Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1058000000 4.1 stars from 5 (860)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6679 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.1

  • 74-855 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 6679 yards 72.1 124
Blue 72 6377 yards 70.4 121
White 72 6063 yards 68.5 109
Red (W) 72 5330 yards 69.6 110

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 860 Reviews
5 stars:
334
4 stars:
369
3 stars:
95
2 stars:
38
1 stars:
24

recommend this course

738 out of 854 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!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Couse, slow greens"


Cassius22's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This Couse was in over all great condition, but slow greens but roll well. They roll about 8.0-8.5. I was able to play 18 holes by myself in about 1 hour and 40 minutes. The staff was great and would go back again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Played on 6/27/15"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition. Greens were surprisingly slow and so was the pace. But I had a good time.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good resort course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the views and challenges. Lots of water, lost a couple of balls.


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


I recommend this course


"Challenging course but fair."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would play here again! Great deal during the month of june. Course is in good condition.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course. Great staff!"


Basil7779874's avatar
Skill: Beginner
Plays: Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time w/family for Father's day wknd. Play was a bit slower than expected. Course is great. Staff is awesome!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"JW Marriott"


mariah12's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

5th time playing here, switching back and forth, between the Palms and Valley courses. Staff and conditions always great!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"The Valley Course"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunately, the course was being aerated the day we played so the conditions were less than optimal. It seems like the workers were one hole in front of us aerating the fairway in front of us the entire round. The greens were in the worst condition I have seen on any golf course,
I played this course one time before and it was in excellent shape. If the course had been in good condition, I would have rated it good to excellent. When the course is in good condition it is a challenging course to play. My recommendation is to find out what shape the course is in before you book.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course (Valley) in Good Condition"


AKlein4747's avatar
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Just played here yesterday on June 16 and the course was in good shape. However, please know that a decent amount of the tee boxes and a few of the fairways are aerated. Greens are in good shape (as good as you can get in the desert with the heat). Also, this is one of the most popular resorts in the desert, which leads to people on the course. Pace of play was good/decent around 8:30am. The Palms course is definitely busier than the Valley course but both are nice.


I recommend this course


"Tremendous!"


revdev's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once every three months
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was great and booking the tee time was easy. I've played the JW Marriott before, but it was my first time playing the Palms. It was well worth the time and created a memorable experience!


Player Tip: The bunkers are deep...avoid, if possible!

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


"Nice layout"


vettster's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in fair condition, greens were slow and had just been aerated. But it was a fun course to play.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has very challenging greens"


Albert6051042's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the marriott courses many time. This time was special. We played the valley course and Doug, the starter took the three of us on the practice green and gave a lesson on how to play these greens. It really added to our enjoyment of playing the course. We played mid-day on a hot deal and at $20, it was a real value. Thanks


Player Tip: Over club one when the pins are at the back of the greens.

18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

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



"Good to be back!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

It's been 29 years since I've played the "Palms" course at Marriott! Just as I remember it. Beautiful views with fairly wide fairways on most holes, and a lot of elevation changes with mounds and valleys. Most greens are elevated and bunkers abound. The course was in great shape and the staff was excellent! I'll be coming back very soon!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Valley Course has all the features I'm looking for. The course was in great shape. Will play again when in Palm Springs.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Can't beat the price"


Rod4673709's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I felt like we were playing for free, beautiful course great shape for this time of year,
People were awesome!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Birthday weekend"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape, The staff was very helpful and friendly. I would definitely play there again. Top notch !!!


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


I recommend this course


"The course looks great!"


Leland5208777's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Valley course was in very good condition and it was fun to play. The greens are slow but with plenty of undulation. Plenty of water to contend with but still a fair course. The entire course has plenty of sand traps and moguls to contend with as well. You will find yourself windering if there is a level lie on the course! There is.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"PALM-DESERT-BOB"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GREENS WERE IN GREAT SHAPE. FAIRWAYS AND TEES IN GREAT SHAPE. STAFF VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. EVERYONE SHOULD PLAY THERE AT LEAST ONCE. THE SCENERY IN THE POOL AREA WAS GREAT TOO.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


Patti5729296's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. It's challenging but fun.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"First time GEM"


Tony1Putt's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2015
First time playing Walked Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Have played lots of courses in the valley but never the Palms Course here at the JW Marriott resort. What a delight! Generous fairways, very fair course set up from the white and red tees. My wife thoroughly enjoyed it as did I. The only slightly downer was the slowness of the greens. This probably due to there being aerated in the past month, because though you couldn't see the sand , you could hear it. We have booked it to play again on Friday. :)


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course



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