Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1538000000 4.2 stars from 5 (611)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6761 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.0

TEE TIMES FROM: $18.00 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: 4.4 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 616 Reviews
5 stars:
251
4 stars:
264
3 stars:
57
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

534 out of 610 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: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

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: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Should not have been open for play"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played the valley course. We have enjoyed playing both Valley and Palm courses.
This time I was SHOCKED,(we should have walked off the first tee) The entire course had just been scalped for reseed, there was NO GRASS! We noted the Palm
course was green and in good shape. They said the
course was set to close for seeding the next day,
think they were a few days late.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 3/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Slow play"


jyoung2668's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great outside of being overbooked and slow play


I recommend this course


"Scalped"


mbreit's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had signed up to play the Palms course but was a single sandwiched between two foursomes. They asked if I wanted to play the Valley course with had just been scalped. The greens were in great shape and the fairways weren't bad, just a bit brown and the ball went much further. If I didn't like it they offered for me to play the Palms course. It is a challenging course with many potential uneven lies. A very fun course and beautiful property. Will be back for sure.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


trooper63's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course condition was being prepped for seeding....everything was brown except the greens....Still in very good playing condition if you do not mind hitting off of brown fairways.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Resort Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/26/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed our round of golf on this beautifully landscaped course. The staff was friendly. Our only complaint was that at 3:30 p.m. there was no one to take our clubs up the hill to the bag drop area.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice, as always"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We love the Marriott courses out here in the Palm Springs region. This was very good value at $39. It was just before overseeding and parts of the course were very dry but the greens were good and it is a really great course. Well worth it.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course has looks of Hawaii or Mexico in the desert"


jdr6132's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good facility but summer heat was cooking ( 110f )
Would like to play it again when you could enjoy the day rather than just trying to survive.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 3/4 hrs

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


"Dale T"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value summer rate. Nice facility. Should try both the Valley and Palms course. My favorite was the Palm, but a little harder.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not to many level lies"


jdr6132's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This layout has far to many elevation changes & blind landing areas for a resort course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

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


"Great time and"


Carpouzi's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Five of us from Canada played and we had a great time, really good conditions given the heat, played in 4 hours. Really scenic views and lots of trees to provide occasional shade. Good variety of hole layouts, need to be aware of water - sometimes not in view. Cart lady always made sure cool drinks were close by. Finished around 2 and headed to the poolside bar and enjoyed food and cool drink
Would definitely go back


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Marriott Desert Springs"


u000003042720's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Twice a year
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a very hot day. Very few people were on the course. On single went through us.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Scorching Desert Springs"


randyneely66's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, plenty of water to evade, very friendly staff and excellent food. 100+ temperature was a beat down.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

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


"Krepick review"


sport1942's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were not in good shape; fungas on many and others had not recovered from aeration


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pass through Palm Desert"


u244959144's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked this course last minute through Golf Now because La Quinta, where I was staying, had a major rain storm which flooded all of their courses. The course was in amazing condition, despite the heat of summer. Great price for a great round of golf.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Billy goat stances"


bozgolf64's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are extremely undulating. Many uneven stances in the fairway which is not my strong point.
The Valley course is more to my liking.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course but greens were burnt up as of Sept 2014"


Kenmorf's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Beautiful course but the greens were terrible due to a fertilizer mishap that burnt them up this summer. They should grown back by the fall of 2014 hopefully. Everything else was top notch. It is a challenging course that is still very playable / enjoyable for a 15 handicap like me.
I would still recommend it . They discounted the price for the green conditions. But the beer is $6 for a bud..... yes $6 bucks. Ouch !


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"beautiful course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not super difficult but still very challenging. Most greens were dead unfortunately due to a fertilizer mishap that burnt them up. I played Sept 2014 they should grow back soon. I still very much enjoyed the course


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course