The Classic Club

4.4295000000 4.4 stars from 5 (149)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7322 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 75.8

Address Course Location

  • 75200 Classic Club Blvd., Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • (760) 601-3601
  • (760) 601-3682
  • www.classicclubgolf.com

Key Info

Year built: 2006
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer
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

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

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7322 yards 75.8 144
Blue 72 6711 yards 74.3 138
White 72 6237 yards 72.1 135
White (W) 72 6237 yards 78.2 140
Gold 72 5791 yards 69.4 129
Gold (W) 72 5791 yards 78.6 134
Purple (W) 72 5300 yards 73.2 132

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 151 Reviews
5 stars:
98
4 stars:
32
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

130 out of 148 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

Reviews


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"A Challenging Course!"


twhuang's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Many, if not most, golf courses in Palm Springs have been constructed as part of the overall real estate housing development. Therefore, some courses, like those among the PGA West group, which were magnificent many years ago, are now clustered by houses and have become very unpleasant, for me at least, to play. The Classic Club is different. It is a stand alone golf course with magnificent mountain and water views for you to enjoy. The course is challenging with many water hazards and bunkers which require forced carries, if you want to go for it. Although some of the bunkers have packed sand, which should be expected during the summer, fairways and greens are in excellent shapes. In addition, the driving range is spacious. A minor complaint is that the GPS on the golf cart which I rode sometimes didn't seem to read the the yardage correctly. I ended up using my own Garmin for cross references. By the time I finished my round, the restaurant was closed due to its shorter summer schedule. However, I did dine there a couple times before and can attest to the quality of the food it served. In any case, my wife and I truly enjoyed the afternoon we spent at this club.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Classic Club, Classic Arnie!!"


Golfingslo's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very playable ,well designed Palmer course with water hazards everywhere. Had a variety of shots, up and down hill. Outside staff was great as was the value we received for our greens fee. Definitely will return.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Another Classic at the Classic Club"


ForeinSD's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a great adventure. Staff excellent, food great, course always great..however, greens a little long this time..but heh, it's late August...no real complaints at all...get there early to beat the wind, but this place is a must play. My second time, and as good as the first....


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first time I played here. They were doing work on the fairways so some were a bit sandy. Even with that, it was still great. Plus, you can't beat the price. This is a 5 star resort at an affordable price. Every staff member there was polite and professional. I will definitely play here again and will recommend others to do the same.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best in Valley"


johnboeker's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Again, the Classic desert course lives up to our memories! The best and friendliest Staff of all the 8 courses played on vacation, and the best food in the restaurant. Sure, the course will make you play on the fairway to avoid the 13/18 water holes, but there are 13/18 holes with water in the desert!! Unique to the Valley in many ways.


I recommend this course


"Classic club"


mbroa's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is great, it's a must play for any low handicap golfer. I played from the tips, and there were 4 or 5 par 4s over 450 yards with water next to the green. It was an awesome test. Don't play this course on a windy day. Also for playing they gave us a towel, divot tool, ball maker all with classic club logos. The towel alone goes for 15-25$


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"NO RESPECT"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Very disappointing because of 1 person, the Superintendent. He was jumping in front of me and turning the water on before, or even while, I played the hole. It was the afternoon and I only saw one other golfer on the course. He was 2 or 3 holes ahead of me and no one was behind me. But the Superintendent would get between me and the other golfer and water! WHY NOT WAIT UNTIL I PLAYED THE HOLE AND THEN TURN THE WATER ON? NO ONE WAS BEHIND ME! Water(ing) was an issue on at least 4 holes on front.

As I headed to #10 the Superintendent drove in front of me and began soaking the 11th tee boxes. I couldn't even pull up to the 10th green because of the water. I went back to him and asked him "why don't you wait until I play the holes and then turn the water on?" Superintendent says, "Oh, ok. It won't be on anymore." The water was on on the next Tee Box!

I'm not sure what the % is but most golfers repair their ball marks, fill their divots, rake out the bunkers, don't drive past the No Carts signs, etc. Why then shouldn't we be treated with the same respect? When I started to think about this I packed up and left.

The layout of the course is awesome and the course was in fair condition. The rest of the staff were very great, helpful, and apologetic. They offered to refund my green fee.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent"


u000003491896's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From A to Z is awesome love this place it's amazing to deal with multiple employes and all you get is great service great food great course conditions and excellent prices


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Better be on your game...plenty of bunkers & water but a beautifully groomed course. Greens are fair & true to putt on.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Get the course and food Seperate!"


jkleinow's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once every three months
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course, I really love the classic club. Was behind a two some and infront of a single. I really took my time on every shot and on the green. Played the course in 2hrs40min.

