SilverRock Resort - Arnold Palmer Classic

4.4200000000 4.4 stars from 5 (400)
  • 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: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 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 400 Reviews
5 stars:
235
4 stars:
122
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

367 out of 395 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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Reviews


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"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.


18 Hole 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.


18 Hole 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 .


18 Hole 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


18 Hole 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.


18 Hole 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.


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: 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


18 Hole 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.

18 Hole 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.


18 Hole 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.


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


"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


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


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.


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


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


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


"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.


18 Hole 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


"Great Vistas"


golfmacnow's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

beautiful course tucked against the mountain, Great help on course. new sand it traps makes this tough course but very fun


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough front nine (twice)"


MikeMale's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They are working on the course right now and only the first 9 holes are open - which you play twice. Because of that it cost less than $30 and that is a bargain. It is a tough course and is not for the faint hearted. I find it a real challenge and it gets the better of men each time but it is still a great course.

Try it. It will be re-opened as an 18 hole course on the 4th November


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Last Time to SilverRock"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course, only the front 9 we're open so we played it twice. Excellent greens.

I was very unimpressed with the host / gusest service person at the cart loading area. When we arrived we told him we were in the area playing several different courses. When we mentioned one of them, he proceeded to make some very rude and unprofessional comments about the course, which we had told him how much we had enjoyed it.

I think we'll stick to course that act in a positive, professional manner in the future.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"NINE HOLES CLOSED"


Charles3640740'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 09/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Overall this is a great course. One BIG problem. We had no idea that the back nine was closed! As a matter of fact, the starter told us it had been closed since MAY for irrigation canal work. We played the front twice; first time from the WHITE and the second time from the BLUE/WHITE combo just to shake things up a bit. OH, and they were working on all the bunkers and native areas too...


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Piece on "The Rock""


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a La Quinta resident, I have played Silverrock many times. Despite the ongoing construction to move the aqueduct, the course is still in wonderful condition and a treat for the senses. Of course, with only nine holes open, one must play those nine holes twice to get in a full round. But we had fun trying to outdo our front nine on the back nine.
The big beef I have with the course is that it is classic "target golf". Almost every hole is fronted by bunkers or water. On many holes, one can not play a Scottish-type "run-up" shot to get on the green. That's probably because the course was designed for play by the pros, but since they don't play here any more thought might be given to a redesign to lighten up on the level of difficulty.
We (senior golfers) compensated by playing from the green tees, which are forward of the white tees. This made a very significant difference in the level of difficulty, and in our enjoyment of the course. If, like us, you are not comfortable with 170-yard (or longer) carries over water or acres of sand, give those tees, or even the red tees, a try. The course doesn't know you're moving up, and no one else really cares either!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"9 holes closed"


Hightop19's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only problem was that 9 holes were closed so we played the front twice.


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

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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