Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa - Pete Dye Resort Course

4.2296352941 4.2 stars from 5 (400)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6706 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 71333 Dinah Shore Dr, Rancho Mirage, California 92270, Riverside County
  • (760) 328-3198
  • (760) 770-4984
  • playmissionhills.com

Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Pete Dye (1987)
Type: Resort/Public
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared golf shirts and proper length bermuda shorts or pants required. Prohibited are denim or blue jeans, halter-tops, bathing suits, sweat pants and t-shirts
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6706 yards 72.1 130
Gold 70 6158 yards 69.5 125
Silver 70 5587 yards 66.6 118
Silver (W) 70 5587 yards 72.1 129
Combo 70 5327 yards 70.4 124
Jade (W) 70 4841 yards 67.4 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 400 Reviews
5 stars:
172
4 stars:
178
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

357 out of 396 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near the airport   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole specials  

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"Easy to play."


giamy's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is one of my favorite tracks to play. Wide fairways, some troublesome bunker placements but, not too much water. Playing from the short tees makes it family friendly. If you are a long hitter, there's plenty of ways to lose your ball.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value"


Djpicksley's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From arrival to last putt, I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I was taken from the bag drop to the pro and then guided to the first tee. As a single player was warned of the slow pace of play and encouraged to play a couple of balls and enjoy the game, which I did. Course was in great shape and not too challenging for my 11 handicap.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u4987955's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great shape for this time of year. Would play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great golfing"


jamsax's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cannot beat the price for a course like MH Pete Dye, of course it was hot but being from Saskatchewan we're loving the desert heat !!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Another great day at Westin Mission Hills"


Sidesho's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
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Reviewed on

The course was great, greens a little slow. Staff was excellent as always. Love playing this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Would recommend this course"


Tuai22's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great condition, fast play, great layout. Would recommend and play again. Staff is great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Douglas3063258's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Westin mission Hills Pete Dye Course"


Robert5656814's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice -- very hard -/ long Great shape like the Gary Player course better


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Solid as usual"


jpsnipper's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
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Reviewed on

The Westin Pete Dye course is a solid standbye for those who can't get enough golf during their visit to the Coachella valley. After an early morning round at another track, we were iching for another 18. This was a no brainer. As usual, the real star is the course. Holes 14 and 18 awesome. Fair layout for our group of duffers. Course was in great shape heading in the summer plus weather was suprisingly pleasant. The cart attendent allowed our 3 some to ride in individual carts . Slipped him a 5 spot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Track, excellent pro shop & attendant, sour starter"


Craig5799955's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Pro shop rep couldn't have been nicer. Perfect man to place in customer service position! Starter, on the other hand, was a polar opposite and should not be dealing with the public. I drove up to the 1st tee box early to see if I could possibly go out before my time. No starter was present but another single was standing on the tee and waiting to tee off behind a foursome ahead. He politely asked if I would like to join him and I did. As we're teeing off, the official starter shows up and more than rudely scolds me, saying I can't just go when I please. The young single I joined and I both tell the starter that it was mutually agreed that we'd make a better group than go off as two singles and since no starter was present when the group ahead had cleared the hole we made the command decision to play on. The starter was very demeaning and rude and left an extremely bad impression on what otherwise was an enjoyable afternoon. I'd like to recommend my friends play at the Westin but hesitate to do so given the impolite attitude of your Sunday afternoon starter. He certainly could use a lesson from your pro shop attendant!

Course - excellent except for bunkers...inconsistent sand conditions.

Pace - tournament ahead of us and slow until they cleared the course. Otherwise, quite open and fast pace of play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow Pace of Play"


uPZZC6277PZ's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played this course many times in the past and it is one of our favorites in the Palm Springs area. This particular time though the pace of play was well over 4 hours for 18 holes. I know for most that would be a typical pace of play but for my wife and I, it is slow. The course was in excellent shape and because we had to wait on each hole, ended up asking a single to join us who was very enjoyable to play with. That helped make the slow pace of play easier to take. I must make note of the fact that I made a booking error and accidentally booked for the Pete Dye course. The gentleman in the Pro Shop however, simply moved the reservation to the Gary Player Course for us. We thanked him for that gesture.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"WMH Pete Dye Course"


u000003667274's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent conditioning combined with Pete Dye lay out makes for a great day of golf . Beautiful views everywhere you look. Great staff , including Barry Clayton golf schools. Looking forward to returning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Day For Golf"


mprice68's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i love going to palm springs when it is hot no waiting great golf i arrived the man in the pro shop took care of me wright away i purchased the round on golf now went smooth great price and a great value the course was in great shape the pace of play was great greens rolled nice no complaints the starter was super nice even though my time was not yet there he offered for me to go early some other places when use golf now they hold you to the time overall great experience will go back for sure


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



LisaZella's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


joanie13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For this time of year and the heat, the course was in nice shape. Quick play, no wait, staff was very friendly. We play this course every time we come to PS.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000005708545's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The 18th hole was wonderful. The other water hole was also great and challenging


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



canham's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Immaculate"


u636952657's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Immaculate conditions, and comfortable layout that is not "killer" hard.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u8194184's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pete Dye"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played the Golds (6158/69.5/125) in 4H, 10M with mendel, Matt & Ryan in clear, breezy conditions. Played both courses on an AD UP voucher. An oddity for a 36 hole course layout is that the Player and Dye courses are about a mile apart and all their facilities (restaurant, driving range, clubhouse etc.) are completely separate. I have appreciated the Dye layout more after each round played here. Still not a great layout in my mind, but 18 very solid holes of golf with plenty of variety. OB down both sides of many holes and numerous holes have water that comes prominently into play. However, not a super tight course overall. Most of the landing areas are generous in size, there are just specific shots where there is little margin for error. A conventional Pete Dye layout, with the traditional Dye runoffs around greens, mounds/moguls, water features etc. However, they are tamer here than on most Dye courses I have played. The Bermuda tees were fairly lush, only a few of the par 3's needed divot attention. The Bermuda fairways were fairly lush and well maintained. Few unfixed divots. The Bermuda rough was semi lush and not overly penal. Usually good to play from. The sand traps were dark brown sand/dirt and were decently maintained. The greens were relatively smooth for Bermuda but were at most medium speed. Firm but still held well struck approach shots. The breaks here are not as severe as on most Dye layouts. This course would be difficult to walk as numerous tees are a long way from the last green. From a layout perspective, I feel like a par 70 with only 2 par 5's is a minus. Plenty of water stations on the course and the Beverage cart was out making the rounds. The customer service was excellent from everyone. Good facilities, complementary range balls although the range tops out @ 220 yards. Well above average course in most locales, but middle of the pack by Palm Springs standards. If I had to pick one of the two Mission Hills courses to play, it would be the sister Player course. Recommended = Yes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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