Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.2649058824 4.3 stars from 5 (588)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6679 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

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
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 588 Reviews
5 stars:
232
4 stars:
265
3 stars:
59
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

518 out of 587 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  

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"much too slow pace"


uIBGE3646IB's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

we played this course in the last 2 years four times. Everytime they let too much people on the course.

We had everytime around 5 hours !!

We can't recommend this course


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Very good course, especially at the right price"


Barry62's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course numerous times over the past 5 years. I booked it at a great rate of $55. I

I arrived early so I could warm up at the range. Unfortunately the range was closed that I was not aware of via th3 web site booking.

I advised the starter Willy, to please slot me in if the opportunity was available. I was lucky to tee off early which was very much appreciated.

The course was all brown except for the very slow greens as they we’re preparing for closing for overseeing.

The course actually played better than it looked. On the greens the putts rolled well, just a little slow.

All in all, the two Marriott courses are both very good courses, at the right price point.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Definitely not a first or second choice in this area"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I can't believe hey charge what they charge for these conditions. I realize it's getting ready for reseating but these were the worst greens I've played on in years. Course maintenance ( cutting trees and grinding them ) while you played absolutely unacceptable for this price. We had to knock on the window to get the starter to look up from his paper, should have left right then. Very slow play , not a course for anyone who plays allot of golf this is for resort guests who play once or twice a year.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great fun"


Amariana6's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Greens slower than they looked on the day we played.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


golfera2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course and very good staff. I will definitely play this course again. I did however play at a bad time. The range was closed and pace of play was real slow


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good value"


u000005638270's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice course. Great value considering the location. Friendly staff. Hardest thing was trying to find a parking place.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Valley"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played the Blues (6323/70.6/127) as a 2some in around 3H in sunny, warm, fairly calm conditions. Enjoy this fun Ted Robinson design. The layout is not overtly tight overall, but there are places you have to be precise around and over water or you can incur penalty strokes in bunches. Up/down rolling hills with many raised green complexes and numerous tiered greens plus a generous amount of water & sand to avoid. The course was in solid late summer condition. Bermuda Tees were mostly good, level with good coverage. Bermuda fairways mostly lush and well maintained. Bermuda rough mostly mowed down but still difficult to play out of because of the thickness. Sand quality was good but the depths were inconsistent. The Bermuda greens consistently putted medium speed and were firm. Hardly any ball marks because of the firmness, they rolled nicely. The customer service was excellent from all encountered. Cart gal out making numerous rounds, ample water stations every few holes on the course. Better than average course for the greater Palm Springs area. Recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great layout and facilities"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of the best courses in the area. The staff is extremely friendly and very accommodating. John the starter is a perfect gentleman and makes your round very enjoyable. The fairways were in great shape and the greens were putting around an 8 with no bumps. The traps were raked and full of sand. While this might be referred to as a resort course, it will provide enough of a challenge no matter how good you are. The par 3's from the Blue tees are challenging. Put this course on your "to play" list.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Poor signs from bag drop to first tee"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course,good condition but pace of play poor,5 hours for a round is far too long


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Memorable holes"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff. Six different yardages to play from.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Interesting lay out"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The lay out is good for all level of golf skills. The front nine gives you decent chance to make good scores. The finishing holes at the back nine though requires your full attention. I'm sure I'll play here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u173054532's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf for the money. Course not busy so around it in 3hrs 15mins

Great result


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Vegama12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000001258769's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played Palm course. Greens were plugged recently. That was my only complaint. But I played 54 holes starting at 6:30 and ending at 2:30. Everything was in good shape except the greens. Price was very reasonable. Scenery is beautiful. Definitely a course I'd play again. Staff was great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Really nice course, but just aerified"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked the Valley course, but got sent to the Palms course because of aerification. Palms course was great but the greens had just been aerified and sanded, so putting was an adventure.

Played 18 in about 3 hours, but the course is pretty empty when it's 105 degrees out there.

I'll play here again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing resort course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing resort course - awesome condition greens and on fairways that were not being punched (understandable for August low season and the price we paid). Beautiful layout with generous fairways


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Tom9130796's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They were aerating many of the fairways, which was a bit annoying due to the noise of the machines and the dirt plugs on many fairways.

The have 2 courses at this Marriott, the other (Palms) was closed on this day, so why didn't they work on the closed course and leave the open course alone?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Keep coming back"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I come once a year and always play here at least once. It is never a disappointment, and this Tim was no different. They plugged many of the fairways and tee boxes recently. It was just a minor inconvenience. I'll keep coming back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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