Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.2
1024 Reviews (1024)
5 Stars
407
4 Stars
422
3 Stars
122
2 Stars
45
1 Stars
28
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.3
89.3%
Recommend this course
883 out of 1024 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
97 Reviews (97)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.8%
Recommend this course
89 out of 97 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
154 Reviews (154)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.2%
Recommend this course
142 out of 154 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6761 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.3
Book a Tee Time at
JW Marriott Desert Springs – Palm Course
Powered by GolfNow.com
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
Scorecard for Palm Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.3/131 528 392 162 330 429 366 575 186 415 3383 542 375 217 529 350 373 409 160 423 3378 6761
Blue M: 70.5/127 509 368 148 322 407 347 536 167 376 3180 513 357 184 511 340 356 397 152 391 3201 6381
White M: 69.4/124 W: 75.9/137 496 351 138 312 395 333 525 155 357 3062 495 344 171 501 334 339 385 139 373 3081 6143
Red M: 66.7/114 W: 72.5/130 447 312 127 280 358 320 472 136 319 2771 457 320 148 439 294 308 308 115 332 2721 5492
Handicap 13 7 15 17 1 9 3 5 11 8 16 6 10 18 12 4 14 2
Par 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.2
1024 Reviews (1024)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 81
19th Hole Scenic Views 63
Patio Dining 62
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 168
Bunkers 145
Undulating Greens 92
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 99
A Weekend Splurge 97
Entertaining Clients 72
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 169
Convenient to the City 118
Near Local Attractions 47

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

OK, but....

This is a pretty nice desert resort course with some good holes and generally in good shape. On the day I played there were 2 abnormal conditions - (1) there was a big event at the resort and the road to the golf course road was blocked. I searched for 30 minutes for parking before they opened the road and (2) the pace of play was unmercifully slow - 4 groups on one par three. As a result I will be unlikely to play the course except in the afternoon on a hot day to get a reasonable pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

JW Marriott always good

This course is always in great shape and the staff are very friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

JW Marriott

Golf here you will never be disappointed what an awesome amazing course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyable round

Course gets a lot of use so the cart tracks detract a little from the aesthetics. Greens had been sanded but putted true.

We were booked on the Palm Course but they changed us to the Valley course which was a pity. We had chosen the other but they had a tournament on.

The bag staff and starter were superb

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Spectacular Course

Of all the courses I've played so far in the Palm Desert/Palm Springs/LaQuinta area, this one is my favorite so far. The views are beautiful; the fairways and greens are in great shape; and each hole had features that were challenging and enjoyable. Although my ball found the water twice I had a marvelous experience and will definitely come back and play the course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful grounds

Great course and the staff was friendly and helpful. I will be back to play here next time I'm in palm desert

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Service below average for such a well take care of.

Reserved the palm course. But they had a tournament on it. They said they had to squeeze us on the valley course. They wanted us to wait an extra 45 minutes before we went out. We felt like we were an inconvenience for them.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Two courses on this property: Excellent, beautiful and fun to play

No problem with check in...staff are helpful and efficient...kudos to the starter for his course knowledge and advice...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Desert Springs

4:50 pace of play is not acceptable...we were spread 7-8 minutes apart.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course

Great condition some greens are too slow need some work.

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

Great Course, Great Condition!

Highly recommend. I was a single played 2 balls and finished in under 3 1/2 hours. Never saw anyone. Was a great round of golf. Thank you!

Conditions Excellent
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
4.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Palm

Rode the Blacks (6761/72.3/131) with Robb and Mary in slightly over 4H twilight using Forelinx. The weather was clear, fairly calm and in the 80's. I think the Palm is the superior of the two Marriott Desert Springs courses, better layout than the Valley. Fun Ted Robinson design, up/down rolling hills with some raised green complexes featuring numerous tiered greens. Nice water features with a generous amount of water and sand to avoid. You cannot spray the ball around too much, but Palm is not a super tight course. The tees were lush. Well maintained with few divots. The fairways were mostly lush, nice to play from. The rough was mostly lush close to the fairways. Get away from the fairways and you could encounter hardpan to knee deep lost ball rough. The sand traps looked okay but were very mediocre. Too thin and firm to be holding a shot to firm, raised greens. The fairway traps firmness was an asset to play from. The greens were bumpy from a recent vericutt. They putted medium speed and are firm, few ball marks. The customer service is always excellent here. Drink cart out making numerous rounds, ample water stations every few holes on the course. Carts have good GPS. All grass driving range included in your fee is a +. Fun course layout, Recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

good course, but there are better around

Marriott Desert Springs is a good golf course, but some features of its layout and condition made it less than an excellent one and less than great value for the money. The majority of the holes have elevated greens, severely rolling fairways and require quite a number of blind shots. The greens had recently been top dressed and were slow and somewhat inconsistent. All this is compensated for by the beauty of the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great round

Excellent course for novice/average players, family friendly. There are some water hazards but not to bad. Bunkers were a bit hard (compact sand) it could use some maintenance to keep softer. However, Landscape is beautiful and there are great views everywhere you look.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Nearby Courses
Palm Desert, California
3.8093235294
301
Palm Desert, California
4.6292058824
282
Palm Desert, California
3.0
1
Palm Desert, California
0.0
0
Palm Desert, California
5.0
1
Palm Desert, California
0.0
0
Palm Desert, California
0.0
0

Stay & Play Offers

$209 Starting price
Valid dates: Jun 18, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Fling and Swing! Golf Package for 2, includes 1 round of golf for 2 daily, a resort fee applies, 50 USD resort credit per night.
Stay and Play
Sewailo Golf Club Stay & Play Hotel Package
$184 Starting price
Stay and Play
More Fun Golf Hotel Package
$349 Starting price
Stay and Play
RiverWatch Golf Club Stay and Play
$85 Starting price
Stay and Play
Golf & Stay at Homestead Resort
$89 Starting price
Latest Articles
Articles
Golf shoe review: The new Ecco Biom Hybrid GTX
Articles
See what's new at Erin Hills since the U.S. Open
Articles
Fundraiser for junior caddies set for Goat Hill Park June 24
Course Layout
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE