SilverRock Resort - Arnold Palmer Classic

4.4187000000 4.4 stars from 5 (406)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7578 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 76.3

  • 79179 Ahmanson, La Quinta, CA 92253
  • (760) 777-8884, (760) 777-7090
  • (760) 771-0029
  • www.silverrock.org

Year built: 2005
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year Round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times. Men's shirts must have collars and sleeves.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Silver 72 7578 yards 76.3 139
Gold 72 7146 yards 74.2 135
Blue 72 6658 yards 72.0 130
White 72 5984 yards 68.8 123
White (W) 72 5984 yards 74.7 132
Green 72 5320 yards 71.0 125
Red 72 4884 yards 68.4 118

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 406 Reviews
5 stars:
237
4 stars:
126
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

373 out of 401 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Very picturesque course. Every hole could be a computer wallpaper."


joshjohnston06's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Couldn't believe how nice it was. Course was in nice shape. Best greens I putted on in the month of July in the Palm Springs area. Staff wasn't the friendliest but in all a good experience for sure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Big horn sheep made the day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

La Quinta is an area of the valley very close to the mountains...or tall rocky hills for those of you from Colorado. The course can be beautiful and tough if you play from the back tees. Greens needed water as all of the desert does.

The lack of water and the canal must have spawned the insects which rarely are an issue in the desert. they didn't bite only annoyed what could have been an excellent experience.

Feels like a private resort and staff acted accordingly. Go and have fun especially when you are all alone next to one of the valley's biggest residents...a male bighorn led his band of seven down the hill at 16th green to 17th tee....amazing that they fear not...GREAT MOMENT


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value and friendly staff"


712sophie's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall a very enjoyable morning round with excellent staff and great conditions


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good with GREAT potential"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice staff and a great layout. Pace of play was torture. Putting was consistent from green to green. The course was in good shape and the traps, I saw too many, were very well maintained.
David


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Soggy"


u000006536721's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was very surprised to see how wet and soggy this course was considering we have had no rain and it is located in the desert. The greens were very bumpy with some dead spots causing inconsistent rolls.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and challenging!"


marybehlman's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played SilverRock early to help beat the heat and unusual humidity in the desert. Pace of play was great and the course was in very good condition for summer time. Did not visit the restaurant, but there was a cart gal who made the rounds frequently. Back nine is more challenging and temps are much hotter against the rocks - they may want to consider putting folks out on the back nine first .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Terrible conditions"


Rodney2280129's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I get that it's summer and that we are in a drought and that they need to aerify to maintain the turf, but wow, what a disappointment after really enjoying this course on our trip at the same time last year. They seem to have poorly managed the watering - the course was soggy in most areas and completely parched in the rest. The greens were awful - Dustin Johnson would have five-putted some of the greens. Overall, not worth the time to play it. Won't be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Overall Condition: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Summer Condituons"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was rough due to aerification and wet conditions. Price was adjusted to match conditions. The biggest complaint is the amount of sand in the traps. After each sand shot, I needed to take off my shoes and empty the sand out of them. I look forward to playing the course when it is in good condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Sean5937873's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Normally great conditions but in preparation for the heat greens have been recently Aerified . That was not a big deal but the fairways were so wet you felt like you were doing damage driving a cart on them . Tough unless you can pick your irons splat if you don't . One temporary green that was just being Aerified pro shop said nothing about this but the price was discounted . Always a fun course I smile sure in a week or 2 conditions will be fantastic . Fairways are very wide on most but not all holes . Lots of bunkers protecting the large greens . Pretty views as much of the course hugs the mountains . Typically you will see some desert Bighorn Sheep grazing on the back nine as I did Sunday . Staff is always nice food is very good and fast .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"A classic course"


u000006693545's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Palm Springs has so many excellent courses, but for me, this is the best of the best. The layout is challenging and clever, and never predictable. It is one of the most visually stunning courses I've ever played, with the Santa Rosa mountains coming right up to the fairways' edge. The mountain sheep are a treat, as they graze at the edge of the course. This is a must-play course, one of Arnold Palmer's best. And the practice facilities are first rate. Get out a couple of hours early and work on your game. SilverRock gets a 12 out of 10.
Cal from Melbourne


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


"Rick from Beaumont"


oninfour96's avatar
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 10-14

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

Reviewed on

Excellent course layout and course conditions. Played the weekend before scheduled aeration, and greens were just fine being medium fast and smooth. Best views of the mountains and wildlife in the desert. A little pricy, but plenty deals available to make it a must play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Finest"


Bill9690704's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Last year I had booked to play Silverrock but the big rain storm washed the place out. I was disappointed as I had targeted this as a "must play" for myself.

So I have been watching for a an opportunity to get on at a reasonable price since the course came back. On this day my golf buddy an I played Terra Lago and were happy as clams with that facility, we got done at 1pm and thought, heck we're out here lets play another round somewhere. Silverrock came up at an acceptable price so we booked it and scooted over to play another 18 holes.

So to put it simply, this is finest facility and course I've ever played. The staff was fantastic the views were staggeringly beautiful, and the course was a feast of challenging and scenic shots. The Desert Bighorn were on the course which for me makes this my number one choice for golf in the La Quinta area. The sand was marvelous, the fairways sublime, the greens spectacular.

We had the place to ourselves which was a huge plus as well, being new to the track. I couldn't recommend a course more highly than Silverrock. We plan to go often now. Get out there, you will not be disappointed.


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: Moderate


I recommend this course



"SILVERROCK"


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 04/21/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

OUT OF THE 5 COURSES WE PLAYED THIS WAS THE BEST ONE OVERALL
EXCELLENT CONDITIONS,SCENERY,CHALLENGE ....,ECT
SAW AROUND 30 BIGHORN SHEEPS
PLAYED WITH A LOCAL WHICH HELPED


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A must play in the Palm Springs area"


StephanGuertlerGA's avatar
Industry Insider
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This former PGA Tour host course is fun to play. There are no homes on the course (a rarity in the area) and the scenic mountain views never get old. The course has numerous bunkers that can quickly wreck your score. This is definitely a "must play" course which is among the best public courses in the area.


Player Tip: Get a yardage guide and try to avoid the many fairway bunkers.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not worth the money"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Unless you're a resident of the area the course is way too expensive for what it is. Fairways are generous, the greens are O.K., they were slow and quite beat up when we played, the pace was slow...but the kicker was it started to rain when we were on the 10th tee so we decided to try to continue but it started raining harder and getting windy so after the 11th hole we headed in to see if they would give us a rain check. No dice. As it probably only rains about 6 times a year in La Quinta you'd think they'd be more willing to accommodate you. Again if you're a resident you don't pay much to play this course but the rest of us pay a premium. Overall its not worth the money...there are lots of better courses in the area for 1/2 the cost.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Overall Condition: Average


I don't recommend this course


"SILVERROCK"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was great except that when we got there there, it was "cart path only", no exceptions. They asked if it noted that on GolfNow and I told them "NO". I did note that AFTER receiving my confirmation and AFTER I paid that the receipt noted to check course for conditions. We had a member of our party that still played but it was quite difficult and he had to pick up numerous times. It would have been nice to know this ahead of time.


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


"Silver rock golf"


Robert5962225's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, well maintained, a must play in the valley, will play every year


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Silverrock"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout, course knowledge a plus on some holes. They put in a lot of effort on condition. Range is perfect, putting, chipping, sand everything you need to warm up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"It is a wow!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A wonderful desert golf experience! Great pace of play. Friendly and helpful 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


"Backdrop"


u000006474097's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing up against the mountains adds to the overall beauty of this well appointed course. A 'must play' for all avid golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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