In 1997, the City of Palm Desert opened Desert Willow Golf Resort in an effort to increase tourism and revenue to the City. Because Desert Willow is a municipal golf resort, the City also felt that residents should have the opportunity to enjoy Desert Willow's two championship courses at reduced rates. As a result, City Council approved the Palm Desert Resident Golf Card Program which provides Palm Desert residents the ability to play Desert Willow at special discounted rates.
On Thursday, June 14, the City Council at its regular 4 p.m. meeting will consider changes to the resident rates and benefits. The public is invited to attend and provide input.
Under the proposed dynamic pricing system at Desert Willow, residents would have the same ability to book tee times in advance as customers paying full price. The difference is that residents would receive a significant discount off Desert Willow’s regular rate.
At times of peak demand, residents would be able to choose whether they wanted to play at a higher rate than the current $50 green fees, at times of low demand, resident green fees could be much less than $50. The idea is to give residents, who have broader options about when they will play Desert Willow than visitors, the power of access and choice.
Click here to view a sample dynamic pricing rate sheet showing discounted resident green fees at Desert Willow.
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 current 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. 425, or contact us.
About Desert Willow
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.