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4.7
238 Reviews (238)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.7
89.2%
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226 out of 238 reviews
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4.6
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.9
StaffFriendliness
4.8
88.2%
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15 out of 17 reviews
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4.6
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
86.7%
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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

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
238 Reviews (238)

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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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent condition/Strange design

Pluses; excellent condition with beautiful visuals. Multiple tee boxes makes course approachable for anyone with demanding tee shots from back tees. Green structures are rarely penal for any missed greens.

Minus; only two par 3's and two par 5's take away great opportunities for offering more great hole structure, variety, challenges, and memories that would establish the celebrity course as amongst the best in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course

Beautiful fairways, tough but fair greens, exceptionally nice layout

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow and frustrating

There is 8 people on the green ahead of us causing us not to finish the round due to them being so slow and the sun going down, why are they allowed to have 8 players on a hole, very frustrating for everyone else. This is unreal.....

If this is how they like to bend the rules I will never come back here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Take the time to play, you will not regret it!!

What a great experience from the time you get out of your vehicle right through to enjoying a beverage upstairs at the end of the round. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Both courses are in fantastic shape with beautiful backdrops around each hole. The staff truly makes for a great golf experience!!! 5 stars!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Round @ The Celebrity

Very fun round at Indian Wells. Conditions were outstanding with very fast greens. Lots of beautiful flowers and scenery. The course has only 2 par 3’s and 2 par 5’s. I would prefer 4 of each or more. The food truck for breakfast did not do much for me. The IW staff were great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great. Course

Beautiful course very friendly staff great pace of play. Would definitely play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was great

This course is beautiful! Very scenic...you'll get lots of great pictures on the course. The course is well maintained and plays very well. There are some challenging holes with water and sand traps but if you stay down the middle...you'll score well. :)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

1st Time At Indian Wells Golf Resort

First time playing here. Played the Celebrity course and playing the Players tomorrow. I booked as a single and was paired up with 3 other singles. All the same booking time. Tee’d off at 8:30 am and we all had a great time. Everyone at the facility was friendly and helpful. The lounge staff are great and it’s a fantastic atmosphere. Course has a Great layout and every hole provided a different challenge. I can’t find anything anything negative to say other than the marshal stated we were behind after 6 holes however we waited pretty much every hole. I don’t think he was being difficult just trying to keep the pace up. It’s a little on the pricey side but compared to other Palm Springs courses it’s at par or better. Come and play the course and love life!

I’m looking forward to tomorrow morning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great day at Indian Wells

Played IW Celebrity for the first time today, with Covid still happening (facemasks required). Course was in great shape, pace of play was good, and the sun was shining. It’s a tight but well-designed track. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Top notch

This place was amazing. Wish I could play courses this nice everyday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lots of sand!!

Very pretty. Challenging where it needs to be. I would play every day if I could.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 735
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
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
Reviews 46
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course

Prices for play and for my guest were very high. The management there has increased the price for my guest to $110 which is inordinately high. Course is in great shape but plenty of ball marks and divot marks on fairways and greens. I believe that they should have a "divot master" out on the course to replace divots and fix ball marks on the greens. There is no practice bunker to practice bunker shots anywhere on the course. Outside is a truck where one can place an order for dining, a second or third rate way to please the players. Should be indoors where it is warm. Overall, the course is in good shape. Would play there again but highly recommend the changes on the Course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 4
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
Reviews 13
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
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