Desert Dunes Golf Club is host of the Desert Dunes Classic on the Canadian Tour.
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3.4
1366 Reviews (1366)
5 Stars
277
4 Stars
623
3 Stars
286
2 Stars
97
1 Stars
83
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
71.0%
Recommend this course
1056 out of 1366 reviews
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3.2
74 Reviews (74)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
71.6%
Recommend this course
53 out of 74 reviews
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3.4
155 Reviews (155)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
69.7%
Recommend this course
108 out of 155 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
1366 Reviews (1366)

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 Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden Gem, Discovered the value!

Very nice Robert Trent Jones designed course. It's challenging. Nice friendly staff. I had a great round and a great time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/20/2020

u314160000516, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very deceiving course

First Open up since the COVID 19 shut the place down. We were hoping that the course will be in great shape, since nobody playing for 2 months or more, but that is not the case..Very disappointed, the fairway dry, putting green needs to be roll. Over all experience not very good. Would not even recommend to Friends and Family.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Hi genday79322. 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.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout, but tired

The course is well laid out - a real desert course. Rolling dunes, beautiful views, with plenty of challenges. But, the place is just not well taken care of - from the front entrance to the fairways. A little more care would really bring this course up to a 5-Star!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Hi asacctgguy. 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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/06/2020

Hi, rb2bz4u. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Desert Dunes Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Way overbooked

overbooked started 30 mins late
Front nine was 3 hours back pace was slow but sped up
5+hour round
Course was suprisingly dry for prime season

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Hi 1badmach1. 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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

True Gem

This course is one of the best in the Palm Springs Area. Most of the courses in the area are stale and cater to the resort. This course along with Silverock, and Terra Lago, offer a three phase challenge (tee box, second shot, and green) that makes you want to come back. If this course was given a huge infusion of cash it could challenge the very best as Robert Trent Jones created another masterpiece with this layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/28/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, Dongato19! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

I’m here because of Wuhan

My initial reaction was uh oh, this place looks pretty run down. The price of 69.00 also seemed a little high. Anyway I made a T time for the following day and arrived on time. I joined a twosome and we teed of at 9:20...... The course was somewhat on the dry side but really had no adverse effect on our round.....the bottom line is I would play again.....Some great Mountain View’s and course character

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 04/27/2020

Hi dbash14. 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.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too high price

I chose wrong date.
Too hot to enjoy.
Golf now charged $85+, but the course price was $69....

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/06/2020

Hi yvonnelee52. 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.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy and Rona Season

Definitely a biased review because of the 40 MPH wind, and with everything gong on with COVID, but the guy I played with said he spent $90 and he was not happy. I got the Hot Deal so I was okay with the round, but I would not pay more than $40 to play here. A lot of blind shots, tough course to play for the first time, but I appreciated them being open and friendly during this whole thing.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/06/2020

Hi matthewryansmith! 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!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Packed Golf Course

While all other courses in Riverside County have closed by order of the County due to the Covid-19 virus, this course remains open. I was able to book the only tee time available for a foursome this week since business is brisk with no other golfing options available. While the course will allow 1 person to a cart to promote social distancing, that will cost you an additional $25 per person. While the course was full, we were able to tee before 8:00 AM, and many of the tee times were taken by less than 4 golfers, so we were able to play in 3 hours. The course conditions were OK, but not great. Still, getting out and golfing was a nice diversion from everything going on with the Covid-19 virus!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/07/2020

Hi dtaylor1953! 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!

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/30/2020

Hello, ggolflq. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/24/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Desert Dunes Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Meh

To be fair the virus has affected everything about the course. The greens were in fair condition. The roughs were just that, rough and hadn't been mowed. The price I paid was too high considering the course condition. On a better note, the staff was doing everything possible to limit any possible Covid exposure. There was even a beverage cart patrolling the course. All staff were professional and helpful.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/07/2020

Hello u314159770035. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

glad you are open

course in very nice shape...cart is disinfected..separation is observed in clubhouse...overall, very impressive....good times

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/23/2020

Hello barnbogie. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. We see that you rated us 3-stars but your comment suggest otherwise. We encourage you to update your rating if you enjoyed your time! Thanks for playing at Desert Dunes!

Played On
Reviews 77
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/23/2020

scotno1, 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!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/17/2020

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.

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

Desert Dunes Golf Course

Course provides a challenge as many fairways are narrow. Really enjoyed my round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/11/2020

Thank you for your review, u314159818255. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Desert Dunes Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Getting worse

Regrettably, this course is getting in worse and worse shape. Tees, fairways, rough and greens are all looking like they are not getting enough attention. Sand in bunkers is almost non-existent. I have played here many times, and in the past it has been a good value round, but not sure I would come back.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ghost Town

Probably a very nice layout once but the entire property is in such a state of disrepair and neglect, it was hard to tell. Played on a cool, windy day and quit after 9 holes.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 04/07/2020

Hi, u240348223. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. 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.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great variety in this Desert course!

The location and setting are really wonderful. The overall atmosphere is what makes it enjoyable. Lots of wildlife (rabbits, roadrunners, ducks, etc.) adds to the overall experience - beside the vista views of the mountains and desert areas, and some interesting groves of trees! Play the game, enjoy the views. Staff were all great!
Greens were pretty fast, fairways could use some more water, as very thin lies. Most of the sand traps were really unplayable. Felt like sand.gravel pits, with very little sand. All traps should be assessed, and replace those that need it with sand - please! Thank you, and enjoy!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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