Desert Dunes Golf Course

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3.7
1027
5 Stars
238
4 Stars
486
3 Stars
183
2 Stars
67
1 Stars
53
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
79.0%
Recommend this course
821 out of 1018 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
66
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
76.1%
Recommend this course
51 out of 66 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
215
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
115
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
87.0%
Recommend this course
187 out of 215 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6876
Slope 136
Rating 74.2
Type Public
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Desert Dunes Golf Club - Robert Trent Jones Jr
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6876 yards 74.2 136
Gold 72 6614 yards 73.0 133
White 72 6205 yards 71.1 128
White (W) 72 6205 yards 75.9 126
White (W) 72 6205 yards 77.0 139
Silver 72 5359 yards 66.9 115
Silver (W) 72 5359 yards 72.2 129
Scorecard for Desert Dunes Golf Course
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: 74.2/136 544 417 334 406 176 375 398 181 546 3377 386 357 382 586 192 431 530 192 443 3499 6876
Gold M: 73.0/133 517 386 328 394 167 349 390 171 536 3238 376 346 365 576 184 411 517 187 414 3376 6614
White M: 71.1/128 W: 77.0/139 503 366 305 367 141 338 363 162 518 3063 349 321 333 530 164 397 484 166 398 3142 6205
Silver M: 66.9/115 W: 72.2/129 459 287 254 322 119 315 308 104 466 2634 297 279 296 492 126 318 443 131 343 2725 5359
Handicap 7 1 13 9 17 11 3 15 5 8 14 12 6 18 4 10 16 2
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 4 10 14 8 18 12 6 16 2 9 13 11 3 17 5 7 15 1

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No

Reviews

3.7
1027

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 60
19th Hole Scenic Views 42
Patio Dining 27
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 144
Undulating Greens 131
Thick Rough 68
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 129
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 95
Locals 85
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 101
Worth the Drive 90
Near the Airport 71
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Interesting

Challenging course layout. Much of course was very dry and greens were bumpy and needed a lot of care. Too much up and down walking, so unable to play all 18 holes for medical reasons.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course with challenges

I have played the course several times. The course was in fair shape at best, even being the end of summer. I had played the course two times during the summer and it was in much better condition. I know they are working hard to get it ready for the fall and winter season. I would recommend this course to my fellow golfers.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Palm Springs summer

Kind of fussy layout. Not much relief for hackers like me. The more precise I’m forced to be the, the tighter I get. Blind tee shots with bunkers in every landing area, as well as surrounding the greens. Plus summer disrepair. I hope they do better business in the other seasons.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather

Buyer Beware

I had a prepaid tee time for 7:44 a.m.. I got there before 8 O'clock a.m. 8 cars in the parking lot. I thought my tee time was for 8:18. The pro shop attendant gave me such a hard time for being late that I left without playing. His last words to me was that " I am doing you a favor by letting you out but please don't tell anybody I did this." In 25 years of going to the Desert I have never been as humiliated as I was today.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

REALLY ENJOYABLE VALUE

What used to be, or could be, a very high end course has seen better days. But this didn't diminish my group's enjoyment of the course and the day. What the course lacks in maintenance doesn't detract from the play. We just made sure to check the wind forecast ahead of time. With few people on the course, we played in an easy three hours and fifteen minutes. The layout is great, the greens are in good shape and roll true. You can't beat this value!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

No Ice

I have no complaints in regards to the course at all. When O decide to play in Mid July i do not expect the greens to be perfect What I do expect is ICE. It was 110' and they had no ice at 1030am. Not acceptable. Worker stated ice machine not working well with the heat. Management should know heat as well as I do when I play mid July. Hint to management It will be hot the next two months,,,,,Get your ice machine working.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Desert Dunes

Took advantage of some super low rates and had a great time. The course took a early morning cloud burst and had minimal damage, a couple of cart path detours but the course was very playable. The greens exceptional for mid summer conditions. Very smooth and speed was consistent. Of course the sand traps were mostly flooded but we just moved to a dry patch and played on. It was just my brother and I and finished in less that three hours. Now that's how you play the game I posted a decent 77 and my brother 89. I just love Trent Jones' design, the apple didn't fall far from the tree and this is one of Jr's best. We played it at 6330 yards, and this course will give all the young gun's all they can handle from the tips! 74.2/136 slope.

Conditions Good
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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A Challenging course

It is a wonderful course with challenging opportunities for all level of play. If you enjoy seeing wildlife along and on the course, this is the place to play.

It has challenges from water and bunkers and it's natural environment. I have played here several time and have enjoyed each golfing adventures.

Try it, you will like it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Poor condition of course

A RTJ Jr course which looks very interesting but unfortunately the condition of the course is terrible- lots of dry spots and even bare dirt around the course, traps are hard pack and the greens are spotty. Tee boxes often bare and hard.

Course has not been maintained and everything (signage, tees, greens and clubhouse) looks worn, tired and drab.

First and last time playing - spend a few dollars more playing the other Coachella Valley courses

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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