Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
3.5
1199 Reviews (1199)
5 Stars
258
4 Stars
551
3 Stars
240
2 Stars
83
1 Stars
67
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
74.9%
Recommend this course
938 out of 1199 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.0
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
61.1%
Recommend this course
22 out of 36 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
156 Reviews (156)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
53
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
67.3%
Recommend this course
105 out of 156 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6876 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.2
Book a Tee Time at
Desert Dunes Golf Club - Robert Trent Jones Jr
Powered by GolfNow.com

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
1199 Reviews (1199)

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

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Reviewer Photos

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from on 04/29/2019:
Thanks for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course! Your 5 stars and kind words regarding the course conditions are much appreciated. Come back soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Course was in great shape except for the bunkers no sand just to compacted other than that it was good and good value for money

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 04/29/2019:
Thanks for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course for the first time. Your positive feedback regarding the course conditions is much appreciated. Come back soon. Be sure to follow us on social media for the latest course news and specials.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Beautiful day but when windy not doable. Check the forecast before you go and zero in on desert hot springs it can be a hurricane there but nothing south of I10

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from on 04/29/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course! Your 4-star overall rating is much appreciated. We're sorry to hear the wind wasn't ideal during your round but we hope you'll give us another try soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor Customer Service

. We tried to play the 1st hole but it was too windy. Even after reaching the green the ball would move due to the wind gusts. When we went back to the club house they were adamant there is no refund and only offered 9 hole rain check.

Friendliness Poor
Response from on 04/29/2019:
We're sorry to hear the wind conditions weren't ideal, Brett. We hope you'll consider giving us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Windy

Course would have been ok other than the extreme winds making it impossible to enjoy.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from on 03/14/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course! We're sorry to hear the wind took away from the overall enjoyment of your round. We hope you come back again soon on a less windy day.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice track

Wind was blowing so this course is a beast in those conditions. Really great layout and decent greens. Only complaint is that the sand in the bunkers has gravel in it....not good for the clubs. Would play again but must watch the wind forecast as this is without question the windiest spot in the Coachella valley.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Response from on 03/14/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course! Besides the wind, it sounds like our course made a great first impression. We hope to see you out here for another round soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Desert jewel

Although the fairways aren’t as lush as on some nearby courses, this is probably our favourite course in the valley. It is interesting and challenging - staying on the fairways is key, as most are lined with nasty desert vegetation. One huge positive to DD is that there are no homes lining the fairway. It is really a gem, set in the desert. The views of the valley are superb.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Response from on 04/29/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course! We're thrilled to hear we're your favorite golf course in the area. Hope to see you out here again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Almost always windy there

The course is a good challenge but with constant wind becomes very tough. Fairways are rock hard, bunkers were pretty much unplayable due to lack of sand. Greens OK, but po growing up on many. Tough to recommend at this time.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from on 03/14/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course. We're sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us the chance to exceed your expectations in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

This course needs some water, fertilizer and aeration.

Grass was in poor condition on every fairway....hard, dry and patches of dead grass. . The fairways need aeration, water and fertilizer. The whole course looks run down. With all the rain we’ve had this winter I would of expected much better conditions. I also expected new carts re: the Website??

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 03/14/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course for the first time. Your feedback is important to us. We hope you'll consider giving us another try in the near future to exceed your expectations.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Nice course, but you never know if its going to be windy when you book your tee time. Today it was so windy that it made playing it extremely difficult and cold. Couldn’t hold my ground without the wind blowing me around. Not a fun day at all......

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 03/14/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course, Linda! We're sorry to hear the wind wasn't ideal for golfing during your round but we hope you'll give us another try soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great track

Otherthan private courses in PS this is right up there for the design.In good shape otherthan bunkers which need a little sand. Bad reviews on line are from guys who really don't understand what makes a great course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 04/29/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course! Your kind words and support are much appreciated. Come back soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

windy

Windy but it was windy in all the valley good people and good value for money

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 04/29/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course! We're glad to hear you find our course to be a good value. Come back soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Slow Pace - entirely unnecessary

When a marshal observes that an entire foursome is playing at a course that is far beyond their abilities, he must have the gumption and the skills to get the group to pick up their balls and move forward.
Waiting on every shot in howling 40 MPH winds is not enjoyable.
I won't be back.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging Layout / Pace of Play Concern

Played here as a single this morning. Was off very early a twosome let me play through, appreciated. Came upon a 5 some at the 7th hole and they would not allow me to play through. This is not acceptable and the course Marshall should have addressed. Disregard for etiquette and a 5 some off as the forst group of the day is not a great idea.

Course is very challenging, great layout but not kept well. Fairways and greens need work.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Find a movie

The wind howls across the course, the fairways are not in good condition, the ground is hard and your ball can end up anywhere. The driving range is just an empty patch of dirt. The pro shop staff was condescending. If this is the last course in the area with an available tee time which was my case then you are better off finding a good movie.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent layout- poor course conditions

Desert Dunes is an excellent layout- varied and challenging. However, the course conditions make playing there an unpleasant experience. The cost is low for such a god design but the conditions make it no bargain.
The bunkers have mud pies at many of the bottoms and no more than a half inch of sand anywhere.
Several greens need to be rebuilt. Balls hit to several green middle can not only run off the green but fall into the water or deep grass bunkers.
The fairway turf is frequently very sparse and thin.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Nice course, challenging, good design, well maintained, great greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 03/14/2019:
Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course! Your kind words and positive feedback is much appreciated. Come back again soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Underwhelming

Poor condition, staff not prepared no score cards or pencils

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow but enjoyable

We enjoyed the course, but could not finish our 18 because of the very slow pace. A 1.12 tee time should allow for a full 18 before sundown at 5.30, but we could only finish 14! We saw a Marshall at the club house but not on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Nearby Courses
Desert Hot Springs, California
3.4814666667
10
Desert Hot Springs, California
0.0
0
Desert Hot Springs, California
0.0
0
Desert Hot Springs, California
0.0
0
Cathedral City, California
4.3039411765
9
Palm Springs, California
4.4754588235
1113
Cathedral City, California
4.3039411765
9
Cathedral City, California
4.3569176471
263
Cathedral City, California
4.3039411765
9
Desert Hot Springs, California
3.9215882353
5
Cathedral City, California
4.0572058824
679
Palm Springs, California
0.0
0

Stay & Play Offers

From $200
Valid dates: Nov 01, 2019 - Feb 29, 2020
Back at Kiawah Island Golf Resort for a limited time, the Golf or Gourmet Escape is a perfect opportunity to pursue your passion for the game and experience this premier resort's pristine championship courses.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE