Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1275000000 4.1 stars from 5 (1035)
  • 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: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 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 1035 Reviews
5 stars:
411
4 stars:
442
3 stars:
112
2 stars:
43
1 stars:
27

recommend this course

893 out of 1029 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge entertaining clients   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 feature"


u000002674904's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course but bunkers need some maintenance. Fun to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very entertaining track!"


onebigfishy69's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grounds are spectacular, staff was very helpful and professional ! Tee to Green in great condition (especially for the many 120'+ degree days we've already had this year! ) Greens are super, undulateing but fair, not fast but not slow, held everything I thru at them! Lots of water and bunkers all in pristeen shape!

Very entertaining lay out too, enjoyed every hole for it's own qualities! I played from the tips (about 6700+ yds.) 2 par 3's over 220 yds. most of the course was a fair challenge! In cart GPS was nice! Looking forward to the next time! THX!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


surfnut1's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Friendly. Will be back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great courses in Palm Desert"


u000005526397's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love playing these courses each year. They seem to always be in great shape and in June we get great value and a fast pace of play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Uninspiring and rough around the edges"


Kim1854660's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Disappointed in the condition of the course. Very average at best.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


pauljdu4's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, in great shape and beautiful scenery.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens/Slope"


u000001378406's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If I knew the greens had recently been sanded, I would not have booked a tee time.

The slope rating from the white tees (123) is a joke. There isn't a flat spot on the golf course. Slope should be about 135.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Gorgeous"


u963754412's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Plays friendly yet holds challenges and is a beautiful place to start the day. Pro shop is courteous and efficient. Bag service above average. Play here in the low season for the best value in the desert.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hot day but fun"


OCGorilla'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 06/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Purchased a last minute hot deal for a mid day round. It was 108^ at tee time. Had the course to myself, so it was a fast round. Course was vacant. The course was in great shape and the greens were transforming to the summer grass. It would be nice if you tourist and discount golfers learned how to fix pitch marks and fill divots!

This is a Ted Robinson Design and built at a time when The Stadium Courses were popular. This is a target course, so ball position is essential to score well. You need to control the distance with your short irons and play from the correct tees based on your handicap if you are going to enjoy the round and keep the pace of play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A great Ted Robinson design"


OCGorilla'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 06/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

It has been about 15 years since I play the Valley since I have played the Palm Course the last few visits. I like this course layout lots of undulation on the fairways and greens scenic waterfalls.

This day it was a Hot Deal and it was $19.00 and 114 degree mid day heat. But still I had the course to myself and played the course in under three hours.

The 18 is a tricky finish you may have a blind shot over water to the green. If you do i suggest a lay up and play it as a par 5 to finish with a good score.

Friendly staff, great group of people here


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Palm course pleasure"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were asked by the starter if we could start on the palm course instead of the valley course. No problem for us as it was the first time we had played at the Marriott. We found the fairways wide and rolling with some interesting lies, and good readable greens. The greens were not too fast so a few pars were recorded! Overall, a very good course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fabulous Course"


Shari5140424's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Aside from a well laid out course, the staff friendliness, knowledge and helpful natures was unparalleled. I would play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"JW Marriott Palms Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing in the desert! Challenging course. Very scenic and picturesque. Greens were recently dressed which made putting tough. Definitely want to play this tract again when the greens are good.


Player Tip: You can use driver on most holes but water comes into play. Smarter and shorter for this course works

Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Too many mogules"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This would be a great place to ski but the elevation changes makes playing golf very difficult and it blocks clear views of the hazards. The course is in great shape. The fairways are very green and lush and the greens roll true. The four of us liked teh Valley course much better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Whata Couse!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I normally play at muni course...so the exceptional rating, but this was a great course! The weather was in the mid 80's with a slight breeze, it just couldn't be better! The greens and fairways were manicured with roughs just the right height...green and lush. The pace of play was so good that I never had to wait at any tee box. I would recommend this course to everyone!!

I got the time on Golf Now for $40 which makes me an even luckier guy.


Player Tip: If you are a little wild with your driver, I'd recommend taking a couple of extra sleeves of balls. The hazards are pretty deep.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"My first time, and DEFINITELY not my last"


ThePerryCox's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Scored a great deal for a Noon tee time at the Palms Course. The weather was heavenly for the beginning of May, just a slight breeze. Fairways were immaculate, bunkers were mostly soft and fluffy...though a few were stupidly compacted and rock hard. Greens rolled rather well, but they need to do a better job at replacing the pin locations from previous days.

Staff was friendly, but not overly so. The gentleman who cleaned my clubs afterwards was the most pleasant person on hand. Very little interaction with the staff, which is not a bad thing. I'm never a fan of dropping my clubs unattended though, it'd be nice to see someone standing out front by the bag drop.

Pace was excellent once the foursome ahead of us let my partner and I play through. We finished in 3:15. Had it not been for the overly slow group ahead of us at the start, we'd have been done in under 3 hours easily.

An excellent value for a beautiful course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great open layout with unsuspecting hazard over the next hill"


72377237's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The best thing about the round was the STARTER, he made you feel like you were home and had a fantastic personality. Would play there again for the golf, and to thank the STARTER, who had left before we finished the round.

Hope someone from Marriott gets a copy of this review, and acts on it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bring your own clubs!!!"


u000007233687's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would have given 5 stars if the rental clubs were better. The Taylor made set was OK at best but, the grips we're so worn by worn I mean slick that I was melting them trying to hold on. Even with a brand new glove. It really does change things

Love the course and will get my revenge next time..... With my own sticks

Marty


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"AWESOME course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We always played the Palms course but it was full a few months back so we tried Valley. What a great surprise!! Challenging yet very fair. Greens were a bit slow but a great time and value!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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