Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1442000000 4.1 stars from 5 (659)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6679 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.1

  • 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

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
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees

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
Overall Condition: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 660 Reviews
5 stars:
269
4 stars:
281
3 stars:
64
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

571 out of 654 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for a weekend splurge advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

Reviews


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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!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautifl course"


quilting1's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were perfectly smooth and fast. very scenic course


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great deal for $61!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a great deal for $61. Challenging layout and in excellent condition with a very friendly staff.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course condition & Staff"


Dcline2's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in supreme condition and staff was amazing. Doug gave us course tips before playing which was spot on!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Prefer the Valley Course"


ronaldrobinson66's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

T off at 8:00, complete round 11:30 and we didn't hurry. Greens good shape and fairways excellent


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"JW Marriott Desert Springs - Palms Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is absolutely beautiful and challenging enough for any level of player. The views and configurations of the holes are wonderful. The fairways and greens were in mint perfect condition. Playing for the first time, I felt comfortable on this course. It's easy to see and I just had an intuitive feel for it. There are many water holes, but I felt every hole is fair. Looking forward to my next round at the Marriot, but will try the Valley course instead. The Palm course is the prettier of the two.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very picturesque"


Dstenson's avatar
Skill: Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a great day and our guest were very impressed with the design and shape of the course


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Great conditions"


golfmvr's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape and manicured to perfection. Definitely a resort style course with wide open fairways but not an easy course by any means. The rough was brutal and swallowed up balls that missed the fairways (good thing the fairways are wide enough to land a 747). There are also very few flat lies on the course. Some of the approaches short of the greens look like they buried a few cars there. Lots of water and sand to help with errant shots also. They have pretty good deals going on GolfNow at this time. Pretty good deal for winter in the desert. Enjoy.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good course with challenging greens."


rbailey46's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the golf, but didn't complete round. The starter sent multiple groups out on #10 before we got through 9 on the Valley course. Consequently, we kept coming up behind groups and ended up having to wait on every shot. Turned what had been an enjoyable first 9 into a miserable experience, so after finishing 12, we gave up. Returned to clubhouse, and had to pass multiple other groups just to drive cart through. They did refund our money, but this couldn't have been a "mistake" - they clearly do this on purpose and hope nobody complains.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"good round on a good course"


None's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course was nicely maintained and very playable, the greens were especially good. When we played it was not busy and this made the round even better The course was interesting, especially the front side, the back nine was. considerably easier. I would recommend the course, The green fees were a bit high but still a pretty good deal for palm desert.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent Conditions"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition and the greens were running pretty good for this time of the year. Nice scenery and the overall Marriott complex was beautiful. Challenging golf. Plays longer than the yardage on the card because of the elevations. Some greens are well protected by water. Great value on GolfNow.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Drinks"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I can't under why they have to charge $4 for a Gatorade and $5 for a beer.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fast greens"


Frank4216746's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in excellent condition
Greens are lightening fast
Pace of play was under 4 hours with early tee time
Well worth the price


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course conditions"


JoeWertzberger's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very well maintained course as one would expect for a Marriott property. Only problem was exceptionally slow play. Hopefully it was only because of the Thanksgiving traffic.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good challenge but tight"


russshaw62's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Proximity of houses, lots of water could get in your head. A nice course with some character, I prefer more open but enjoyed my 4:30 round.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Exceeded expectations"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape and for $75 it greatly exceeded my expectations. Placing the pin between two bunkers with a 20 foot wide hard and fast green is a little unfair to an amateur.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Way too overbooked"


jaysundb's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was way overbooked. Very slow play. Beautiful course, way to slow


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Fair

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"My golf Round"


mikemartinez1's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course at JW Marriott Desert Springs -Valley Course is designed for the 18 handicapper or lower to enjoy the total golf experience. The course is well-maintained and the fairway slopes and undulations make it challenging to hit from an uneven lie, so you must plan each shot accordingly. The greens are fast and challenging as well; I found some of the greens to be a bit deceptive when I planned my putt - the ball rolled the opposite direction of where I thought the ball would roll (having sized-up the line before I putted). Nonetheless, the player should take all surrounding hills and undulations into account before executing the putt. That could mean walking the line (beware of where the other golf balls are on the green!) to and from the cup to get a better estimation of the line to putt. Good luck & enjoy the ambiance of the golf course facility!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice resort course"


eliassosa's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course during a national sales meeting 22 years ago. The course was in great shape and the greens were quite fast. The staff was friendly but
did not provide accurate information on tee time and
getting us from the driving range. We were gently warned on the 12th green to catch up to the foursome
in front of us--which we did in less than a hole, which meant that we should not have been warned. P.S.-
the group behind us was a twosome--one a weekend.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here and I thought it was awesome. Great layout with all kinds of different holes and course was in awesome shape


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course