Desert Canyon Golf ResortGolf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield
Designer: Jack Frei in 1993
Cost: $29.63 - $78.70 (includes cart) Click for current rates
Phone Number: (509) 784-1111
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Desert Canyon's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 1201 Desert Canyon Blvd., Orondo, Washington 98843
Accolades: Ranked 8th in Washington on Golf Digest's 2013-14 Best in State list.
Signature Hole: 15th - 679 Yard Par 5
What to Expect: Desert Canyon is a high desert course located in Central Washington a handful of miles north of Wenatchee. This public facility (collared shirt required/no denim) offers target desert golf on rugged terrain coupled with views of the Columbia River and Cascade Mountains. Several elevation changes exist on the course but none quite as dramatic as the 150 foot descension from the #15 tee box down to the green that rests on a ridge overlooking the Columbia River. The course caters to all level of golfers with five sets of tees and a par five that offers two greens; one along the fairway and the other over a crevasse. An additional highlight to this facility is the 3.5 acre 18 hole putting course that can be found near the clubhouse and offers a great family get-together spot or a fun way to workout any kinks with the flat stick. Overall, Desert Canyon is a top five public access course in Washington that offers a unique style are terrain compared to most heavily treed courses in the state.
By the Numbers:
Individual Hole Analysis
Best Par 3: 8th - 224 Yards
Best Par 4: 12th - 453 Yards
Best Par 5: 15th - 571 Yards
Birdie Time: 16th - 140 Yard Par 3
Bogey Beware: 5th - 482 Yard Par 4
Final Cut: Grade B