I payed $79 thru the golf now deal and it gave m ea $15 food and beverage voucher.

I could have got the $59 tee time and used $20 towards food and beverage so that was a little upsetting.

I did get another Classic Club Micro Fiber towel which is great to bring to the green to clean your ball.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"I Was Disappointed - Again..."


u000001358928's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The last time I played and reviewed this course, I gave it 4-stars. My main issue with the course at that time were the rock-hard sand traps and "iffy" fairways. Well, the fairways were a bit better, but the sand traps are still rock-hard, and now the greens are rock-hard too! Only 9-irons and wedges held the greens at all. All lower lofted shots landing on the greens first took a 15-20 foot BOUNCE, and then ran off the back of the green (with draw or fade). O.K., time to play a little links-style golf - right? Not possible! The green complexes had hundreds of pounds of sand on the green aprons! So, shots landing on the greens would not hold, and shots landing short would not release! My first round at the CC the greens were absolutely horrible. My second round the greens were better, but I experienced the rock-hard sand traps, and the fairways were average at best (areas under repair - and very hard and dry). This time the green complexes were almost unplayable. The only comment from the staff on my issue with the greens was, "you should play this course during the season". So, the only time the conditions of this course are nice is when you have to pay $125+ to play it??? This should be a 5-star course. But, I have not seen course conditions even close to 5-stars.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Pristine"


carlstrand81's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The classic club is a very fun test of your course management skills and, should you choose, will also require you to bring the heat on the majority of its holes.

The grass is so lush that you'll wonder whether you'd rather want to hit off of it or kick off your shoes and just stroll through it. The Palm Springs/Coachella area in general seems to have great courses with very pristine greens and fairways but the Classic Club is amongst the top tier caliber of golf courses. Very well done and thank you very much for the great golf and extremely accommodating and friendly service.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Classic for sure..."


sandgallan's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course was in very good shape and is always a pleasure to play. multiple tee boxes ensure the right fit for your handicap, it challenges you but does not beat you up too badly.
great practice area and very friendly staff.
clubhouse is huge and the food very good.
a must play in the Coachella Valley!


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Gorgeous Course, Great Service"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'd been holding off on playing the Classic Club because of the cost (especially with all of the huge discounts available at other courses for those willing to brave the mid-day desert sun in late June) but I'm so glad I played it.

I played with my son, and the course conditions and service were fabulous. The overall experience, from check-in, to the young woman on the cart, was amazing!

This is a really beautiful and superbly-run facility.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course..Wonderful Staff"


u000007922450's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

On a golf vacation, we've played a number of courses in the Coachella Valley and this is the finest facility so far. With the exception of one fairway that was being aerated, the course was in great shape and the greens were true and smooth, although not too fast. We played on a Tuesday morning and seemed to have the course to ourselves. The staff was friendly and very helpful. An excellent value and a thoroughly enjoyable round. We will definitely be playing Classic Course again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing the Classic, it's great course and very challenging. I played in the off/hot season so things were a little dry, but the course stil looked nice. The safe was friendly. I'll definitely play again if I can get a good rate.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This is a great course"


rickberg99's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was slow, especially in the 108 degree heat. The golf course staff were outstanding in all phases of our visit. The course is an world class design and thoroughly enjoyable to play. It's one of our favirites in the Coachella valley.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 3/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Classic Club....Classic great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course offers a great challenge to any golfer. There are multiple sets of tees so you can play at an appropriate yardage and difficulty for your handicap.
Nice variety of hole layouts and challenges on the approach shots. I would put this course on your must play list if you are in the Palm Springs area. It is truly " worth the price of admission". I would definitely play it again.


Player Tip: Due to the extreme heat, the greens were very firm and did not hold. So, hit less club and let it run to the hole.

18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great deal!"


u000007494436's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great time and value. Staff worked us out in front of a shotgun tourny. Excellent practice facilities.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"sandbunkers sucked"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was nice price was good. the staff was friendly and nice.but the sand bunkers were hard terrible sand like rocks. course was good for all types of golfers having five sets of tee boxes. fairways were wide open with not of trouble . green were very nice and rolled awesome.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course