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Address: Chelan, WA

Ranked second-best golf course in Washington by Golf Digest.

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A great test of your golf game

We just played here twice with 4 groups. Course was in good shape and greens were running fast. I really enjoyed the big 600 yard par 5 heading down the hill towards the river. I... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Derek W
Burnaby, Canada
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had a large private party enjoying the mini-golf course. This is a beautiful spot and should have been a lot of fun for everyone. We drove up to the "Wheelchair accessible" parking spots to find a landscape vehicle parked in the white-lined area. This is the are needed to extend the wheelchair ramp from the vehicle. We maneuvered the... More 

1 Thank snowball369
Burnaby, Canada
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422 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We just played here twice with 4 groups. Course was in good shape and greens were running fast. I really enjoyed the big 600 yard par 5 heading down the hill towards the river. I hit driver, 3 hybrid and driver again to get it on for a birdie putt - what fun!! Only gripe was with some maintenance guys... More 

Thank Derek W
2 reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I've played here approximately 6-8 times and have never been disappointed. The course is fantastic with incredible views! It's really nice also, to finish your round and already be at your hotel. It's not the Four Seasons but it's perfect for Orondo.

Thank Nick P
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

My wife and I visited Chelan WA recently with plans to play golf at Gamble Sands up the road in Brewster. We had some free time on our arrival day so we took a chance on the Desert Canyon course and were pleasantly surprised . It's a wonderful layout and it was in great shape with great greens. The staff... More 

1 Thank RWalsh14
Wenatchee, Washington
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Desert Canyon golf course (in Orondo, not Chelan) is definitely in the discussion for best golf course in Central Washington. Multiple tee boxes offer varied length, angle, and elevation. The layout is spectacular with rolling, well manicured fairways and greens. This course can challenge you to use every shot in your bag. The property as a whole seems to lack... More 

Thank A3Efam
East Wenatchee, Washington
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253 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

I have not been back to Desert Canyon since 2004 but it looks beautiful and the course was just as I remembered it. Stunning views from all the holes and they are going to upgrade the hotel property again. More houses have been built including more condos. This is a beautiful spot even if you don't play golf.

Thank Blondedawg
Regina, Canada
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107 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

Stayed there in Sept.and although the golf course was fine,the accommodations need some upkeep. Hot tub/spa not working with a foot of old stinky water. Also the pool out of order and dirty. Fire alarm beeped until we just unhooked it since new batteries didn't help The place is getting old and is in need of some TLC.

1 Thank LeelowRegina_Canada
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61 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

The course is in great condition and fairly priced for the quality of the experience. The views are incredible and the course is fair but challenging -- move up a tee if winds are high. This course is easily in the top 5 in the state and would be ranked higher if not for some years in the past when... More 

Thank MarkChristopher
Puyallup, Washington, United States
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

The manicured fairways and well-maintained greens cut a beautiful swath through this challenging, desert course. But that's the nicest thing I can say about it. There are too many blind shots (at least from the blue tees) without much guidance as to where to aim your shot. Several times I hit a great drive only to discover my ball nowhere... More 

2 Thank GerritA12
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The putt-putt course was the real deal, all grass, no turf. Friendly staff. Beware of rattlesnakes...

1 Thank icupkin

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