La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club

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3.4
6
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
3.7
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.0
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.5
Layout
3.3
80.4%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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3.4
6
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
4.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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3.4
6
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
3.3
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.0
Conditions
3.3
Value
2.7
Layout
3.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6816
Slope 131
Rating 72.9
Type Private/Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6816 yards 72.9 131
Blue 72 6364 yards 70.8 126
White 72 5942 yards 68.9 122
White (W) 72 5942 yards 74.9 135
Combo (W) 72 5748 yards 74.0 134
Red (W) 72 5403 yards 71.3 126
Scorecard for La Vista/El Cielo
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.2/130 543 454 177 397 165 375 550 367 433 3461 567 386 155 370 418 359 174 517 409 3355 6816
Blue M: 71.1/125 W: 77.3/141 514 423 160 367 143 363 528 350 413 3261 534 368 130 341 405 330 134 488 373 3103 6364
White M: 68.9/120 W: 74.9/135 490 399 142 340 117 343 505 325 396 3057 510 345 120 321 377 297 116 452 347 2885 5942
Combo W: 74.0/134 490 373 142 340 117 343 453 325 363 2946 464 345 120 321 361 297 116 431 347 2802 5748
Red M: 66.3/113 W: 71.3/126 465 373 130 289 104 297 453 280 363 2754 464 290 105 284 361 281 109 431 324 2649 5403
Handicap 11 1 13 3 17 15 7 9 5 4 2 18 12 6 14 16 8 10
Par 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 1 13 9 17 15 3 11 5 4 12 18 14 2 6 16 8 10

Course Details

Year Built 1985
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tiff Dwarf Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Rainville (1985)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire is golf slacks or Bermuda length shorts, collared or mock turtle golf shirts and proper footwear. Tank tops, bathing suits, jogging shorts, cutoffs, and denim material are not permitted

Reviews

3.4
6

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 1
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Traditional Layout

Played Desert Princess for the first time on a Friday in March. I had heard about this course from a friend who recommended it as a good place to play in Palm Springs. Tee times are a bit unusual as the course only takes phone in reservations three days in advance. This makes it a bit harder to plan a round at the course as many courses in this area take tee times weeks or months in advance. It is good to visit knowing that tee times are made and not having to wait until the last minute to book. The staff was really friendly and helpful on check in and throughout our stay at the course. Did not use the restaurant. We found the course to be in excellent condition, the fairways were lush and green, tees and greens very well maintained. Greens rolled a bit slower than other courses in the area but once the adjustment is made, they roll true. The layout runs among houses on these two nines (there are three nines at the facility) and the views are part neighborhood and part mountains in the distance. There are more scenic courses in the area but this was still a very enjoyable round. Pace of play was at about four hours and we moved along well with little waiting. I’d play this course again, it is not the longest or most challenging layout but it is very well maintained and has interesting holes that are enjoyable.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Stay away from this course!! Plenty other courses around!!

If you plan on playing golf in Palm Springs, choose another course. Tee'd off at 8:30 as a foursome and finished the front 9 at 10:15. On the 10th hole, one of the pro shop staff met us in the fairway saying that the president of the golf course was furious that we were playing so slow because 3 other groups were complaining. They wanted us to split up as that would solve the problem(there was no problem if we finished in 3 1/2 hours). My wife was frustrated and I was upset in how we were treated. I stopped our round and asked for half refund of our round and the president of the course refused and said members were furious at slow play even if it was under 2 hours for 9. If you are not a member, stay away from this course. Course was in okay shape, they were burning out the grass to start seeding tomorrow, but we knew that going in so that did not play a part in my review. The staff here is rude and have no clue about how to run a golf course from a customer service prospective. I've been playing golf since I was 5 years old and have not been treated this badly. If you treat guests this badly and only listen to members, then go private. Otherwise, the guests need to be treated the same.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Annual Event

Our club comes here once a year during the hottest time for the weekend. And I still love this place. You must get an early tee time during the summer. Unless you're able to golf in 110 plus heat, some of us can! I love the 9-hole links course, and mix that in with the other courses and you'll have a great day. Usually when we play eighteen, they'll let us play as long as we want. This course is very maintained compared to the other local courses. And yes it gets windy, but isn't that part of golf? Some people just wants a par round given to them. Staff is very courteous, and helpful. And since we usually stay at the Doral, it makes the weekend very enjoyable
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather

Great Course for the cost

Not a bad course for $55. I stayed at the Doubletree next door, it was nice just to walk on to the course and play. Staff was very nice, like high end resort courteous nice. Lagos was challenging and in great condition. Cielo was challenging and a bit awkward on the first couple of holes. Not too worry though you are in a beautiful place playing on a nice course for $55 (off season) what could be better..
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather

Nice course with some quirks

Played all three nines over two days. Most of the holes run between houses with long distances from green to tee, some are enormous. Also there are a few links like holes on Vista and one on Ciello which are fun to play, but VERY different and miles from anywhere. Overall fun to play, mostly up to time except our last nine which took more than two and a half hours.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Featured

Beautiful course, well maintained and challenging!

This is one of the most beautiful courses in the Coachella Valley. Very well maintained with forgiving fairways and challenging lakes on many holes. Has 3- 9 hole courses with PGA rated tees including championship tees. Would highly recommend this course to any golfer of any level.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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