Desert Falls Country Club

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4.1
300
5 Stars
104
4 Stars
143
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
87.9%
Recommend this course
271 out of 300 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
26
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.6%
Recommend this course
22 out of 26 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
81
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.9%
Recommend this course
72 out of 81 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7084
Slope 133
Rating 74.0
Type Semi-Private
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Desert Falls Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7084 yards 74.0 133
Blue 72 6702 yards 72.2 128
White 72 6230 yards 70.1 123
White (W) 72 6230 yards 76.7 137
Gold (W) 72 5792 yards 74.2 132
Gold 72 5792 yards 68.0 118
Red (W) 72 5273 yards 71.3 124
Scorecard for Desert Falls Country Club
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: 74.0/132 372 422 190 491 382 219 331 445 561 3413 463 520 148 420 234 556 404 456 470 3671 7084
Blue M: 72.2/128 349 393 163 488 376 197 327 417 555 3265 407 514 135 397 204 523 382 437 438 3437 6702
White M: 70.2/124 W: 76.7/137 328 382 154 458 336 185 296 401 497 3037 375 485 111 382 170 501 357 405 407 3193 6230
White/Gold M: 69.2/120 W: 75.2/134 328 345 154 415 336 179 296 401 469 2923 375 444 111 382 154 501 307 385 387 3046 5969
Gold M: 68.5/117 W: 74.2/132 312 345 127 415 309 179 268 385 469 2809 349 444 107 369 154 481 307 385 387 2983 5792
Gold/Red W: 71.3/124 302 318 127 415 309 179 268 348 445 2711 334 444 107 369 132 420 307 356 333 2802 5513
Red M: 66.1/110 W: 72.6/127 302 318 101 390 290 118 235 348 445 2547 334 416 103 346 132 420 286 356 333 2726 5273
Handicap 7 1 15 13 5 11 17 3 9 6 16 18 12 10 14 2 8 4
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 9 15 3 11 13 17 7 1 8 16 14 10 18 12 4 6 2

Course Details

Year Built 1984
Fairways Bermuda grass
Greens Tifdwarf
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Fream

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

4.1
300

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 15
Patio Dining 12
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 42
Bunkers 38
Undulating Greens 31
This course/club is great for:
Locals 29
Advanced Golfers 28
Seniors 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 37
Worth the Drive 13
In the 'Burbs 9
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

tough but fun course

The only reason for not giving all 5 stars was because they are getting ready for over-seeding it was very brown and dry. Very common this time of year. Greens and sand traps were in great condition. Fairly tough layout, but fair.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Playing off dead grass

Once again, the course should warn that they have let the course die off for overseeding. Arrived at the course for a 12:30 tee time. Pro shop was closed, and a single cart guy was working, collected money and sent me out.

Greens were in good shape, but not a single blade of green grass anywhere else.

I normally like the course and will probably play again once overseeding is complete, but I feel like I was hoodwinked into playing a course that should have been closed down.

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

Good challenge, very dry

This was our first time playing Desert Falls and as it is the end of the summer it was very dry. They are obviously getting ready for overseeding which made it an extra challenge but also made it inexpensive. It was also empty, so millionaires golf! The course is challenging with lots of undulation and large greens. We look forward to playing it again when it is green!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
British Columbia Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Value Good Shape for Summer

Bear in mind it's summer golf

Really enjoyed the course

Generous Fairways, puttable greens, consistent bunkers, peppered with hazards

Recommend for Beginners through to Mid Handicap golfers

Not a track for Low Handicappers

Had several birdie putts

My marketing slogan would be "Play the right tees and have fun!"

Very friendly staff and active maintenance team

Can feel the pride, that's nice

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course at a good price

We had a late morning tee time and arrived more than an hour early. They still allowed us to tee off right away. We like to play fast and were able to play through 3 groups and finished in about 2 hours and 45 minutes. The course was in good shape but we found the greens quite slow and bumpy on this occasion. Overall it was a good experience and we would play the course again. The staff was very friendly.

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

Nice course — Great value

Great deal on a very nice course. Excellent condition for late summer. Very playable course however be aware of the pins are in very tough positions. I recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Summer GREENS...

