23 I believe, it felt like a nice traditional course.
Excellent bathrooms with everything you need to freshen up before dinner... which was excellent and very well priced. Perfect high 80’s and light wind. Aside from my play...
Perfect day.» Close
Played our first around here this weekend. I've been considering playing here for a while but the green fee is a little more than I'd like so hesitate... » More
Played our first around here this weekend. I've been considering playing here for a while but the green fee is a little more than I'd like so hesitated until now. Teagal and Abbacat and I had an enjoyable round together. Would I play here again? Probably. Do I really want to pay $100-$125 to do it? Not really. Here's my two cents...
Nice-looking course that meanders through the canyons. Today we had no one in front or behind us so we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves which was wonderful. Finished in about 345 and took our time doing it. Arrival is good with bag drop off right there with the carts, driving range, restaurant, bathrooms and golf shop all within 10 steps of each other.
Ample parking and good driving range with mats in the back not being used today and grass in the front which we were on. Unfortunately the driving range was more level than any of the tee boxes. Not horrific… Not flat though. You do have to pay for range balls here which again, were a bit steep.. a bag of 120 was $17! Is this TPC Scottsdale!? Carts are a newer ez-go which actually had sort of bucket seats and were extremely comfortable with a nice soft brake pedal. Unfortunately the only other thing on the cart though is a ball cleaner. No GPS. No ice chest. I like the USB ports too. Service was excellent from drop off to check in to food service to the cart girl who was so friendly and very genuine. Fairways were good but did have some decent divots throughout. Sand was not great, very hard in the fairways then between dry and hard to decent sand in others to not that much sand in another. Very inconsistent but at least no rocks. Greens were excellent. Very soft, fast and smooth. Few divot marks but looks like most of it was from the days play. Good bathrooms and some water coolers scattered throughout. What I liked about it was the feel of the course and the peacefulness of the round, not that I know that this is always the norm. Probably should have a few more features though to make it consistently "worth the green fee".» Close
We played here on Sunday the 24th the day before they closed for seeding so I won't do a detailed review but it was well playable and a nice round as... » More
We played here on Sunday the 24th the day before they closed for seeding so I won't do a detailed review but it was well playable and a nice round as always. I like this course just A hair better over firecliff. It seems to have a little more scenic beauty to it. Especially, I think it's hile 6, with the water all down the right and then the creek that you have to cross with the pond to the left. Also large palm trees with all the frawns hanging down… Really pretty. Looking forward to season!» Close
Played here the day before they closed for over seeding so no sense giving it a rating. Of course still well enough playable. This is my favorite of t... » More
Played here the day before they closed for over seeding so no sense giving it a rating. Of course still well enough playable. This is my favorite of the two. What I like so much about Desert Willow is that there is ample shade on the cart path by tee boxes and greens for the most part. Just have some well-placed trees that really help you stay cool in the hot summer. I look forward to some nice winter golf with those fun Canucks that come down for season.» Close
Pleated here on the 23rd. Same typical excellent conditions that you'll always find here at desert willow. Teeboxes always level, sand good, fairway... » More
Pleated here on the 23rd. Same typical excellent conditions that you'll always find here at desert willow. Teeboxes always level, sand good, fairways and rough excellent, Greens a touch slow this go around but it's late in the summer, so... Still well playable. Customer service always on point and it's always a nice comfortable round with well spaced tee times and no one slowing you or rushing you. Still one of my favorites even after playing it many times over. I did like the old design though but I don't know why it feels different or what really changed. Highly recommended course anytime of the year.» Close
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