The Classic Club

4.5326000000 4.5 stars from 5 (291)
  • 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: 3.9 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 291 Reviews
5 stars:
201
4 stars:
62
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

265 out of 288 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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"Beautiful course"


404Sal's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was absolutely the most well-kept course I have played. The grasses were green, full, and trimmed perfectly.

The layout and hazard features provided a nice challenge; not easy but not too difficult.

Staff was friendly throughout and the carts were very comfortable. Cart GPS is also a nice feature here.

I would definitely play here again and recommend it to friends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"What an awesome experience!!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What an awesome place!!! We couldn't have asked for a better golfing experience!!! We will be back!!!


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


"Nice cours...very slow play"


u000002177874's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the front nine. But, the nearly 3 hour back nine will not bring me back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Classic Golf"


u000005423586's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great course, beautiful, bring you A game for the back side.


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


"Great experience!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You can tell when you get out of the car the attitude that a course brings. In this case it was about customer service. It was every employee's goal no matter who to make sure we had a very good time. They did not disappoint! This place is one of my all time favorites!!! I will be back!!!


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


"Great course"


Deborah2045907's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the whole experience here . Great value, practice facility, pro shop ,lunch ,playing experience, happy hour after. All too notch !

Beautiful course well groomed challenging . A don't miss while on Palm Springs 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


"Water Ahead"


Jasoncohen907's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Wouldn't expect to play a course with as much water as this one in the desert. Overall extremely challenging!

Dry conditions on the fast fairways made it a task to stay in play.

Would love a second crack at this gem!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day of golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Conditions of this course were generally great. Only issue that could use attention were the bunkers and lack of sand. Maybe due to recent rains, but seemed like 1/2" of sand over slabs of granite. Greens are challenging to read but rolled true.

Things were pretty backed up - we teed off about a 1/2 hour late and pretty much waited on every hole but still managed to finish in a little over 4-1/2 hours. Staff was very friendly. Would play here again but probably only at promotional or summer rates.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Classy vlassic"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens had just been treated which made putting an adventure but otherwise the course was as expected. It is long, challenging but fair. The clubhouse and pro shop are first class and the food was very good. Staff were friendly and helpful with a strong commitment to service. We play this course every year on our annual escape from Alberta to Palm Springs.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Just one hiccup otherwise a great day golfing"


vrussea's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course conditions as good as almost any course that I remember playing, very well done in every way.

Challenging and creative layout with enough tee boxes for most skill levels. Will definitely try and play here again.

Challenging scene while checking in. I asked the gent who was checking us in to please be sure that our Troon account numbers were recorded. He responded with a very negative attitude, informing me that since we booked the golf through Golf Advisor (ultimately Golf Now), that they do not give Troon members credit since Golf Now receives all of the green fees. Not something that you would normally dump on a customer, AND we found the course via reviews on Golf Advisor.

HOWEVER, seeing the we were obviously disappointed, a different clubhouse attendant followed us outside, retrieved our Troon numbers, and assured me that he would not only enter our Troon numbers against our green fees, he would also see to it that we received credit for the $$ that we spent in the clubhouse. THIS is what creates loyal customers. If not for this gent, we would never have returned to this golf course. Because of him, we shall try to play it many more times, and recommend it to our golfing friends who are plentiful. Good job kid, make him the GM.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



esme7450674's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2017
Previously played 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



ted9441's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A beautiful, well-manicured course!"


Mike1624663's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in impeccable shape.....fairways were perfect and greens rolled smooth and true. All staff members were very friendly and helpful. It was a great round in a beautiful setting!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent golfing experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a wonderful time at Classic Club. The course condition and the view are spectacular. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. To top it up they gave us two golf towels as souvenirs and two coupons $15/pp to enjoy after golfing at the beautiful club house. What a deal!!!


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


"Great value"


Ironmanoc's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Played with the wife and my brother and while the weather was poor the course was great. The towel, divot tool and ball marker along with lunch was a great value. They have bottled water along the course for free as well. The course was in great shape and we really enjoyed it.

When in town again we will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

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



u000007081209's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Just a great morning"


jwilson9340's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about my morning at the Classic Club was perfect; from the staff to the practice facilities to the starter to the flawless conditions and great pace of play (under 4 hours on a Saturday for 3 golfers is unheard of!); it was just a great day! We stayed for lunch and that was fantastic as well!

Well done everyone!


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 great course!"


Leland2367830's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Classic Club is a beautiful course and demands good course management. If the wind blows, the course is much tougher to play. We played in calm winds on a beautiful day. The course was just beautiful. The greens are mostly large and aren't too fast (yet). There are plenty of traps around the greens and water throughout the course. It's a very good test of one's skills and a joy to play. Well worth the green fees and humility.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course,"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed my round of golf. Visually stunning course layout. On par with Indian Wells Resort Course. Greens were a little slow, but it was week or so after overseeding. Well worth +$100.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A must visit - best course we played all week"


andyrose007's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We played this as the last course of 7 over the week and what finale it was! From the moment you arrive you are met with warm, friendly and appreciative service. Free ball marker, pitch repairer, golf towel and lunch voucher. Course is absolutely stunning - never taken so many pictures on a golf course. Free water bottles every 3 holes. Layout and condition were superb. Greens were a touch slow due to overseer but very true and will be up to speed in about a week. Staff and service in the clubhouse is without fault. We will play this course again if we return


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



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