Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1205000000 4.1 stars from 5 (747)
  • 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

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: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 749 Reviews
5 stars:
297
4 stars:
319
3 stars:
79
2 stars:
34
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

644 out of 743 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: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course, but stay and play for the best experience"


Ihacker413's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was great overall!
We played a threesome and played both the palms and valley on the same day. My recommendation is to get the earliest tee time possible. It is a challenging course but later in the day it really backs up as there were in excess of 400 people playing between the two courses yesterday.

The tee box and fairways were in perfect condition! The greens on the valley course must have just been cut the day we went because several of them were practically dirt. The palms course seemed to be perfect in everyway and with a 6:30am tee we breezed through the course.

The cart lady was always around, it was great not having to wait and wonder if you would see them again as I easily saw the drink cart 5-6 times during the day.

I met two marshals on Saturday both were very outgoing and offered free fruit to us. I heard people complaining about the pace of play, but come on... its Saturday, in palm desert, 70 degrees out .... you should have started earlier if you had somewhere to be....
lots and lots of water hazards! Which makes the course beautiful, but if you are a hack, it might cost you a few balls during play.

The carts are fast which is nice as the course is pretty long. The GPS worked great for us!

All of the staff was very friendly and helpful, overall a great course! We paid $84/per to play which according to golfnow was a 44% discount.

The course is beautiful, you may encounter some hazards in the form of condos.. I did.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

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


"Very disappointed"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens on the course were the worse shape on any course that I have played on during the 4 months I have been here in the valley. The were extremely slow and the grass was very sparse on most greens. I was very disappointed in that the tee boxes and fairways were in great condition. I just expected more from a course that always had a great reputation


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I don't recommend this course


"GREAT DEAL"


THURMAN64's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

REAL BARGAIN AT $90. WHIT TEES A LITTLE OVER 6000 YARDS. FAIRWAYS WIDE.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Play was too slow"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were 15 minutes late teeing off and the pace of play was too slow, 5 1/2 hrs is too long


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Perfect desert environment"


Rhardie's avatar
Skill: Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2015
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Reviewed on

Fun course. Great shape. A little windy in the afternoon .


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow play name of the game!"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course several times. They really don't seem to care about pace of play. Over 5 hour round. They pack them in and no Rangers seen. Greens ragged and inconsistent. If you are not a good player this course isn't for the casual resort player. My wife is a good golfer and didn't enjoy this course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"17th hole is spectacular!"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Attractive course with water and fowl. Wide open fariways. Plays longer than it looks


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great views"


u845696912's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens had just been sanded and I would like play when they are in pristine condition. Very nice aesthetically, lots of water and interesting holes.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful green fairways"


Mary7317589's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staying at Marriott desert springs villas2 , the course was beautiful. Plush green fairways. Would definitely play again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely beautiful course in pristine condition. The only drawback are the long holes for women really hard to reach greens in regulation , but enjoyed tha Palm course very much.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"If your trying to decide to play here..read"


randallw40's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course is in good condition, nicely manicured and very quick greens. The greens are small which makes it challenging if it wasn't for that that it would be an average challenge for a scratch player. Good layout and undulating fairways, lots of strategically placed bunkers to make you think your way around. It was quite windy when I played so I would play it again but in the morning to avoid hitting shots I don't normally do. Overall good course, good value when found on golf now.com the single I was paired with paid double what I did which wasn't good value. Overall, yes play this course and you won't be disappointed but keep in mind it is a resort course so expect a few gimmicks.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Brown ,sandy greens."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was lush and green everywhere except the putting greens. Fairways were rolling and hilly but nothing that was very tough to deal with. This was a typical resort course, nothing hidden and no surprises.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"5 hour play ridiculous"


orindacc2's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2015
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Reviewed on

No Marshalls to speed up
Play. Too bad because I like the course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow play!!!!!!!!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of unrepaired divots in the fairway.
Greens fairly fast, decent shape.
Rough thick damp, difficult to hit long shots, just get back to the fairway & hope for a good lie.
Very slow play, pack a lunch. Beautiful flowers & views.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Desert Springs - Valley Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Enjoyable golf experience. Pace of play was excellent, course conditions very good (some greens were under repair). Overall good value for the money


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

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


"Marriott Palm Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Someone told me that the Valley Course was a lot tougher than the Palm, so I opted to try the easier. I got paired up with 3 older gentlemen who's wives were playing in front of us. There we so many people at the resort we were told to park on some grass about 2 blocks from the clubhouse. Great, caring staff and the course was in great condition. The ranger drove by and handed out bananas or apples. Due to the age of the other players......the game went way too slow.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"No easy parking space and pace of VERY slow"


u000003136739's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took us 5 hours and 45 minutes to play this course. We waited on each tee box at least 10-15 minutes. There was NO marshall speeding up play. They put too many golfers out with NO good spacing. It is a beautiful facility RUINED by poor management!!!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Palm Springs Golf"


sjoe4221970's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A course that demands accurate shot placement to avoid trouble


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Confusion"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course did not have enough carts, everyone started late. Short staffed at the cart pu, very unorganized. Fairways were fine but the greens were like clay,awful!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Fair

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course