Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1056000000 4.1 stars from 5 (956)
  • 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
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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
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: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 956 Reviews
5 stars:
370
4 stars:
411
3 stars:
108
2 stars:
40
1 stars:
27

recommend this course

819 out of 950 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


"Great golf!"


u00000508706's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2016
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Reviewed on

Beautiful course & challenging. Love it hear!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"perfection in the desert"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2016
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Reviewed on

the course could not be in better conditions. today we played Indian canyons north and, although it was rated about the same, could not hold a candle to the magnificent conditions and layout at the Palms course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent challenging course that could not be in better shape"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2016
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Reviewed on

The course was in super shape, you couldn't find a hard pan lie if your life depended on it. Very plush but lots of challenge. Can't wait to play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"S l o w"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything great expect pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day"


dkuik's avatar
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Only took 4:15 on a Saturday morning - was expecting to be slower for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow Play"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a 5 and a half hour round,our cart started to run out of juice at the fifth hole and we got started 45 minutes late.

On top of that, the course marshall said the people behind us said we were playing too slow. even though we to had to wait 10 minutes every shot for the people in front of us.

Pretty much a muni course on a weekend experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful Scenic Course"


ljpyear's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were delayed due to morning frost but the very friendly staff at JW got us on the course quickly. The Palms course has some challenging greens and the scenery is so beautiful with the majestic mountain backdrop . Highly recommend playing this course!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good value"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2016
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Reviewed on

Had a good time except for the pace of play. They had a frost delay which might have influenced the pace.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Desert beauty"


Mbagdonas's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course! The course is definitely a challenge but it's so beautiful that it didn't matter if we took a swim every once and awhile. I would really like to play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Valley Course"


u263992221's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was fun and well kept. I will definitely play here again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Issie1078180's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2016
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Reviewed on

I have played this course several times. Although the greens are very tough, the course is always in lovely shade and my poor scores are merely a reflection of my skill rather than the course itself .
The pace of play on the last time I played the course was quite slow that there was apparently some water main break. The staff is always very friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Needs to improve pace of play"


u827529897's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2016
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Reviewed on

Round took 4 hrs and 35 , too long.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course but very slow play never will go back"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2016
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Reviewed on

Worst day of golf the whole month I've been here playing the area.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Fun 101"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great experience
Starter was extremely helpful


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Grand"


uZDLZ9766ZD's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good resort course with good greens. That being said it was forgettable. Great pace at 3:45 for a foursome. Book through a 3rd party for a good deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"great golf course"


Bevy2's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course with challenging holes. Pace of play on this particular day was awful.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful & Payable"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful golf experience. Water holes are challenging but fair. Generous fairways, excellent greens. The beautiful #17 par 3 island green is tough to stick. Our tee shots & chips rolled off into the water hazards but we are high handicaps.

We played on a discounted Golf Now rate of $80. Fun


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Superior course!"


Mylett250's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely loved this course! From the starter, Willy, to the very last putt, it was a great day. Each hole presents a unique design and beautiful view. Well worth the money. When golfing in the desert, treat yourself to this wonderful experience! It was absolutely terrific!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome first time experience"


Tony6303627's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played the Palms course on Sunday January 24, 2016. We wanted to try something different in the Coachella Valley. We were pleasantly surprised over the price, pace of play, conditions of the course, and course difficulty. We'll play it again during our next trip to the Valley.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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