Desert Dunes Golf Course

3.7872000000 3.8 stars from 5 (794)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6876 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

  • 19300 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, California 92240, Riverside County
  • (760) 251-5370, (888) 423-637
  • (760) 251-5371
  • www.desertdunesgc.com
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Year built: 1989
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1989)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
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

Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6876 yards 73.8 142
Gold 72 6614 yards 72.7 134
White 72 6205 yards 70.2 124
White (W) 72 6205 yards 75.9 126
Silver 72 5359 yards 70.7 116

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 794 Reviews
5 stars:
192
4 stars:
369
3 stars:
142
2 stars:
54
1 stars:
37

recommend this course

630 out of 785 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"JJ"


letsplaygolf123's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Called course before booking. The individual stated that the course was in really good shape. Upon arrival we found that things were much different. Once upon a time, the course must have been nice.

....but that was once upon a time. We found out that they had let go of most of their grounds crew over at month ago. Tees were not mowed, rough was going to seed, fairways were mostly dried out and dormant, and the greens, though watered, needed a lot of attention. I know that this is the desert, but played a couple of courses earlier this week and they were pristine.

This course needs some money and a whole lot of TCL!

STAY AWAY! !!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Desert dunes golf"


u3830184's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived early but were unable to tee off or even have a cart for our clubs until our tee off time at noon. Probably because it was the cheap spot at noon. Course was dry, grass needed to be mowed and greens disgusting. No marshall on the course so we skipped 2 holes to get by the foursome who were averaging 30 minutes per hole. 5 groups including us were forced to do that. But worst of all, the guys cart died FIVE times in 16 holes! Compensation, 1 round of golf for one of the guys in the cart, but not both! Did they think that one was walking and one was using the cart! Their explanation was that it was golf now's fault since they had bought and sold the tee time to us. I do believe it doesn't matter who you booked the round with, it's the club's responsibility to keep their carts maintained. So, in summary, don't golf there no matter how cheap you get it for.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Rental clubs 1/2 ladies."


u000007032158's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Power cart was not charged up, they did not ans. the phone with luck it died on the first hole. Great rate, the bunkers r in very bad shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Staff Sucks"


u9418090's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I will never play there again and I live right down the street from there!!!!! Been there twice in the last two weeks and both times customer service really did suck


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Sean4383329's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing 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



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



dalejack's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great value for money"


Patrick3681601's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course needs some work on maintenance (bunkers are dirt, off fairway needs a cut and the fairway needs a cut)...greens are very good and the course is a nice layout. They just need to put some money into ongoing upkeep/maintenance and the course would be a steal :0)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging"


u000006446747's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great round of golf. The greens were in great shape. We enjoyed playing this links style course.

It was a bonus to meet Grant Furh and one of the owners Mike. Both were very nice and gracious.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging course, fast pace of play, super deal"


sinbad50's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had the course to ourselves and played in 3 1/2 hours. The Robert Trent Jones, Jr design is challenging, yet fair, and was difficult due to 3-club winds. The greens are protected by topography and sand traps, rewarding good approach shots and penalizing mis-hits.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Desert Dunes"


u668694935's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, however it appears maintenance is

lagging, raking of bunkers, upkeep of tees and fairways, etc. Greens for the most part are excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



raven1958's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Desert Dunes - April 19,2017"


Raven552's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very challenging course. If you don't stay in the fairways, your ball is gone. The terrain does not allow for checking to find balls that bounced at bit out of bounds, and its the desert so there's Rattlesnakes. It is a very beautiful course with the mountains and desert terrain make it breathtaking. I was also surprised by how many animals live in the desert. We enjoyed the scenery and the course. The wind made it hard to trust the long drive. I would definitely like to take another run at this course on a less windy day. The was very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Needs Maintenance"


cmantik's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived at course. No bag pick up, no one to give you a cart, no one to give you range balls. The bar tender checked us in to golf and got our range balls which were ancient, cut up and yuchhh! We got our own carts and ice.

The course was a nice lay out but needed a lot of maintenance. Too bad it was so windy!

Would be really nice but it looks like it is on its way out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course not maintained"


uOVMN5860OV's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rough not cut, fairways 2 1/2 inches, bunkers fine,

greens in good condition but slow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Hidden Gem in the middle of nowhere"


Desertgolfer2662's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

scored a 10:28 on Golfnow for $35. When we checked in I was very impressed by the friendliness of pro shop attendant and cart guy. They were very helpful and accommodating, big props to those guys. They don't have much in the golf shop to buy but that's ok we were there to golf. We were able to Tee off 20 minutes before our time. We ran into some slow play on #5 but it was quickly corrected by the marshals, we played the front nine in just over 2 hours. The back nine was completely different than the front, huge tamarisks on 10 and 11 made you really think about where to place your tee shot. 16 is their signature hole and it's gorgeous big lake on the right and waterfall by the green. Overall course is in good shape, greens were fast, Could use some work on the Roughs but we tried to stay away from there as much as possible. treat yourself and play Desert Dunes, very different from the typical Palm Springs courses.


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


"Never let's me down"


Frank1974's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This place is 2 good for the money. Came on a Friday did 18 holes in less than four hours it was windy but the course prepares you for that with the tee boxes and the way it's laid out. Fairways are awesome greens are in great condition what else do you want as a golfer period and the hot tea time was 20 bucks for 18 holes they gave it away


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


"Tough track"


Khyppa's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is one tough track. Very challenging especially if the wind is blowing. Small grains protected by like the bunkers fun to get to play the course of a second time knowing how difficult it is! Great value for the money in Palm Springs!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a favorite."


Hall1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always make sure to play here when I'm in town. Great layout and always one of the best prices in town. You can use every club in the bag which is what I love about this course. Not a fancy resort course...if you love nature you'll love this place.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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