Escena Golf Club

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4.5
904
5 Stars
494
4 Stars
319
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
94.4%
Recommend this course
839 out of 897 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
98
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.9%
Recommend this course
94 out of 98 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
294
5 Stars
193
4 Stars
82
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.6%
Recommend this course
284 out of 294 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7173
Slope 131
Rating 74.3
Type Public
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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
904

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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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best value course in Palm Springs

On vacation to Palm Springs and have played 6 courses in area - Escena is the best overall.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was about to close down on Sunday for reseeding and they were charging 25 dollars per round. The couse was in bad shape cosidering the fairways were all brown. Golf Now did not let me know and charged me 39 dollars a round and even accepted a reservation for Friday 2 days before they close at 39 dollars a round.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A typical Nicklaus course

The fairways were wide and the greens were elevated and undulating. It is a long course from the middle tees so quite challenging - especially the par 3's. I needed to use driver on one of them and a 3 wood on another. The greens were fast and smooth and the fairways were just beginning to be prepped for the fall over seed so we were able to get more run than normal. We always enjoy this course so asked for a replay and only had to pay $15.00. The staff were excellent. The only issue on this occasion was that the water containers were empty on many of the holes. Since we had brought our own water on the course it was fine for us but a single we joined was getting a bit over heated.

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

Wait until season to play

I was really bummed at the course conditions today. It is very apparent they are just trying to get by until overseed.

Hole number one greeted uswith windrows of dead grass down the fairway. My first thought was if hole number two was like this we were going to ask for our money back. Hit up on the green. At least 30 of the rear part of the green is just dirt.

The rest of the course was mainly dead barren spots throughout the fairways.

I was pleasently surprised most of the greens were in fair to good condition.

Really upset because this is one of my top five favorite courses to play in the valley. I had friends out from Chicago. We played Santa Rosa yesterday. It was almost in pristine conditions. They were not happy with Escena.

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

Late Summer Early Morning Round

Played in late summer about a month before Escena is shut down for aeration and course maintenance. All the staff were very friendly from the bag drop to the starter. Pace was play was great as we finished in about 4 hrs and 15 minutes. Course layout is very nice. Bunkers everywhere and water comes into play on several holes. But a very fair track. My only knock is that the greens were pretty slow....and when we ended it was 113°. Guess the heat is not on the course though. I will be coming back to Escena.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
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 Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Everything you expect when playing in Palm Springs

On vacation from Florida and landed this awesome hotdeal on a hot day. Very friendly staff from bag drop to starter. Really nice course, but patchy areas on several fairways which made it tough to get a clean shot out of which is the reason this is not 5 stars. Greens rolled well and tee boxes were very nice. I knew it would be hot playing golf in Palm Spring and by 12pm it was reaching 99 degree Fahrenheit. There are water coolers through the course, but I would recommend bringing additional water to stay hydrated.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Closed for business

I look forward to playing Escena but I guess it must be in peak season not now. The course today was in desperate need of water as many brown patches on the course. Pace of play was terrible with no course Marshall to be seen. We tee’d off at 7:52 but we’re told to go to home number 4 because they were mowing the homes? Very strange. Because play was so slow we did not finish the first three holes. When we finished the round the pro shop was closed! We were not told this at the start. Golf is a very competitive sport but this mgt team obviously doesn’t understand this. Btw I played JW Marriott Valley course the last two days and it was in fantastic condition. Highly recommend. Sean.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Nice layout

The course itself has a great layout. It wasn’t in the best shape but still fun. Only real complaint is the grounds staff. Absolutely no golf etiquette Whatsoever. They would run the mowers right up to the green as you were putting. Not one of them stopped to allow us to play without the noise. I understand they are getting the course ready for season but the fact they didn’t know enough to stop the mowers when in close proximity to players is ridiculous. I will be back though.

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

Love this course. It's a gem that is fun to play.

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

course was in very good condition for being first of August and 110 degree heat!

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

"THE HEAT WAS DEFINITELY ON'

Had a hot time playing with my brother-in- laws and eleven year old grandson .Highlight of the day my grandson parred a par four and three.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Track, good find in Palm Springs

Played here this morning and had a great time. Course has plenty of challenging holes and is fairly forgiving off the tees. The par 3's were a little challenging with multiple >200yds from the middle tees. Course was in great shape considering the intense heat here in July. Would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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

Good day!

Summer golf. Fast play. Greens were in good shape.

Conditions Good
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Resort like

Gardeners all about. Well kept fun course. Only problem I had was the greens were slow. Could be an area wide summer heat thing. I had fun. Fairways reasonably accepting. Fair course.

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

It’s a must

Apart from a few dry spots, the course is in fantastic condition. Greens rolled true and fairways and roughs were very playable. If I had more time here, I’d be back. Make sure you stay for a mojito. The clubhouse is well staffed to accommodate a wonderful apre golf experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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