Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1726000000 4.2 stars from 5 (562)
  • 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 | 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

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 562 Reviews
5 stars:
224
4 stars:
250
3 stars:
59
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

497 out of 561 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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u000002323250's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Pristine Golf Course"


therock2211's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Great course with a challenging layout. Many ups and downs and uneven shots. Course is manicured the the finest degree (especially with the hot temperatures). Played in 3 hours (twosome) with no one really in back or ahead of us. Would definitely come back and play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003195182's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
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Reviewed on

Great standard course bunkers are deep so stay out

The blues are a little over 6300 and you need to hit decent drives to stay in position for the par 4s and 5s.

Par 3s are a solid challenge.

Course is in Fantastic condition


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000008202009's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
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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


"JW Marriott - pure class"


u263136482's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Valley course. Absolutely pristine. Great variety of holes with so many fantastic views I ran out of room on my camera!! Great for an intermediate golfer as well as an advanced player. Generous fairways and large greens highlight this top tier track. Add it to your must play list for Plam Desert.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"I like it!"


John3129625's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
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Reviewed on

We played the Valley course at noon. Hardly another soul in sight the entire round. The staff was excellent, friendly and helpful! The tee boxes, fairways, rough and bunkers were all in excellent condition, but unfortunately, it appears that the greens had been recently sanded and made putting a bit unforgiving. It's well understood that sanding greens is very important to overall green conditioning, so who am I to complain... just a whiner! I really enjoyed playing at the JW Marriott.

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful day!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



gareth99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the Palm Course, me for the second time, my partner for the first. We found it an interesting and fairly forgiving layout...lots of sand and water to add to the challenge, wide fairways to keep scores in check. Two complaints. Many of the greens (we didn't keep score) are in poor shape in spots, smooth and almost diseased and a strange color of green (almost turquoise). If we'd pay much more than the GolfNow rate of $38, but sometimes you get what you pay for. And after we finished, when the cart guy asked if we'd like our clubs taken out front, we said sure and my partner gave him five bucks. When we walked to the driveway, the clubs were sitting unattended, the cart guy was long gone and the clubs were filthy — he hadn't even wiped them clean, as every cart person does. The message: Ask to make sure he's going to clean your clubs in advance, or don't give him tip. Considering the friendliness and attention to detail by everybody else encountered at this course, this was disappointing to say the least.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Marriott Desert Springs"


u610325978's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great round. Got out first thing and finished in less than 4 hours. Only drawback was the greens. Slow and a little long in the tooth.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000003907748's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bombers course!"


sdeege's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout and course conditions on the Valley Course are excellent. That is, everything but the greens. The greens have been sanded for weeks and roll to about a 6. I heard the starter explain to another group, that they keep the greens slow purposely because "this is a resort course". He went on to say the people who play here would golf "a lot slower if the greens were faster". Don't know how true that is but the greens are definitely Velcro style right now. But the course fairways are wide open for the most part. All you heavy hitting bombers who like to swing big from the back tees will enjoy the forgiving fairways and wide open landing spaces. The course conditions (other than the rolling speed of the greens) is outstanding. Nice newer carts and a nice range make this a great place to enjoy the impeccable grounds and beautiful vistas. A good place to golf for sure!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens"


u00000605714's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens had just been air attend and top dressed tough to putt and no one said this at booking

Pretty bad

The layout is great lots of really good holes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great time!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
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We had a wonderful time golfing the Valley Course!


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


"Surprisingly decent given the weekend crowd!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I think I was most surprised at the very nice pace of play. No backups. Really kind of amazing given how busy they were, how difficult some of the holes were, and how weak a lot of the golfers looked to be. Greens looked great....though kinda slow. Tee boxes fine. Fairways good. Rough legitimate at about 1" deep. Some water hazards. All in all very good for the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, Slow Greens"


u000001876402's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about this course was nice except for the slow, freshly sanded greens. I bet in 2-3 weeks, they'll be fine and this course will play even nicer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Track"


mpierce18's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good condition. Undulating fairways. Can be tricky on windy day. Will certainly play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day in the desert!"


bonztracy55's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in GREAT shape. Played in 4 hours-went off at 7:45 on a Sat. am. $79 green fee at this time of the year on the weekend is basically unmatched in the Palm Springs area for a course of this quality with all the amenities. Stopped and had lunch the Fishermans Wharf next to the pro shop before leaving. Perfect day!


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


"Caution: recently aerated greens"


GolfMiser's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful day... beautiful course... but much sand on vertically striped greens. Course will be great in a couple of weeks, but now the greens run much slower. Good rate on GolfNow made it all worthwhile!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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