Desert Dunes Golf Course

3.4730352941 3.5 stars from 5 (836)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 836 Reviews
5 stars:
199
4 stars:
384
3 stars:
146
2 stars:
58
1 stars:
49

recommend this course

654 out of 827 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 thick rough   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



scotno1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nature at it's best"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has numerous bunkers, trees along several fairways and natural vegetation and wildlife that makes the course very interesting. It is a links style course...fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



leekha1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great company, course, conditions and course of play!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a wonderful day with a nice varied group! I walked the course and loved it!


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


"good day"


u090496154's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

disappointed that the cafe/bar was not open for any coffee or bloody-Mary if we wanted one, and no beer cart girl/guy/person.....(??)...such a nice layout and place....all in all a good day...but there was lost revenue in my opinion for the facility with no cafe/bar open.......too bad...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Robert Trent Jones Jr. would be pleased"


azgolfguy's avatar
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Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great track diminished by poor course conditions and relentless wind. I'm happy to say that the course is in much better shape after the reseeding. The fairways have a good layer of new grass, and the greens are gaining some speed with the rye getting locked in. The rough is thick, so the course is tough as usual. I caught it on a day with a little breeze rather than the usual wind tunnel.

I would like to think that the course will be maintained well beyond the winter season and be more playable in the April- August period next year. We'll see, but for now it's definitely a good one to book.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great round today."


keon67's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had forgotten what a beautiful course this is. It was a perfect day with no wind and the course was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"the Dunes"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

pleasant round on good condition course. interesting terrain carved out of the desert


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


"Bring your own sand..."


jeffbutler55's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Last day of the vacation and I was looking for an early tee time at a course I had not played before. Nice layout. Beautiful surroundings. Enjoyable foursome. But.....avoid the bunkers at all costs!! There is no sand in them! The course is in the middle of the desert and there's no sand. Practice hitting off of wet clay and you might master the bunkers here. One other thing that really put all of us off...the grounds crew was spraying fertilizer right in front of us for about 4 holes on the front 9. He's wearing a haz-mat suit and we are following directly behind him. What's wrong with that picture? Much better courses to play in the area. Only reason this was reasonable price wise was it was a Hot Deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good desert course"


Chinook3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Great course, challenging, hope they keep the prices down.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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Reviewed on

I like playing here as it is so peaceful surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains and not surrounded by houses like many courses in the Coachella Valley. Love the Signature 16th Par 5. I would recommend anyone to play here even though the greens can be in a better shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging greens"


James2421845's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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Reviewed on

I really enjoyed playing here. The layout challenging but fair. The greens are in good condition and the ball rolls well on them. I'm sure in it's day this was an awesome course, it is still good but shows it's age. The staff was helpful and very nice. I will golf here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



Yong4637627's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Dissappointing"


Bandit888's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played course four years ago and it was in way better condition. Marshall added a single who had no course etiquette, really spoilt the game and extended it by at least 45 minutes. Ok to play with learner BUT should have been advised by Marshall, very disappointed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"This once great tract has fallen into disrepair !!"


u00000701476's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This may have been a Robert Trent Jones course 38 years ago but now is maintained like cow pasture. I've heard that the 4th set of owners are trying to make it go...... no evidence that it will survive, I wouldn't pay more than $10 to play this once great course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



u090496154's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
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Reviewed on

Great course. But very tough when windy as it was the other day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Fabulous day at Desert Dunes"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I had a wonderful round of golf at Desert Dunes! We met one of the owners Mike Chiapetta; he was positive, friendly and welcoming. I would have no hesitation recommending this course to friends and family. We had great weather and no wind, so it was our lucky day.


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



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