Desert Willow Golf Resort 38-995 Desert Willow Drive • Palm Desert • California 92260

Desert Willow Golf Resort

38-995 Desert Willow Drive
Palm Desert, California 92260

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Why You'll Love This Place

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Your Desert Willow experience begins with a mile-long drive through a serene landscape, where the resort's deep green fairways are interspersed with the subtle hues of regional flora: silvery sage, golden-tipped brittlebush, and tiny lavender blooms of the namesake desert willow. A flicker of white is a cottontail rabbit scampering through the fields, and tawny roadrunners take respite beneath the shade of a yucca. Leaving the well-planned town behind, visitors get the sense they're embarking on a desert safari. However, upon spying the award-winning clubhouse in the distance, any expectation of "roughing it" is instantly dispelled and replaced by the blissful anticipation of luxury.

Desert Willow's sleek contemporary clubhouse sports a bold portico, yet is warmed by the generous use of flagstone and wood that harmonize with the earthy surroundings. Honored for its environmentally sensitive design that includes the skillful integration of native plants, Desert Willow has even graced the cover of Smithsonian magazine. Environmental awareness extends to aesthetic elements as well; the club is active in Palm Desert's acclaimed Art in Public Places program, and commissioned special sculptural fences around their golf courses to ensure unobstructed views. Inside, the lobby offers a stunning example of their cultural sensibility: Suspended from the high ceiling is artist Dale Chihuly's flamboyant blown-glass sculpture, whose gumdrop colors and whimsical curlicues are a treat for the eyes.

However, the most eye-catching element at Desert Willow is its scenic panorama, captured through an entire side of double-tall glass walls. Celebrations in the Firecliff Ballroom look out across beautiful terraces and landscaped walkways to the mountain-rimmed links dotted with trees and lakes. Large enough for a picturesque reception for 200 guests, the ballroom can easily be divided into separate salons.

Wedding ceremonies are simply divine outside on the Palm Desert Terrace, which overlook s the scenic Firecliff Golf Course. The lake and oasis below, along with the sun-drenched Chocolate Mountains as a backdrop, make wedding photos look like picture postcards. Another wonderful setting is the Event Lawn, a sweep of grass that faces the 18th fairway and the shimmery lake.

Where cuisine is concerned, Desert Willow surpasses expectations. Their award-winning chef creates meals that rival those served in the finest restaurants.

As classy and exacting as many exclusive venues, Desert Willow is actually a public facility that welcomes residents and resort visitors alike. Once you take a tour, you'll no doubt have the same thought we had: "I can't believe it's not private!"

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $500–2,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
Package Prices
  • $70/person and up
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 22%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 300
Reception Seated 200 300
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site accommodates over 300 seated guests outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Indoors, the Firecliff Ballroom accommodates 200 seated. Outdoors, the Event Lawn holds over 150 seated and the Terraces accommodate up to 300 seated.

MEETING CAPACITY: The club holds up to 300 seated guests.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinners Details
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$




BYO with corkage fee

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 6:30am–1:30am.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Golf / Country Club
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Golf / Country Club
  • Hills
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: full range
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: provided
View: mountains, fairways, lake, pond, garden
Other: event coordination, WiFi


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house or BYO with corkage fee
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required


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