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4.5
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7038 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.3
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Indian Wells Golf Resort - Celebrity Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Clive Clark (2006) Ted Robinson, Sr. (1986) Weller Designs (2006)

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, MC, AMEX, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Shirt and shoes required

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Reviews

4.7
223 Reviews (223)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Patio Dining 15
19th Hole Scenic Views 14
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 26
Undulating Greens 24
Water Hazards 24
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 19
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 17
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 22
Convenient to the City 19
Worth the Drive 13

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Handicap 5-9
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5.0
Top 1 Contributor
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Celebrity

Played the Yellows (6349/70.7/128) with GK Guru's Dave, Brian & George early morning. Fun group to play with! The weather was calm and sunny. Cold when we started a little after 7 but had warmed up to perfect conditions by the time we finished a little before noon.

Beautiful, tougher than average layout. Constantly up/down hills and the large green complexes are challenging. Fourteen par 4's with only two par 5's and two par 3's = par 72. Normally, that would be a detriment, but the par 4's here all have a different feel/look, good mixture of longer and risk/reward holes to keep things fun and interesting. This course would be a beast to walk as numerous holes are a long way from the last green.

The over seeded tees were lush with few divots. No challenges getting level lies.

The over seeded fairways were very lush and provided excellent lies.

The over seeded rough was very lush and not overly penal.

The sand traps were decently maintained with good quality sand.

The over seeded greens were good, but not great. They looked quicker than they were. They putted medium slow early morning and were up to medium speed by the end of the round. Not as smooth as previous visits here. Even though firm, they held well struck irons well.

The customer service was exceptional as always here. Complementary range balls on an all grass range is always a plus. Cart person around numerous times. Very nice course in overall excellent condition. Highly recommended.

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

Great Time

Course was in great shape. Greens could have been a little faster but were puttable. Staff from the golf shop to the starter to the refreshment cart were very friendly.... would definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great track. I felt the course had a little bit of everything. Some challenging holes, a couple short par 4’s where you can go for it off the tee, a few “target golf” holes, all of which are in great condition. Scenery was awesome. Course was well manicured.

I was able to squeeze in 18 teeing off at 12:50pm. Discounted rate and still managed to finish before dark which was nice.

Plenty of tee box options as well, so I feel like it’d be an enjoyable course for all skill levels.

Would golf again.

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

super course

how can you not like to have music in your cart 50 + stations advanced gps shows all
postion of carts throw the farway
super friendly acomadating staff
worth the extra money
farways and greens in grest shape
well come back throon golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day at Indian Wells

A great day right from the time we arrived with the complimentary valet parking, friendliness of the staff and a great feeling when you walked into the pro shop. Very helpful with all our needs and questions. Driving range in good shape. The starter at the first tee was fantastic, very friendly and professional. Very knowledgeable about the course and a great sense of humour.

The pace of play was great played in 3.5 hours with no waits. Course in very good shape and being just off of overseeding was very good. Being cart paths only did not have any affect on pace of play. First time playing this course and glad I did. Another Palm Springs Course off the list. Will be back to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Was hoping for much better!!!!

The time of year perhaps is the reason for most of my review, however there is much to be said about the value of the round. During this overseed time of year really they should offer a discounted price!! The conditions were perfect weather, but pace of play and course conditions were fair at best. From safety issues with very narrow fairways and very limited yardage between greens and some T boxes, you must keep and open eye to the sky on this course. One hole had 4 groups on the fairway while we waited at the T box, and the only groups playing the hole was the one on the green and Us on the box!!! Need I say more?

Overall I think its an overpriced round compared to what the valley has to offer.
Would I play here again??? Not sure being familiar with the other courses in the area I would land this course at the bottom of the play list.

