Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1598000000 4.2 stars from 5 (532)
  • 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 4.2 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 532 Reviews
5 stars:
209
4 stars:
238
3 stars:
56
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

467 out of 531 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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4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Jw Marriott"


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Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
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All good! Played the valley course as read the greens were a bit rough on palm course. Conditions were great. Very slow front nine!! Three groups waiting every hole! Back nine was better. Challenging but very playable.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This Course has Great Lay-out"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
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The Golf Curse was in excellent condition with the exception of marginally slow greens, which may be due to the Resort nature of the Facility and potential pace of play. The Fairways were in excellent condition and the greens were smooth and well groomed. The staff is friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000001421551's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Wonderful place"


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Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
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Great course with plenty of small hills and gorgeous lakes. Enjoyed my time on the course here and will be back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Valley course is a delight!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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This course is beautifully manicured and well designed. We played it once and liked it so well we decided to play it again. It is not too challenging. The greens are tough, though. The landscaping is beautiful and there are enough trees to provide some shade which was important since it was 100° when we played the first time . It is fun for any level of play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


golfetteputter's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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The course has a great trek. Unfortunately the water holes on the front (holes 5-8) are so close together that is makes play very slow, especially when the group in front thought it would be okay to "fish" for balls.

The greens were a little slow but in great shape compared to the Palm Course.

I enjoy golfing the Valley course, but do not expect a fast round, 4 1/2 hours is the average pace or longer.

18th hole is a great finishing hole, play it wisely.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000001161989's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
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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


"Great Course"


Ginport's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
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Have played both the Valley and the Palm in the past.. Both beautiful courses and worth playing. Played the Valley yesterday and it was perfect. Beautiful scenery, manicured course conditions. Kudos to the maintenance staff!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
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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


"A nice place to play"


Don4215331's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
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The Valley course was in very good shape. Its greens are in much better shape this year than those of The Palm course at the same resort. It has a lot of interesting holes. The final hole has to be played very carefully because your second shot has an excellent chance of ending in the lake. It is virtually impossible for senior ladies to score well on it. That said, it's a lot of fun to play. The pace was good, we finished in about 4 hours and 15 minutes. We stayed for supper at Fisherman's Landing where the food and service was excellent. Try to find time for the lobster tacos after the game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable course"


Kbgolfs11's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
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Reviewed on

Great afternoon of golf. Condition of the course was good. Sand traps were not consistent, however. Some had been groomed and others not. Greens were slow.

Challenging with many greens surrounded by bunkers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course, playable for the mid handicapper!"


Larry8173085's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
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Well planned, great, playable course, Good value for the money!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Sneaky Challanging"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course lay-out. Fairways were in stellar condition, greens had been top dressed which was disappointing but they still ran quick. Enjoyed the round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
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Nice course in generally good condition but packed with resort players. Very very slow pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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