Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1551000000 4.2 stars from 5 (477)
  • 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 4.2 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 477 Reviews
5 stars:
191
4 stars:
206
3 stars:
52
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

415 out of 476 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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Uxrodgolf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I can't understand why this course is not bister.

Great conditioning, great scenery and good straightforward layout.

Tho toughly enjoyed our 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



kari1010's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course



uLHIM4977LH's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the 2nd time we played here. The facility and the course condition are unbeatable. We got the best value for the green fee. Just wish the staff could be more welcoming after all it's a resort for travellers to enjoy!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun, Resort course"


golf4parfection's avatar
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Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was able to make an early tee time but was delayed due to frost so went a little later(almost an hour) not my call, starter was having a tough time. Course was very manageable though many holes paralleled each other so had a few delays from errant shots from another fairway.

Course was in really good condition, the greens had been treated and rolled and were true to form. It felt like a slow round as we waited on every hole and usually every shot but time wise we made the turn in 2:11 and finished in 4: 28(just my belief with this course should be played in under 4:00 pretty easily) and yes we were a 4some also. The 4 in front of us were a hole behind after 3 holes and just got slower. No on course attendant to help move anybody. Played with enjoyable people on a beautiful day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u000004854747's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

No staff at the bag drop. Signage to pro shop was very poor. Starter did not mention anything about daily pin position. Course was pretty wet from recent rain, but otherwise in good shape. Layout is pretty straight forward with a few nicer finishing holes. Plays longer than indicated. In my opinion, not close to what a JW Marriott service should be. As a Marriott rewards customer, I expected much more.

There are much better courses to play in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Back Again"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2016
Previously played Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always play this course when I come in from Canada. It's fairly wide open so forgiving and while it offers diversity and some elevation changes. Not allot of water but enough to keep you honest.

Staff is great and I must have seen the cart girl five times.

I'll be back for sure.

Garth


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course in great shape"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. My only criticism would be that the greens were running a little slow, maybe 7 or 8.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



James8780682's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Windy Today"


mross4734's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course played difficult due to Santa Ana winds. Fairways were a little thin but greens were fine.


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



rickyv44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"As expected"


u000004349159's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rather typical Desert resort course but was in very good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


jo1120's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2016
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Reviewed on

Course in good shape, greens a little sandy. Played as a twosome in about 3.5 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Sun and fun"


Daniel8941322's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I had a 12:22 tee time. We were early and staff worked to get us off early. Ranger with fruit was a nice touch. Conditions were great and course was fun to play. 3:30 minutes to play 18


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice, challenging course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I played the Valley course on our last day in Palm Desert. It is a challenging course suitable for most levels of players. It was in very good shape although the greens had recently been sanded and were very slow. The pace of play was exactly on time according to the course although seemed slow. The proshop and cart area were very busy and the staff seemed a bit stressed. Overall it was good value for money and we didn't have to travel very far.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Green a bit slow"


julio7278662's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It will be in top shape soon great staff and good facilities for practice


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bad Timing"


Craig6431841's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunate that we were not alerted that it was the last day the course would be open before ( over seeding) . The entire course was brown except for the greens which did nothing to add to the play ability let alone the aesthetics. It was especially painful since you had to drive by their other course which was beautiful and pristine looking to get to and from the clubhouse to the course where we played.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Bad time to golf"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When I went to this course, they were in the process of scalping the fairways. All the fairways were yellow and was not what I expected to golf on going to a Marriott course. Maybe once the grass is green I will enjoy the course a little more but overall wasn't happy with my round that day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very brown and dry, but probably a nice course on her times of the year"


Rmerrick22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is probably a nice course most of the year. Unfortunately it looks like the were getting ready for course maintenance and overseeding. Course was very brown and dried out. Glad I didn't pay full rate.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



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