The Classic Club

4.5541000000 4.6 stars from 5 (314)
  • 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 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 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 314 Reviews
5 stars:
220
4 stars:
66
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

287 out of 311 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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"Great experience except for grill personnel"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would give amenities a four star but the female grill manager was very rude and demeaning!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Awesome golf course"


u4864166's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the most challenging golf course I have ever played, beautiful views, bumker, lake, slope are at perfect position, very well thought out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"very scenic"


bell64's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course rates up there with the nicest courses I have ever played.


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



u000005758861's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Classic time"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pick your day, cause you don't want it windy at the Classic Club! Was stupendous when I was there. The greens/fairways are lovely and fast.

Only complaint, (first world problem) the sand traps had very little sand. Like concrete trying to exit. BUt if I was a better player, I shouldn't be in them in the first place. DIfficlut not to be on a lot of holes as there are an abundance of traps.

Can't wait to go back.

PS. Great selection of women's clothing in the pro shop.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course and facilities"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This place is great from start to finish! Cost a little more but includes free towel and food voucher for 15$. Course is in incredible condition although there was a tournament on the same day so we were held up on the back 9 when we caught them up. Cartpaths are wide, tees and greens are immaculate and clubhouse food and service was one of the best we've experienced...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course ruined by pace of play"


peebgolf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Beautiful course -- a little out of character for Palm Springs, but great nonetheless. Almost a Carolina-course kind of feel to it. Course was in immaculate condition. Greens were slightly slow, but true. Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful.

Downside is that our round took 5+ hours! For this price, completely unacceptable to pack players on -- and even more unacceptable for the rangers not to keep things moving. Rangers were nice when we complained, but didn't seem to do much. They made excuses about having several bachelor parties earlier in the day. I get it, but letting bachelor parties degrade the experience for your other paying customers is not good business.

By comparison, we played Desert Willow the next day (on a busy Saturday at the resort). Got the round done in a little over 4 hours. Had much more fun! We will go back to Desert Willow, very unlikely to return to Classic Club given all the other great options in Palm Springs...


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Experience"


mccauls's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is unusual for the desert, with pine trees everywhere. Looks more like Colorado in some ways than Palm Springs. The 360 views are terrific, the course is in great shape, everyone treats you very well. All in all one our best experiences in the desert.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Beautiful Course"


19172510021483626109's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although the course was extremely challenging for our ability, we thought it was outstanding. The conditions of the greens and fairways were suberb. It was a special circumstance to afford to play on this course otherwise it is too expensive for us. Most enjoyable experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



nmd1953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Course conditions pretty good. Views and layout make it worth it. Staff a bit rude to my wife when she arrived to pick me up....said it was closed and she was not allowed in...said she could not get a drink...but the drink had already been ordered and I was waiting to enjoy a few moments with her.

Will consider other course choices in the future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Amazing"


scottrich20's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked this course same day. Conditions were phenomenal. The fairways were like carpet, greens rolled true, and I thought it was one of the better courses I have ever played. Golf towel was included for free as well as a food and average voucher for $15.. Teed off before 3. Seemed like we had the course to ourselves and the slight breeze kept us cool. We will be back for sure. The only negative we're the bunkers were very hard packed below the top inch or so. It took me a bit to get used to. Pretty forgiving tee shots but they did seem to lead your shots to fairway bunkers.


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



DanielHo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u062825352's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the top courses in the Palm Springs area will defiantly go back


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout, inconsistent greens"


Bruce6611914's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We liked the course. Unlike any other course we've played in P Springs -- lots of water, some hills and grass rough. My one complaint was that the greens did not roll consistently from hole to hole - some fast and some slow. I'm not sure I've played a course in this area with inconsistent greens before.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A wonderful experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They treat every player like royalty here.

Excellent course. Nice amenities. Great staff.

Couldn't ask for more.


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



Peter2196665's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
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


"Fantastic experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course last in 2012 so it's been awhile, what was I waiting for? As I remembered it and reconfirmed - fantastic layout, always in great shape, fast greens, excellent warm up facilities and locker room and challenging. This is one of the best in Palm Springs. It seems a bit pricey but includes a $15 food voucher to their world class restaurant and compared to the other top courses in the area is actually a bargain. Word of caution in the afternoon of its windy this course plays tough.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best course in the valley"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played classic club for the first time and were very happy with everything! The course layout is tough but fair so it works for mid to low handicappers. They even have a forward orange tee for beginners. The conditions were great and the scenery is beautiful. We played in just over four hours which was awesome. No waiting on any tees which can happen on some of the public courses. Staff were friendly everywhere and the lunch afterwards was delicious.

We loved it and are going back today!

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A course in the top echelon near Palm Springs"


Don4215331's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Classic is always a treat to play. It's in great condition and the layout is magnificent. Nobody expects a course like this in this area east of Highway 10. It has a beautiful clubhouse and was built for the Bob Hope Classic Tournament. Play it when it's not too windy. We make a point of playing here every time we come down and are never disappointed. Each hole is a great challenge in a beautiful setting. Watch out for greens with false fronts and fairways which slope towards water or traps. The greens are as quick as any in the area, but they run true. Spend some time on the practice green before your game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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