Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1055000000 4.1 stars from 5 (872)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6761 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.0

  • 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

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: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 872 Reviews
5 stars:
338
4 stars:
374
3 stars:
98
2 stars:
38
1 stars:
24

recommend this course

749 out of 866 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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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


"Excellent course for summer"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition for summer. Played unlimited golf which is a great deal.
Staff were courteous and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Great time"


u000004888531's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once every three months
Handicap: 25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day 103 heat but was still easy to play 18 holes.


Pace of Play: Average

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


"great character"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Green speed too slow ,bunkers compacted. Love to play course with the two items above addressed.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice fairways but not alot of level lies"


jweisman99's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Nice course....a little slow and good greens
Will play again !!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well maintained !!!"


jweisman99's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were great as were the greens ...only drawback : rocks in bunkers and not enough rakes.
Would play again !!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Typical Resort Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways have suffered from the drought conditions. Pace of play was slow, but not unexpected. Greens were a little bumpy and slow. Overall, not bad.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Rough sloping greens"


gwest20111's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2015
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Reviewed on

This is a challenging course with sloping greens; unfortunately though the greens are still rough from being aerated. The staff all kind and curious and I give them a solid five stars.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Typical resort course"


uSFWC7058SF's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GPS was terrible. Very small and it finally quit working. One of the oldest GPS systems I have ever seen. Cart comes with a chest of ice no water given to players. Water fountains on course have warm / hot water. Nice driving range. Mostly two somes so we were backed up most of the morning. Too many better courses to play in the desert.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great course with terrible conditions"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is beautiful and has a fair to challenging layout but the course was in rough shape. The greens where just punched with no warning via golf now or even in the proshop just before playing. I find this unreasonable for any course to not be forthcoming about their conditions


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"This course is gorgeous"


weis4329's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Many opportunities to get great pictures. Some holes were challenging, but other holes were easier and made for a great round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value during summer."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though summer in the desert is hot and muggy, and many businesses close down or have severely limited staff, this place seemed to have a full complement of personnel. All very friendly and helpful. Only negative is the parking and the longer walk to the golf shop.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Couse, slow greens"


Rick5939213's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This Couse was in over all great condition, but slow greens but roll well. They roll about 8.0-8.5. I was able to play 18 holes by myself in about 1 hour and 40 minutes. The staff was great and would go back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Played on 6/27/15"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition. Greens were surprisingly slow and so was the pace. But I had a good time.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very nice landscaped course, gorgeous."


weis4329's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was very nice. The play was slow, but we were not in a hurry and enjoyed the scenery while we waited on most every hole. The greens were punched and did not run true with putting.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good resort course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the views and challenges. Lots of water, lost a couple of balls.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging course but fair."


jordonez's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would play here again! Great deal during the month of june. Course is in good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course. Great staff!"


Basil7779874's avatar
Skill: Beginner
Plays: Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time w/family for Father's day wknd. Play was a bit slower than expected. Course is great. Staff is awesome!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"JW Marriott"


mariah12's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

5th time playing here, switching back and forth, between the Palms and Valley courses. Staff and conditions always great!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"The Valley Course"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunately, the course was being aerated the day we played so the conditions were less than optimal. It seems like the workers were one hole in front of us aerating the fairway in front of us the entire round. The greens were in the worst condition I have seen on any golf course,
I played this course one time before and it was in excellent shape. If the course had been in good condition, I would have rated it good to excellent. When the course is in good condition it is a challenging course to play. My recommendation is to find out what shape the course is in before you book.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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