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Address: 12000 McCombs, El Paso, TX 79934-3300
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+1 915-821-2122

Tee-off among sand dunes and desert shrubs: an unusual but beautiful course...

Tee-off among sand dunes and desert shrubs: an unusual but beautiful course built right into the Western Texas desert landscape.

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Hit it straight or it will be a long day

This golf course is one of the best in the El Paso area. Price was fair. The course is not easy for the average golfer. Anything outside of the fairways will be in the desert... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2016
Jordan O
Waupun, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I played this course soon after it opened, it was one of the most fulfilling golf experiences I'd had. I am very disappointed at the condition of the course now and the changes they've made. Fairways were baked out, and greens were bumpy. I can make the excuse that it was late April, and the course was not fully... More 

Thank revawesome
Buda, Texas
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648 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I have played this course several times with friends when I lived in El Paso. Though I am not a regular duffer, I always enjoyed this course in northeast El Paso. Nice challenging holes. Good assortment of water hazards and sand traps. Good long fairways. Always fun.

Thank daddymo2
El Paso, Texas
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

I've came here numerous times and this is one of the best courses in El Paso. And with the recently redone sand traps they're really nice. Fairways and greens are always nice but if you miss the fairway it'll be a tough play. Staff has been good and the food is great.

Thank Kyle C
Waupun, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

This golf course is one of the best in the El Paso area. Price was fair. The course is not easy for the average golfer. Anything outside of the fairways will be in the desert and in the brush, which can be very hard to get out of.

Thank Jordan O
El Paso, Texas
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Great course, peaceful surroundings, good price. Front side desert course quite challenging, back 9 a bit more wide open and playable. Great value, excellent conditions.

Thank Brian C
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

This course is very affordable and the course is nice. Greens are in great shape, but the fairways are pretty narrow and don't even compare to Butterfield Golf Course.

Thank Zzme
Kansas City, MO
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244 reviews
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Reviewed 6 May 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This course is both Desert Course and Scottish Dunes course. It plays very tough unless you stay in the fairway. Lots of blind shots to the greens and trouble abounds. Stay out of the desert! It's Spring and the grass is just starting to come out in the fairways and roughs. No knap to the turf now - the ball... More 

Thank peteroo820
El Paso, Texas
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188 reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2014

The Course was in great shape and the overseeding was excellent. The sand traps acutally now have real sand and no gravel on the East/ West courses. The food is very good and the coubhouse well attended and supplied. The marshallls were seen often and hte pace of play was very good for a scramble..Look at Groupon for discounts.

1 Thank Pedro C
Brownsville, Texas
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Never played at this course before. I went and the scenery is beautiful. There is no rough. There is fairway and there is desert. The desert isn't like sand...its like hard clay with tiny rocks. You can play out of it. The course is short...and I played from the tips. Most holes are 385 yards or less. Positioning is key.... More 

1 Thank TheJedi72
El Paso, Texas
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Ok I tried it once.......it was HOT! I would go back to play scrambles, but bang for your buck it is not! Im sure we will be back to play with friends as there are only so many courses in El paso.

2 Thank palagitoi

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