Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.0452470588 4.0 stars from 5 (764)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6761 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 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 764 Reviews
5 stars:
295
4 stars:
321
3 stars:
91
2 stars:
35
1 stars:
22

recommend this course

653 out of 759 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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"Great Place not just for Golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
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Reviewed on

The JW Marriott Palm's Course is one of the prettiest courses in the valley with great views and beautiful birds from swans to flamingos. The staff is very attentive and always seem to be there when you need them. They have a "Golf Host" that offer fresh fruits which is a nice touch.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love Marriott"


uEASI2267EA's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course with great conditions, a new favorite in the desert!

Treat your self to a great round, you will not be disappointed


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautifully maintained course!"


jerryatric1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Long, challenging course. Wide open fairways. Water water everywhere.

Only negative? They need sand in the sand bunkers

Greens & fairways always in great shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Stu4979785's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. The only negative point I would make would be that the bunkers needed way more sand in them. The ones I was in were pathetic. Loved everything else


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



jerryatric1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great water features"


Alex326's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We make the trip to the Palm Springs area once or twice a year. Our go to courses are the Indian Wells course which are the wife's favorite. I always like to play one or two new courses while in the area. Desert Springs was my back up choice since it was going to be windy and everyone said avoid Classic Club in the wind.

Overall I enjoyed the track. Mainly because of all the water features but also because of the hole designs which make you plot your way around the course. Most of the shorter par 4's make you decide to lay up or risk a tricky lie in the moguls that yes are the size of motocross jumps! Other holes dictate a lay up or a skillfully placed shot shape to start over water and draw around palm trees.

My wedges and putter took the day off so I had my second worse score of 2017 but I think if you played this course a couple times it would cough up some low scores.

Conditions wise, greens and fairways were great with no issues. Quick tip, the greens don't break as much as you think they will.

Tee boxes were adequate but the Sand Traps were horrible. Wet hardback dirt throughout the entire course.

Customer service was hit and miss. Some staff members were great while others ..... Yeah you get the idea.

Hard to say if I'll go back or not. With so many great courses in the area, there are others I want to experience first before going back. But I'm sure I probably will at some point.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Perfect Day for Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
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Reviewed on

We played the Palm course. The Marriott is quite the resort. It was very busy due to the holiday and perfect weather. Very enjoyable day!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow greens need a marshal"


Daniel8941322's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout greens were slow. Need a marshal to monitor slow players that had 4 groups backed up.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Better than the weeke before"


OCGorilla's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The course is maturing after reopening with the winter grass. Greens are the typical slow for this condition. Pace of play was still slow, typical resort golfer crowd.

As a single i was paired with a good group of golfers


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


None's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Pace of play was good.. challenging for sure. Course was a lot of fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great condition , not good for beginner golfers ."


BRenda2403402's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is challenging and it helps to know where to hit your ball .

The fairways and rough are first rate . Thx pro shop staff not very friendly , but the starter and course staff are helpful and friendly


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A nice resort track to play - always consistent"


u000004937595's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have been playing this course for years and it's always in pretty good shape, but I thought the greens were about as good as I have seen them this time around. The course is adjacent to the Marriott, which is a big resort hotel in Palm Springs, so don't expect peace and tranquility when you get around the resort pool, and the music is pretty loud there. Pace of play was decent. Course was pretty crowded and we waiting on most every shot but mostly no more than a minute or two. The other course is bing over seeded so there was more play on the Palms that normal. The staff is always great at this course. Very friendly and accommodating and I lost track of the number of times the beverage cart came by so that was a plus. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a solid course to play in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


shanky649's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course .

Gorgeous in that area !

Not sure why they didn't change the cups Monday morning .??

Holes were all eaten up and damaged !

For those prices they should be able to afford wages to cut new holes !!

Maybe someone was sick !

Greens were a little dry

And hard

Need to water more through the nite !

Next time !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff very friendly.

Course in very good shape.

Decent value for the dollar


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Rjhutchatshaw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Too long to play"


u000005586766's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played behind so very novice golfers and played in 5 hours. The Marshall did not move them along and was told this is resort golf. I am for everyone enjoying a game of golf but at least have the courtesy in letting people through as there was 3 holes open. The fix they used is moving a foursome ahead of them that was behind us. Not a fix I would use but I do not own the course. I will not return as this was the third time this has happened

Ed Chibri

Edmonton, AB


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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