Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.0839000000 4.1 stars from 5 (703)
  • 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: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 703 Reviews
5 stars:
273
4 stars:
291
3 stars:
86
2 stars:
31
1 stars:
22

recommend this course

597 out of 698 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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"Tough course"


mk8q16ophx5741296's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you're into rolling hills fairways this is the course for you. About half of the greens were under repair, (sod & sand). Course is grest otherwise.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



peddlerdlx's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
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I've played the course before

Typical resort course - expensive and nice

I was drawn this time by the price - $59.

Easter Sunday meant wide open - we zipp3d around in 4 hrs

Course was in bad shape: greens were effected by some sort of disease - patches of bare

Greens that weren't effected hadn't been mowed and were very slow

Soke bunkers were in bad shape - hard and water damaged.

But, the price was right....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Layout but Greens were in really bad shape"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
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Greens were nothing but sand and mud. You can do better for the price anywhere else in the valley.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Slow day on the course"


u000004589523's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
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Had 9 family members out for a round of golf. The starter was great as we had a couple of times in between our first groups and he moved our group up so we were all together. Greens were in rough shape for this course, never seen them this bad. The round was a 5 hour round of golf. If I could make a suggestion please change your tee times from every 7 mins to at least 10 mins this would spread out the golfers and hopefully keep the game moving. Average wait on every tee was at least 10 mins some as long as 20 mins and there were times where we had three groups on the tee box.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



uNJWQ5468NJ's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



ystastny's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great and fun course. The only knock was that the greens were not as receiptive as they should be and they were slow. Other than that the course was enjoyable with nice scenery


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000007034293's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
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Played here many times and as usual the staff was great and the course was in good shape except this time the greens were rough and patchy. In all a great day though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor Greens"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times over the last 10 years and I've never seen the greens in such poor condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Wouldn't ever play here again"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was forgettable, greens were very poor. Given scorecard for a different course... Fairways were drenched for some reason and the loud music from the pool areas is not really what I would choose to listen to when playing a round. Joggers running around the course and random families crossing fairways to get to the pool area. Not worth 79$ when there are much nicer courses in the area


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Palms Course Palm Desert"


runtyme7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have player here frequently and always enjoy the experience. Fun but challenging layout. Course is exceptionally well maintained and staff is generally very good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Would give it another try."



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The price was right and got paired up with a great 2nd so the conversation was good and we were about the same handicap. However, the pace of play was slow and there was an issue with the greens. The layout was fun and if one could play a little faster and if the greens would have been more grass than sand it would have been more enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



uLHIM4977LH's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough course, poor pace of play"


Cameron3349240's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Just played the Palms course at the Desert Springs Resort. The Layout was challenging and scenic, lots of hills and a lot of different lies. I struggled quite a bit, losing 5 balls in the water. The driving range and practice green was spectacular. As were the staff. If you are someone who plays fast, THIS IS NOT THE COURSE FOR YOU. 4h 50m round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Green were a little hutin'"


Sean9442271's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Valley course which was the other 18 offered at this resort. It was in much better shape than the Palms and for the same price I would recommend it. However it could have just been the season or previous weather that damaged them or what i thought was damaged. The palms greens seemed to be winter damaged or saturated with a patch of wet miracle grow and a multch. They rolled fine but were hard to read as I thought they were going to deviate from my line. I would like to come back and try it again as I found they lay out better than the Valley course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was perfect greens were quick and true pace was slow 5 hours to play too long


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has a great layout"


Steven8720346's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
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Reviewed on

This course has a great layout but the greens were in poor condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"JW Marriott Desert Springs - Palm Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just came out of hibernation from the winter months, certainly picked the wrong to course to play the first game of the year.

The course is too challenging for my skill, or a lack of it, they said average round is 4.5 hours. For those of you, that is not very good, should bring a lot of balls.

However, the seafood restaurant was great, the scenery is beautiful.

We had a great time playing, the real golfing part, not so much.

Hope you guys do better, probably won't take much to do better than me.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow, slow, and slow"


Joe8426406's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

To start the young man working in the the pro shop needs some lessons on customer service. Play was extremely slow. The greens were in terrible shape. We played 7 courses in 5 days while in The area. Desert Springs was by far the worst. Don't waste your time.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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