Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1592000000 4.2 stars from 5 (691)
  • 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 4.2 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 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 693 Reviews
5 stars:
288
4 stars:
292
3 stars:
67
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

603 out of 687 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 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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


"The course was in great condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course before and really like it. I have never gone out as a "single" but I was paired with 2 great young men and it was really fun! I love the ambiance of the course. Well worth the price!


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


"Great course, but 5+ hour round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent shape. Greens were fast and true. Course plays long with lots of water and bunkers. Definitely not for beginners. Would play again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course but slow play on a Sunday"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course, however it took over 5 hours to play on the Sunday we were out. Waited at every hole and no marshal around.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"JW Marriott Palm"


u000006795738's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Pace of play is poor - over 5 hours. Greens tend to vary in speed. Picturesque and in good shape. Great if you have all day to play.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


u00000223919's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was friendly and gave me tips on how to play the course. Pretty wide open but enough water to make it challenging. Greens were tiered which required precise short irons. Course conditions were close yo perfect.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not great for the price"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Waited on every hole, put too many players out on the course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great day on the Links"


Donfwright's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We loved the experience of playing this course. The scenery is beautiful, the course in excellent condition. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We only played at 6100 yards but found the track quite the challenge, but fun. Would return gladly.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent resort course"


pengeo12's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had been warned that course conditions were not always excellent and that the pace of play could be very slow. To the contrary, the course was in excellent shape given the heavy traffic- greens, tees, fairway and rough were all well maintained. The pace of play was a little slow- approaching 4 1/2 hours but not outrageous. The staff were very friendly- especially John the Starter. We are headed back today to try The Palms course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great place"


Junibe's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course, not too difficult, but challenging for hi Handicappers. Scenery great. Played the Valley course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun to play, but no push over."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would recommend this facility to any golfer that enjoys swinging away. It's the second shot becomes interesting. The area and the grounds are spectacular. Right from the bag drop you feel that you are wanted,


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"above average difficulty"


Blueskygolfer's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2015
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Reviewed on

Course in good shape. Fairly open fairways. Not much chance of losing balls. Very little water. Fairways separated by trees. Undulating course. I'll play it again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

we played 18 holes, the weather was great and the course was in great shape. Very challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good resort course. Wide immaculate fairways. Lots of water on the Palm course. Excellent greens. Beautiful mountain views.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of PS must play-have been golfing 50 yeas- back nine of the Valley cousre truly spectacular! Condion was great - Staff were friendly and accommodating-booked online with Golfnow-got a fair price-couldn't be happier!


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


"1st time to play the Palms"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2015
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Reviewed on

Beautiful course but we did not get to finish the last 4 holes. Police investigation so disappointed when pulled off 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


I recommend this course


"The Palms can Challenge"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A notch more difficult than the Valley, good value for the $$. Bring plenty of balls.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"course was a lot of fun"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was both fun and challenging to play. While not a long course the greens are relatively small, well bunkered, undulating and fast. The course also was in excellent condition. The greens were some of the best conditioned I have played. A good mix of long and short holes that give you a chance to score if your hitting your irons well. Only negative was that my cart GPS was not working.


Player Tip: Do not be above the hole on these greens. They have a lot of slope and are very fast.

18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value and interesting"


Corey6972135's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played at the JW Marriott many times. Love both of the courses. Lots of interesting holes, and challenging shots, but not so long and difficult that it's not enjoyable for a higher handicap player. Changed the greens a few years ago and they are so much better now.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"It's one of the better ones"


roberbj's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Certainly not the most challenging nor the most beautiful course in the area (a tall challenge in this area), it is nevertheless a great course, well groomed, with wide fairways and above all one of the most pleasant, courteous, and helpful group of staff that I have ever met. It's very much worth the time and money.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course