To save face the staff was very friendly and the bar/grill was a wonderful 19th hole. But overall for the price I know where I can go for a much better round in the valley.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great condition

Neat fairways tight greens..excellent time
.will definitely be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Highly recommended

From the arriving to leaving. Everything was outstanding. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The course was in outstanding shape for the end of August. Greens were running great. Was done in 3h 10m as a twosome. With a threesome in front of us. One walking. The only downfall was the restaurant was closed for remodeling I guess. Was a little disappointed as hear they have great food. Did have a food truck.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course!!

Very nice course in the desert. Course was in great condition although it was mid July and you can tell its been hot for a while. The tee boxes were in good shape and the fairways were manicured. The greens were really slow but that is to be expected. It was hard putting on the slow greens considering what I am used to putting. Course staff was friendly and the player assistant was out and about with the ice cold towels. Only complaint was we caught a really slow group and they wouldn't let us through. The round was still 4:15 so I can't really complain. Overall a great experience and I can't wait to play there again.

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

Amazing experience.

Celebrity course was in tip top shape. Players course was closed for green maintenance. Greens were very true and smooth. Course was so much fun we played the next day over many other options in the area. Will be back to play the players course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great day to play

Got to the Celebrity course at 6:10. Went into the Pro Shop and they set me up with a GolfNow rate. 4th off the Tee as a single. Caught up to a foursome at third hole and they waved me through. Caught the next foursome at the 4th and the waved me through as well. The sixth hoke I caught up to the first group off for the day and they waved me through as well. The round was completed in 2h50min. Played from the Blues 6600+ yards. A few long par 4rs, but very manageable. Played before the heat hit, and the course was in pristine conditions. Greens were slow as expected for this time of year, but ran true. All in all a great day at a great course at a great rate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beware of the tournaments

We were enjoying a solid round until we came up on a juniors tournament on the back 9. We were unable to finish our round because the pace of play ground to a halt with holes taking longer than 30 minutes behind the juniors. We had been told that there was a scramble tournament ahead of us but that They had made sure we had enough room between us and the tournament do you have a reasonable pace. I think it’s incumbent on the course to notify players that there could be a problem when the circumstances occur. Very disappointed.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Boutique Couse

Give the score card a really good review before you book this location. While the condition of the course was beyond perfect, it's short. The Celebrity course is a single par 5 single par 3 per nine, and the whites only play 6000 yards.

I normally look at slope and rating as well as the card a lot closer, but having been in a rut and not playing new course lately, I was out of practice at paying attention.

The range is nice off the grass and piles of balls at the tee, excellent warm up and excellent practice facility.

Definably narrow, you won't be scoring spraying it off the tee and expect to score . if you're longer than 220 off the tee, play the tips. Greens are brutal tough, 14 plus stimp!

Carts are a bit dodgy, I was given a half dead cart that starting failing half way through the front nine, and had issues climbing hills. Called the pro shop for a replacement that never found me. That and the onboard ball and club scrubber was dry because the drain plug was gone, and the cooler was empty on a 93º day.

Lastly, this is a resort facility, not a TPC experience by any stretch. LOTS of bling LOTS of big money catering going on here. Also, plenty of tour-wanna-bees that won't let you play through even if you ask! Twosomes that play slower the foursomes. sooooo slow for a short course, should be round in 3 hours--you'll be lucky finish in 5!

The huge redeeming quality of this location is the on course staff. The starters and marshals are amazing folks that really care about your experience and making it as excellent as possible.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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 Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best Experience in the Valley

Challenging layout with a little bit of elevation change. Outstanding conditions. Friendliest staff around. One reminder to all: fix your ball marks (and someone else’s). I fixed at least 3 fresh marks on nearly every green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent golf experience

Wanted to play a nice course during my vacation.
This did not disappoint in any way. Courteous and friendly staff, a great course and amenities.
Took many pictures of the scenery while playing.
Lunch at the clubhouse was good too.
Will definitely come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/02/2019

I am planning a trip there in March 2020. Do you remember how much the green fees are? Thanks!

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