Perhaps the slightly easier of the two courses at Desert Willow Golf Resort, the Mountain View Course is a player-friendly layout with five sets of tees to suit every level of player. Designed by the team of Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, with input from former PGA Tour player John Cook, the course plays anywhere from 5,040 yards to 6,913 yards. Desert Willow, with its two courses that also include Firecliff, is an example of municipal golf in the Palm Springs area run to the standards of high-end resort golf. Great conditioning and customer service are a big part of the equation. As for the Mountain View Course, it opened in 1998 and underwent a major renovation in 2009. Fairways are generous, there are plenty of bunkers in the fairway and around the greens, and the greens are larger than average. While the course can certainly be challenging, there are good scoring opportunities, such as short par-5 sixth, which is reachable in two by long hitters, though they must negotiate a water feature in front of the green. Desert Willow Golf Resort also offers a driving range and short-game facilities as well as a golf academy. Inside the clubhouse is a well-stocked golf shop, restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as meeting rooms and banquet facilities, ideal for weddings.