Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.0962000000 4.1 stars from 5 (811)
  • 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: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 811 Reviews
5 stars:
315
4 stars:
344
3 stars:
91
2 stars:
37
1 stars:
24

recommend this course

691 out of 805 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 patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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


"gorgeous"


iclennin's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the setting and course conditions were fabulous. We enjoyed playing very much even though we found the course quite challenging. The greens were fairly dry. As we golfed in the morning it would nave been nice if the beverage carts had coffee for sale.


Player Tip: The greens played slower when we played.

18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout. Challenging, but not crazy difficult"


Trowell's avatar
Plays: Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very poorly marshalled. Foursome ahead of us was at least 3 holes behind and we waited on every shot. Didn't see the marshal until the 17 hole. He acknowledged they were slow but didn't do anything about it.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Fine layout with shaggy greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course layout was great, they seem to be letting the greens and rough grow out in preparation for the summer


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens were terrible."


dukes12's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were recently sanded. Some greens had piles of sand on them. Impossible to putt. Somebody is not paying attention to conditions. Pace of play very slow. One hour to play first three holes. The threesome in front was holding up the whole course. No Marshall. We jumped two holes ahead of slow group to pick up pace. We finally saw Marshall sitting in the halfway house. He told us to go back after we finish 18 and play the 2 holes we skipped.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great shape"


Jsp1356's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape the the pace of play was excellent.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Relaxed and friendly"


1t2a3r's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in nice condition with a very opened and relaxed atmosphere. The staff did what they're supposed to do and were polite and pleasant. Played in 3:45, that's with waiting here and there for the group ahead of us. Great day!


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


"Best course ever"


Thomas8801078's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2015
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Reviewed on

Speed of play was excellent
Staff was very helpful
The greens were a little bit fast


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


"Desert golf is the best"


Rodney8518891's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

been playing here for years...great course and location


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


"This course was fabulous at one time....."


phk6866's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I can't believe how disappointed we were with the condition of this course. The greens were the worst we have played this season. I was so excited to play the Palm course only to be let down. The pace of play was sooo slow. I'm sorry, but it was a bad experience.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent course to play"


u677561643's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decided last minute to play. Got a good price from GolfNow, that was the deciding factor. Rented new Taylormade clubs. Nice staff, fun course, bring extra balls.


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


"Great day!"


3acesnow's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Like this course, but the greens seem to have a fungus or some problem. They were slow, but the course and the pleasant ambiance here made up for that. Everyone was friendly and helpful.Great day. We will be back!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Gem in Palm Desert"


almain56's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful setting - always enjoy this course. Only negative was the greens were sanded and horribly unpredictable and slow.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"greens disapointing"


mcjbeamish's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Greens were in rough shape. Extremely slow and uneven. Rest of the course was in excellent shape. Pace was a little slow to begin but opened up after about the 6th hole.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"JW marriot valley course"


Golf4ms's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

The greens were very slow. The golf ball would stop going down hill. No marshal on course. We played as a twosome and took 4.75 hours to play. Clubs were supposed to be cleaned at end of round (for which I gave them a tip). They were not touched grass on all clubs. Was disappointed that I had to come home and clean my own clubs (no tip for me). This is the last time I will even let any of the courses offer to clean the clubs. Bad experience on several courses.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"always a challenge"


acfetterly's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A long course for a short hitter. Greens are small and contoured. Always fun to play either course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course was amazing"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a great time I will be back ASAP and I will bring more people with me . Your golf course was in great 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


"Not like it was last time I played"


bobnewc's avatar
Skill: Advanced

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens in horrible condition only saw cart girl twice teed off 15 minutes late and took almost 5 hours to play

Played the course a couple times earlier this year and it was everything was fine


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Overall Condition: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


Freddie4631760's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2015
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Reviewed on

Great course!!! When you look out the tee box, nothing but wide open green on the 4's and 5's.....the approach is tough with the sand, water, and steep little mounds around it...but that's what makes this game great! My foursome had a great time!!!!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf in March"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace was slow due to a foursome who would not let other foursomes through. The threesome in front of us quit after 9 holes.

A nice touch by this resort is the fruit they bring to the golfers mid-play. We needed a banana to get our energy level back up after playing in the hot weather (close to 100 degrees.

It is a fun course no matter what.


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

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course