Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa - Gary Player Signature Course

4.2025000000 4.2 stars from 5 (527)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7062 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

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 72 7062 yards 73.6 131
Gold 72 6643 yards 71.5 126
Silver 72 6044 yards 68.8 117
Silver (W) 72 6044 yards 75.0 136
Combo 72 5525 yards 72.2 130
Jade (W) 72 4907 yards 68.7 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 527 Reviews
5 stars:
214
4 stars:
226
3 stars:
55
2 stars:
22
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

460 out of 524 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole specials  

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"Garry Player 2017"


sandymckay's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good golf course. Greens were slow but they were overseeing the next day so I doubt they were doing much.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



james9522112's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



blogsdon1510's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful!!"


blogsdon1510's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Great people and perfect conditions. Excellent course. I look forward to returning.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course, good condition"


fatchance42's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Has a variety of different holes to contemplate. Greens firm, but hold pretty good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun and scenic"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing this course. Scenic layout and fun to play. I’ll definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A pleasurable resort course"


atwilson's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Wife and I played the Gary Player course today, she from the forward tees, myself from the silvers. She commented several times on how lady-golfer friendly this layout is. I will add it is also old-guy (65+) friendly from the silvers! Our playing partners were a pair of friendly Canadians, younger, better golfers, who played from the combo gold/silver tees and had a good time as well. My takeaway is choose your tees realistically based on your ability to maximize your enjoyment here.

The course is beautifully maintained and the staff is friendly.


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


"Great Course"


Joe8284439's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Great course and challenging from the black tees. The clubhouse and pro shop are located in a make shift building and really not worth planning into your day. Come for the golf and go have a beer somewhere else. Driving range was good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u949598984's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Need to play the course again"


sooner90's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played in a tournament with odd targets in the fairway so I didn't get to really play the course. For example, I had to hit a 5 wood to a 220 yard target when the hole is 410 yds long (normally a driver for me). The course layout is scenic and challenging. The course condition wasn't absolute best, but still playable. The proshop / dining area was less than par as it felt more like a trailer set up. Overall a good course for a weekend golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cool course and layout"


Masse88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

A good test for using all the clubs in your bag, short holes, long holes, water and small narrow greens make this a unique challenge. Really enjoyed my round and would play again. The greens didn't look that great but putted well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course, not so nice greens"


alanhagedorn's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The reviews I read did not mention the greens. They were bumpy, grainy and not rolling true. The rest of the course was pretty good. Pricey for the condition of the course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"The Starter Needs a Fresh Start"


Jon9917623's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is a nice layout and fun to play. However, the starter ruined my overall experience. I arrived an hour early to warm up and stretch. The three golfers I was paired with also showed up early and the starter sent them out early and failed to allow me to play early too. At my tee time I was sent out as a single behind a course full of foursomes. When I complained to the starter he acted like he did nothing wrong. This guy clearly is not Qualified for this role.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Stadium type course. It was forgiving"


u578963647's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout and player friendly. My only negative was they were to have new rental clubs for us as I reserved them ahead of time. They did not have any as there was a big outing at the sister course at the resort. They put together some clubs from employees and members. Still worked out but we were disappointed


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Wow!"


u440665310's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great golf course. The layout is challenging yet forgiving. Fairways are wide leaving lots of forgiveness for errant drives. Length from the silver tees should fit most intermediate golfer's games. Course was in really good condition for the time of year. Facility was excellent but not over the top. Really great golf experience


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout."


martytom's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The starter and pro shop staff were friendly and helpful. The course was in great shape for September in the desert. Highly recommend this course if you are in the area.


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


"Be a Player for a day!"


zbuechner4's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Atlanta Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Gary Players course at Westin Mission Hills is a playable course with challenges on every hole. What I love about what Player did here though is giving each golfer options. Even though many of the tee shots seemed tight, there always was an alternative place to hit your ball. It had its holes that made it tough but overall, it was very fair. This course seemed more favorable to someone who cut the ball but moving the ball either way will work for low scores here. The wind can be a huge factor due to the course being more exposed. If it’s windy, watch out! Overall, a great course, plenty of challenge but enough playability for every level of golfer!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course - But Slow Play"


u000001358928's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was at least the 10th time I have played this course. I like the set up - average to wide fairways with hazards to catch the most off-line shots. The fairways were in great shape, and the sand traps were very playable. The greens were a bit bumpy and slow, but that is typical in late summer hot weather. What prevents this course from getting 5 stars is the slow play, the primitive "clubhouse" (a temp building), and the lack of any course marshaling. There was a course marshal, but we only saw him on the second tee to ask us when we teed off - why? Our 3-some spent the entire round waiting to hit every single shot. We were stuck behind a 4-some that, by the end of the round, was more than 2 holes behind the group in front of them (also a 4-some). Basic golf etiquette would have had that 4-some allow us to play through. And the course marshal also should have provided that instruction - if he had been doing his job... But even with these issues, I will be back because this is one of the best courses in the Coachella Valley.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great back 9!"


John4318482's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course layout was nice and the back 9 were beautiful! However, the front 9 holes were in terrible condition. I was warned by the pro shop before we began our round, but this was after we had already booked and paid for our reservation. The course was being closed for 4 days after we played our round for maintenance that was long overdue.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Busy place"


dukes12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I arrived at the course @11:00 for an 11:42 teetime. The parking lot was pretty full for the summertime in the desert. I went into the pro shop to check in. There were a few female golfers in the pro shop. I looked out at the range and noticed the range was full of female golfers. I asked the golf shop attendant if the course was busy. She said the golf course was holding a LPGA qualifying tournament later in the week. All the ladies were there for practice rounds today. I asked if I would be better off cancelling my round. She said the ladies have no teetimes they just go when their is an opening. I checked in with the starter and told him my concerns about a slow round. He said it shouldn't be to bad. I went to the range and found one open spot. The starter came down to the range and told me he paired me with another single and could get me off early. I paired up with a regular and the round went pretty well. A little waiting but all in a all a good day of golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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