The Classic Club

4.4762000000 4.5 stars from 5 (189)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7322 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 75.8

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

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 4.5 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 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 189 Reviews
5 stars:
126
4 stars:
40
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

167 out of 186 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  

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"Boys trip"


u000007353059's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2015
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Reviewed on

Came out for overnight trip. Played afternoon round and wind was calm, fairway lies are unmatched anywhere. Greens roll as good as anywhere. All Bermuda fairways and greens. Long challenging and just a fabulous course. One of the best in the desert


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and lots of water"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful and very well kept. Fast greens. Excellent staff. Will return.


I recommend this course


"Awesome place"


u000004953646's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This corse had excellent facilities. People were very friendly. Course is in great shape. Only negative was I couldn't blame my poor play on the course or the conditions. Definitely going back


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens"


u000006805641's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2015
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Reviewed on

The greens were very firm. They could have been a little softer


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A must play for any serious golfer."


bobmel5's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2015
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Reviewed on

This is an incredible golf course. It was in fantastic condition and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Rangers were always checking how things were going and the beverage cart was never far away. A very enjoyable time was had by all.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Contrived layout"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played on a nice day -- little wind, much sun. Course (especially greens) in very good condition. Water on 13 holes. Course design is very contrived (as many Arnold Palmer layouts are), Many holes dogleg (some severely) around water, which is boring. Most fairways/green slope steeply towards water. For example, hit 6 balls into the water & retrieved 5 of them by hand -- meaning that they just barely trickled in. Felt this to be unfair and, as a result, would not play this course again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Outstanding - highly recommended"


gsweeney's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This was one of the best courses I ever played!!!
Everything was perfect, the quality of the surroundings, the tee boxes, greens, everything was really well maintained.
Course design is tough and you need to bring your A game but it is well worth it with many beautiful and challenging holes.
It's almost perfect!
Best course in Palm Springs.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"This course has great features."


denny66's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was beautiful with soft, well manicured fairways. Greens were fast and challenging, yet not extreme. Staff were extremely friendly and golf was very enjoyable. Will definitely go back!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"awesome!"


u000005922148's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2015
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Reviewed on

One of the best courses I've ever played in Coachella. At 139 a round it was quite high but the service, quality of course and the experience was worth it.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"It was so windy."


kltcpa52's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2015
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Reviewed on

People warn about the potential of strong winds at this course and unfortunately I found out. It was like a dust storm on the back nine. I thought about quiting several times on the back. Hit a reasonable driver on 1 whole into the wind 145 yards. Two holes later hit another drive down wind. 265 yards. This is the second time I have played this course. Both times it was very windy. Overall I think the course has some great golf holes and the club house is unbelievable Because. Of huge wind not sure I will go back when there are do many other options here.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played here for the first time... Both average golfers (at best). Somewhat intimidated at the start, as we were paired with 2scratch golfers.

The course was challenging, beautiful, and we ended up having an excellent round of golf. They keep the pace fairly quick, good mix of water & sand, and some fun approach shots.

Staff was friendly, food & beverage was great, and overall experience excellent. We will definitely play this course again!!

Thanks Classic Club for awesome day!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Condition"


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 01/03/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

I booked at the last minute and due to a frost delay and being a single the actually got me out early with a 3 others. The couse was in excellent condition and although we could not keep up to the group in front of us we did finish in just well under 4 hours. We were finally caught by a twosome on 17. T-boxes, fairways and greens were alli in great condition. I had played here a couple years ago and at that time the fairways were not as good. I enjoyed a great talipia sandwich in the clubhouse after the game.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Classic"


Peter2496606's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2015
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Reviewed on

Great layout. The staff was great. Greens rolled very smooth and true. Some pins were tough which made two putts difficult.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great conditions"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2014
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Reviewed on

Perfect greens. Great service.
Loved the $15 F&B card.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Outstanding!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2014
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Reviewed on

When I came to the Palm/Desert Springs area for the first time this year the Classic Club for some reason was not on my list of courses to play. But now I am sure happy a couple I met at the resort I am staying recommended it, not only should it have been on my list but at or near the top! The course was in great shape, both for playing and visually, tee to green. A fair course and it helps to be able to move the ball in both directions but certainly not necessary. There are several holes where you better think ahead and play to your number on the daunting approach to the green. The greens were large, they were small, and in between and all of them rolled excellent. And lastly, the staff, even catching up from the frost delay they were all super friendly, helpful and courteous. I left a lot of shots out there so am looking forward to finding them the next time I am in the area because I will most certainly be playing the Classic Club again!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fast greens"


u000005137489's avatar
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Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course great shape staff very friendly pace of play good


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well maintained and you'll be treated nicely."


leila94's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2014
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Reviewed on

Great course, although not long. Great value. Well maintained.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Well worth it"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2014
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Reviewed on

Well worth it.. Great conditions and got round finished in less than 4 hrs.. Amazing views all round the course..


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"What a golf course"


ramona12's avatar
Age: 25-34
Gender: Female
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in awesome shape. I will add this to my list of courses i play ever christmas trip out here. Tip it out and bring your A game. It is a very fair course, but there are a couple monsters out here, 10/11 are two great holes.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"one of the best"


danyboy819's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We didn't get the same advantages booking with GolfNow than directly with the golf course. ex: no 15$ voucher. Be careful.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

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