Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.0166705882 4.0 stars from 5 (870)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6761 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees (with GPS)
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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 72.3 131
Blue 72 6381 yards 70.5 127
White 72 6143 yards 69.4 124
Red (W) 72 5492 yards 72.5 130

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: 3.5 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 870 Reviews
5 stars:
336
4 stars:
360
3 stars:
107
2 stars:
42
1 stars:
25

recommend this course

741 out of 865 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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"Shhhh don't tell anyone"


rlbuick's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play a lot of golf in desert and from May 15 on this course for the price is the best it gets. Yes there ar other good deals here but here they just do it right. You get unlimited range use water and cold fruit at times as well.

Best last 4 finishing holes in the desert..

Now keep it to yourself .. Enjoy


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


"Great fun"


Gingergolfer60's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed this course. Staff very friendly and helpful, particularly the starter who paired me with another single and got us off early to avoid a large number of 4 balls about to tee off.

Course in great condition though bunkers short of sand and packed hard. Greens good pace and in good nick. We were let through by a couple of guys which meant we were around in 2hr 30 mins without rushing! Would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007029689's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
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Reviewed on

The course overall was greens were in fantastic condition. I love the wide fairways and always love playing at the Marriott resort courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mid-May, not many people on the course. Greens were not fast, but in good shape. A couple burned out spots in the fairways. Saw the drink lady once in 18 holes. Course was in good shape, would recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather 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: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Palm course"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rode the Blacks (6761/72.3/131) with Barb in a little less than 3.5H mid day. Sunny, fairly calm conditions around 90.

Ted Robinson design, this is a fun layout. Up/down rolling hills with some raised green complexes featuring numerous tiered greens. Nice water features with a generous amount of water to avoid. Also a decent amount of sand to avoid. You cannot spray the ball around too much, but Palm is not an overtly tight course.

The over seeded tees were lush with few divots.

The fairways are transitioning from over seeded back to Bermuda. Mowed close and dry but still mostly lush.

Same for the rough. Mowed down but still thick in spots.

I was in numerous traps. Playable, but thinner and firmer than would be my preference.

The greens putted medium speed, were FIRM and fairly smooth. Hardly any ball marks because of the firmness, they rolled well.

The customer service was excellent from all encountered. Cart gal out making numerous rounds, ample water stations every few holes on the course. Good course layout, above average course for the greater Palm Springs area. Recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"I like it!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golfing at the Marriott in Palm Desert is just as delightful as it sounds. It’s well designed, well appointed and well staffed.

The good news is that it’s a corporate-run course. There are none of the issues you read about with struggling places. It’s impeccably kept, well irrigated, good sand and greens. It feels good to play there. Especially when holes 4 & 5 take you to the front entrance and along Cook St. Overlooking traffic, I got that feeling of “I’m golfing and you’re not!” on a Wednesday afternoon. It was nice. It undulates and the greens can be punitive to an errant putt.

The bad news is that it’s a corporate-run course. You have to factor in that a good number of players are at a convention or company-paid event and are hacking their way through a free, liquored up round. There were many unfilled divots, ball marks and unraked sand traps at 1 PM when I teed off. They fix them every day, but it adds up over time.

Still, I got a killer deal and have had fantastic rounds on both courses. Go early if you can. If you can snag it in that $30-$60 range and it’s not high season, this is a real treat.

I gave pace of play 3 stars because there was an older couple who teed off in front of me that I had to skip a hole to get around. After that, it was wide open.

I really liked the driving range too. Unlimited Taylor Made balls and a big grassy ravine to smack into.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Palms Courae in Terrible Shape"


rlasorsa's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Sorry for the poor review, but the course was simply in terrible shape. Hopefully, that is not an indication of the rest of the Summer since this is always a wonderful property to play golf at.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course was in excellent condition"


Birdie53's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play here always when I travel to Palm Springs. Always and I mean always, in excellent condition.


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



Joseph6959114's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Joseph6959114's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good track"


RGC155D23844B7A7328C's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this was my 5th time on this course. Staff is friendly, course if well maintained (except sand traps). Snack cart a little scarce on a very hot day - but they probably staff to demand.

I will return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Coup de coeur"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the valley course, lots of ondulations, nice layout, flowers waterfalls and more.

Course was in excellent condition ,greens were ok.

Played 18 in 3 1/2 hrs at 2 PM

We Will try the palms course in a couple of days.


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


"Great course"


turcotte1963's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. A bit slow, but it is in good condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Visual Stunner!"


Sean7450903's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always love this course because of the great conditions in the “winter/spring” and the stunning layout and water features. Was a bit disappointed with the greens being a bit slow and some bare spots on quite a few greens but overall for the deal and the weather it made for a great afternoon of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Palm Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was fairly slow, which is typical of resort courses. Course condition was v,dry good. The greens were surprisingly slow. Check your screen in the cart for hazards and distance to them. It will save golf balls.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value; played 18 in just over 3.5 hours on a Saturday, I was pleasantly surprised. Course was in good shape. Overall very pleasant experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Top notch"


u155707847's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall very good experience from staff friendliness to condition of course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


gtassone001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful yet challenging Need to be accurate with your wedges or pay the penalty.


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



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