Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1356000000 4.1 stars from 5 (634)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6761 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.0

TEE TIMES FROM: $78.00 VIEW TEE TIMES
  • 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: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 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 634 Reviews
5 stars:
255
4 stars:
273
3 stars:
60
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

548 out of 628 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


"Nice resort course"


u000002942792's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very pleasant course and the condition was great. Long way from bag drop to proshop. Need better directions.


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


"Fun Resort Course"


losdog70's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was mostly brown due to season but conditions were still fine, they should just warn you when you set up your tee time because some novice golfers are really bothered by the aesthetics. Lots of damage being repaired on the greens though, hard to believe how they could let the greens get so beat up.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"It was a beautiful at a lovely course!"


Lucia19's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the Palms course and we're greeted by the Starter, Doug who was terrific!
The first nine was timely and flowing the back nine was backed up.. We waited an average of 15 minutes per hole.
Other than that it was a great experience !
Thank you ,
Lucia


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


"Good Tough Course"


Ronstam's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on Oct 22 2014 before they overseeded. I am a 10 and my friend is a 5 index and we shot 90 and 92 respectively from the blue tees (about 6400 yds). This course is tougher than I remembered it. Off the tee, the course is not too difficult, but the greens are well defended by bunkers, false fronts and water.
We went as a twosome and we waited on every shot, but the round ended up being about 4.5 hours.
This course is better than I remember it and I recommend it. Good luck and enjoy!


Player Tip: Take extra clubs on your approaches to most greens - most greens are elevated and have slopes in front.

18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Scenic"


u000002293282's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was simply breathtaking. My husdband and I played on a very warm day, course condition was execcellent and really enjoyed. We'll play it again anytime!! Where we live we walk our home course. I sure would like to walk this course when it is not so hot because I think then you would really appreciate the scenery and course condition more.


Player Tip: If you hit a long ball don't hit driver on 17th. I hit a perfectly straight in the middle drive just to find out it's in the water.

Course Conditions: Fair

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"9 holes"


uKJWP4533KJ's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played late in the day and finished before dark. The 9 hole rate was much cheaper than the 18 hole rate. Great deal!!!! The course was not in great shape as they were getting ready for over seeding.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow Play"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took over 3 hours to play the front 9, played the front 9 again because the back 9 would have been even slower. Needed a Marshall to help control pace of play. Note: played here in April and it was great.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Will never play aggain"


frick474's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took 2 hours and 50 minutes to play first nine. No course rangers. After first nine starter asked if we wanted to play first nine again which we did in 1 1/2 hours. Talked to other golfers and course staff and they said that this is normal at this course and no attempt is made to make play faster.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"overplayed"


markdeadman's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once every three months
Handicap: 0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

pace on course was terrible, typical management company trying to maximize revenue and doesn't care about the customers, 4 balls every 8 minutes 6 + hours to play, NO MARSHALL , plus ddint know until we arrived range was closed, not very good at all, starter did his best, BUT OVERALL WORST EXPERIENCE IN DESERT SO FAR


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"My worst round in years"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven't walked off of a golf course since I can remember (15 years). I quit after 5 holes and sacrificed my golf now green fee ($60) after 2 hours of standing around. My tee time was at 10:45 and I drove off the course at 12:40 with a backup of 2+ groups on #6. Desert October golf at its absolute worst.


I don't recommend this course


"Too slow for high temps"


uCYRQ1692CY's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been forced to quit the course twice after only 9 holes as the pace of play was astoundingly slow for a 2-ball - and the temperature was close to 100 degrees. Marriott have a good facility and an enjoyable course, but they should not send groups off less than 7 minutes apart and they should not have singles and 2-balls in the middle of a slow field.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great course but a bit slow"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wide open fairways, challenging par 3s and a beautiful day - who could ask for more? The only downside was the 4.5 hour round - a bit slow for my liking.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Alway good"


DTrain1958's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a good challenging course with mounding and moderate hazards.

I just wish the pace of play was better....no reason to play at 4:45 on this course, should not have to ball search much. And wish staff addressed pace of play instead of a token sympathize.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Apart from the very slow pace of play (3 hours for the first 9 holes!) a beautiful course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is beautiful, lots to see"


Denihall's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once every three months
Handicap: Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed this course, have been several times and the views, water features, bird life etc makes this course a must try


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Desert Springs Palm Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Palm course in very good shape so late in the year. Loved the Absolut and Avion tap machine on the snack cart!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Personal"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. Weather was hot. Will go play in again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice Resort Course"


ptbilla711's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a well maintained scenic resort course. The course is in excellent condition. Course played long due to heavy air and no rollout in fairways. A couple of holes (16 especially) are designed poorly allowing a poor landing area for as the difficulty or approach to the green. A long drive is rewarded with rollout into the water.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"A perfect resort style course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The valley course is a great challenging course, but we played it right before re-seeding starts, so our course was completely brown. With that being said, the greens were immaculate and the pace of play was superb. Once the re-seeding is done, this course will be in great shape. Enjoy.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course