SilverRock Resort - Arnold Palmer Classic

4.4278000000 4.4 stars from 5 (367)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7578 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 76.3

Address Course Location

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

Key Info

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

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 367 Reviews
5 stars:
218
4 stars:
111
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

337 out of 362 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 patio dining drinks 19th hole scenic views  

Reviews


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"Great value"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played front 9 twice and it was in great condition. Best conditioned greens we played on our trip


I recommend this course


"Silverrock Currently under Repair"


u000008121512's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Staff was great. The course was ok for the summer and being maintained with challenges being the heat in the desert with a average temperature 0f 108. Greens had been sanded, which made it difficult to putt. Back nine is closed until November 2014. In order to play 18 holes you had to play the front nine twice.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 3/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A good course"


kelly92234's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well I hadn't played this course in a number of years, but it is just as I remembered it. And that is it is a very good course. The only draw back is that only 9 holes are open due to construction on the back 9. But in all fairness to the course it is not their construction but that of the local water district. You will be challenged on this course, but you will still enjoy it as it will reward you for a good shot. Get out and play it.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One ot the best"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Continues to the be one of the best courses in the desert. Had to play the front nine twice as the back is closed for renovation. It was priced accordingly. With all of the tees to choose from it was no problem making it a completely different course 2nd time through. Not much else to say. This is simply some of the best golf to be found in the desert.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Scenery and BigHorn sheep abound"


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Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing, we found the course challenging and are looking forward to another chance with some course knowledge. GPS-equipped carts are great, scenery from every hole and even a dozen BigHorn sheep trotted by to begin grazing. Played the fron nine twice due to construction but knowing this upfront did not deter from an otherwise very enjoyable round. Great playing conditions, great staff and terrific summer bargain make it a must-play course. The SilverRock has become a new favorite and will be back in about two weeks! Recommend highly.


Player Tip: Placement of bunkers and water is very strategic. Trust the gps information - very helpful in shot selection.

18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent scenery, challenge, gps and even Bighorns"


u000007369776's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing and found challenging without prior course knowledge. GPS-equipped carts a big help. Course condition for summer time very good, no complaints, but recommend going out as early as possible this time of year. Staff personalities amiable - always offering to help. Starter possibly could use some cheering up... Played front nine twice and that's ok but look forward to playing the complete course next time.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course but there was a lot of work being done."


dodie69's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a nice course and I liked the lay out but the the back 9 was closed. The close hard some real drys spots and there was areas that were really wet and your ball would all most plug when you hit those spots. There was no beverage cart service so you had to get your own drinks. I would like to play this course again but all 18 holes.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 3/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"this course would be great at the right time"


pateadores's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once every three months
Handicap: 15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

did not know it was only 9 holes of open play at the time of booking, and the course as just been air rated


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a mess"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First of all the course only had 9 holes open, the greens and the fairways were punched which was not that big of a deal, but they fertilized with some kind of organic chicken "dung" that made the entire golf course smell like a sewer.Due to the fertilizer the course was soaked with water. This is suppose to be one of the premiere courses in the Coachella Valley area. What a joke, I would NEVER play here again regardless of the great cost. The smell was horrible. They should have closed the course for a couple of days.


18 Hole Pace of Play: >5 hrs

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Poor

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Not happy with the round"


u000002157935's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf Now let us know AFTER we purchases the round that the back nine was closed and we would be playing the front twice...however failed to mention that the greens were aerated along with the fairways being fertilized. The manager said there were issues with Golf Now putting in all the information they wanted included. Disappointed in our round at what has been a lovely outing in the past.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Overall Condition: Fair

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"First play"


franksgolf2013's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course , value, but back 9 was closed for renovations and greens were plugged! :(


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"9 holes only until Nov."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I wish I won have know they have half the course closed until November. You have to play the front 9 twice to get 18 holes in. This was a big turn off. Golf Now does not mention this when you book the tee time. Course is in good condition though the starter and Marshall could be a little more pleasant.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


MimiSalo's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even with the bck nine closed Silverrock is a great play. In fact going around that beautiful front nine twice provides an opportunity to work on shots a second time. Big Horn Sheep galloping down the fairway adds to the ambiance!


I recommend this course


"Excellent greens"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great condition even though we could only play the front nine (twice!). Greens roll fast and true. The staff are all wonderful and really look after all the golfers.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

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 views"


carrieeclark's avatar
Skill: Beginner
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great pace of play and great views. Food was average. It was a nice day


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Wonderful Disappointment"


ULCards81's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course is beautiful and very well maintained. However, only nine holes were open due to construction on the back nine and we had to double back and re-play the front nine. I found it difficult to play for me because there is sand everywhere...and the bunker faces are steep. It seemed like every shot I hit bounced off of a subtle slope and funneled toward a bunker. The mountain views are awesome...we were able to experience the big horn sheep coming down the mountain on hole #5 and they were grazing on the edge of the fairway, merely yards from where we were hitting shots around the green. Even though the front nine killed me, I would have loved to see what the back nine had in store for us. I will definitely go back whenever I'm in the area.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"back 9 slow"


gtucker0755's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

we played here when the back nine was closed, therefore played the front twice. first nine was 2 hrs +; not too bad..front nine second time was 3 hrs! awful!
course was overwatered so you got very little roll in the fairways.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though we had to play the front nine twice the course is in great shape. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"BACK NINE CLOSED"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was an excellent course for the price but I didn't see that the back nine was closed until after paying. Still it is a good value and I would definitely recommend it.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A First Rate Muni."


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Top 500 Contributor
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although only the front nine were available on the day I played , I played this course before. And I have always been impressed by how well it has been kept as a municipal course. It is scenic and is not dotted with houses. On top, practice facilities are good and free. The only drawback is it is usually crowded and, with many water hazards and bunkers all over the place , the pace of play could be slow. However, I will return again the next time I am not pressed by time.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 3/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course