Desert Canyon Golf Resort

Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

Quick Facts

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

Photos:  See additional photos of Desert Canyon

Accolades: Ranked 8th in Washington on Golf Digest's 2013-14 Best in State list.

Signature Hole:  15th - 679 Yard Par 5

15th Hole at  Desert Canyon (679 Yard Par 5)
15th Hole at Desert Canyon (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:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7285 75.3 138
Blue 72 6766 73.2 135
White 72 6144 70.1 127
Lilac (Women) 74 5553 72.4 128
Gold (Women) 74 5200 70.2 123


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  8th - 224 Yards

Best Par 4:  12th - 453 Yards

Best Par 5:  15th - 571 Yards

15th Hole at  Desert Canyon (679 Yard Par 5)
15th Hole at Desert Canyon (679 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  16th - 140 Yard Par 3

Bogey Beware:  5th - 482 Yard Par 4

Final Cut:    Grade B

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