Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1478000000 4.1 stars from 5 (467)
  • 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: 4.4 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 467 Reviews
5 stars:
185
4 stars:
203
3 stars:
51
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

406 out of 466 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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"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"Great Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played this course many times and always enjoy it. The pace of play was quite slow this time, and the fairways were a little rough because the course was closing in two days for reseeding. All in all though, we really enjoy golfing this course. Fun and challenging.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


Neking33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was manicured maticulously! Great Value!


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


"Valley Course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Oversold the afternoon golf! Waited at every hole, one hole waited 25 minutes!

Could not finish our round, lost our light!

Can't recommend until someone gives me credit or another round!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Try not to look at the San Jacinto mountains"


Chichi007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of mounds, lots of pot holes, lots of water! Very forgiving course and just stunningly beautiful.


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


"Beautiful in the Desert"


cnmichael72's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Such a beautiful course in a gorgeous setting. Definitely not easy but very enjoyable. Views from all fairways. All in great shape. Not one to pass up while visiting the desert. We had to play it twice in one week.


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


"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


"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


"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



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