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

4.1350176471 4.1 stars from 5 (603)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7062 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
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
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7062 yards 73.6 131
Gold 72 6643 yards 71.5 126
Silver 72 6044 yards 68.8 117
Silver (W) 72 6044 yards 75.0 136
Combo 72 5525 yards 72.2 130
Jade (W) 72 4907 yards 68.7 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 603 Reviews
5 stars:
239
4 stars:
258
3 stars:
69
2 stars:
27
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

523 out of 600 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole specials  

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"Perfect Conditions"


BradKollar's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course several times as I'm an Owner at the Villas at the Westin Mission Hills.

I've never seen the course in better condition. The fairways & greens were perfect. Seriously, it felt like they were ready for a PGA event.

The pace of play was fast - Our 3-some had a 2-some in front of us and a 4-some behind us. We never had to wait nor did we feel like the group behind was playing up on us.

It couldn't have been better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course layout"


Kchepy's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great practice area. Friendly pro shop staff, very good starter with some very rude golfers. He should get a reward. Play the course every year on vacation from SC. The greens this year had a great deal of Poa and as usual, hotel quest and others do not fix ball marks or rake traps and that is just a shame. Cart and snack bar prices are way over the top. Course is beautiful, was in wonderful shape but it needs to be marshaled.

Some people will go into residence yards to get a golf ball or hang around a lake while holding up the pace of play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000001054388's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Great staff, course in great shape, wide open with tricky greens


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice morning of Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course on our last morning in the desert this past Friday. We made 718am tee time in hopes of finishing in time to get home to San Diego before the traffic. We finished in just under 4 hours and played with a local gentleman that was kind enough to give us all the intel and local knowledge we needed. The course iitself is in fabulous condition,. Fairways and tee boxes were immaculate and the greens rolled very true and did not disappoint. The course is challenging but still very fair. We had a fabulaous time here and will be back for sure!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



dolomite's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Do not miss."


TC9757748's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only course I ever rated 5 stars all the way. Will go back anytime we get the chance. Beautiful, dramatic, colorful, and straight forward. Greens and fairways were perfect.


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Sand traps and pace of play"


u630526248's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are going to have a course with sand traps, at least have them playable. Terrible hard sand. If you hit into the rough, it is mostly hard pan.

Need a better ranger to move slow players. Children should not be allowed to play with a family during peak hours.

Course was in average shape. Greens were slow, and the rough was in awful shape.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Love this course!"


tbierley46's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of my favorite courses in Palm Springs area. Lady's tees are very friendly - almost 100 yards shorter on some holes. Senior tees are 6000 yards - good distance. Only complaint is the amenities. Bar and pro shop close at 5:00 - over charge for beer and wine.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great layout. A little dry. Scruffy greens."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As noted above, this is a beautiful layout, one which I have enjoyed many times over the 20 years coming to the area. On this particular day, the condition of the course was not as good as I have seen it in the past. Tee boxes were pretty beat up, fairways were a bit dry, and the greens were not very good at all. The greens were a bit shaggy and many had patchy multi-colored surfaces. It didn’t help that they had been very recently top-dressed. I am not giving up on it though, and hope to see it back to its former splendor the next time I play it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Underwhelmed"


u155707847's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The clubhouse is dated. The course itself has seen better days particularly the sand bunkers which may or may not have sand in them. The fairways were fine but even a couple of feet off the fairway the grass is matted down to the point where you are hitting off bare ground. This would be okay but the greens fee was the same price as the Marriott player course which is in much better condition. Also the golf carts are not equipped with gps. This courses heyday was a couple of years ago. Skip it given the selection of courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good trek"


golfetteputter's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Personnel in Golf shop friendly and welcoming.

Course in great shape.

Greens true and nice pace.

Always fun to play,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun friendly course"


Andy2045205's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

Well conditioned, interesting holes, fun course . Friendly yet still challenging layout


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Repetitive Holes"


Brendan3604604's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

Overall a little disappointed. I thought there was very little variation in hole design and no sand in the traps. Greens were slower than most in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Just ok"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I expected a better course. I was looking forward to this course but was disappointed. In my opinion its average. The greens are slow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Mission hills- Gary player course"


u2143725's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, played at 7 am and had a great round. Fast play and friendly staff.


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


"One of my favorites looking tired"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Gary Player has been one of my favorites for years. While the course was in good condition the shine has worn off. The driving range was a little beat up, and the Pro Shop austere. What was suprising was the GPS’s had been removed leaving a gaping hole in the conso. It sure didn’t feel $125 worthy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing 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


I recommend this course



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