Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1636000000 4.2 stars from 5 (550)
  • 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 550 Reviews
5 stars:
216
4 stars:
247
3 stars:
58
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

485 out of 549 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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"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
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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
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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
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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


"Beautiful Day, Beautiful Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
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Reviewed on

Great layout. Good pace of ay. Extra friendly starter. They save the toughest hole for last.


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


"windy but wonderful"


u000002663049's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
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Reviewed on

I played with a great couple from Canada and we enjoyed our windy day. The course played tough with the wind but we enjoyed the day . The pace of play was a little slow on the front but improved on the back nine.Overall it was a very good day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Valley Course"


robcart's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
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Reviewed on

Everything was good except they had sanded the greens and did not tell us about it. Our putting suffered because of it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great course and resort"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The round plays a little slow due to resort guests. It took us 4.5 hours to play which is ok as at Desert Willows we felt rushed and played in 4 hours. I plan to play this course again next year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u471593167's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
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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



u719164660's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Incredible day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was our second time playing this course in the past 6 months and the experience was incredible. the course was in great shape and the weather was perfect. The only bummer was the 2 guys we played with paid less then half of what we did.

Next time i will wait until day of to book my hot deal.

i would play this course every week end if i could.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Better than their Palms"


Sean9442271's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were true to the roll. Course was in great shape. pace of play was good. They over booked our 4 some and made it a 5 which was fine however we got grief cause we were apparently not keeping up to the group in front of us.maybe we should not have booked 5 people for the same tee time. Anyway other than that it was a great day and course played great and it was in very good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Jw Marriott"


u533301219's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
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Reviewed on

All good! Played the valley course as read the greens were a bit rough on palm course. Conditions were great. Very slow front nine!! Three groups waiting every hole! Back nine was better. Challenging but very playable.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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