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3.5
1200 Reviews (1200)
5 Stars
258
4 Stars
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3 Stars
241
2 Stars
83
1 Stars
67
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
75.0%
Recommend this course
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3.0
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
62.2%
Recommend this course
23 out of 37 reviews
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3.3
156 Reviews (156)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
53
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
67.9%
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106 out of 156 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6876 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.2
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Desert Dunes Golf Club - Robert Trent Jones Jr
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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1989) Donald Knott (1989) Gary Linn (1989)

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

3.5
1200 Reviews (1200)

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 Once a week
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Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ok

The course was in fair shape. The greens were very difficult with lots of variation in the speed. There are a lot of bare spots on the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable Round

Course overall was in pretty good shape. Green were slow and a couple pretty chewed up.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Desert Dunes

The greens were shaggy and spotty for most of the greens, fairways were ok.
This could be a really nice golf course if it got some needed attention.
We played for 50 bucks so the value for the money was real good, but I would gladly pay 75 or 80 bucks if it were in better condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Long and tough

A long, challenging course that’s rough around the edges. Long par 4’s but some oretty uneven hitting surfaces. There’s no looking for lost balls; if it’s off the fairway....IT’S GONE! However, after all that, at the right price I would play it anytime.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Did not come through overseed well...

Great course, excellent layout, always play here when in Palm Springs. Unfortunately the conditions were poor after overseed. Will be much better in a week or 2. Will definately play there next time out.

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

The course layout is challenging and fun. There is no development nearby and it is very quiet. As a twosome we played in just over three hours! I don’t know when the course reopened after reseeding, but the fairways and tee boxes were not in great condition, which is unfortunate since this is such a fun course to play. I recall that 3 or 4 years ago it was in much better condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/05/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sad Story

It’s a shame such a nice course layout is not being kept up to what it needed to stay at for a nice experience......been going here for 5 years and seems like a little each year something is ignored or just not cared for correctly due to cost or whatever the reason is......any more 1-.....bunkers are not bunkers...more like mud pits now...2-fairways have needed a true ‘thatching’ and re-work or true punching prior to true results-seeding’.....and 3-the greens are certainly not cared for in what I remembered.....I think there was only maybe 3-4 that we’re passable........like i said.....it’s a sad story and a shame........I know it’s Desert Hot Springs....but it is a desert staple course which could be a great day of golf like the ol’days.....when ‘Tournament’ conditions were the minimum standard.......just A Sad Story.....hope they’re ok next year....hope it s gays or gets the attention it needs.....

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/05/2019

Hi, u090496154. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the conditions. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not worth the drive - go somewhere else and enjoy your round.

This course has a good layout, but the conditions were very poor. Greens were horrible, worst ones that I have played on in the PSP area. Ball bounced all over the place on them. The course needs a ton of maintenance and landscaping. The only hole that was decent looking was the last par 5 around the green - thought I was on a different course...
Driving range was all dirt, looked like a waste collection area. It's too bad as this could be a very nice course, but it certainly needs some $ injected to improve it. I won't be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staff was very good. Cordial and very accommodating.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/05/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us walpop38. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Desert Dunes Golf Course thanks you!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just Reopened

Overall course was in pretty good shape for just reopening although the greens were very slow and bumpy. Golf shop attendant was telling players that the greens were rolling somewhere between 7-9 on the stimp.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Decent layout, but course is in sad shape,

I read some bad reviews, but the course was nearby, and my wife and I are not fussy golfers. The rate was okay, but the course conditions were quite poor. Prime time, and mostly just groups of one or two playing. This course appears to be on its last legs. And I don’t expect to see it operating in a few years from now.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/05/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Desert Dunes Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/02/2019

dlm060344, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (760) 251-5370. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Needs maintenance

Can't fault the layout, it's a RTJ course but he would be disappointed in it's condition. The greens were bumpy the tee's were longish grass, the fairways were patchy and the bunkers lacked sand. Didn't see anyone to ask about if it was due to over seed conditions or not. It would be enjoyable when it gets everything up to snuff.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/02/2019

Hi 98azelda! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Jrod

Love the layout of the course. Had to hit many different clubs off the tee but course condition was horrible. First and last time playing this course!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/03/2019

Hi, Jeffrey3100284. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Desert Dunes Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Don’t Play Here

I’ve played many desert courses during the summer. I was even in Mesquite for a golf weekend early August, but this course was terrible. If you want good desert golf, do yourself a favor and get to Mesquite or Vegas. I played Desert Dunes about 13 years ago and it was excellent. The property is awful. Even the driveway coming in looks like a horror flick scene. It’s clearly on its last legs.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Dry of course but good value for the money. No snack bar or drink cart.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/23/2019

Hiu483900512. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too much waiting

I like this course. Fun and challenging layout. Staff is friendly. Pace of play on a Sunday morning at 7:15 was horrible though. Got through the first two holes fine then ran into a 5 minute wait for every shot after that. Quit after 9.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/15/2019

Hi, u506564761. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see that you enjoy the course, staff and the layout. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/08/2019

Thank you for your review, jcrounse. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/15/2019

Hello, sebypark. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

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