Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1322000000 4.1 stars from 5 (628)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6679 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.1

TEE TIMES FROM: $70.00 VIEW TEE TIMES
  • 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: 3.3 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 629 Reviews
5 stars:
253
4 stars:
270
3 stars:
60
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

543 out of 623 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 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


"9 holes"


uKJWP4533KJ's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played late in the day and finished before dark. The 9 hole rate was much cheaper than the 18 hole rate. Great deal!!!! The course was not in great shape as they were getting ready for over seeding.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow Play"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took over 3 hours to play the front 9, played the front 9 again because the back 9 would have been even slower. Needed a Marshall to help control pace of play. Note: played here in April and it was great.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Will never play aggain"


frick474's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took 2 hours and 50 minutes to play first nine. No course rangers. After first nine starter asked if we wanted to play first nine again which we did in 1 1/2 hours. Talked to other golfers and course staff and they said that this is normal at this course and no attempt is made to make play faster.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"overplayed"


markdeadman's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once every three months
Handicap: 0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

pace on course was terrible, typical management company trying to maximize revenue and doesn't care about the customers, 4 balls every 8 minutes 6 + hours to play, NO MARSHALL , plus ddint know until we arrived range was closed, not very good at all, starter did his best, BUT OVERALL WORST EXPERIENCE IN DESERT SO FAR


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"My worst round in years"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven't walked off of a golf course since I can remember (15 years). I quit after 5 holes and sacrificed my golf now green fee ($60) after 2 hours of standing around. My tee time was at 10:45 and I drove off the course at 12:40 with a backup of 2+ groups on #6. Desert October golf at its absolute worst.


I don't recommend this course


"Too slow for high temps"


uCYRQ1692CY's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been forced to quit the course twice after only 9 holes as the pace of play was astoundingly slow for a 2-ball - and the temperature was close to 100 degrees. Marriott have a good facility and an enjoyable course, but they should not send groups off less than 7 minutes apart and they should not have singles and 2-balls in the middle of a slow field.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great course but a bit slow"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wide open fairways, challenging par 3s and a beautiful day - who could ask for more? The only downside was the 4.5 hour round - a bit slow for my liking.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Alway good"


DTrain1958's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a good challenging course with mounding and moderate hazards.

I just wish the pace of play was better....no reason to play at 4:45 on this course, should not have to ball search much. And wish staff addressed pace of play instead of a token sympathize.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Apart from the very slow pace of play (3 hours for the first 9 holes!) a beautiful course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is beautiful, lots to see"


Denihall's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once every three months
Handicap: Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed this course, have been several times and the views, water features, bird life etc makes this course a must try


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Desert Springs Palm Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Palm course in very good shape so late in the year. Loved the Absolut and Avion tap machine on the snack cart!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Personal"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. Weather was hot. Will go play in again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice Resort Course"


ptbilla711's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a well maintained scenic resort course. The course is in excellent condition. Course played long due to heavy air and no rollout in fairways. A couple of holes (16 especially) are designed poorly allowing a poor landing area for as the difficulty or approach to the green. A long drive is rewarded with rollout into the water.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"A perfect resort style course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The valley course is a great challenging course, but we played it right before re-seeding starts, so our course was completely brown. With that being said, the greens were immaculate and the pace of play was superb. Once the re-seeding is done, this course will be in great shape. Enjoy.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Should not have been open for play"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played the valley course. We have enjoyed playing both Valley and Palm courses.
This time I was SHOCKED,(we should have walked off the first tee) The entire course had just been scalped for reseed, there was NO GRASS! We noted the Palm
course was green and in good shape. They said the
course was set to close for seeding the next day,
think they were a few days late.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Slow play"


jyoung2668's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great outside of being overbooked and slow play


I recommend this course


"Scalped"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had signed up to play the Palms course but was a single sandwiched between two foursomes. They asked if I wanted to play the Valley course with had just been scalped. The greens were in great shape and the fairways weren't bad, just a bit brown and the ball went much further. If I didn't like it they offered for me to play the Palms course. It is a challenging course with many potential uneven lies. A very fun course and beautiful property. Will be back for sure.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


trooper63's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course condition was being prepped for seeding....everything was brown except the greens....Still in very good playing condition if you do not mind hitting off of brown fairways.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Resort Course"


naxel's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/26/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed our round of golf on this beautifully landscaped course. The staff was friendly. Our only complaint was that at 3:30 p.m. there was no one to take our clubs up the hill to the bag drop area.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course