Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1025000000 4.1 stars from 5 (839)
  • 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 839 Reviews
5 stars:
326
4 stars:
358
3 stars:
94
2 stars:
37
1 stars:
24

recommend this course

717 out of 833 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 patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"very friendly"


712sophie's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a great time! I luckily was teamed with 2 very nice Christian men.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice"


Alex3057723's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For 22$ can't complain. Worth every penny.

Greens a little slow. Looks like they recently did work on them.

But for the price. Nothing beats it.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Palm Course 17th Hole #ugottaseeit!"


12bubba's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cool place I played both courses. enjoyed the Palm course that weekend the best. Got to see hole 17th
#tomuchfun


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great overall experience"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in mid-May during a light rain. The course and greens are in great condition. The starter was friendly and helpful. A large group went out on the front before us so he let us start on the back.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"slow play"


uBCHT1242BC's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played behind three inconsiderate rude slow players that made our day miserable. should I say more.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Great Resort Course"


johnmcinnes's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the Palm Course at Desert Springs. Teed off early and didn't see anyone near until the 15th. Course was in excellent shape. Didn't get a bad lie all day. Only downside was the extremely slow greens. Took several holes before I got the speed of the greens. Marshall showed up(although unneeded) and gave out free apples and bananas. First time in 60 years of playing golf that has ever happened. Enjoyed the 19th hole sitting around the pool at the JW Marriott. A Great Day !


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course dry greens"


mberko1's avatar
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Skill: Beginner
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played the Palm Course. Had a great round of golf over mother's day weekend. I've only been playing about a year and this was one of the nicest courses I have played. It was challenging with the water and very hilly. The greens appeared like they would break and roll fast but they were so dry I didn't get a feel for them until the back 9. Overall had a great experience would definitely like to try the Valley course.


Player Tip: The grass leading up to the greens were very finely groomed making the ground a real hardpan. Recommend putting instead of trying to chip

18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect Day"


u000006013775's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in really good shape. Weather was in the high 70's which was ideal. Golf Now deal was $50 less than the website the hotel sends you to. Had my first hole in one ever on the 3rd hole. Palm course


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace of play."


u000001211430's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Should not have to wait 10 minutes between shots. Person in front of us took 9 shots out of same bunker. No marshal to pick things up. Quit after 14 holes. Nice course too bad.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Resort Course!"


u000001673975's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

2nd of 3 rounds at The Valley Course this weekend. I am staying at the Marriott Villas on the 1st hole of the Palm course (which I did not play). This is somewhat "low" season hence some good deals on prime tee times. I played as a single by myself at 6am in just over 2 hours for $70. Fairly wide open fairways for tee shots, offset by some challenging approach shots with many elevated greens, with multiple tiers and often protected by bunkers. All carts come with GPS which is extremely helpful. The back nine is lined with condos giving it almost a stadium feel on some holes with lots of "fans" to watch.

The scenic views on some holes are very impressive. The Santa Rosa Mountains are in the background and the fairways are lined with Palm trees. Very nice looking course.

The course is in excellent condition. Greens roll consistent and true. Fairways have 3 nice cuts from fairway to secondary rough. There are no real "waste" areas or places where care is not taken to manage rough length. In "high" season this course likely gets $150 or more I would think. Excellent course, great people and challenging (yet scoreable) course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Grounds Crew need lesson on golf etiquette"


u000008203192's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

you come to expect a certain level of service when going to the Marriott. I was playing this course on my last day of my honeymoon. I played by myself as I am a 5 handicap and no one (seniors) wants to play from the championship tees @ 7000yds. When I hit the 11th hole the grounds crew proceeded to mow the tee box...while I was on it...and about to tee off. All the while they wouldn't stop mowing the fairway either nor shut their machine down off to the side??? As I played through it hoping to play my way ahead of these idiots on the mowers they decided to drive up on the greens while I was putting. Fun times. It got better when they followed me for they next 4 holes. By now I'm ready to about face my tee shot and buzz the tower, but these donkeys never would've seen it coming. I exercised my better judgement and decided I needed to focus on this tough course layout. I ended up breaking 80, but had higher expectations for my playing experience. I'll probably play Shadow Ridge GC at the other Marriott property when I come back to Palm Springs


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"wjnter in summer"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Palm Course May 8th. A cold front moved in and we thought we'd be blown off the course but it turned out to be a super day. The Palm is our favorite over the Valley Course. The course was in great shape. The greens rolled true but were a little slower than usual. Very scenic holes. Staff are quite friendly and accommodating. Overall a great experience.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Not up to par!"


terryhear's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Very disappointing; for a JW Marriott course it didn't come up to standards. Didn't seem to be managed well. With so many courses in the area avoid this one for now. Greens were rough and the staff just didn't seem to have it together.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course"


u883119910's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thoroughly enjoyed this course. Went online to golfnow.com and booked a 6:45 tee time for 2. We arrived early and were able to get out at 6:15. We had a fabulous time and were finished in a little over 3 hours. Great fun! # 17 is a tough par 3!


18 Hole 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"


Charles1631923's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very Friendly Staffs here, Course condition is near perfect and the pace of the play is pretty good. We finish the game just under 4 hours.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"great value"


Joe7048000's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value. Staff is always super and course is always in great condition.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"golf course with class"


Brent8391351's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course has everything . Need ti keep it straight and you can score.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful water features"


Pauldouglashammond's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is pretty wide open, but plays longer than you think. Tough par threes. Greens were very slow.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"They know..."


bobdog1's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While the course isn't particularly long or difficult, it is usually in very good shape and an enjoyable test for their demo. The strength of this facility is the staff. They are friendly to a fault and considerate beyond expectation. Special kudos to Doug The Starter. Recently after a round I found a note attached to my bag that said " I noticed your 3 wood cover had a hole in it, so I took the liberty" . A brand new, still in the wrapper, matching head cover sat on my clubs. I will continue to play here for that kind of service.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course