Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club

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3.1
7
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.0
Layout
3.1
Friendliness
3.4
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.0
70.6%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
1
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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4.0
3
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6706 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.6
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6706 yards 72.6 127
Blue 72 6269 yards 70.5 124
White 72 5835 yards 68.6 118
White (W) 72 5835 yards 74.8 133
Combo (W) 72 5650 yards 74.0 131
Red (W) 72 5322 yards 71.5 124
Scorecard for La Vista/Los Lagos
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: 72.8/129 543 454 177 397 165 375 550 367 433 3461 378 511 142 366 379 420 481 171 397 3245 6706
Blue M: 70.8/123 W: 77.2/138 514 423 160 367 143 363 528 350 413 3261 351 486 121 339 369 386 461 151 344 3008 6269
White M: 68.7/118 W: 74.8/133 490 399 142 340 117 343 505 325 396 3057 316 458 105 308 348 357 444 130 312 2778 5835
Combo W: 74.0/131 490 373 142 340 117 343 453 325 363 2946 316 436 105 308 324 329 444 130 312 2704 5650
Red M: 66.2/112 W: 71.5/124 465 373 130 289 104 297 453 280 363 2754 282 436 92 286 324 329 415 111 293 2568 5322
Handicap 11 1 13 3 17 15 7 9 5 10 8 18 14 4 2 12 16 6
Par 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 1 13 9 17 15 3 11 5 12 10 16 14 2 4 8 18 6

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

3.1
7
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Enjoyed a nice morning round on the Cielo and Vista courses. The course is made up of three 9 hole rotations. The Cielo and Lagos run mainly between the condos and the Vista is a combination of playing among the condos the open space of the desert. The course was in great condition with greens that ran true and quick. The fairways are perfectly maintained and lush. The price is discounted for the month of December ($60 before noon and $40 after 12 noon). Overall experience was great. We played in under 4 hours. The only drawback was real firm greens that sometimes didn't hold well...not sure if it was just the time of year or if they are like this year round. Great value for the price you play.

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities 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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities 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

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

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

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities 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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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