This is one course that will surely ignite a fire in every game. And it certainly is not because of the desert heat. The Firecliff Course at the Desert Willow Resort in Palm Desert, California, is one course that makes games so intense the desert heat will be a comforting warmth in comparison. Makes for unforgettable golf vacations eh?
The Firecliff Course at the Desert Willow was created by the renowned golf course design duo of Dr Michael Hurdzan and Dana Frye along with PGA Veteran John Cook. This 18-hole, par 72 spectacle measures a little over 7,000 yards from the longest tees and has more than enough variety in texture. What this course actually requires from its guests is not mere shot precision but high quality technique, natural skills, and enough guts to overcome the obstacles well-laid out before each hole. In truth, this course is not too difficult – there is forced carry on every tee, white sand bunkers totaling to more than a hundred are scattered all over, greens are rather small, an array of trees, bushes, desert willows, and desert grass make an appearance in various sites throughout the course, and there is an occasional spotting of natural wildlife. No, that is not difficult; that is extra challenging. And an attempt to finish with an impressive scorecard here will require golfers to set their hearts on fire. Now how is that for a fierce golf trip?
Nevertheless, the natural desert scenery will be a most perfect consolation. Good game or not, the natural beauty surrounding the Firecliff Course at the Desert Willow will always be awe-inspiring. This is that golf vacation destination that is so fierce no golfer can ever resist falling deeply and passionately in love with it and the sport itself.