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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Accuracy

Pete demands accuracy with your approach to green. Nice layout. Decent value for C Valley golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Played this course a year ago and loved it but

This year couldn't tell fairway from rough. Traps had very little sand with weeds growing in them. Very little help in the clubhouse. Felt like they were closing it down.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Experience

My wife and I have been members at Desert Dunes for the last 4 years. It has become our "home" course offering friendly management and staff along with challenging course design. We play 4-5 times a week and enjoy each outing. We have played numerous(16-20) other courses in the Coachella Valley but this remains our favorite.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course needs some TLC!

Lots of weeds in fairways. Thick grass bunches off fairways....can’t see your ball in it. Holes on back 9 not well marked. However the back nine has much improved grass fairways. Greens are good and fast.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice walk spoiled

Course is a nice layout with difficult but fair greens ... however the overall condition is worsening as time goes by, perhaps money is a concern. The fairways are very rough in spots and a few greens are patchy BUT the greenside bunkers are an embarassment. No sand, basically just dirt (or mud) and lots of rocks ... virtually unplayable and I recommend simply taking any errant shots out of the bunkers and playing chips and pitches instead. I understand its windy there and sand can blow away but there are heavier grittier sands that can be used that at least let you splash out of a bunker instead of bouncing off the hardpan and rocks like now.

Wont be returning until the memory fades.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

first and last so many rabbits and coyotes and no golfers.

Easily the worst golf course in the valley. Almost ran over 100's of bunnies in the cart. Course horrible condition. Played June 2019 - this tool's calendar is no good.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Day

Play here every visit Very nice day No wind Layout is very good Some challenging holes Some Sand traps could use more sand

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lost a few balls but was nice course will play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor conditions. Not worth it

Course looks like it might’ve been nice at one time.
Driving range was laughable. Could hardly find grass to hit off of, and the “range” is literally a dirt pit. Zero time or money is spent on practice facilities, but the have no problem charging you $6 for 20 balls.

Course condition was same as the range. Very poor upkeep. Off fairways are patchy, unkempt, and/or dirt. Greens were inconsistent. Patchy,bumpy.

Saw the beer cart once. On the 16th green. Thanks for nothing.

Course design is nice, it’s a shame this place isn’t taken care of.

Would not recommend. Would not pay more than $30.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/17/2020

Hi, levihennig. 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 you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Desert Dunes

Great layout, lovely greens...over all
Condition is OK but just needs some money
To maintain and improve....
Very
Picturesque friendly staff....
Gets a bad rap in the wind but overall a
Fine golf experience...

Conditions Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 02/17/2020

Hi RHamerJackson! 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 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A course worth putting on your agenda while in Palm Springs

Course is well maintained: fairways; traps and greens.. Friendly and accommodating staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/17/2020

Hi goodguys1. 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 Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

We really enjoyed our round here,the pace of play was quick,the back drop was gorgeous, the green where fast and needed a bit of help,overall great value for the price. I would definitely return to play here again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/17/2020

Hi RG8CE37508ED4032BCCF. 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 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worst Course

No grass bad green conditions not maintained some bunkers hard as rock. Not worth any money to play this

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/17/2020

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Desert Dunes Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
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

Excellent layout but needs some tlc

Absolutely love this golf course layout. It only suffers from two things. First is a bit more tic on the fairways which are not cut often enough or fertilized. The second is a bit more sand in the bunkers which is too thin in spots and means you will blade the ball rather then getting underneath it. But the layout is brilliant, challenging and on windy days you don't need to travel to Scotland. Also as a Canadian I make a point of playing it every time I'm in Palm Springs. Know that tic costs money which is no doubt the reason it's not rated 5 star.
Greg from Courtenay , BC.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/17/2020

Thank you for your review, u000005788247. 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 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun in the sun

One of my favorite courses in the valley. Awesome layout. Fairways and tees are in great shape. Greens are fast and roll true. I was in two sand traps and both were very hard packed with tiny rocks. Otherwise course was in great shape. Weather was perfect.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/17/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us Bealz01. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Desert Dunes Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value

I played crappy, but one of the best days of golfing since arriving last week, thanks to the wonderful couple from Washington state. We got lucky and had a day where the breeze was just enough to keep it comfortable. Greens and fairways are in good condition. Traps are a bit hard but playable. Overall it’s good value for the money. Come and and play and decide for yourself.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/11/2020

Uronthetee, thank you for your kind words! We are sad that it wasn't your day on the course, but we are happy that you enjoyed the course and experience. Thanks for choosing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Disappointed as we usually love this course

Usually love the course, however, the greens must have a disease as they were very patchy and bumpy.
The bunkers were just terrible...some had so many little stones you couldn't remove them all...some had water puddles or were wet and the others were so hard packed, they were almost impossible to get out of with a sand wedge.
Pro shop staff, starter and cart staff were extremely friendly.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 02/17/2020

Hi 12345golfer! 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!

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