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584 Reviews (584)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
88.7%
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4.1
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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4.2
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.3%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6712 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.4
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La Quinta Resort & Club - Dunes Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6712 yards 72.4 134
White 72 6324 yards 70.8 128
White/Silver Combo 72 6075 yards 69.9 126
Silver 72 5846 yards 68.5 122
Silver (W) 72 5846 yards 74.5 134
Gold (W) 72 5325 yards 71.5 126
Gold 72 5325 yards 66.0 116
Red (W) 72 4877 yards 68.7 123
Scorecard for Pete Dye Dunes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.4/134 380 533 358 399 353 191 591 184 491 3480 401 417 349 145 377 545 198 420 380 3232 6712
White M: 70.8/128 364 522 312 365 342 173 540 159 466 3243 388 398 335 122 354 520 187 414 363 3081 6324
White/Silver M: 69.9/126 364 467 312 318 342 146 540 159 466 3114 327 398 335 122 354 484 187 391 363 2961 6075
Silver M: 68.5/122 W: 74.5/134 349 467 290 318 330 146 513 138 453 3004 327 363 320 114 328 484 169 391 346 2842 5846
Gold M: 66.0/116 W: 71.5/126 324 454 270 294 292 106 486 120 412 2758 314 294 311 105 278 467 144 369 285 2567 5325
Red W: 68.7/123 294 434 236 246 252 100 457 107 408 2534 271 290 305 88 271 407 117 334 260 2343 4877
Handicap 4 10 16 18 12 2 6 8 14 17 3 11 15 7 9 13 1 5
Par 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 3 5 37 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 35 72
Handicap (W) 4 12 8 14 10 2 16 6 18 13 9 5 3 11 15 17 1 7

Course Details

Year Built 1981
Greens Tifdwarf Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1981)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared Shirt, Long Pants/Walking Shorts are accepted. No Denim, T-shirt, Tank Top, Athletic Shorts/Cargo Shorts.

Reviews

4.2
584 Reviews (584)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
19th Hole Scenic Views 29
Brunch 14
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 84
Bunkers 83
Undulating Greens 67
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 61
A Weekend Splurge 38
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 36
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 69
Convenient to the City 50
Worth the Drive 30

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Very Windy

Played the Dunes course, terrific track. Staff and facilities are first rate, Only disappointment was the extremely windy weather. I will return to play another day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good day for golf

People working at course made you fell welcome. We were last group out in morning, so there was maintenance working right behind us. Front side is fun. It’s a Pete Dye layout so lots of bumps and depressions around the course. Backside got pretty challenging, some very interesting holes. Absolutely would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Too bright in early AM

I found 6 of the first 7 holes were teeing off directly onto the morning sun and therefore wasn’t enjoyable.
Also the golf cart GPS stopped working which made it a challenge on a few holes that lacked contour and direction.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Some great holes, done soso

Not the best course I've played in the area. I would not pay the book rate here, v but the discount rate was appropriate. Some great holes - challenging with great views. Others were just ordinary with burned it spots.

I was placed in a threesome. But there was a threesome in the group ahead and the twosome in my time wanted to play together. Since they played quickly the day before, the starter allowed them and he sent me of as a single. I was able to play in 2:30 so can't complain about that although it took 5 holes to get a feel for the course.

The best holes were certainly 1, 17, and 18

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t waste your money

Greens were designed by chucky cheese and pin setter should be fired

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

We had a great day!

We got an early tee time because we had a flight out and back to Canada in the afternoon.
Perfectly timed as we played in 3.5 hours!
The course was in great shape, the greens were fast, it was challenging but not too difficult. We had an awesome time :)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

I got a great discount and it was well worth it. Course is interesting and well laid out. It was in great condition with firms greens. The views were fantastic and it was very pleasant.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value, nice course

Great value at $69 , nice layout. Greens are tricky. Worth the visit.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Interesting and Challenging

It was a ,long day. Close to five hours in play. Hard to get on because of elevated greens and roughs
around greens very sticky. Greens are smaller and very fast. Either you are on nicely or you are off. I enjoyed the challenge and found the layout very interesting. I will come again to play here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Starters Should be Finished

Great course except it should be made clear it is out and back. Starters were just rude unfriendly and not helpful. Downright derogatory and insulting to the women in our party. They ruined an otherwise great golf experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good course

Great fairways, hard greens, spotty rough. Great staff. Good value on GolfNow for $69

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dunes course

Decent course to play for the money typical Pete due course small elevated greens that will not hold most iron shots but fair but challenging course for a 10 handicapp

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Afternoon Round

Booked a 2:06 tee time, but since the round came with unlimited practice balls, we showed up at noon. Hit for 4o min., then came in for lunch. Great mountain & course views from the clubhouse restaurant. We were about to use their chipping green, then putting green when the starter graciously offered us an early tee time. Off we went, Course in great shape. Particularly enjoyed the back 9. Didn’t have to wait for another group until the 18th tee. This is our 4th time booking at the Dunes Course. Great staff helped us add a 4th to our original threesome and even honored our discounted rate for our 4th. We will be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tricky but Nice

Very nice course but Peter Dye is not friendly for average players. We had fun but I would only recommend this course for those with handicaps of 15 or lower.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t play here

I thought since this is a La Quinta resort all the courses would be amazing. Boy was I wrong! It has a few nice holes but the rough grass all around the fairways are burnt full of weeds...I don’t know think community park. I played Desert Willow the day before and it was prestine! So really ugly course!! This was the Dunes course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Nice. Hard.

I had read some of the previous comments before playing to get a feel for the course, and I would agree with what I saw. This is a nice track with some good design features, and the conditioning is very good, excellent even, on the fairways and greens. The rough is dormant and easy to hit out of when you spray it, as long as you don’t end up in the ball eating stuff we were warned about by the starter. It’s a bit scruffy out there, but for a low to mid-priced round, you should not expect better. Lots of houses on the early and middle holes, but there are only a few places where they will encroach on most hitters.

Sounds good, right? Sure. However, this one is pretty tough. There is water on many holes and getting in position for a decent approach shot means taking it on more than most players would like. More importantly, the greens are well-protected, often elevated, and very hard and fast. The starter said they were running at ten. We think more like 11.5. This meant keeping the ball below the hole wasn’t possible, and two putting was very hard. Our 5 hcp lady broke 80 but the rest of us didn’t scare it.

I’m back on Monday to give it another try, hopefully minus the shanks, so we will see if there is an answer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bang for the buck

Great course. Great conditions. Challenging enough but not too tough for the average player.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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