Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1409000000 4.1 stars from 5 (589)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6761 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.0

Address Course Location

  • 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

Key Info

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
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees

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
Overall Condition: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 590 Reviews
5 stars:
240
4 stars:
251
3 stars:
56
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

509 out of 584 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

Reviews


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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!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Resort Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/26/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed our round of golf on this beautifully landscaped course. The staff was friendly. Our only complaint was that at 3:30 p.m. there was no one to take our clubs up the hill to the bag drop area.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Golf Course"


u000004890403's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good Golf
Good Course
Fairways & greens under aerating.


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

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"always good"


longputt3's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Palms Course is always a joy to play. It is a good, fair layout and the course is always in good shape. It has it's challenges but it is a very fair course. I highly recommend this course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"great shape but..."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens/fairways all good. Some challenging holes from tips but mostly wide open. Nice pace on front but lack of marsall meant play slowed to a crawl on the back...in 100F temps. Better to play early....


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 3/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice resort course"


pacengr1's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a nice, hot August afternoon, a perfect day to play a rapid round of golf in the Palm Springs area. The Desert Springs Palm course is nice, with fairly open fairways, some forced carries and water hazards, and elevation changes to almost every green. Greens roll true, and fairways are mostly in good shape.

The hot weather afternoon price cannot be beat. Recommend it.


Player Tip: Laying up on the long par 5's is a good strategy unless you are a really long hitter.

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: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Place to Play, Palms Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was excellent, found the course in great condition for August. Make sure you look at the GPS, and go to the top of some blind shots before hitting, as water does come into play on several holes where you would not expect it! Would play this course again...nice value too.....


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


"Fun"


Just4fun2's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, greens fast, plenty of clean restrooms and fresh water, love how they keep the water with ice, cups very refreshing.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Super Value for a Course in Great Shape"


OriginalStickboy2's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I teed off after noon with a Hot Deal tee time. I wasn't expecting too much for the price I paid, but boy was I pleasantly surprised. Course conditions were very good, with the greens rolling smooth at medium speed, which is amazing for summer in the desert. The layout is typical for a resort course, with large landing areas and little trouble from the tees. Watch out for the greens, though. Lots of false fronts to reject short shots, and a few peninsulas on the backs of greens for sucker pins. Unless you're a sharpshooter, I'd say middle of the green and let your putter do the talking. Friendly staff at a nice resort. I would play again in a heartbeat.


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

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


football3133's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 25+

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

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. The fairways were green and lush. The greens were big and in very good condition. We would absolutely play this course again.


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


"Excellent course but EXTREMELY slow play!!"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took about four hours to play 16 holes and decided the skip the last two ... very disappointed in the pace of play.


18 Hole Pace of Play: >5 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great prices in the Middle of the Summer"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

$21! Incredible to pay this price and have the course in tremendous conditions . Great "block" to plan you golf vacation.
108 holes all within one mile!


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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"do it agaim"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great day in the moring 6 am 87 degrees 98 whenyour done best deal in golf better than Scottsdale same tep howerver for me its only a 8 hr drive can't beatit


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

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Marriott Valley Review"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have a severe drought, yet some of the fairways were overwatered and soggy. Bunkers were also wet and seem to have been watered. Lots of gnats and carts without windscreens were a problem. All in all I would not make a big point of returning here unless I got a really cheap rate.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"The course was a challenge"


cmgrn85's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love each hole and the challenge each of them had as well as the condition of the greens and a true roll.


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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Accommodating Staff"


kleander's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Twice a year
Handicap: Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I could only squeeze in 9 holes on Friday before leaving the resort. I wanted to play as a single. I wanted them to store my clubs because I am coming back out on Monday. The accommodated me in every way and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play the Palms course one more time before leaving for home!


I recommend this course


"Pretty hot weather, but you will enjoy the layout!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great course. If you can play through the heat, you will really enjoy this course during the hot summer months.


Player Tip: Drink lots of water!

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


"If you can take the heat!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great course. If you can play through the heat, you will really enjoy this course during the hot summer months.


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


"I like the Palms course more"


bobkat1986's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairway were freshly mowed loose grass clipping everywhere and the greens were freshly sanded. Not a good round of golf!!!


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

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course