Borrego Springs Resort - The Palms Golf Course

4.5000000000 4.5 stars from 5 (79)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3571 yards

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Year built: 2002
Architect(s): Cary Bickler
Type: Public/Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Mountain 36 3571 yards N/A N/A
Canyon 36 3288 yards N/A N/A
Desert (W) 36 3081 yards N/A N/A
Sand (W) 36 2588 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 79 Reviews
5 stars:
52
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

77 out of 79 reviews


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Reviews


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bcas11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



MikeNathan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cool June Friday"


jewel1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went out early Friday with cloud cover and low 90’s in the middle of June. Very few people out. Played in 2 hours and 40 mins. Awesome


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Fun"


vacuum1969's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played 36 the other day. This is a nice layout. These people know to take care of there course. Greens were superb, the bunkers have plenty of sand, fairways were fine, and even the rough was well kept . Challenging enough even for the claimed single digit handicapper IMO. Despite105 deg forecast, it didn't feel that hot. Staff was super friendly/accommodating. Great place to get away for the day (drive from San Diego was easy and scenic) or a couple days. There open every day in June and from Thurs - Sund thru August. We appreciate you stating open for the summer. Great golf for the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/29/2018

Scott

thank you for the positive review. We always enjoy knowing that our hard work is appreciated. Please call the shop for your gift. 760-767-3330

Charles DeLorey, PGA


"Great course"


eheffner's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Borrego Springs course was in great condition and the pace of play was fantastic, no waiting. The restaurant has fabulous food and the people are very friendly. Great deal for the money!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/22/2018

our goal is to provide an excellent golf course and great service to all of our guests. Thank you for your kind words. Please call the shop for your bounce back coupon.

Charles DeLorey, PGA


Commented on 05/22/2018

Our goal is to give all of our golfers a great experience. It sounds like we succeeded. Thank you for your kind review. Please Call the golf shop for a bounce back special.



u1430456's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
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


"Great out of the way spot in the desert"


u332275605's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I spend a few days in Borrego Springs in late April after the majority of the tourists and snowbirds go home. We played three days in the late morning/early afternoon and nearly had the course to ourselves. There are a variety of tees for varying abilities. Course is well-bunkered but not ridiculous. Course conditions were superb. Practice area includes a driving range, 2 putting greens and a nice short game area. We loved it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/01/2018

We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Charles, PGA


"First time at Borrego Springs Resort"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though the wind was blowing between 15/20 mph the course conditions and play-ability of the course made it fun and fare. We played the white tees (men's forward), approximately 5,600 yards, if you want more of a challenge you can go all the way back to 7,000 yards.

The greens were perfect, soft enough to allow an approach shot to bite yet fast enough to get your attention when putting.

Some of the par 4's and 5's required a blind tee shot but other than that the course layout is pretty much right in front of you.

Can't wait to get back to the Borrego Springs Resort, highly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


Commented on 05/01/2018

We are excited that your first visit was a pleasant one and look forward to having you come back again soon.

Charles, PGA


"Big value"


mag111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course for the money. Pace of play was a bit slow. Course was in great shape. Going back to play again this week.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/01/2018

Glad you enjoyed the course. We rarely have pace of play issues as our course is very golfer friendly. We will make sure to do a better job in the future in regards to our pace of play.

Charles, PGA


"Love this course!"


randjf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were supplied with a cart and cooler containing ice and bottled water. Free range balls are offered which was convenient as we only wanted to hit 10 or 12 balls each anyway. Fine putting and chipping greens for practice. On the course the rough and fairways were appropriately trimmed. Large landing areas for the average golfer's tee shots. Fairway bunkers galore to capture the long hitter's balls and everyone's truly errant shots. Putts roll true on excellent greens. We look forward to returning


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"course condition"


scotno1's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always course was in perfect condition

The best value in the valley


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Worth the drive"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yes it's a bit of a hike.. but the course was fantastic.. rediculous value..

Spend a night play it twice..

Leave a few extra minutes to find it as not very well marked...


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


"Borrego surprise"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played from the whites as I hadn't played this course and it played short and probably a bit easier which allowed me to shoot my best round during my vacation in Palm Springs. Fairways and greens were in excellent condition and perfect weather made it a fun round for my wife and I. Bit of a drive to get here as it is only about 45 miles as the crow flies but 82 miles to drive so need to allow yourself time to get here but course was worth it if only to play it once. Beautiful mountain scenery surrounds you during your play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"SsssssLooooW"


johnmcinnes's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Borrego Springs for the first time. Staff was friendly and inviting. The layout was average, the fairways and the rough were fine. The greens were like a carpet but were soooo Slow. The pace of play was very slow as well as we had a foursome in front of us that just were not in a hurry. Almost 3 hours for the front 9. They quit after the front and we played the back in 2 hours.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/01/2018

We are sorry to hear about your experience. Your honest feedback will help us to improve our service levels in the future. We hope yo will give us another chance to earn your business. Please call in the golf shop prior to your next visit. 760-767-3330

Charles, PGA


"Very Nice Course .. but a long drive"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Surprisingly good course for out in the middle of nowhere. Drive is pretty much 90 mins from the Palm Desert area. For the pricepoint it’s worth the drive once just to play it ... there’s really no service so as long as you’re expecting just to play golf and handle everything yourself, then you’ll enjoy the golf


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Nathan6697483's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, challenging for the low handicapper and fair to the high handicappers in our foursome. Loved the views.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing oasis!"


u272485255's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is beautiful and impeccably maintained. It’s a classic “desert oasis” style course and they do it very well. I’ve been here many times and the pace is great.

The restaurant does not seem to care, really. We wanted to get a cocktail to begin our day. “2 Bloody Marys. Make them doubles”

We were charged $32 because one Bloody Mary is $8 so a double must logically be $16. There is a huge disconnect between golf and amenities.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hidden Beauty."


parbuster66's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great find in the Coachella Valley. Perfect greens, many many well groomed sand traps, and overseeded rough. Only course I've seen all winter with green fairways and rough. Looks like the new owners are doing a great job.

Well worth the drive from Palm Desert.


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