First Nine/Second Nine at Bermuda Dunes Country Club

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4.0
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4.7
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4.8
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4.1
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7017
Slope 131
Rating 73.9
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7017 yards 73.9 131
Blue 72 6549 yards 71.4 126
White (W) 72 6149 yards 75.9 135
White 72 6139 yards 69.8 123
Green (W) 72 5812 yards 73.8 127
Gold (W) 72 5492 yards 71.9 125
Scorecard for Classic 1/Classic 2
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: 73.7/132 541 427 395 228 435 371 176 540 390 3503 414 402 160 564 390 404 451 215 514 3514 7017
Blue M: 71.5/128 W: 77.9/130 507 400 380 190 402 358 164 520 344 3265 409 368 144 540 365 379 427 178 500 3310 6575
White M: 70.5/126 W: 75.5/125 473 388 340 168 365 345 142 477 330 3028 398 360 135 465 350 365 393 169 486 3121 6149
Green M: 69.7/124 W: 73.6/124 441 361 328 155 326 337 135 442 325 2850 388 354 126 455 340 338 349 162 432 2944 5794
Combo M: 68.0/119 W: 72.3/123 441 310 328 125 326 337 114 442 325 2748 388 354 104 455 340 338 349 129 432 2889 5637
Gold M: 66.3/116 W: 71.6/121 435 310 323 125 322 323 114 437 313 2702 388 313 104 432 324 332 340 129 428 2790 5492
Handicap 11 9 5 15 13 1 17 7 3 18 2 14 10 4 8 12 16 6
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1959
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1959)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.0
15
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Handicap 10-14
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4.0
Top 1 Contributor
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Bermuda Dunes

Played the Blues (6441/71.0/127) on the Classic 2/Lake combo with Mike in around 3 1/2 H. There were only a few other groups out, it was close to 115 with a little breeze.

This is not a tight course, most fairways have generous landing areas. Many mature trees surround the fairways that are often well bunkered. The green complexes were very traditional. Average in size and sloped from back to front, falling off to each side with few tiers to contend with. 18 solid holes of golf that kept things interesting as we made our way through mostly older but very nice homes.

The Bermuda tees were mostly lush, very good. Mostly level with few unfixed divots and good coverage, only the par 3's needed divot repair.

The Bermuda fairways were nice to play from overall. Mostly lush with a few browned out areas that they were actively watering.

The Bermuda rough was mowed down, you could often play longer clubs from the rough. Not high or overly penal, very playable.

The sand traps were very inconsistent depth wise. Many were crusty and had not been raked that day.

The greens putted MUCH better than they looked. Relatively smooth and medium fast. The Bermuda has not taken back over from the winter over seeded grass in spite of the extreme heat. They were VERY firm, hardly no ball marks and you needed to take the firmness into account even on short irons.

They close at 2 pm in the summer. The customer service was excellent, quick efficient check-in and complementary range balls on the range. No beverage cart, but they had plenty of water stations and offered wet towels that were very nice smelling. Recommended, very fun course in better than average summer condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Conditions and a Traditional Layout

I teed off on a Wednesday at about 9:00. The course has all the feel of an old, private Palm Springs country club. The layout is moderate in length, with very mature trees lining the fairways and well-placed bunkers. The fairways and rough were quite good for the middle of summer, and the greens rolled very well. The staff was friendly and welcoming to me as a non-member. I would definitely play again and recommend to others.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Nice Classic Golf Course

Nice course, Good condition. Firm greens, hard to hold the greens on longer shots. Recommend playing if you like older classic courses.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Very nice traditional course

The staff was excellent. The overall course was in excellent shape. The greens were Ok, but it is summer and they had been aerated within the last month.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course, but prices a little high

We played The "Lakes and Course #1. It was a very enjoyable round. I would love to play again but their prices are on the higher side so maybe not.

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

Has great features

Great time course was in great shape awesome greens

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Average
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 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A True 5 Star Experience - One of the Best in the Valley!

Finally, a course that truly earns a 5 star rating! I have played several courses in the Coachella Valley that have 4 and 5 star ratings on this web site... So far, the Bermunda Dunes Country Club is the first course that truly earns this rating. Flat and well maincured tee boxes. Lush fairways and rough. Perfectly smooth and fast greens - but not too fast. And sand traps that are properly maintained!!! (Which is rare in the Coachella Valley). And a friendly staff to top it all off. The only thing that could possibly make these courses better would be to make them a bit more difficult - and possibly less expensive. But why would they "mess" with near perfection? You can pay more, but why would you?

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

50's/60's course is still on top!

I played Bermuda Dunes in 1965 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Tournament. I remembered holes 17 and 18 but surprisingly no others. A thrill to come back. Beautiful course with houses closer to the fairways on the Classic Front Nine than the Classic Back or newer nine. Conditions perfect and the greens are unbelievably tough due to the speed that has to be at least 11 1/2 on Stimp Meter. Still a treat after nearly 50 years!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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
Excellent weather
Used cart

This course is in excellent condition

The course is maintained well. The fairway bunkers typically don't come into play. But the green side bunkers make up for that.

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

Classic 1 & 2

Beautiful course, in great shape and excellent greens. The traps were groomed with the best sand I ever hit out of. Play was a little slow but no pressure from the folks behind us made it tolerable. Played from the blues (95) but if you want to stretch it out there we're 2 more boxes behind that. I thought the course was an OK value at a $120 round. It was the most expensive one I played that week. I'd do it again.

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

The conditions on this course are pristine

We were in awe of the conditions on Bermuda Dunes with the amount of play they get. The greens rolled perfect, fairways are beautiful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unheard of Pace of Play

Two rounds in 5 hours 2 minutes. 36 HOLES!!! For the time of year, Sept 27, a few days before overseeding starts, the course was still in great shape. The greens were true, very flat, but the speeds were hard to gauge. Fairways were still green and like carpet. Bunkers were soft. Cant remember the last time I played 36 holes without a person in front of us. Literally there was no one on the course. Amazing round!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice golf course with alot of history

Nice course but the summer heat has it a little dry. Staff was very friendly and courteous. Played quickly because I was playing by myself in 110 degree heat. Would like to play this course during the season after overseeing.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good layout, terrible condition.

This course needs serious work.....fairways, tees, bunkers, rough etc. Not close to worth the money charged for summer play.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old School Classic

Its Bermuda Dunes what can I say? Classic old school country club style course with history. I played it in the heat of summer so greens were tough...slow, soft, previously punched and hairy. I would never say don't play this course, it makes you play every club in your bag at some point.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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