Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

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4.2
778
5 Stars
320
4 Stars
336
3 Stars
81
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.3
88.5%
Recommend this course
685 out of 778 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
77
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.3%
Recommend this course
68 out of 77 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
143
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.8%
Recommend this course
127 out of 143 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6627 yards
Slope 127
Rating 71.7
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JW Marriott Desert Springs – Valley Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6627 yards 71.7 127
Blue 72 6323 yards 70.3 125
White 72 6023 yards 68.9 122
Red (W) 72 5262 yards 70.2 118
Scorecard for Valley
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: 71.9/130 388 355 508 417 390 222 320 185 543 3328 512 401 169 368 415 221 316 494 403 3299 6627
Blue M: 70.6/127 377 341 492 393 380 203 300 170 521 3177 499 380 154 354 390 194 301 485 389 3146 6323
White M: 69.1/123 W: 74.8/133 365 331 473 371 366 183 286 154 501 3030 481 361 138 340 365 174 288 475 371 2993 6023
Red M: 65.7/114 W: 70.4/123 307 291 418 335 330 156 236 130 443 2646 434 320 120 297 319 142 232 437 315 2616 5262
Handicap 17 13 11 1 7 3 15 9 5 10 12 18 8 2 4 14 16 6
Par 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 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
778

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 47
Patio Dining 38
19th Hole Scenic Views 27
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 102
Bunkers 100
Undulating Greens 84
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 56
Advanced Golfers 52
Playing Multiple Courses 51
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 107
Convenient to the City 69
Near Local Attractions 25

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Completed 2 holes in 45minutes

Staff clueless (not helpful). Must put 3minutes between groups. Horrible setup to get clubs from club drop to first hole, long inside corridor and 2 flights of stairs. No one to help with clubs

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent but Slow

Course is excellent, staff are all incredibly friendly and helpful and it's in a beautiful spot with views of the mountains everywhere on the course. The only downside was a painfully slow 9 holes - 2 hours and 40 mins. It was clear that there were people on the course with no idea how to play ready golf, or pick up and move on. I have no problem with learner golfers playing in front of me as long as they don't take 5 shots to get out of a bunker or 3 shots to get 75 yards off the tee. We had 3 teenagers in front of us all in one cart and literally moving from one ball to the other one at a time rather than each player getting ready for their shot while the others were playing. No marshals in sight. This seems to be a consistent theme in the reviews of this course and by now you'd think they'd have employed a solution. That said, we'd go back and play again and mentally be ready for a 5+ hour round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Worth it

When it’s raining in the LA Orange County IE areas. It’s blue skies in the desert. Awesome conditions Course is in amazing shape. Well worth the git e up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Shape, Great Amenities

We played in 4 hours and 10 minutes. The course was in great shape. I think the Palm course is a little more interesting and has fewer holes along the road, but we had a great time and it was a good value at under $100 for cart & golf.

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
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice round

Nice pace of play. Course in good shape. The traps, however, need sand. Just hard packed now. That’s the only thing holding back a 5 star rating.

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

Good Resort-style Course

There aren't many resort style courses where you can play a round on a well manicured, interesting layout course with lots of sand and water in four hours. The Valley Course at the JW Marriott Resort was all of these things. Really enjoyed the round.

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

Nice course

Overall great course itself. But pace of play was awful. There were no marshals on the course to help with this. A group in front of mine was so slow that I didn’t even get to finish my round. This course is overpriced. It’s fine to pay a lot of money to play, so long as you can actually play. Having to skip the last two holes because of other people’s slow play is unacceptable. For what this course costs, there definitely should be officials helping to keep people moving.

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

Good but weather not cooorrating

Would have been a great day. Unfortunately the wind made it very difficult.

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

Marrriott golf experience

I have played this course a number of times when I am in Palm Springs. I keep coming back because I enjoy the course. I golfed with some friends who also enjoyed the course. I will be back again.

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

Wow

Great experience from start to finish. Excellent course condition. 4 hour round. Great facility and staff. Practice range top notch

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

Valley Course

Fantastic fairways and Incredible Greens. Worth every penny. I wished I could’ve stayed for longer and played them both multiple times. Foursome finished in four hrs flat

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course.

I’ve played this course many times and it always impresses me. Fairways and greens in great shape. The only downside was the poor bunkers. The staff is always friendly. It’s a nice challenging course.

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
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Outstanding course

Was recommended by a friend and was not disappointed. The course was in perfect condition. The groundskeepers are fantastic!

This course has it all...sloping fairways, water, sand, etc. and it is a beautiful course. This is the course that someone who is just riding along will enjoy because it is so beautiful. Whether you are a pro looking for a tough course or a beginner looking to enjoy a day golfing, this course will not disappoint.

And there is a Starbucks on site...among other amenities! It must be one of the best in town.

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