The Classic Club

4.4712000000 4.5 stars from 5 (208)
  • 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: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 208 Reviews
5 stars:
137
4 stars:
47
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

186 out of 205 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 patio dining  

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"Wonderful round of golf!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived early for our round, and were allowed to tee off when ready. Course was sin great condition. Beautifully manicured fairways and greens. Pace of play was just over 3 hours.
Only work needed was in traps. There was t enough sand. Holes were challenging and beautiful. Thanks for a great day.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent Championship Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was my first time at Classic Club. Staff was very friendly. Course was in excellent condition. Green were very slick as they just had a U.S. Open qualifier. This is players course, not a resort course. Very challenging. Bring you A 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


"A good test of golf."


u000001151594's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Liked the course. Well layed out with bunkers guarding greens and water to consider on some holes. Made you think. Good practice area. Did not like the greens. Like putting on packed dirt. No easy reading of the speed or break. Played another course the following day that had grass on the greens, much more fun.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Won't be disappointed!"


Trente's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'd heard positive reviews of this course every time I have visited Palm Springs but this was my first opportunity to play it. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED! This is a great course! Played it the same day as US Open qualifiers. Greens were fast and true. Love the design. I'll be a returning customer as well!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Tuscan Beauty"


Bruce8722785's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very nice and challenging track in wonderful shape overall. Greens were firm and held if you hit the right spots, but punished you (as did some fairways) if you ventured to close to slopes leading to the many water hazards (which were quite attractive, BTW). Bunkers were a bit packed and pin placements had a few compound breaks. I would certainly want to play the course again, especially when the winds were less than the 20 MPH we faced. Had lunch at the club's Bellatrix restaurant terrace twice during the week and enjoyed the staff, meals and views. Go there!


Player Tip: Err away from the water!

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

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Top notch all the way"


Michael1162096's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding facility. Course was in excellent condition! Can be a bit windy but that adds a new challenge to the experience.

Will definitely come back!!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Brian Jenkins"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent all round for myself and friends I played with. Weather great, course condition very good . A very playable course .


Player Tip: Simply enjoy

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


"Classic Club"


OUEA's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was in perfect conditions
Tough greens to hold
Can be windy at times
Played this course years ago did not remember that there was so much water in play


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"desert vacation"


kibank's avatar
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course was in awesome shape. Greens rolled fast and true.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Great greens"


bomac21's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The overall experince was fantastic, lots of water, and greens are like table tops and fast!! Great golf course i see why the PGA Tour played here!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Classic Club Great As Always"


nrdick's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy this course and was not disappointed this time. Had a 11:10 tee time as a twosome and were paired up with another twosome. Had a great day and a round at about 4.25 hours. The course was not in as pristine condition as I had remembered it from a couple of years ago, but this was later in the season which has been very warm. Love this place.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Can't wait to play again"


Golf4ms's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in beautiful condition. Challenging. Not a course for beginners.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Overall Condition: Poor

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough but fun Palmer Track"


mathewsk's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First, like the other PS course I played the staff were excellent. Great practice/warm up areas. Very fun track, but make sure you stay on the opposite side of the fairway from any water. Otherwise your ball is rolling down to the water. My deal came with a voucher for food, so had a burger and beer in the restaurant after, and the meal was great. I would go back for sure.


18 Hole 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


"beware of the bunkers"


u000006779777's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Staff exceptionally helpful & friendly. Greens are true, and fairly well kept in spite of the traffic (although it would help if everyone repaired their divots). Fairways also in good condition BUT the bunkers are so thin its ridiculous. No depth at all, leaving one with a difficult shot trying to judge how to hit out of a green side bunker. They could all use a few truckloads of sand. hopefully they will take the time this summer to remedy this one aspect of the course that is severely lacking. Only other issue is pace of play - they host a lot of tournaments, and if you get put behind one, it can easily be a 5 - 6 hr round. They should post these events on their website.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"The classic club is a classic."


Broman66's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape, but as usual in palm spring area the greens are hard to hold. I would definately play the course again. The staff were as nice as any place I have played.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of our Favorites"


Brian5321969's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Two couples 60's golf each year in PS.Golfed here last year and put it on our schedule twice in our month long stay-Booked through discount at $139 on higher end but geat value with $15.00 voucher for 19th hole,golf towel,course yardage book and other nice touches

Day we golfed offerred a box of ProV'1's for $26.00-great deal-bought some clothees here last year at a decent price-good quality.

Challenging course with a lot of variety-winds can be a factor some days-you won't be disappointed


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Immaculate condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The condition of this course was amazing and the design was challenging and picturesque. It had good length from the blues and the greens rolled true. Definitely one of the best courses I've ever played.


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


I recommend this course


"Excellent views and greens"


u612036954's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Excellent course friendly staff. Great practice facilities and the greens are fast and consistent. Only issue was inconsistency of bunkers but then you should try to stay out of them.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Everyone's Favorite"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played six different courses during our family vacation and everyone's favorite course was The Classic Club. Two of us played the whites and low handicapper son-in-law played the tips. Challenging but fair course always in great shape!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Boys trip"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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