Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1219000000 4.1 stars from 5 (640)
  • 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: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 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 640 Reviews
5 stars:
258
4 stars:
266
3 stars:
71
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

551 out of 635 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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2195SKalamath's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Resort Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a beautiful resort course, in a great location with great service!! Love the 4 finishing holes!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course but slow play"


Gene6864076's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played this course several times and always enjoy it. The Palm course is in great shape, with lots of rolling fairways and undulations on the greens. Got off on time - the starter was great. Only complaint is the very slow pace of play - 4:40 to get around and we waited on most holes. No ranger to speed things up. In spite of the slow play, I'd go back. Many holes are breathtaking with the mountains as a backdrop.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u275352005's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Nice"


Dave224's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Our threesome played in 4hrs.15 min. Very acceptable. Greens were very good with the speed quicker than I have seen before. Would be 5 stars if greens were "outstanding". Fairways perfect.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great value."


dukes12's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played as a single. I got a great deal on GolfNow. They had a big event at the resort. Free (lol) valet parking was the only thing available. I was paired up with three Canadian gentlemen. Great guys. I wish I had played a little better. They were very patient. The course was in great shape. The greens had been painted. They looked a little weird. They were fast and putted true though. All in all a good day of golf. I'll be back.

Thanks !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004709364's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is missing a ranger to monitor speed of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u720371515's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Another Day In Paradise"


wnunnally's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course at least 15 to 20 times and for a resort course its rarely in bad shape. There were extremely strong winds downing many trees and branches a couple of days before, but the grounds crew were all over it. Great job Marriott. Except for the rude jerks that don't rake the sand traps or repair their ball marks on the greens its always a pleasure to golf here. Pace of play is generally good as well.


I recommend this course


"Greens bumpy"


u000001312008's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens had recently been worked on and were a bit bumpy. Still a challenging course, but worth it only if you can get a deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"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"


Skip1542805's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the day after Thanksgiving and pace of play was SLOW. Course was in great condition. Greens were very nice, just fast enough and smooth. Course is challenging but very fair. Wife is a 20 handicap and did enjoy playing the course Staff was friendly and very helpful I will definitely play here again !!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"excellent holiday golf course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were a 2-ball and the first 6 holes was fast but then we caught up with a "5" ball!! Marshall tried to move us around to Valley course which helped but would have preferred to play a continous 18 hole course. Nonetheless everything about the staff and course conditions were normal Marriott high standard.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overall a great experience"


uTOGJ7585TO's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the bag drop to end of the round everything was wonderful. The course is in great shape. The greens are medium to fast and a challenge. Lots of water and rolling hills.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace was terrible"


u000002143170's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Palms course yesterday ... no Marshall to be seen and waited on every hole. Very slow. Only got 14 holes in .. they were 30 min behind on tee times. No bag drop person - called their phone but no one showed. Nice course but enjoyed Shadow Ridge much better for the same price.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Palms Course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very slow green speed. Rough has grown and needed mowing. No pace of play monitoring which might. have helped. Overall, a nice course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Slowest Pace of Play Ever"


csutherland's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Booked 18 holes only played nine. Took almost 3 hours for 9 holes. We were given a voucher for 9 holes. But this is the third time we have played here and always find the pace of play very slow. At other courses usually see a course Marshall ensuring the pace is kept up. Never saw a Marshall during the 3 hours. Very disappointed.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Was a great experience"


Roger54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We thoroughly enjoyed the course. Unfortunately the round was terribly slow more than 5 hours !!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day"


DNicholds's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Details were all looked after like a private club. Players assistant even provided complementary fruit from the cart. Towels, GPS, abundant ice water, quiet comfortable carts.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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