Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1474000000 4.1 stars from 5 (502)
  • 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: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 502 Reviews
5 stars:
198
4 stars:
219
3 stars:
56
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

437 out of 501 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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"Way to slow"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the Marriot Valley course a number of times. My experience is that more than half the time, the pace of play is VERY slow. Two reasons: there are a number of hole combinations where water is in play and clearly creates a back up (5 thru 8, 16, 18). Not saying the holes should be changed, but # 6 ( par 3) plays more like a par 4, and there is always a back up. Which brings me to the second reason - no course marshals. During our recent game , we waited on every shot, and the round was over 5 hours. That should not happen. I think some tweaks to the course would help speed up play, but the course needs to be better marshalled. I will play the Palms course, but will never play the Valley course again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u000007523768's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

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



uWIBQ8503WI's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
Previously played 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


"Day u=in the Valley"


Secretariat1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very good course and I played on a special promotion for $69. The pace of play was a little slow for a 7:30 tee time but not real bad. The only concern was at check in, there was only 1 person working in the pro shop and it was a full 15 minutes of standing in line waiting to pay the green fee. The person was friendly under a lot of=f stress. The course is in great condition and all three of the people I played with said this was the better of the two courses. Overall, a very good course and experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"OVERSOLD - SLOW PACE -NO MARSHAL'S"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here a number of times November-December 2016. After yesterday I question if I'll ever return. In diplomatic terms your bookings off the tee every 7 minutes could be defined as ambitious - but after my experience I would term it greedy and inconsiderate to all the players. Not enough staff...Radios were down...no staff communication.There was an A.M. shot gun and therefore NO Carts when I arrived for my TEE OFF. No Marshal's moving the stragglers along, the bar cart girls STOPPING players along the Fairway for drink orders. First par 3 there were three groups of 4 waiting to TEE OFF. First 9 took 2 hours 45 minutes ...could not finish 18 holes due to the darkness. An Awful experience!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Late teeing off"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a 12:22 tee time but didn't tee off until after 1:00.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Decent track, but terrible pace of play"


Davew01's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course way oversold. Round started 20 late minutes and round took 5 hours and 15 minutes. No Marshall to control pace of play. On hole number 11,a par four there were four groups. One on green, one in fairway and two groups on tee box. It is a beautiful hotel and staff was friendly but I question the value of a discounted greens fee when you play at this mind numbing pace.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"spectacular golf course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Gorgeous course in superb condition. Had an early morning tee time. Finished in 4 hours and 30 minutes.

ithout the discount offer I would not have paid the regular price(around $100).


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Bad tee time experience"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Made a 7:37 a.m. tee time through Golf Now

Checked in the golf shop about 7:10

When we got to the starter he informed us that our time was 8:22 a.m. and that there had been problems with their computer system communicating with the Golf Now system. Finally teed off about 8:40


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course for the $$."


timmer0823's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got on this course for just under $100 at a reasonable time when other comparable courses were charging a premium for the same time slot. Course is well managed and maintained. Staff all courteous and attentive. I have played here in the past and will play here in the future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


Barry6847864's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Probably one of the nicest courses I've played. I just golfed in Maui, ( Wailea Golf course )and it was as good or better.


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


"I always go back"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I make it a point to play at least one of the courses whenever I'm in the area. Always recommend it to friends.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Mike3318410's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Get the marshall out there!"


John9862163's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Valley course, fun track in good condition, good value for high season in the desert on GolfNow but it got way backed up on front 9 and became hard to take, yet as a single the starter let me jump to the front 9 on the Palms course which was wide open (it's the more scenic with lots of water). Great facilities and amenities, fees includes range balls, good crew, one of the better values in the area for high season as fees get up to and well over $150 at many places. Fore!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Those pesky bunkers"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only a few errant shots into deep bunkers put the hex on an otherwise great day of golf. The course and views are awesome. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. But oh those pesky bunkers! The sand condition and consistency varied greatly and it seemed the deepest bunkers had the most firm and shallow sand.

Fairways were great and the rough was reasonable. The greens were very firm and a bit bumpy. All in all a good value for this Hot Deal!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course conditions."


u000004744138's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was challenging especially around the greens. The deep bunkers had too little sand. The pace of play was slow. Five hour round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Late Start"


mrconway77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The price I paid for the course was pretty good ($63 + @$3.50) - it was a "Hot Deal" so I can't complain about the price. The problem was that they were running late so we didn't get off until almost 30 mins after our scheduled tee time. Therefore, rather than finishing comfortably in the light we ended being the last group that was able to finish and the last couple of holes were pretty dark and cool.

The course was definitely in nice shape and the landscape/scenery was very nice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004623403's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007950622's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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