Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1034000000 4.1 stars from 5 (880)
  • 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
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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
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: 4.0 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 880 Reviews
5 stars:
340
4 stars:
379
3 stars:
98
2 stars:
38
1 stars:
25

recommend this course

755 out of 874 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for a weekend splurge advanced golfers playing multiple courses   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


"Horrible"


Aaron5324013's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

everything from the staff to the conditions was really bad. greens were punched with no aeration warning, and who would have thought most of the desert reseeds in October so i know this is really late in the game to do so. the fairways haven't been taken care of, looks to me like they just dont care. (many patches of dirt of each fairway) if you happen to miss the fairway and hit into the rough FORGET about it.. they don't mow the rough at all. The cart boys were not professional at all and were very sarcastic in answering questions, took long to greet me and longer to see return my clubs to me, did not say thank you for the tip either, as soon as we got there they frisked us for beer which we didn't have. overall bad experience. even if the staff were nice and the greens had just been punched the course is not well taken care of (im talking about weeds everywhere), I never would have thought i play a lot of golf all around the desert and the Marriott more then disappointed me they should be ashamed. very pricey to not feel welcomed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Fair

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"82 All fairways"


Addyboy928's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed playing this course. I was amazed of how wonderful the pace was. I know it's hot, but I tee off early and it didn't matter. This is one thing "pace of play" I look forward to when I'm on a course. They do a great job of spacing groups.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"HOTT INTHE DESERT"


GregoryS1314654's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course!! The greens or in excellent condition. Good round!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"course in great shape"


clonedriver's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the tee boxes are shaved evenly
fairways are solid
greens are in good shape


Player Tip: if the starter Doug is working, spend a min. w/ him and he will give great TIPS about the course that will help you score better. great guy.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Micheal3732426's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Greens were a little slow, but rolled true. Stay out of the rough, the grass is long and you'll lose your ball.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee times are too close together. Waited on every hole. Too slow!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I don't recommend this course


"A decent experience"


seuper9er's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course had some dead spots in the fairways, tee boxes, etc. Overall condition was good, greens were in good shape. Tougher than I expected with the short yardage from the blues, lots of interesting holes that make you think. A good experience overall...for sure not my favorite in the area but a challenging shorter course option.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course but needs cold water in the summer"


u000007663570's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
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Reviewed on

The golf course is stunning. My only concern is no cold drinking water.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course for summer"


Tidalgunner's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2015
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Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition for summer. Played unlimited golf which is a great deal.
Staff were courteous and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Great time"


u000004888531's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once every three months
Handicap: 25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day 103 heat but was still easy to play 18 holes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

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 character"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Green speed too slow ,bunkers compacted. Love to play course with the two items above addressed.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice fairways but not alot of level lies"


jweisman99's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Nice course....a little slow and good greens
Will play again !!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well maintained !!!"


jweisman99's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were great as were the greens ...only drawback : rocks in bunkers and not enough rakes.
Would play again !!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Typical Resort Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways have suffered from the drought conditions. Pace of play was slow, but not unexpected. Greens were a little bumpy and slow. Overall, not bad.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Rough sloping greens"


gwest20111's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2015
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Reviewed on

This is a challenging course with sloping greens; unfortunately though the greens are still rough from being aerated. The staff all kind and curious and I give them a solid five stars.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Typical resort course"


uSFWC7058SF's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GPS was terrible. Very small and it finally quit working. One of the oldest GPS systems I have ever seen. Cart comes with a chest of ice no water given to players. Water fountains on course have warm / hot water. Nice driving range. Mostly two somes so we were backed up most of the morning. Too many better courses to play in the desert.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great course with terrible conditions"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is beautiful and has a fair to challenging layout but the course was in rough shape. The greens where just punched with no warning via golf now or even in the proshop just before playing. I find this unreasonable for any course to not be forthcoming about their conditions


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"This course is gorgeous"


weis4329's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Many opportunities to get great pictures. Some holes were challenging, but other holes were easier and made for a great round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value during summer."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though summer in the desert is hot and muggy, and many businesses close down or have severely limited staff, this place seemed to have a full complement of personnel. All very friendly and helpful. Only negative is the parking and the longer walk to the golf shop.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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