Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.0461176471 4.0 stars from 5 (822)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6761 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

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
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6761 yards 72.0 124
Blue 72 6381 yards 69.0 114
White 72 6143 yards 70.2 118
Red (W) 72 5492 yards 70.8 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 822 Reviews
5 stars:
314
4 stars:
346
3 stars:
100
2 stars:
39
1 stars:
23

recommend this course

700 out of 817 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Great eye appeal"


toby0001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
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Reviewed on

2:00 tee time for nine holes, couples golf. Landscaping, mountain views, course layout and design are excellent. Staff very friendly and professional. Pace of play very good for a resort. Greens were rough/bumpy but rolled true. Other than greens I'd rate course as excellent. Very enjoyable afternoon. Recommend this course; we will play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


u000005830208's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
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Reviewed on

The course was well laid out and offered a real challenge. Great condition except for the greens, a little rough and slow. Still recovering from aeration I’m sure. The scenery is beautiful but can distract you from the hole your are playing if you don’t stay focused.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great day with friends"


JAMES2897778's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
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Reviewed on

Wonderful day with friends on a beautiful course.

Great value on a golfnow promo.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Value"


u000005881650's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
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Tough lay out for women but challenging for mid handicappers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course has terrible greens"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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We found the greens to be hard and very dry. When we fixed divots the ground was very hard - no moisture in it.

The tee boxes were not mowed properly. They were very long and shaggy.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



tchipuer1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Very poorly organized"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked a 1:15 pm tee time for the Palm course. I arrived at the course 45 minutes early to be prepared and hit a few balls. When I checked in, they said the Palm course was overbooked and they would have to move us to The Valley course, which by the way is cheaper yet I had to pay for the Palm course. And that the earliest tee time would be 1:30. When we checked in with the starter, he said that we will get you out when we can. At 2:00, we tee’d off. Needless to say we did not finish due to slow play on the course and daylight ending at 5:30. I was extremely disappointed by all of that. To top it off, the greens were not in very good shape to play.

There are so many good golf courses in the area that I would not recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Larry2981179's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
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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


"Best golf game this week"


vivienhui's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
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Reviewed on

We had a wonderful time golfing at the Palm course. The starter was absolutely friendly and entertaining!


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


"Beautiful course and setting"


birdiegirl7777's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Staff extremely friendly and helpful! No one said anything about the greens however, and they had recently been punched. Very very slow, like a 6 stimp. Otherwise a fine round on a well kept course. Lots of bunkers and elevated greens to challenge us! I would go back when the greens were back to normal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Palm course review"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Very pleased. Conditions great and pace of play was excellent - just under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



nygs07's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Deshka2011's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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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


"Perfect day of golf"


fernmonca's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On my last visit to Palm Springs three years ago, I played the Valley course at this resort. On this trip I played the Palm course. Both of them are spectacular, well maintained, and with tee boxes to suit every level of golfer from the scratch player to duffers like me with a 24 handicap. The staff are friendly and helpful. Treat yourselves to a great day of golf. Look out for the best rates on the various internet discount sites.


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


"Interesting layouts on palm course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Fairways in good condition but greens needed help


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow, Bumpy Greens Mar Round"


uPUNU6260PU's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
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Reviewed on

The greens were so bad it made sense the course was empty. The fast pace helped but I don’t like paying $109 to putt on greens rolling at about 7 with craters on them.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



Mike3318410's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
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Very nice course. Nice layout. Fairways excellent. The greens were disappointing-appeared to have been punched and were dry and slow. Hopefully better in a few weeks......


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"2:45 hours for 9 holes?"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was 2 hours for 5 holes - called the pro shop for a Marshall. Never came. At the turn, they suggested we go play the front 9 of the Valley course as it was open.

Poor management. We had 2 to three groups per tee for the front 9 and the frustration was universal.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"40-50% of your shots are on the green"


uWJPC8673WJ's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
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Reviewed on

This is a beautiful golf course with a great practice area, and a nice layout that gives the golfer some fantastic views of palm trees, water features and mountains thatoare second to none. The tee boxes and fairways are in perfect condition but for some reason the JW has opted for dormant greens that look great from a distance but upon closer inspection are like putting on a poorly crafted artificial turf. The greens are slow,crusty, eneven and are such a disappointment in comparison to almost any other golf course in the valley. Love the course ...hate the greens!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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