Painted Dunes Desert Golf Course is located on the northwest outskirts of El Paso, and designed by architects Ken Dye and Jeffrey Brauer.
It originally opened with 18 holes in 1991 with another nine holes in 1999. The course is routed through mounded desert terrain with soft fairways, undulating greens and plenty of sand bunkers. The routing was cut out of the Chihuahan Desert situated at the foothills of the Franklin Mountains. There's four sets of tees overall, from the white tees, the East/West plays to 6,148 yards, 69.4/124, course/slope ratings; the North/West, 6,079 yards, 68.7/124; East/North, 6,033 yards, 68.5/120.