Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1537000000 4.2 stars from 5 (605)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6679 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.1

TEE TIMES FROM: $12.00 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 4.2 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 605 Reviews
5 stars:
249
4 stars:
257
3 stars:
56
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

524 out of 599 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


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"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: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


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: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Scorching Desert Springs"


randyneely66's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, plenty of water to evade, very friendly staff and excellent food. 100+ temperature was a beat down.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Krepick review"


sport1942's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were not in good shape; fungas on many and others had not recovered from aeration


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pass through Palm Desert"


u244959144's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked this course last minute through Golf Now because La Quinta, where I was staying, had a major rain storm which flooded all of their courses. The course was in amazing condition, despite the heat of summer. Great price for a great round of golf.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Billy goat stances"


bozgolf64's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are extremely undulating. Many uneven stances in the fairway which is not my strong point.
The Valley course is more to my liking.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course but greens were burnt up as of Sept 2014"


Kenmorf's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Beautiful course but the greens were terrible due to a fertilizer mishap that burnt them up this summer. They should grown back by the fall of 2014 hopefully. Everything else was top notch. It is a challenging course that is still very playable / enjoyable for a 15 handicap like me.
I would still recommend it . They discounted the price for the green conditions. But the beer is $6 for a bud..... yes $6 bucks. Ouch !


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"beautiful course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not super difficult but still very challenging. Most greens were dead unfortunately due to a fertilizer mishap that burnt them up. I played Sept 2014 they should grow back soon. I still very much enjoyed the course


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Brits in the Desert"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable round of golf with slowness of play the only frustration. The first nine holes were in superb condition the back nine had recently had the greens aerated but still played well if not quite as good as the first nine, will definitely play again as the staff friendliness certainly made up for the slow play of a Saturday round with a full course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 3/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course is beautifu"


midedapa's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has some of the most beautiful holes! Love the 17th! Would love to play again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Right now this is the best golf value in the area"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course. The layout is interesting and the par 3's are very challenging. We love this course and usually play it 3 times when we are here for two weeks. We consider it out "home course". Right now it is the best value in the area. There are four of us in our party and men and women alike love this course. The 19th hole is expensive but the physical plant and the bathing suit views are great.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"awesome conditions here"


russlefler's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this was the nicest course we played of the 6 games we played this past week. The course was in fantastic shape, no sign of a dry summer. GPS was right on, good pace of play. Would definitely come back and play this course, have played the other one and didn't remember it being as beautiful. Lots of water but not overly problematic. Had a great time and using GolfNow we got a great discount


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"excellent round"


u916989943's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the palm course, scenery, distance ans layout mayed for a great day on the course. Going to try the valley course on Sunday.


Player Tip: Stay out of sand..not easy to get out.

18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"The hole settings and view were outstanding."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the minute I parked my car, the service was 1st class. The course was in good shape, and challenging.
I will recommended your course to all my friends that come to Palm Springs.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Friendly Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was great. The starter on the Valley course was extremely helpful in providing insight on how to play the course, what to watch out for and how the greens were running.
Overall a great course to play. Forgiving in a lot of areas. You still had to watch out for water hazards and bunkers but it was still a pleasant course overall.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beauty makes it hard to concentrate on the round"


Israelrgolfer68's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good course, moderately difficult, but does not punish you unless you tempt the water.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always a pleasure !"


papztoyz's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a pleasure....The course is aways in great shape.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Golf Course"


u000004890403's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good Golf
Good Course
Fairways & greens under aerating.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

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


"always good"


longputt3's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Palms Course is always a joy to play. It is a good, fair layout and the course is always in good shape. It has it's challenges but it is a very fair course. I highly recommend this course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course