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4.5
452 Reviews (452)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
88.5%
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413 out of 452 reviews
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4.5
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
81.8%
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4.4
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7322 yards
Slope 144
Rating 75.8
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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Bird Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Master Card, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts are required. Shorts must be 'bermuda'-length. Inappropriate Attire: Tank tops, T-shirts, Denim Jeans, Cargo shorts and Cut-offs.

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Reviews

4.5
452 Reviews (452)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 42
19th Hole Scenic Views 32
Patio Dining 32
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 75
Bunkers 70
Forced Carries 37
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 58
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 39
A Weekend Splurge 29
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 57
Worth the Drive 36
Near Local Attractions 15

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Handicap 15-19
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5.0
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Love this place

Been a few years since I played the CC but it does not disappoint. The course is a great layout very creative with a great combination of long and short holes. There were some small grass issues around but the greens were terrific. The free meal is not to be missed. Great breakfast sandwiches and burritos, best around.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointing

This has always been one of our fave PS courses. Very disappointed with our recent visit. Course condition has really fallen off. Fairway perimeters have been burned off. Greens have new turf around edges. Im sure this is the reality of many courses where water mgmt is nb to survive. Desert Willow is a WAY better choice, I'm sad to report.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beauty in the desert

This is our second time playing the Classic Club and it was just as wonderful as the last time. The course is in great shape, greens were fast but fair. The back nine is really laid out well and you would never know you were in the desert, if you don’t look up at the gorgeous desert and mountain views that is. It’s very green.

Staff was great and very helpful. Added bonus of free golf towels and a food and beverage coupon make it a great deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very nice

Very nice layout. Interesting holes with no two exactly alike. Excellent condition. With the rough not overseeded balls will run to the water. Greens were realty nice.
Pace of play was good and drink cart was by every two or three holes as they had one on each nine.

To me a Typical Troon course, very good course, very good condition, slightly over priced.

A thoroughly enjoyable round of golf.

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

Fantastic Layout

I have played many courses in the area over the years, but struggled to get a tee time here. It was worth the wait. This is my new favorite course anywhere. It's a beautiful layout in great condition and played at a good pace (marshals were vigilant in ensuring people kept up). Lots of water so not for the fainthearted, but I will definitely play this course whenever I can get on!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a difference a couple years make

First the positives, the staff and clubhouse are very nice. In years past, the course was always immaculate. Today, however, the course was a real disappointment. Poor conditioning, slow pace of play and rangers that just drove around. Set back from of the holes we’re camping spots. Maybe an indication that the Classic Club is facing tough times. No water is available on the course save 4 bottles of water on the course. Not enough when playing in warmer weather. This had been an annual favorite. This course will dropped from our rotation unless we hear that it’s restored to its prior lushness.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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
Walked

Not sure what I was expecting but this course exceeded it. Beautiful views, great layout, and I was matched up with another single and a couple that had played the course before. Played on a holiday, which apparently means that they run a shotgun start so the staff can enjoy at least half a day off. Kind of tells you a lot about the management here. They care about their staff and they treat their guests very well. There are outstanding views on every hole, and as long as you pick the correct tees, this course will be challenging to all levels of golfer. Greens can be tricky to read, but run true..... don't get above the hole or it will be a long day. Will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
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
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stunning Tough but Forgiving

This course is a must play, the fairways and greens were flawless. The pictures of the course on the net do not do it justice. Its filled with perfect sand traps filled with YES, perfect sand!. The greens were a 12 the day i played and smooth, The tee boxes were lush and flat. My only regret was that the round was over.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

As good as it gets

Great layout with water everywhere. Not for the faint of heart. I have played all the public courses in the valley and this is clearly the hardest and best.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Palm Springs Classic!

There was a reason this course was in the rotation for the Bob Hope Classic. It is a great track and can be very challenging when there is wind. It has great shot values, is in superb condition and the Troon staff model is in full force, they are top tier!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Meh

Friendly staff.
Marshall’s should be more vigilant on pace of play.
Course is nothing special. Better value elsewhere.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Florida Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

A Classic indeed!

First time playing Classic Club which came recommended from others both before and during my trip. I am thankful for these recommendations because Classic Club was my favorite Palm Springs course. I played.

The Golfweek, Golf Digest, Golf Magazine ratings for this course will certainly be returning to the top 10 in California now that they've installed their outstanding new bunkers.

Service - 10
Driving Range - 10
Layout - 10
Conditions - 10
Fun Factor - 10
Challenge - 9
Overall - 10

This course is so solid from start to end. I cannot recall a boring or throwaway hole, with #1 being the weakest and the holes only getting better from there. The layout is just fantastic with a perfect balance of fun/challenge/visual appeal.

I played this course last and it really made me appreciate just how balanced the layout is and how superb the conditions were. It was the only course I played that truly felt like a destination course with no houses, condos, facilities or other eyesores to distract from the beautiful views.

I can recommend Classic Club without reservations to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Wide Open, great views, challenging back 9

The course was wide open off the tee allowing an aggressive golfer to let loose. The greens were large and rolled true. And the mountains in the distance provided a nice distraction when my swing wasn’t cooperating. The back nine was much prettier than the front as water really came into play on the majority of the holes. For $160 per round, the price is high in comparison to others nearby. I would play again if I found a deal pushing the green fees closer to $80-100.

I am a 10 index who travels to the desert a few times per year for golf weekends. My favorite tracks in the desert are Escena, Mountain Course, Stadium, both Indian Wells courses and Firecliff at Desert Willow.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great facility and Course

Staff in all areas were excellent. Service in the Grill a bit slow but attentive.
Course was in good shape, greens a bit slow but understand why. Bunker renovation was very good, nice to play out of. T boxes and fairways were excellent. The rough was thin.
Fairways are very wide on most holes although water does narrow a few down. Par threes were interesting and challenging.
Finished in under 4 hours, will be back

Conditions Good
Value Good
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
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
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
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Classic Club

Rode the Blues (6711/72.9/135) in less than 3H as a single using Troon Rewards. The weather was around 90, overcast and actually sprinkled during parts of the round.

Classic Club was closed for 2 months this summer for a full bunker renovation and only recently reopened. They utilized the closure time to also resod weak areas of tees, fairways, rough and numerous greens. Most of the resodded areas are still not ready for prime time, but should be great by the time they reopen after fall over seeding. I did not expect great conditions considering they were only going to be open for a month sandwiched between long closure periods. However, was pleasantly surprised at how lush and green the place is.

The Bermuda tees were level and lush with great coverage. Par 3's were pretty chewed up, but the other 14 were excellent.

The Bermuda fairways were lush, mowed close and firm.

The Bermuda rough was lush. Nice to chip from as the ball usually set up.

The sand traps looked the part of a full bunker renovation. Do not play here if you do not like to play out of soft white marble sand that is thick and deep. They look and played great with all their borders resodded Bermuda.

The Bermuda greens were mostly smooth but medium slow. The original greens are mowed lower and are firmer. The places that have been resodded seemed to be mowed higher and were softer. Overall, currently mediocre, but I suspect they will putt excellent after fall over seeding.

The customer service was excellent from everyone encountered. Drink cart out making the rounds. Nice GPS on the carts. Complementary water and range balls on a 1st class grass practice facility. Everything about this place is top notch. Definitely recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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