Desert Dunes Golf Club is host of the Desert Dunes Classic on the Canadian Tour.
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3.4
1381 Reviews (1381)
5 Stars
279
4 Stars
632
3 Stars
290
2 Stars
97
1 Stars
83
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
71.8%
Recommend this course
1070 out of 1381 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
84 Reviews (84)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
76.2%
Recommend this course
64 out of 84 reviews
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3.4
168 Reviews (168)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
75
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
72.6%
Recommend this course
122 out of 168 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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Reviews

3.4
1381 Reviews (1381)

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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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was on good shape but the greens needed to be better.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good track. Sad no body comes out here.

I returned to golfing after a 10 year hiatus, and made my first trip 12 miles from Palm Desert to Desert Dunes. I have played here half dozen or so times before. . The course layout hasn’t changed. A very nice design, as noted by Robert Trent Jones. This course had hosted US Open local qualifiers in past decades, as well as Canadian tour events. #legit. Perfect weather for my round 70 degrees no wind at all. Conditions are fine. Not great. But there is hardly anyone out here playing. Teed off just after 9 am on a Monday as a single. Went around in under 3 hours. Caught up to nobody. Bunkers are wet and hard packed. This is a good value. I recommend. Can be hella windy especially in the spring time when the westerly winds are churning the windmills just to the west.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 63
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Long Walks

Fairways are generous, approach shots, chips, etc. to these crowned, hard and fast greens will keep you guessing all day.
For older people, the walks from cart path to greens and back present a problem. 30-40 yards almost every hole. You will be tired at the end of the day.
Overall a very attractive, challenging course.
And no one is there! Sunday morning tee time, played in 3.5 hours as a twosome.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Progress

First off I have played this course many times being a local . It has 1 thing that really hurts it. 92240 is probably the worst city in riverside county. Corruption crime and filth, are the cities motto and unfortunately those qualities are spilling on this once great course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Bad weather!

Course lay out was good but needs work.
All workers were extremely friendly and professional!
Very windy 30-50 mph)

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course with well maintained greens

The course is set near the mountains and looks gorgeous on a sunny day. The staff was super friendly and set us up with golf carts with ice buckets. There was hardly anyone on the course so felt no pressure to play fast and could really enjoy the outdoors. The bar and food counter was open for take out and the bar cart came around ever so often with drinks and snacks. Overall a great experience and great value for money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good Value

Typical RTJ course. - large greens, lots of undulations. Greens were slow due to recent overseeding. Very scenic, good value with many holes being position types of layouts. Definitely worth trying.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great bones but neglected/worn

This course is a must for a serious golfer. Not easy but very fair. It just demands thoughtful approaches to each hole. Not a resort course. Greens are more challenging. While worn you can still have a very satisfying round. Lots of talk about windy conditions. Factor that into decision when you play it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

True Desert Experience

The desert dunes course has a very diverse layout to other courses I have played in the area. With massive sprawling fairways and different holes all over the course, it favors a player who is long off the tee, and I enjoyed getting to use my fairway woods across many of the longer par 4’s and par 5’s. Plus, very lush greenery in the middle of the desert gives it a true oasis feel. Definitely would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 121
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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