The Classic Club

4.4879000000 4.5 stars from 5 (248)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7322 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 75.8

  • 75200 Classic Club Blvd., Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • (760) 601-3601, (760) 601-3600
  • (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

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

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 248 Reviews
5 stars:
166
4 stars:
55
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

224 out of 245 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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"Water on 14 holes!"


Pete4287127's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition and a strong, challenging layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"One of the best in the valley"


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 12/24/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

We played on Dec 24, so it was not overly busy. We finished in just under 4 hours and enjoyed a great blackened mahi, mahi, in the resturant where the food is always good,
Greens, teeboxes, traps were all in excellent condition. Some of the fairways were a little sparse. The classic club remains one of the best courses in Palm Spings which makes it very difficult to get tee times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Classic is class"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course for the first time and found it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We started on the back nine which, I'm told, is the harder of the 9's. There are a number of holes where water comes into play and all the greens are well bunkered. The front 9 is definitely the gentler side with more room for your drives. The course was in great shape and the greens, well the greens were the fastest I've ever played. But if you master the speed they roll true. The facilities and staff are first rate. A definite must play if you want a public course with all the amenities of a private course .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"pristine golf"


Mike6777185's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was amazing.At first iit was a challenge but once I figured out that every hole has a "safe" side it was way more manageable.Deep bunkers and fast greens with water in play on most holes can make your score rise fast.Overall beautiful course and great round!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Dec. 6th"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a truly excellent golf course and a lot of fun for all levels of play. However, in December, don't start after noonish, because the pace was a little slow and we had to finish #18 in the dark.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Beautiful course on a beautiful day"


David6177631's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Recommended to me by a guy I played with the day before. The course is a great challenge, imperative to avoid the numerous water hazards, which I didn't do very well. The course was in great shape, pace of play was solid at just over 4 hours. Would definitely play here again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"great conditions"


tc8282's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only thing better than the conditions of this course is the views on almost every hole. Be sure to bring your camera!!


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Classic Club is a Cut Above"


u122144328's avatar
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The Classic Club is the best golf course I've ever played by a wide margin. The practice facilities are awesome. I felt like Tin Cup when I got on the driving range... "Look at these brand new Titleist's... sneak a few in the bag when you get a chance." But the experience on the course is second to none. Tee to green - everything on the course is immaculate. The greens are PERFECT right now! The views are insane, and it doesn't hurt that I was playing really well after a week of golf in Palm Springs. Beverage cart ladies came around every second hole, comfort stations were beautiful and provided free water. I could go on and on - but book this course if you can and it's in your price range (or even if it's now).


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


"Beautiful course the best we played all week."


csutherland's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2015
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging especially with the windy day we had. But enjoyed the course.


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: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great track"


u000004687742's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This place rocks. Even in the wind it plays great. In would highly recommend to any level of golfer. Immaculate park like shape, well done Troon Golf.


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


"Beautiful course"


kejoal69's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

I played here in a military tournament. Course was in fantastic shape. Fast greens and great fairways. Course is challenging and if the wind is into you make sure you take more club. Greens roll true. Staff and facilities are top notch!


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


"great course for women of all abilities"


hiddenpond1's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My group loved everything about the course. 6 sets of tees make a challenge for all abilities. It is a beautiful course in great shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wow, wonderful but too hot"


drdunckerGN's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent beautiful course. Challenging too.
Too hot to enjoy. Don't recommend if over 94 degrees


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must play in Palm Springs."


suejim764's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great conditions and layout. First class facility run by Troon golf.


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,...but not great"


catlo's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hard to believe that this was once a PGA tour course -- or maybe why it isn't any longer. Don't mean to be too negative as it was a good course in good to excellent condition,...but,,... not memorable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Classic Club"


Jiim4914651's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The sand traps need more sand. Pin positions were tournament positions on some holes. Overall course in good shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"My favorite course in Palm Springs area"


Bigp7171's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Have played 30 + courses in area over the last 15 years and Classic Club is # 1 without question. Every hole is memorable . Views amazing as well as service by staff at course and in restaurant . Love holes 9 thru 12 the best


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best Course in Palm Springs area"


jimbob44f's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived at the course and were greeted by two guys at the bag-stand, they did everything right. The place is luxury. Undoubtedly the finest golf course I have played in 20 years. You had to search to find a spot that was not perfect on the course, and the user friendly first cut was 20 yards wide.

Our Golfnow tee time was @ 10:48 AM. We checked in, went to the range and the starter approached us. Since we were a twosome and lots of people were already on the course he asked if we would like to start on #8, close to the clubhouse, and we would be out in front of everyone. Of course we would. The Golf course is incredible, there are lakes all over the place, massive waterfalls, many, many sand traps and very nice elevated greens. When we got off the green @ 18, a guy was there to escort us to the 1st tee to finish our front 7.

We finished our round in just over 3 hours and I looked at my brother and said, "If they offer a decent replay fee, would you like to play a second round". He said "you must be reading my mind" We asked the cart guys and Marshal. Yes, a very reasonable $25 and the first tee is open.

We paid the fee and finished the second round in just over 3 hours. The cart guy cleaned up our clubs, jumped on the back and invited us to drive the cart to our car.

A great day at a magnificent golf layout, what more could you ask for. This place knows how to treat their customers, something that is truly appreciated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Should be a top choice while in Palm Springs"


Kevin3594557's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course conditions. Wide open play. Wife with 25 handicap had a good time from purple T at 5300 yds. Blue at 6700 fair challenge for me. We both played while virtually wide open in front and behind us. Locker rooms very nice, we showered after the round. Food (salmon sandwich) and beverage service great. Nice staff.


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


"GREAT round and lunch"


Kevin3594557's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Round included GPS cart, unlimited water bottles on ice every few holes, range balls, $15 lunch coupon. Course in fantastic condition. Best round this week in Palm Springs. Salmon sandwich cooked perfectly. Cold beer and cocktails in club house complemented the good food. Oh, and I played with my wife who is a 25 handicap and the course was very fair from forward tees. Good time for both.


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



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