Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1224000000 4.1 stars from 5 (629)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6761 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

  • 74855 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, California 92260, Riverside County
  • (760) 341-1756, (760) 341-2211
  • (760) 341-1828, (760) 341-1872
  • www.desertspringsresort.com
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Year built: 1986
Architect(s): Ted Robinson, Sr.
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: 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
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6761 yards 72.0 124
Blue 72 6381 yards 69.0 114
White 72 6143 yards 70.2 118
Red (W) 72 5492 yards 70.8 116

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 629 Reviews
5 stars:
256
4 stars:
258
3 stars:
70
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

541 out of 624 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Excellent course, excellent staff equals excellent golf experience!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Disregard any negative review for this course! Played the Valley course and it was in fantastic condition. From tee to green absolutely terrific, from the lush fairways to the true rolling greens to the amazing views of the mountains. The staff was very nice and helpfull. Do not listen to the bad reviews about having to carry your clubs up steps or not to helpfull staff. Just drop your clubs at the club drop and the staff takes care of the rest taking them down to the course level and returning them to drop area following your round. Will be making this course a regular stop on my visits to the desert in the future. Had an amazing day of golf!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"GREAT GOLF"


Skip1542805'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 11/25/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the day after Thanksgiving and pace of play was SLOW. Course was in great condition. Greens were very nice, just fast enough and smooth. Course is challenging but very fair. Wife is a 20 handicap and did enjoy playing the course Staff was friendly and very helpful I will definitely play here again !!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"excellent holiday golf course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were a 2-ball and the first 6 holes was fast but then we caught up with a "5" ball!! Marshall tried to move us around to Valley course which helped but would have preferred to play a continous 18 hole course. Nonetheless everything about the staff and course conditions were normal Marriott high standard.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overall a great experience"


uTOGJ7585TO's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the bag drop to end of the round everything was wonderful. The course is in great shape. The greens are medium to fast and a challenge. Lots of water and rolling hills.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace was terrible"


u000002143170's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Palms course yesterday ... no Marshall to be seen and waited on every hole. Very slow. Only got 14 holes in .. they were 30 min behind on tee times. No bag drop person - called their phone but no one showed. Nice course but enjoyed Shadow Ridge much better for the same price.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Palms Course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very slow green speed. Rough has grown and needed mowing. No pace of play monitoring which might. have helped. Overall, a nice course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Slowest Pace of Play Ever"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Booked 18 holes only played nine. Took almost 3 hours for 9 holes. We were given a voucher for 9 holes. But this is the third time we have played here and always find the pace of play very slow. At other courses usually see a course Marshall ensuring the pace is kept up. Never saw a Marshall during the 3 hours. Very disappointed.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Was a great experience"


Roger54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We thoroughly enjoyed the course. Unfortunately the round was terribly slow more than 5 hours !!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day"


DNicholds's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Details were all looked after like a private club. Players assistant even provided complementary fruit from the cart. Towels, GPS, abundant ice water, quiet comfortable carts.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good place"


Rod5652917's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not the best Palm Springs has to offer but a good track to play. Some very pretty holes on the course and the course plays fair. I would recommend this course in a trip rotation.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful 9 Holes"


Louis8243709's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course 7 years ago when I was just starting to get into golf. Now as a 5 year full time golf buff, on a R&R Vacation, I booked a tee time with excitement knowing how nice and beautiful this course is, and the results were bitter sweet.

Due to the amount of golfers, play was very slow and I only got to play 9 holes, but because of the conditions, I was paired up with 2 gentlemen from Chicago (Cubbies Fan) and had a fantastic 9 hole experience. I later found out that in the Desert Palms area, many of the golf courses close down for reseeding around this time of the year, and that is what causes the backup in play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


richelle919's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging and fun and playing again Saturday.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Granted the front 9 was cart path only which means slower place, understandable, however the back 9 was 90 degree. The pace of play was terrible. We saw the beverage cart numerous time but not a Marshall not once. The 4 some in front of us was painfully slow, we had golfers backed up behind us. Why no Marshall, that was our question. Otherwise a great golf day. Starter John added a giant plus ...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Backed up"


u000007194086's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course review read as being slow and backed up but we tried it anyways and the reviews are true. Started about 3 t-times behind and it just go worse. The marshal asked us about half way thru and we told him it was slow and he argued with us that it was a good pace. We met with other golfers afterwards and they said they wouldn't return to this course. The staff was non-existent also, for us the only important part was getting our clubs back to our car...no help there..I would like to think it was just a bad day but the other reviews say different.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/22/2016

noticed you didn't mention the time it took. was there the same day and took 4 and 1/2 which is their standard and a resort courses' industry standard.


"A flat lie is a hot commodity here"


ThePerryCox's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Snagged a 3:30 PM Friday afternoon tee-time for the Valley Course. Parking lot was packed, and had to walk quite some distance with my clubs to the pro shop. Check in was a breeze, and the gentleman in the pro shop was very friendly. The cart attendant seemed to be having a bad day and was undeserving of a tip to say the least.

Overall, the course was in good condition with very few dead spots in the fairway. Most bunkers were rock hard, though some were playable. The practice range was also closed, so my first few holes were quite colorful as I warmed up. I'm sure that water feature enjoys dining on Pro V1's.

A few things I truly dislike about this course. It is APTLY named the Valley Course. Constant ups and downs, and -very- few flat lies to hit from. I don't mind the occasional challenge, but when even good drives are punished by terribly uneven terrain and blind shots, it can be aggravating to say the least. Secondly, far too many tee boxes parallel to busy side streets. I don't mind playing through houses, it's the Coachella Valley. Public Streets greatly detract from the beauty of a course, as well as your focus.

The cart girl was extremely friendly, and I saw her 3 times during my quick 18 holes. Unfortunately, the starter stand was closed and I was unable to purchase any beverages before heading out for my round. Next time I'll be sure to have some Powerade in my bag.

All in all, I am -much- more partial to the Palms Course. There are a couple visually beautiful holes here, but I don't intend on playing the Valley Course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth the price"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is a Resort course so we shouldn't have expected much. Slow pace of place (4 3/4 hours) and surrounded by time share units. Won't play it again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"great course...relax atmosphere...warm service"


u000004879133's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

the course is in fairly good shape.

we pay twilight green fee....and the path of playing is great..

so we manage to finish the round.

we were waiting for our family member to pick us up...so we left the club at bag drop. the staff helped us to locked our clubs so we could have a coffee inside the resort instead sitting outside and wait....

they need to move our clubs twice in this case...appreciate the considering service.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Immaculate"


Everly13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We thoroughly enjoyed this course . Challenging but fair.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day"


u000001403326's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I picked up a game and was with a couple and their son from South Korea. Very nice day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course and facility"


RickRavanello39's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always love playing the Palms and Valley course. You do not get much better at this facility. :)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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