Indian Wells Golf Resort - Players Course

4.4770235294 4.5 stars from 5 (151)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7376 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 75.3
  • Layout

  • 44-500 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, California 92210, Riverside County
  • (760) 346-4653
  • (760) 340-1035
  • indianwellsgolfresort.com
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Year built: 1986
Architect(s): John Fought (2007), Ted Robinson, Sr. (1986), Wadsworth Golf Construction (2007)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt and shoes required
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 151 Reviews
5 stars:
101
4 stars:
40
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

145 out of 151 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for a weekend splurge advanced golfers locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole specials patio dining  

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"Beautiful Course...Crappy Greens"


trojan66's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We booked directly on the course website...no mention that the greens were just punched and not puttable. The check in staff didn't say anything either. You can imagine our disappointment when we reached the first green. The rest of the course was amazing. We played in the afternoon so there were very few players on the course. Learn from our mistake and call before booking your tee time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course...greens were a bit sandy but the layout was great!. Staff was very friendly and lots of water and ice!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Indian Wells Players course."


shannylab's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Doesn't get much better than this, check in staff great, prk-shop great, starter, course, conditions all great & the fact they have water/ice stations every 3 holes is a solid nice touch.


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



u000005757730's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, Not Worth The Money"


jpowchuk's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

The Players course at Indian Wells was underwhelming after hearing and seeing so much fanfare about the course. The course was in great condition and the Marshal was on the ball keeping slower groups moving. My complaints pertain to the cost and what you get in the course. I’ve golfed several high end muni’s that are on Par with the players course at half the price. The check in was slow with the computer system issues which was no fault of the pro-shop staff. Extremely expensive drinks on the cart as well. Won’t be back unless there are better deals to be had.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



10567899's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed our. Game. Pace of play was fine on a beautiful day in peak season. Views of mountain ranges were outstanding. Will likely return


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Indian Wells Players is great shotmakers course"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

As a test of golf, I'd rather play the Players Course than the Celebrity Course because it's certainly more demanding and probably offers a little more variety. It just isn't as visually stunning as the Celebrity Course, which is why I didn't give the Players Course five stars (but I definitely considered it). With this said, I'd play this course over and over again. This is the proverbial "you get to use every club in the bag" course. A terrific variety of holes include the par-4 sixth, which wraps around a lake, ala Bay Hill no. 6, and the drivable par-4 third hole. I also like the fact that all the par 5s are reachable if you have reasonable length off the tee (and play the right tees). In addition to the golf, be sure to check out the clubhouse restaurant, the VUE, which has all kinds of top-chef menu items and a fantastic selection of wines and spirits from the bar.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




franciscoPSD's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Perfect in every way"


u000005179001's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great day, 80 and not a cloud in the sky. The greens and fairways are pristine, no dry spots, not wet spots. They leave the rough dormant in the winter which I like.

Perfect golf day on a perfect course


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Players @ IW"


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California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played the Orange Tees (6538/71.6/130) with GK Guru's Kevin, Larry and David in slightly over 4H twilight. Really nice to play with Larry/David for the first time and to get to play with Kevin again! Almost perfect golf weather, clear and fairly calm in the mid 70's.

The course conditions were very good, but not nearly as good as it's Celebrity sister course. The layout is a good mixture of flat and rolling hills. Par 72 (37-35) with 7 sets of well spaced tees. I especially like how basically all their tees except the tips are combo tees. Makes it easier for people to play different tees since you are playing 9 tees from the color in front of you on most tee sets.

The tees were lush and nicely maintained with few divots.

The over seeded fairways were lush and VERY nice to play from.

The mostly dormant Bermuda rough is not over seeded like Celebrity. It is decent to play from, but a large step down from the plush over seeded rough @ Celebrity.

The sand traps were nicely maintained with nice fine sand.

The over seeded greens putted medium fast, were firm and had few ball marks. However, several greens had so much coot poop they severely hampered play on those holes. These large greens have many subtle undulations with few straight putts.

I enjoy this layout more with each visit. Challenging course featuring many holes with fairways that are either narrow in the landing area or require turning the ball to get in prime positions. Large challenging green complexes. This course would be challenging to walk since there are numerous tees hundreds of yards from the last green.

The customer service is always excellent here. Had a cheeseburger and lemonade for lunch, pricey but excellent. Cart gal was around numerous times. Complementary range balls on an all grass range is always a plus. Definitely recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Rude people"


Rick2031955's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was a a bit crowded . Not the fault of the mamgement. The staff was helpful but a bit condisending at the front desk. Starter was helpful and polite. I gues the down fall is the type of customer it attracts on the weekend. I know better than to play on a Saturday. I guess the best way to put it is the gentleman behind us and in front of us we’re douche bags.

Great course but definitely don’t play it on weekend.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Overrated"


u975607183's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is just an ok layout and not a good value for the price. Other course st this price are far superior


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Nice. Too much $$ for course condition"


u000007081209's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout. But a lot dough for not tip top course condition. Greens slow and bumpy. Indian Wells charges the highest price around. Just not the value.

The staff is great though and it’s just a great facility. Lower the greens fee and I’d play more than one time. I stayed at right there for 9 nights and had to go to other courses


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"amazing amazing amazing"


bernalj's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this was the best golf course i have ever played

i have been golfing around the united states

from north carolina to maryland texas and colorado

been golfing for over 20 years

this experience by far was the best

tee boxes beautiful, fairways flawless greens just amazing

i would love this course in my home town


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


"Superb"


n8doggttu's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Fantastic all around experience. Course was in great shape, friendly staff, didn't wait on any tee box, really enjoyed it and would come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed the course"


daa2202's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our round at Indian Wells (Players). The greens were quite slow but rolled true; all other conditions were excellent. All staff members were friendly and helpful. We played as a foursome in 4:15, so pace of play was good. The only real complaint we had was that the restaurant/club house closed at 6:00PM on Sunday, so afternoon golfers were out of luck. We would have liked to have had dinner there but ended up having to go elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2017
Previously played 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: Excellent


I recommend this course



u453341789's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


actionglenn's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, good pace of play and excellent staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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