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4.5
176 Reviews (176)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.8
92.7%
Recommend this course
169 out of 176 reviews
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4.5
11 Reviews (11)
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
90.9%
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10 out of 11 reviews
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4.7
25 Reviews (25)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.9
StaffFriendliness
4.9
96.0%
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24 out of 25 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7376 yards
Slope 139
Rating 75.3
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Indian Wells Golf Resort - Player Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Cabernet 72 7376 yards 75.3 139
Blue 72 6913 yards 73.3 134
Orange 72 6538 yards 71.7 129
Yellow 72 6326 yards 70.6 126
White 72 6006 yards 69.2 123
Green 72 5636 yards 67.7 117
Green (W) 72 5636 yards 74.0 127
Red 72 5108 yards 65.2 110
Red (W) 72 5108 yards 71.3 122
Scorecard for Players
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Cabernet M: 75.3/139 558 230 331 470 469 459 552 222 626 3917 401 332 186 454 586 467 396 146 491 3459 7376
Blue M: 73.3/134 534 200 305 434 443 434 512 207 591 3660 383 318 165 433 557 425 372 144 456 3253 6913
Orange M: 71.7/129 534 173 305 409 397 402 512 182 488 3402 383 318 165 398 557 383 372 144 416 3136 6538
Yellow M: 70.6/126 494 173 283 409 397 402 491 182 488 3319 361 299 158 398 530 383 338 124 416 3007 6326
White M: 69.2/123 494 160 283 364 360 369 491 164 429 3114 361 299 158 360 530 358 338 124 364 2892 6006
Green M: 67.7/117 W: 74.0/127 438 160 248 364 360 369 422 164 429 2954 328 276 144 360 437 358 301 114 364 2682 5636
Red W: 71.3/122 401 148 212 326 333 328 391 144 408 2691 297 247 130 335 387 310 280 105 326 2417 5108
Handicap 11 13 17 7 1 3 15 9 5 10 16 14 6 8 4 12 18 2
Par 5 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 5 37 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 35 72

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Fought (2007) Ted Robinson, Sr. (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range 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

4.5
176 Reviews (176)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
19th Hole Specials 16
Patio Dining 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 26
Water Hazards 24
Undulating Greens 21
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 20
Advanced Golfers 20
Locals 15
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 25
Worth the Drive 16
Convenient to the City 13

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Round

Great day all around course & staff were outstanding!!

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

Nice course, in pretty good condition. Greens were SUPER FAST. Quite a few blind shots which can be tough when you’re playing for the first time. Overall would recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace 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

A must play

When in palm desert this is the course to play. Beautiful grounds and the weather was perfect. I look forward to our next visit.

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
Perfect weather
Used cart

Players @ IW

Rode the Orange Tees (6538/71.6/130) with Sal and Johnny in around 4H early morning. The weather was in the 80's, clear and fairly calm. Thanks to Johnny for setting this up and for IW for having us out!

The course conditions were excellent overall. I appreciate this layout more with each round played here. It would be challenging to walk since there are numerous tees 100+ yards from the last green. The customer service is always excellent here. Plenty of ice/water stations on the course. Nice GPS on the carts. Cart person came around numerous times. Complementary range balls on an all grass range is a plus.

The tees were lush and nicely maintained with few divots.

The fairways were lush and very nice to play from.

The overseeded rough close to greens, just off fairways and arounf tees is mowed down and not overly penal and is lush. The non over seeded Bermuda rough farther off fairways has good coverage but is not what I would call lush.

The sand traps were well maintained with fine sand.

The greens were smooth and putted medium fast speed. Firm with few ball marks. These large greens have many subtle undulations with few straight putts.

Really like this John Fought design that features 7 sets of well spaced tees. Par 72 (37-35). The course is a good mixture of flat and rolling hills. Large challenging green complexes. Challenging layout featuring many holes with fairways that are either narrow in the landing area or require turning the ball to get in prime positions. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sadly disappointed

I golfed this course about 5 years ago and had very fond memories. This time
it was not the same experience. We arrived early to warm up but the driving range was not ready. The course appeared muddy and dry looking. Maybe this is due to the recent flooding but it was not what I remembered it to be. The bunkers seem to be everywhere and set up for a pro to get out of. We played The Players Course perhaps the other would be better.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fast Greens

I know they were over 10 on the stemp, maybe over 11 - very fast, very nice!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good scenic course

Very enjoyable day, nice course in great condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Got hot deal

Golfed the players side, paid 99 bucks for a 1:20 tee off, just got our 18 in before dusk. 4:15 minute round, good pace, good friendly staff and excellent course conditions. The off season rough was brown which is not visually appealing but played very fair. I had played the celebrity a few years back, and found it much friendlier to a higher handicapper. The players is a shot makers course and much tighter and tougher. Overall I was very happy with my Indian Wells experience again. Only downside was the range was out of service ( flood last week)

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Indian Wells Players Course

Wonderful good course, good test, prefect conditions. Highly recommended.

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

Book it, you will be amazed.

AWESOME course. Condition is perfect. Challenging but lots of fun. No housing/buildings to worry about. Some tight fairways but can miss left or right and not be in too much trouble. A must play.

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 Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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 Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rainy Day in Palm Springs!

I left Seattle to come to the sunshine! LOL!
Record rain fall for Palm Springs!
Great round, course was well kept!
Only complaint would be the sand in the bunkers was inconsistent!

Conditions Good
Value Good
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
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent course

First time playing this course. Wife and I found the course in excellent condition tee to greens. Next year we will play the other course there. Several challenging holes with some blind tee shots kept things interesting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Last Round of the Year

Last round I played on my year end golf trip to Palm Springs. As always great service upon arrival and through our tee off. Range was open even though it was cold and shortly after sun rise. The course has been reopened for about a month since the fall over seeding and the fairways and greens were in great shape. Rough was brown but no complaints on my end for that. Challenging layout but enjoyable round. Looking forward to playing here again next year.

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

Great place to play!

A friend and I traveled from Phoenix to play both Indian Wells Courses. All I can say is wow! They were both great tracks. I personally preferred the players course but the celebrity course was more scenic and resort style. From the moment we entered the facility you can tell everyone truly wants you to have a great time. The golf staff (inside and out) was amazing and top shelf in all ways. I will absolutely be back to play both of these gems!

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

Indian Wells players course

This is the 2nd time I have played here. It's an excellent course. I have played both blue and white tees, both offer a very good challenge. We had full access with the cart which is very important, so check before you play. The beer cart had a good deal on beer, another bonus.

I would go back for sure. The staff all over are very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace 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

Player Course

As advertised tight fairways small greens. New rye coming in nicely. Super friendly staff. Loved the starter on Players

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyed the course

Haven't played here in over 9 years. Loved the course , pace of play slow due to cart path only. Hope to play it again next year.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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