Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1260000000 4.1 stars from 5 (738)
  • 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: 3.3 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 740 Reviews
5 stars:
296
4 stars:
314
3 stars:
77
2 stars:
33
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

638 out of 734 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


"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


"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"Slow greens."


Dennis4920773's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were a bit slow but what you would expect at a resort course. It was worth playing and I will try to play it again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Fair


I recommend this course


"Solid desert course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice property, typical of most desert courses it's short, but elevated greens and tight fairways, make it challenging. Fun course, I am a local and think it's one of the best in Palm Desert.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good layout - Poor Greens on Valley Course"


chris2636's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After playing on several other courses in the area at comparable prices, the greens were very disappointing. Thin, did not hold lines and people were not repairing divots. Would recommend if the greens were better.


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

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Resort course"


philfaraci's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice resort course. 5 hour round as expected playing at noon on Sunday. Lots of contours and interesting situations.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable"


stoper19's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very pretty but way too slow! I think they don't allow enough time between groups. Greens need work but fairways were in good condition. Not sure if I would be in a hurry to play it again. Weather was great though


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Solid course"


ozarko50's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable course. Not real memorable, but a solid course with decent value if you can get a nice discount @ GolfNow. Greens and fairways were in good condition.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

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


"Attractive fun course"


u000002891786's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course provided a fun afternoon of golf and encouraged much picture taking. The course conditions were good although the greens putted a little slow. I found it to be well designed aside from the very interesting and attractive water features. The holes were interesting and challenging but not back-breaking. The pace of play was slow, 5 hrs, not sure if marshaling could have improved it, but we still enjoyed the round very much. I would recommend the course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

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