Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1250000000 4.1 stars from 5 (656)
  • 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 656 Reviews
5 stars:
267
4 stars:
270
3 stars:
72
2 stars:
28
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

564 out of 651 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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"Not Again"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course numerous times with a good experience. This time, other than the starter, it was a disaster. Course condition fair at best, Pace of play was extremely slow with backups of 1-3 groups on every hole.When I brought this to the attention of the "ranger" all I got was a shrug !!!! Was paired with a couple who proceeded to get totally fall down drunk yet they were served additional drinks. Finally had to quit after 16th hole as we had already been on course for over 5 hours. Will not be back !!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"BEAUTIFUL!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Loved the beauty of this challenging course! However, it was overbooked.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from JW Marriott Desert Springs Golf Club Resort on 02/21/2017:

Thank you mohallor for your 5 star review and feedback about our golf course! We appreciate your time and will address the pace of play as you have described. We are very happy you enjoyed your round with us and hope you will come back and see us again soon for more great golf in Palm Desert, CA. Happy Golfing!

"Resort golf"


u150146998's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A huge complex of hotels, shops and food...along with 2 golf courses. After we found the bag drop it was easy. Professional staff from beginning to end. Helpful but not pushy. Felt comfortable and our party had a great time. If you play, please retrieve my balls and mail them to me.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from JW Marriott Desert Springs Golf Club Resort on 02/21/2017:

Thank you for your 5 star review and feedback about our golf course. We appreciate your time and are always thrilled to hear our golfers enjoyed their round. We are very happy you like the layout and staff friendliness and hope you will come back and see us again soon for more great golf in Palm Desert, CA.

"Love the Course"


gilmankc's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I recommend this course a lot, I play it every year. Before you play either course you have to realize that this is a large resort course. Parking is at a premium with a long walk with lots of stairs. Pace of play has always been in the 4 1/2 to 5 hour range. The starter seems to be all about him and not about the course, I do not need to know when he retired, from where he retired and what his goals are. If you know what you are getting into the course is always in great condition with beautiful flowers and a top notch layout.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u532954021's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was overbooked, resulting in a round of nearly 5.5 hours.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"5 hour 45 minute round"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Twenty minutes late teeing off, 5 hour 45 minute round and no course marshal.

Saw the first beverage cart on 15th hole.

Nice course, but at $99.00 you would expect more than a week end muni pace.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Highly recommend"


u3670224's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unbelievable scenery! The course was perfect, the staff the best we experienced at any course. Our group thoroughly enjoyed our round at this wonderful course and will definitely be back!


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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000001801214's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Course was beautiful. Great water features."


alanpowell's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pleasure to golf. Challenging enough to keep you on your toes. Good lay out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"hills and palms"


acfetterly's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this is the more interesting of the two courses at Desert Springs. Much more contour to the fairways and greens. Lots of water to avoid and an island green-their signature on this course. Always worth the tariff, especially when reduced by Golf Now!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
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Reviewed on

We teed off at 12:37 and we're not able to finish. It took five hours to play 16 holes and then it was too dark to finish. There were no marshals out to control the pace of play which is sad for a nice facility such as this one.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"5 hour round"


CJW5's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would have been a 5 star without question if not for the dreadful pace of play, impossible to get in to a rythym of the round when you are waiting 10 minutes between every shot, 3 groups on the tee on par 3's, etc. No marshalls, no apparent effort to deal with pace. Too bad, excellent course and could have been a great experience otherwise.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



2195SKalamath's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Resort Course"


Doolsdad's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a beautiful resort course, in a great location with great service!! Love the 4 finishing holes!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



leeterrier's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course but slow play"


Gene6864076's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played this course several times and always enjoy it. The Palm course is in great shape, with lots of rolling fairways and undulations on the greens. Got off on time - the starter was great. Only complaint is the very slow pace of play - 4:40 to get around and we waited on most holes. No ranger to speed things up. In spite of the slow play, I'd go back. Many holes are breathtaking with the mountains as a backdrop.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u275352005's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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