The Classic Club

4.4804000000 4.5 stars from 5 (179)
  • 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 179 Reviews
5 stars:
120
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

158 out of 176 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 wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views dinner  

Reviews


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"awesome!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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


"A must do."


Jdaniels120's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was super friendly and the facility was in perfect condition. It will be on my list every year. Be ready for a challenge. I golf 50 to 75 times a year and was challenged several times on this course.


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


"Great Course! A Must Play!"


mitch123x's avatar
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a must play course. They had just reopened after being closed for a month to overseed and the conditions were excellent. They also did not require paths only like most of the other clubs do when overseeding, which was a huge bonus. The course is scenic, in excellent condition, challenging, and long enough to keep it challenging at all levels. I would also like to commend the Starter for going out of his way and coming to the driving range to see if I wanted to go out early with the hopes of still being able to finish (twighlight tee time). Good thing he did me that favor even though I didn't ask for it because it was getting dark by the time I finished and the 30 minutes that he let me get out early worked out perfectly. I look forward to playing it again the next time I am in the area and would highly recommend it to a friend.


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


"Good choice"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course compares favorably to other high-end courses in the area (Desert Willow, Indian Wells Resort. I liked it a lot. I will definitely play it again .


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Don't pass this course up"


ghollarn's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i had heard rumors about this course, but they were not true. This was a very well maintained course, challenged my scores, and overall was a great time. The staff were all very helpful and courteous. My wife and I had an excellent time and got a great deal thru Golf Now.


I recommend this course


"Great Day at the Classic Club!"


BobKronberg's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This was my third time (each October for the past three years), playing the Classic Club. EACH and EVERY time it just seems to get better and better!
The entire golf staff is so welcoming! You can tell they really do appreciate you playing their magnificent golf course.
The course conditions were EXCELLENT!!!
My playing partner and myself were paired-up with a delightful couple from Tucson, AZ and we had a splendid time together playing 18 holes.
I will be back AGAIN next October.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of my favorite courses"


Wcporter01's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2014
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Reviewed on

Practice area is very good. The course layout keep the golf round interesting and fun.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hard greens, would not hold ball."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course ,except for greens were hard the ball would go off the back into a bunker or water. This course is one of the best around the valley. I can't wait to play it again after reseeding.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000007129862's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was great but the restaurant was closed so didn't get to enjoy the great food.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Fair


I recommend this course