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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
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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
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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
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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
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

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Cold and windy

Nice layout and in pretty good shape. But windy and quite cold.

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

weather

course was fine but very windy which made it very tough. I would recommend this course only with good weather

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor conditions

Compared to other comparable courses the fairways were in bad shape. Due to previous heavy rains sand traps were unplayable.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Friendly Staff, Windy Course

Super friendly staff and course layout was decent. Nothing against the course, but the location is very windy. Normally would be welcomed in hotter desert heat, but with an unexpectedly cooler than average winter, it was bone chilling.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst course I played my whole life

What an ugly golf course, pace of play was awful, we played only 8 holes 2h30. Conditions we’re absolutely terrible. Worst course I played my entire life. Terrible layout. I put 1 star but it doesn’t even deserve 1 star.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad weather and bad conditions

This is when a Hot Deal is not so hot. Only a handful of golfers on course. Bunkers washed out or no sand. Winds were so high it was difficult to stand up. Could only play 6 holes and gave up. No ‘rain check’, no change of date due to bad weather or conditions. Waste of money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Desert Dunes

Nice layout, perfect for first round in over 3 months. Wind presents a major challenge. The staff was very accommodating.

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

Course was in okay shape. A couple of rough spots, bad greens. Overall pretty good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ok

Pretty average. Not taken care of greatly. A quick round though.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor Shape and big backups

First impression was OMG the range balls must be from 1990, we are talking totally toast. Not enough carts just like two years ago. Huge backup just like two years ago. The fairways and greens have deteriorated over the last couple years too. Slow pace of play. Other courses in that price range are better. The other 3 players whom I did not know also voiced their disappointment. This course could be improved with a little investment and you should replace the grounds superintendent. Good luck and hope to return someday but not before improvements. Thanks

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

EXTREMELY WINDY

General layout good. Fairways OK some bad spots Sand traps need sand. Very (extreme) windy day Greens good

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

course conditions

course needs a little tlc, greens good , sand traps terrible, hardly any sand and full of weeds

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worst Course I've Played on Vacation

One employee in pro shop, one for carts/range and one cart person. Course was under staffed and staff were not very professional.
The sign at Pro shop states "no refunds on range balls". That should have been a warning. The range is a waste of space. Balls are hit into a large dirt pit, no distance markers. The range balls were horrible, by far the worst I have ever seen. The best way to describe them were range balls other ranges threw away. No two balls matched, just a mish mash of balls that died a long time ago.
The course has no second cut, its all "fairway" (if u can call it that). The fairway is made of different types of grass of different shades of green. there were weeds or crab grass on the fairways.
We were afraid to eat at the clubhouse and left as soon as we could.
We travel as a group to USA annually since 2011, this is the worst course/experience we have ever had. So many better options in Palm Springs area in similar price range.
Grant Fuhr, as Canadians, we were supremely disappointed.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Good gone Bad

This course, in its glory days, was spectacular . Unfortunately, this course has gone way down hill. The fairways are spotty, the greens have issues, but they do roll decent. The clubhouse looks closed, course is generally dilapidated. Would not return.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect day!

This is the second time we have played this course and what a difference. Last year it was in a gale force wind and today it was as calm as it could be. Couldn't have asked for a nicer day to play golf. The greens were a little rough. It looked like players were not making any effort to repair ball marks. Most of the fairways were lacking grass. It could have been the time of season but don't remember them that short last year.
We felt for the price the condition of the course was OK and that we would play it again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Deceitful

My husband had a reservation to play golf today. I have a back issue but enjoy riding along. He called yesterday to find out how much it would cost for me to ride. He was told $15.00. A little high compared to other courses but not unreasonable. We get there today and he was told it would be $25.00 for me to ride. TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS!!!! To ride!!!! He was told since another cart had to go out because he was golfing in a foursome I had to pay the $25 or golf. We drove in one car, 30 minutes. If they even would have said, ok since someone told you it was $15 we'll charge you that today but for future we'll need to charge the $25. But no! Just left me hanging because I'm not paying $25 to ride and even if I would be inclined to pay that I certainly wouldn't have after being told it was $15. Can you tell I will never go to this golf course, either as a golfer or a rider!!!!!! Lost business by not being customer oriented!

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