Desert Dunes Golf Course

3.6242345214 3.6 stars from 5 (919)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6876 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

  • 19300 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, California 92240, Riverside County
  • (760) 251-5370, (888) 423-637
  • (760) 251-5371
  • www.desertdunesgc.com
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Year built: 1989
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1989)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6876 yards 73.8 142
Gold 72 6614 yards 72.7 134
White 72 6205 yards 70.2 124
White (W) 72 6205 yards 75.9 126
Silver 72 5359 yards 70.7 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 919 Reviews
5 stars:
220
4 stars:
433
3 stars:
156
2 stars:
60
1 stars:
50

recommend this course

733 out of 910 reviews


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"Nothing but desert"


Rubeni's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

It is a great course, if you veer off the fairway its nothing but desert out there and its hard to find your ball. So prepare to take a couple of provisional/penalties if you're a novice player. The service at the bar and on the course was excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Abrolly's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice track"


u00000902789's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very good test for all handicaps......bit cool, but great scenery and great greens.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



Msptrooper's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u512965884's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



19derf45's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Totally positive all around experience. Great golf course in good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Windy but fun round of golf"


SpringVa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

My husband and I chose Desert Dunes to play on our last day in the Palm Springs area, primarily because it was so affordable. Don't be shocked when you drive in and see the driving range - it's not exactly in pristine condition, but it does give you the opportunity to warm up before your round. They do have 2 short game areas as well. Note that the carts are NOT equipped with GPS, and range balls cost extra. Not a big deal, just didn't seem to be the norm in the area. Pace of play was somewhat slow, but it was a holiday weekend, so not surprising. The wind was mild when we started our round at noon, but it kicked up big time by the time we made the turn. In spite of that, we did enjoy the round and found the course to be fair but challenging. Would definitely play again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course was great but"


lorenettema's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Except for the 50mph wind and the snow on the 4th tee, it was a great day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Sinc1942's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is well laid out and interesting. I loved that it didn’t go through a housing development. The sand traps were extremely poorly maintained with little or hard sand in them. The trap rake had done an extremely ineffective job of raking. The greens were quite quick and interestingly undulating. Good experience for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great time!!"


RetRanger's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great round. A great experience. Love this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course but what is up with the bunkers?"


Olympicview100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape & there are new golf carts since I played it last year. I do not understand why the bunkers are in such bad shape - mud & puddles & rocks. Is sand a big investment or something?


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Putting woes"


George3341810's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

It was a very pleasant experience. Course is rather difficult, and the greens are difficult to read. very undulating and fast.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


hermmarie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Play was slow (almost 5 hours) but would recommend based on course layout, conditioning and cost.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



ted9441's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



Barry27's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good shape and terrific pace of play"


567666's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape all greens were good speed and in good shape fairways were decently filled in with the odd lie that required winter rules. Best value in the valley but don’t go on a windy day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Solid course"


u000008205264's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Hold on when the wind blows thru the pass it's going to be a wild ride

Great deal

On GN

Will be back on a calmer day..., thank goodness for an early start


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004368564's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000001215883's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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