The Classic Club

4.6720588235 4.7 stars from 5 (378)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7322 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 75.8
  • Layout

  • 75200 Classic Club Blvd., Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • (760) 601-3601, (760) 601-3600
  • (760) 601-3682
  • www.classicclubgolf.com
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Year built: 2006
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (2006)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7322 yards 75.8 144
Blue 72 6711 yards 72.9 135
White (W) 72 6229 yards 77.0 142
White 72 6229 yards 71.0 129
Gold 72 5782 yards 68.7 125
Gold (W) 72 5782 yards 74.6 138
Purple 72 5279 yards 66.2 118
Purple (W) 72 5279 yards 71.9 132
Orange 72 4219 yards 60.7 105
Orange (W) 72 4219 yards 65.7 116

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 378 Reviews
5 stars:
265
4 stars:
80
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

347 out of 375 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers a bucket list/top 100 pick a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Was NOT disappointed"


u000005340200's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout, design and greens.bunkers were so-so

Good value for a great course.

Nice staff and good food and drink at the grill


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Experience"


pkapalko1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can't say enough about The Classic Club. Had a 12:30 Tee Time (and a $109 rate). The experience literally starts the moment you arrive with complimentary Valet parking. The Club House looks like something from an exclusive, private club. Upon payment, I receive a complimentary Classic Club towel as well as a $15 voucher for food and drink (including on course refreshments).

The price includes unlimited range balls and access to the chipping (and putting) greens. The starter provides you a pager to help ensure you aren't late for your tee time. The only complaint is the tees time reservation on Golfnow did not indicate range balls were included otherwise I would have come a little earlier.

I selected the course because is it rated as one of the top courses in the Palm Springs area. It lived up to the advanced billing. Every hole was different. There were significant elevation changes on some holes. The back nine was much more difficult as most holes seemed to be a dog leg that brought water into plan. Tons of bunkers (2-3 weren't in the best of shape). Greens were firm and rolled true. Almost every hold was a photo opportunity either due to the mountain background and/or the unique design.

After the round, stopped into the bar for a beer (to use the $15 voucher). Unfortunately, they were closing the patio seating due to high winds so had to sit at the bar. Ordered two beers with the expectation it would consume the $15 voucher. As it was happy hour, the total was $9!

In addition, the staff (from the valet to the starter to the bar staff) were fantastic.

I played two other top 10 Palm Springs courses earlier in the week that were incredible, but The Classic Club was the tops. One of the best golf experiences of my life!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Large golf course"


paulgirard's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every hole just massive with water and plenty of bunkers.. Lots of playable room on each hole !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Conditions"


David4467515's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in very good condition, played White tees and challenging for 14 handicapper. Would of played a couple of holes differently if I knew the layout. Shot mid 80s


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
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Reviewed on


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


wlbrennen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course, at full price there are other options but at a discount and in the morning (before wind) this is a great deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
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Reviewed on


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


"Always a good play"


yomo45's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
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Reviewed on

Some of the holes are a little tricky but the water really does not come into play...the wind are always a 3 Club wine.The wind calmed down the last three holes before noon..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This has to be one of the nicest and most fun courses to playin the valley. .Wide open fairways, plenty of bunkers and greens with plenty of grain to mess with your putting. Sand traps were terrible! The afternoon we played there was a Div 3 ladies tournament that was ahead of us that turned a fun round into a 5 hour round. Great golf course!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Great course and the staff act like they are happy to see you really friendly and the $15 voucher goes a long way on the happy hour great value highly recommend


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000006474097's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice but overrated"


PaulBAbramson1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A large portion of the holes wrap around a lake on the right (one on the left). The course is very repetitive, and it does not seem to us that it is a customary Arnold Palmer design. Because of the repetitiveness, the course became boring. Also, fairways are very wide and therefore the course is quite forgiving. It is very well groomed and in quite good condition, but overpriced for what it is. We paly most of the courses in the Palm Springs/LaQuinta area, and this is not near our top choices.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u000008196365's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


reinman09's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is well designed and challenging Pace of play is awful. It took well over 5 hours for the round. Rangers would not do anything to help. We were told that people complain if they are told to pick up pace. It was not uncommon to wait over ten minutes between shots. Several holes had three groups waiting on the tee. Bunkers are poor as well. Very little sand any mostly hardpan.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun Classic"


Nash3500578's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great design with some teeth if its windy! Classic Palmer with lots of left to right action. Very nice condition


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


"Great Design Conditions Lacking"


Protzak71's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a perennial stop when I am in the area but the conditions over time have become worse. Service is great and facility is excellent. The fairways were fair but the firmness of the greens was absolutely unnecessary. I am a single digit handicap and couldn’t hold the greens unless i hit the front. Not sure if this was a mistake but it really took away from the experience. Also the bunkers were unconditioned (very little soft sand with super firm base). I will play here again but if the conditions are the same it will be the last time. I expect more out of this place.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000001211430's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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