SilverRock Resort - Arnold Palmer Classic

4.4171000000 4.4 stars from 5 (374)
  • 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

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: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 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 374 Reviews
5 stars:
220
4 stars:
114
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

344 out of 369 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


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"SilverRock"


Bigdaddy100's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For this time of the year the course was in beautiful shape. The views were stunning against the hills as was the sight of the Bighorn sheep wondering the greens and fairways. A very playable course for the average golfer that does though make you pay for a not so good shot. Will definitely play this course again and again


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"pro level layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was at one time used for the bob hope
P.G.A. stop and because of this it has so many
challenges.You can pick the right tee box to handle
your index..What a great course and a great bunch of
people. a must play when you are in La Quinta


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

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


"This course is very beautiful."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is very beautiful. Unfortunately now they are constructing back nice. I played front nice twice.


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

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was awesome!, greens were great and there were big horn sheep on the course!


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course has great Views"


itrain's avatar
Skill: Beginner
Plays: Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the front nine twice, and the view was amazing the entire time!


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Back 9 closed"


vegasdancediva's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We only were able to play the front nine and played it twice as we paid for 18 holes. ALWAYS check the fine print on Golf Now when you are about to purchase the golf as I did not look closely enough to see there was a disclaimer the back 9 was closed. People at the course were very nice and we will probably go back again to play so that we can go through all 18 holes.


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

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Read the fine print"


ignacz65's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

The portion of the course that I played was in great condition. I saw nothing in GolfNow that stated that half the course was closed. Only had the front nine open, and had to play twice. Very disappointed about that.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"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"


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 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