The Classic Club

4.5019000000 4.5 stars from 5 (259)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7322 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 75.8
  • Layout

  • 75200 Classic Club Blvd., Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • (760) 601-3601, (760) 601-3600
  • (760) 601-3682
  • www.classicclubgolf.com
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Year built: 2006
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (2006)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts are required. Shorts must be 'bermuda'-length. Inappropriate Attire: Tank tops, T-shirts, Denim Jeans, Cargo shorts and Cut-offs.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Master Card, American Express

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7322 yards 75.8 144
Blue 72 6711 yards 72.9 135
White (W) 72 6229 yards 77.0 142
White 72 6229 yards 71.0 129
Gold 72 5782 yards 68.7 125
Gold (W) 72 5782 yards 74.6 138
Purple 72 5279 yards 66.2 118
Purple (W) 72 5279 yards 71.9 132
Orange 72 4219 yards 60.7 105
Orange (W) 72 4219 yards 65.7 116

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 259 Reviews
5 stars:
175
4 stars:
57
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

234 out of 256 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers a bucket list/top 100 pick a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Leave this course for the pros"


pmwoodard's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We played the course in just over four hours. There was nobody ahead of us. The course was pretty to look at but hard to play. The greens were fast and the slope changes made reaching the greens in regulation difficult so our scores were low. The bunkers were deep and the slopes seemed to feed our balls into the water or a sand trap. This was not my favorite course. The Marshall said this was a PGA level course and I say let them have it. We came back this year as this course used to be a good value but not so anymore.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Heavy winds possible."



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2016
First time playing Used cart Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This a great, tough track. If the wind is blowing, like it was for me, good luck! 4 club winds the day I played it. If you cant hit the ball 300 yards, do not play from the tips.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course was amazing!"


Tbradford1010's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not only was the course itself in great shape, but the staff was so helpful and friendly. The amenities on the course were absolutely spectacular. The service could not have been better and it really felt like we were members at a very nice country club.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging Course"


Emettedwards's avatar
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was nice and quite a challenge. Wind will require you to bring your A game. Few negatives were the grounds crew turned on the sprinklers while we were on the 18th tee box. All of us got soaked as did our carts which had our phones in them. Also when we checked in we were told we could buy cases of Pro V's for $30. When we tried to buy the Pro V's when leaving we were told you had to buy them when we checked in.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome Experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Incredible course, great layout. Previous reviews complained about pace of play. We got it done in 4 hrs. Perfect day of golf no wind and great staff


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wish I had played better!"


u000002799699's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course with all needed amenities.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Classic"


u000006406862's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great venue; you will use all 14 clubs ! Greens are laced with subtle breaks! Wind will give you gray hair and a real challenge!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good day,"


blgardiner's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is excellent. Didn't look busy which may have helped the speed of play, as we didn't see any staff checking on our progress.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Absolutely beautiful course."


cadish's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A fabulously beautiful course very playable but challenging for all levels.


Player Tip: Bring your ball retriever.

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


"dramatic and challenging"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played as a single with others at 7-wonderful experience great layout ..........nice staff....fairways and greens superb.......


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great challenge"


robert208's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course conditions are great as always except the bunkers who need a little love. The layout is great, the challenge is huge with water on 12 holes. We appreciate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Water on 14 holes!"


Pete4287127's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition and a strong, challenging layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"One of the best in the valley"


Spyguy7's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

We played on Dec 24, so it was not overly busy. We finished in just under 4 hours and enjoyed a great blackened mahi, mahi, in the resturant where the food is always good,
Greens, teeboxes, traps were all in excellent condition. Some of the fairways were a little sparse. The classic club remains one of the best courses in Palm Spings which makes it very difficult to get tee times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Classic is class"


bdisend's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course for the first time and found it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We started on the back nine which, I'm told, is the harder of the 9's. There are a number of holes where water comes into play and all the greens are well bunkered. The front 9 is definitely the gentler side with more room for your drives. The course was in great shape and the greens, well the greens were the fastest I've ever played. But if you master the speed they roll true. The facilities and staff are first rate. A definite must play if you want a public course with all the amenities of a private course .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"pristine golf"


Mike6777185's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was amazing.At first iit was a challenge but once I figured out that every hole has a "safe" side it was way more manageable.Deep bunkers and fast greens with water in play on most holes can make your score rise fast.Overall beautiful course and great round!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Dec. 6th"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a truly excellent golf course and a lot of fun for all levels of play. However, in December, don't start after noonish, because the pace was a little slow and we had to finish #18 in the dark.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course on a beautiful day"


David6177631's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Recommended to me by a guy I played with the day before. The course is a great challenge, imperative to avoid the numerous water hazards, which I didn't do very well. The course was in great shape, pace of play was solid at just over 4 hours. Would definitely play here again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great conditions"


tc8282's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only thing better than the conditions of this course is the views on almost every hole. Be sure to bring your camera!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Classic Club is a Cut Above"


u122144328's avatar
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The Classic Club is the best golf course I've ever played by a wide margin. The practice facilities are awesome. I felt like Tin Cup when I got on the driving range... "Look at these brand new Titleist's... sneak a few in the bag when you get a chance." But the experience on the course is second to none. Tee to green - everything on the course is immaculate. The greens are PERFECT right now! The views are insane, and it doesn't hurt that I was playing really well after a week of golf in Palm Springs. Beverage cart ladies came around every second hole, comfort stations were beautiful and provided free water. I could go on and on - but book this course if you can and it's in your price range (or even if it's now).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course the best we played all week."


csutherland's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2015
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging especially with the windy day we had. But enjoyed the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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