Desert Falls C C is considered to be a mid range private country club in the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs, CA area.) The staff was nice, Overall the course was in good shape (especially for LATE SUMMER...) The tee boxes were allowed to grow extremely "spongy" and were not level in a lot of areas. No cart based GPS...? Fairways were generally good, BUT DON'T MISS by more than a few inches! First cut was very "spongy" and ball would drop to the bottom easily! Second cut (3 feet or so off the fairways) was pretty penalizing (lost one ball 15 feet of the fairway) Greens were typical SUMMER GREENS... Slow, Bumpy, Inconsistent and some were damaged enough I had to take several drops to playable surface areas!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course Condition

Played this course again from last summer. This course is not in great shape in the summer. It is poorly maintained in the summer months. I will never play Desert Falls in the summer again. It is not worth $24.00 on Golfnow. It should be reduced to $12.00 to attract any traffic. The only positive note was the cart staff. Very friendly and helpful.

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

punched greens

upon arrival to the course the desk advised that the front was punched and sanded on mon. and that the back was being done as we spoke. i was was told that i would have to play the front twice. i was told that golf now was notified. i have experienced this before where the course says they notified golf now of an alert and when i contacted golf now they said that they were not notified. As far as I'm concerned its the courses responsibility to go online with golf now and confirm the course alert. Some will say that i should call the course prior. Yes, i have done and been told that the course was i good shape but upon arriving the course was a disaster. i will not be playing this course again and will not recommend this to my other golfing friends

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Tough with many challenges

Played the Blue tees. If you can place your ball where you want it there are no issues. It's when you stray from the fairway that things get difficult, not unbearable, but challenging. To me the course rewards accuracy over length. The greens were running about nine, according to the staff. Not too fast, but downhill putts could get away from you. Lots of water to factor into your brain. Bunkers were a little firm for my tastes, but playable.

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

Love Desert Falls

Great course, great pace, very good condition, challenging but fair!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

GOOD DAY

I arrived a early to hit the range before my round. I played as a single. The Pro shop said I could head right out if I wanted to. I asked how far out was the group in front of me. The guy said they were way ahead of me. I decided to skip the range and head to number one tee. When I headed down the fairway on number one hole I could see a foursome teeing off on hole number two. So much for way ahead of me. I made it work out. I paced myself to not push the group in front. They let me play through on number 10. I appreciated that. It was 107 temp in the desert. Finished in good time and pace. Went home and jumped in the pool . It was a Good Day !

Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is in bad condition

This golf course is in bad shape. Fairways are dried out and brown. It is difficult to figure out where the fairways are. I would definitely not come back to this course. Layout is also not user friendly.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Play front nine twice

We didn’t know we have to play front nine twice

GolfNow should tell us when we make reservation

They didn’t mention about it

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Desert Falls

Rode the Blues (6687/72.2/127) with Kevin in 3H 20M mid morning. The weather was sunny, breezy and in the mid 90's.

It's unusual in the Palm Springs area to play a links layout set among rolling hills. DF is not a tight course even with a decent amount of water, high native grass and OB to keep you focused. One of my favorite layouts to play in the Palm Springs area. However, the playing conditions are much more scruffy than other Palm Springs area courses for this time of year. For playing conditions, DF is a step down from any of the other roughly 3 dozen local courses I have played in the past 6 months.

The tees were mediocre. A few were lush, but most were thin and crusty where they obviously have not been getting an adequate amount of water.

The fairways were decent. Not lush, but still good to play from.

The primary rough is in transition with the Bermuda not totally taking over yet. Could be semi lush to almost hardpan. The native rough is calf deep and almost a sure lost ball.

The green side traps were nicely maintained with soft, good quality sand. The fairway traps are much rougher around the edges.

The greens putted medium speed and were firm. Hardly any ball marks because of the firmness. Several had brown patches where they needed more water.

No GPS on the carts and the course is not well marked for yardage. There are 150 yard palm markers and many holes have old marks on the cart paths, Makes it challenging to calculate distances unless you come equipped with a range finder/GPS.

The customer service was excellent from all encountered. Grass range included in your fee with chipping area. Recommended only if you can get a deal because of the so-so playing conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day of Golf

Was very pleased with the course conditions. Finished in just over three hours. Would recommend to all my friends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Greens average at best

I Played Desert Falls at a great GolfNow rate on a very windy day in the Valley. The course is generally average with its layout with some water features, but nothing memorable. Fairways and rough were average for courses here, but the greens were not so good. Possibly transitioning into summer, they were brown in many areas and were actually fairly slow (9.5) despite cut short. I got a good value from GolfNow or I would not recommend it to others. It's certainly not worth the normal $70 - $100 it was asking in April. There are other courses in the Valley that are in much better shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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