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Escena Golf Club

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4.5
1017
5 Stars
562
4 Stars
356
3 Stars
68
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
95.0%
Recommend this course
948 out of 1017 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
114
5 Stars
68
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.5%
Recommend this course
110 out of 114 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
242
5 Stars
156
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.3%
Recommend this course
233 out of 242 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7173 yards
Slope 131
Rating 74.3
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Escena Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7173 yards 74.3 131
Championship 72 6615 yards 71.7 125
Championship (W) 72 6615 yards 78.0 140
Middle 72 6115 yards 69.3 120
Middle (W) 72 6115 yards 75.5 135
Forward (W) 72 5503 yards 71.2 126
Forward 72 5503 yards 66.6 112
Scorecard for Escena Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tournament M: 74.3/131 611 414 199 562 245 398 348 163 437 3377 445 419 223 554 462 502 415 240 536 3796 7173
Championship M: 71.7/125 W: 78.0/140 563 371 171 522 212 363 301 152 406 3061 411 390 202 536 438 472 379 213 513 3554 6615
Middle M: 69.3/120 W: 75.5/135 522 346 149 496 190 345 270 129 384 2831 390 369 178 512 408 424 363 180 460 3284 6115
Forward M: 66.6/112 W: 71.2/126 483 312 126 436 160 305 252 117 338 2529 360 315 154 469 368 412 312 167 417 2974 5503
Handicap 1 7 15 3 11 9 13 17 5 10 18 14 2 8 6 16 12 4
Par 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 3 4 35 4 4 3 5 4 5 4 3 5 37 72

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy No
Teaching Pro No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.5
1017

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 88
Patio Dining 76
19th Hole Scenic Views 69
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 117
Water Hazards 80
Undulating Greens 67
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 66
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 66
A Weekend Splurge 61
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 120
Convenient to the City 100
Worth the Drive 46

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Pace of play way too slow.

Took almost 5 hours to play. Saw water jug person who said he would contact marshal on hole 10. Never saw any marshal.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice layout

We play this course every year on our vacation. Wonderful layout and always in great condition in the spring when we are in the desert. We play early., so the pace of play is always 4 hours or less! Yes

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Not for the average golfer!

Would recommend it but——-
1 pace of play was very slow- 4:45 for the round and we had to wait on almost every shot. The marshal said the course was jammed, probably because the policy is to get as many rounds in as possible in the shortest time.
2 This course was not designed for the average golfer. Even from the middle ‘Teal’ tees playing 6100 yards it was
really very tough and almost unfair. While it had mostly short par fives, the risk for getting to the green in two was too great.. Only one par three was for a mid iron while all the others were very long with too many obstacles around them. The par fours were mostly fair and reachable in two, but a couple were ‘lay up’ holes for the second shot .
3 The bunkers were hard with too many rocks in them ( Thank goodness for the new rule allowing removal of them, but that takes time)
Overall the course was in good condition but the greens, while being true, were hard and it was tough to stop the ball from the fairway.The fairways were generously wide and quite firm allowing some decent distance off the tee, but there were always bunkers to avoid. Water features were very aesthetic and located fairly around the course.
Do not expect to enjoy this course unless you are really up for a challenge and you are on your A game, and do not expect to play quickly.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Play Escena- you will love it!

I love everything about Escena! The people are great: shout out to Nancy, Tammy, and Rich!
The course is beautiful, and really has everything I look for in a golf course. It's challenging enough, but pretty user friendly with wide fairways as well, which makes the course suitable for players of all skill levels.
The conditions last week were absolutely immaculate, too!
I can't wait to play Escena again!
Oh, and the bar and restaurant are awesome, too!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course with lots of challenges

Really enjoyed playing this course. A must play if you are in the area. Course was in great shape with lots of challenges for all skill levels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Time

We had a very good time today. The front nine played in 2:10 but the back slowed quite a bit. Not sure why this happened, but we did finish in 4:30.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice layout

A nice couse that could be above average if fairways were not cut so low in most areas. They are also building houses too close to the course that are now coming into play.. Overall the pace was a little slow and we did not see a course Marshall the whole round..

The dining area on the patio offers excellent views of the mountains to the west.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This was a replay, a must!

Played here again today, second time this week! Second time around got to appreciate the overall layout and condition of the course!

This is a true gem in Palm Springs!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course, good value

Escena continues to impress me. I do not normally enjoy Nicklaus designs but this one is fair and interesting.
The layout is varied- good short and long holes, water hazards and bunkering are not too penal. The turf is well groomed. My only course issue is with the bunkers- too little sand and some rocks and liner issues.
All in all, a good course at a fair price. Thanks

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

Outstanding Layout and Experience

Played this course for the first time Sunday. Course was in great condition! Tees and Fairways well kept, green and properly groomed. Greens were in fantastic condition, fast, and true.

A must in Palm Springs for all types of golfers!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Now's the time.

It's the time of year to enjoy that fantastic desert weather. This course was in great shape, the amenities are first rate, greens fees are reasonable, and the people are friendly. What are you waiting for! Make your tee time today.

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