Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa - Gary Player Signature Course

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4.4
768 Reviews (768)
5 Stars
334
4 Stars
312
3 Stars
81
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
90.5%
Recommend this course
675 out of 768 reviews
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4.4
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 29 reviews
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4.5
107 Reviews (107)
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.5%
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100 out of 107 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Resort/Public
Par 72
Length 7062 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.6
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The Westin Mission Hills - Gary Player
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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Player (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared golf shirts and proper length bermuda shorts or pants required. Prohibited are denim or blue jeans, halter-tops, bathing suits, sweat pants and t-shirts

Reviews

4.4
768 Reviews (768)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
19th Hole Specials 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 60
Bunkers 54
Forced Carries 35
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 50
A Weekend Splurge 36
Locals 34
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 55
At a Resort 46
Worth the Drive 28

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5.0
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Previously Played

Course was okay

Course had just reopened after overseeding. We were cart path only which slowed the pace of play. Still had a fun time. I have played this course in the past and gave really enjoyed it. Very friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was just opened after overseeing they should not have charged $100.00 for course conditions and greens where slow
Will not go back till everything improves

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Closing tomorrow

I like this course. Generous fairways and good variety. Usually in good shape but we caught it on the last day open before closing to overseed so it was very dried out.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

October Golfing

We normally enjoy playing this course but our round today was disappointing. It was obvious that the course is Preparing to close for over seeding as the course was not maintained at their normal high season level. The majority of the ball cleaning stations were dry with no towels and it was fortunate that we had a wet towel with us in our carts. A number of the sand traps were hard as clay and difficult to hit out off based on this condition.

Disappointing and not good value at this time of the season.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value 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
First Time Playing

Desert Beauty

One of the nicest tracks in the desert. The course was in great shape, tough but fair. Would highly recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gorgeous Day

Had a nice mid-afternoon round at this course. The course was in great shape for this time of year, and pace of play was good, our threesome finished in ~ four hours. GPS on my golf cart worked very well.

Compared to other courses I've played in the Palm Springs area, this course was superior in that it was nicely landscaped with lots of desert plants, but it also had more grass along its margins. So rather than immediately losing balls into waste area and desert brush as soon as you miss the fairway, this course was more forgiving of mildly errant shots!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Player

Rode the Golds (6643/71.5/126) in a relaxed 4H, 15M using Forelinx. Paired with Jerry/Karen, nice couple to play with. The weather was 90ish, clear and calm. The course is in really solid fall condition considering it is almost time to close for winter over seeding.

The Bermuda tees were level and mostly lush. However, many could use more regular divot repair.

The Bermuda fairways are mowed close, lush and well maintained with few unfixed divots.

The Bermuda rough is lush and mowed low, so no lost ball challenges. Uniformly in the 2-3" range, the ball usually set up and was nice to play out of.

The sand traps have decent sand but are not maintained that well here. Mediocre. Too thin and need to be churned more regularly.

The Bermuda greens putted medium speed and were firm. Few ball marks, few holes with tiers here, the greens are easier than average to navigate.

The customer service is almost always excellent here. Good all grass driving range that is included in your fee. Drink cart out making the rounds early in the round and plenty of water stations on the course. GPS on the carts is a +. Fun course, nothing fancy or overly memorable, but a solid layout overall. Recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice layout course

Right away you can see that course is designed differently than much other ones in the region: Gary P signature, with lots of vegetation and flowers, water hazards shaped with big rocks, and there is plenty of water around. Fairways and specially greens were in very good condition for this time of the year, greens were not easy but still plafull

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time!!!

This course is beautiful and not impossible to play for the average golfer. Everyone was really nice and helpful. The driving range was fully stocked with balls to warm up with and the carts all come equipped with GPS. I would fully recommend this course to anyone that wants to play golf in Palm Springs!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Summer golf

For years I waited play the Gary Player Mission Hills Golf Course and unfortunately it was a real disappointment primarily because of the short playing time you have during the the summer in COACHELLA valley ( beware pretty all the courses close after 1200 or 200) and the frustrating was the course itself. For some reason, the terrain of the fairway have most been suffering unseasonably dry conditions because each and every shot off the fairway seemingly felt as my club got stuck into the hard, narly turf sending all my shots fading right even after making flush contact. Now, I don't want 2 condemn the course entirely the small staff was polite and informative, the itself was splendid in design and playability,it's just strange how my ball reacted on the course which was probably due to extremely hot weather during summer months which turns any surface into almost cement like no matter how watering, and horticulture is applied and is most likely a situation common throughout the valley during thosecrancid summer months.
Therefore, I highly recommend GPMH for all players because lets face it: it's GARY PLAYER,LOL.

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

Awesome day in the heat

We played at 10:30 and had the course to our selves with exception of a foursome off 1 who never gave us an issue

Driving range and putting green were readily available when we arrived , greens were slow as we are used to our faster greens in Ontario Canada , carts had gps , no beverage cart
A tremendous amount of unneeded sand traps , fairways were above average condition for 102 degree temp. We have played both the Westin Mission courses, you can’t go wrong and we will be back for sure next year
Thanks to all at the resort your true professionals had a wonderful time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Westin Gary Player course

Overall the course and the driving range are in great shape.
My only recommendation to the Westin is, after 20ish years, maybe it’s time to revamp the Pro Shop, food stand and especially the restrooms. And maybe finish putting a shade cover over the outdoor tables.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Well worth playing

On a very hot day ion August 1 the Gary Player course was presented in excellent condition - given the time of the year and the weather. Greens were understandably a bit slow but fairways, tees and bunkers were excellent. If you get the chance - well worth the visit. You wont be disappointed playing here !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent golf course

Greens were a bit slow but that is the only minor criticism. Everything else was excellent

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent course! Well maintained with friendly staff! Will definitely play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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