Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1391000000 4.1 stars from 5 (1064)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6679 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

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

Tees | Layout

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
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1064 Reviews
5 stars:
429
4 stars:
451
3 stars:
114
2 stars:
43
1 stars:
27

recommend this course

922 out of 1058 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge 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!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Immaculate"


Everly13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We thoroughly enjoyed this course . Challenging but fair.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Valley Course"


David5018104's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was the only real issue. 5.25 hours to play our round. If your having any beverages I only saw bathrooms at the start/turn. Otherwise this was a fantastic round of golf. It is a beautiful course in great shape. Great price on GolfNow. I will be back and would recommend this course to everyone


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great day"


u000001403326's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I picked up a game and was with a couple and their son from South Korea. Very nice day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Love this place"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Will go back soon. Staff is great, polite and cheerful. Course is lush and green, weather was perfect. I live in San Diego but this place enticing and challenging as well. Hope Mikado is open for lunch.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pleasant polite staff, greens and fairways lush greens"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this place whether weather is hot or warm. Will go back in the winter. I'm in San Diego now where I live, but I always look forward to going back to this place. I just wish Mikado is open for lunch.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course and facility"


RickRavanello39's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always love playing the Palms and Valley course. You do not get much better at this facility. :)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course has excellent features and is in great condition for September in the desert"


pwbell3rd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Valley course is a beautiful course with many challenging holes. The course was in great condition for September here in the desert. I booked a tee time for 8:00am on Thursday and the pace of play was great. I plan to play this course many times in the coming months.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course was wonderful and beautiful."


u000004393478's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The gentleman is very kind and course was very good.

FAirway and Green was excellent.

They gave us the banana for blake. It was interesting.

I recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value booked through Golf Now. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Pace of play was a little slow but probably not unusual for a resort like this. Need to expect when you have a good value with the green fees. Staff was good at addressing the best they could. Would play again and recommend to friends.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Water And Sand Everywhere"


zack12454's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

OK, let me start out this review with a couple of prefacing remarks. 1) I played La Quinta - Dunes the day before, so I am comparing the Marriott with this spectacular Pete Dye designed track. 2) I putted very, very poorly at the Marriott, so maybe it’s just me and not the course. Having said that:

Played the Palms course and found it to be long, relatively flat, and more wide open than I thought with lots and lots of water everywhere. Where there weren’t water hazards there were traps. The course winds through the condos on the property so you’re getting people watching you from their balconies. Big thumbs up for the cart on-board GPS system, which helped identify sand and water hidden from tee box and fairway view and kept me from getting lost among the buildings. Gotta hit the ball straight to score well here, but most fairways are forgiving if you miss the first cut. Water, sand, or both protect all the par-3s. Fairways were in OK shape, second cut rough was long and foreboding (probably from having too many balls go into a patio), but my real gripe is about the greens. They had been punched recently and were heavily sanded. Multiple levels on almost all the greens make it hard enough but the sand and the punched holes really affected the ball. Now I know why the deal on Golf Now was $39 with cart, but someone somewhere should have mentioned that the greens were messed up. Nothing on the website, nothing mentioned in the pro shop at check in, nothing mentioned at the starter before the round. No sign anywhere, nada, nothing. Somehow I think that’s wrong and with all the choices to play in the desert area, I really wish I knew about that before getting onto the first tee. Anyway, that aside, if the greens were in better shape, it would have been a great value for the money. As it was, it was a fun day on a reasonably challenging layout, punctuated by crummy putting greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very good value"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens had been recently aerated, so they were bumpy.

It would have been nice to know about the aeration when booking my tee time. No mention of it at all, even during checking at the pro shop.

Good challenging layout. Fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very FRIENDLY , HELPFUL STAFF !!"


amajer29's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For our round, the greens had recently been sanded,

and the fairways were being cut, with lots of loose grass and weeds evident.

All in all, it was still a fun time, and the staff were very accommodating.

We were even offered an apple or banana from a staff member who was going about in a cart, specifically for this offering ...... nice touch.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't drink the water"


u286807915's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don't drink the water! I love the JW Marriott . I have played golf here many times my only one complaint is the water on the course it's terrible. I went to drink water out of the fountain and I didn't realize the yellow tint to it until I refilled a bottle of water I had.. I mentioned it to the staff. Hopefully they fix the fountains freshwater on a golf course is important. But I love the course and the amenities I have never stayed at the JW but it looks phenomenal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Valley beauty is a fun layout"


Radar65's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course, well designed for the space available - lots of condo's! Good mix of holes with lots of water features. Not long but has personality and challenge. Greens were very slow but very healthy and the course was very lush and green. Will definately play again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Hot Time"


pwr8502's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We visited the Palm Desert area on vacation and found the course to be in excellent condition despite temps of 110 degrees or higher. Lush green fairways and greens that roll true. Pro shop staff very accommodating...shuttled be from parking lot to first tee. I would play this course again in a heartbeat.


I recommend this course


"Nice course but hot"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played as a single and was done in 2 and s half hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Resort Course"


TDHarr19's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition. Staff was very friendly. Pace of play was very good. I played as a single but followed a twosome. I still played in less than 3.5 hours. While it was hot there was plenty of water available. Plenty of beautiful scenery and challenges along the course. I would definitely recommend this resort course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u00000874616's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course. Beautiful and fun to play. Will go back many times to play. Great green fees carts in great shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great!"


u090496154's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My Golfing Buddy & I play every weekend.

enjoyed the opportunity to play the Valley Course:

The Breakfast Sandwich was Great!

The course was great!

The round was Fun & Great!

The service from the staff was great!

looking forward to another opportunity to play there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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