Desert Dunes Golf Club is host of the Desert Dunes Classic on the Canadian Tour.
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3.4
1297 Reviews (1297)
5 Stars
270
4 Stars
594
3 Stars
267
2 Stars
93
1 Stars
73
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
69.2%
Recommend this course
1006 out of 1297 reviews
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3.5
84 Reviews (84)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
69.0%
Recommend this course
58 out of 84 reviews
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3.3
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
67.4%
Recommend this course
89 out of 132 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
1297 Reviews (1297)

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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Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
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4.0
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Previously Played

Desert Dunes Golf Course

We played at Desert Dunes today as a twosome. Tee’d off at 720 and finished at 1030. Pace of play was excellent. No wind! It can blow here. Not today though. The course is a little ragged. Greens were fast and well manicured however some were in need of care. Robert Trent Jones Jr design makes this a fun and challenging test of golf. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/11/2019

Thank you for your review, Kenneth9889418. 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 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Bang for the Buck !!$$

The course was in great shape even after rain yesterday. Greens were true and fairways played well. No houses close by either. Highly recommended. Doug

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/11/2019

Your feedback is important to us, dougdrebert. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/11/2019

Hi u447470252. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very windy!

This is a decent course if you play it on the right day.. However, it can be very windy. Course layout is a bit tight so if there's any wind it's had to stay out of trouble. Course could also use an infusion of money to upgrade the fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/03/2019

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 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
Incentivized Review
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

I have played this course many times over the years and as early as the end of November but have never seen it in such poor condition. The greens are mottled, the bunkers hard poor sand and the fairways aren’t too bad .little or no water in the ball washers, bathrooms unkempt, hand dryers not working . Practice green by the driving range in terrible condition as is the bunker. So very very disappointed

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/03/2019

Hi, u7214894. 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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

course in rough shape particularly the greens

i have always experienced Desert Dunes as a well manicured course.Current conditions are very poor especially the greens. It is not worth any more than what we paid which was forty four dollars per person.

Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

nice track

very interesting course . desert links design and the wind did come up on the back nine so made it very tough .. but would play again . was recently opened and in good shape .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/03/2019

Thank you for your review, u00000239159. 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 74
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

course conditions

fairways need to have all small recesses sanded in and some of the greens were patchy, but not bad value

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/02/2019

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, spetty1251. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable round

Well laid out course. No houses and reasonably wide fairways. A few greens were a bit rough but overall were in decent shape. The brush lining many of the fairways is extremely thorny, so errant shots are a problem. Bunker sand is pretty hard. Good value for what I paid. Will probably try it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/02/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us u00000882686. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you a great experience again soon. Desert Dunes Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
Incentivized Review
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't play here now!

Greens and fairways in very poor condition for the most part. One hopes that this is because both are still healing from seeding. But made for a far too challenging day -- just too tough to hit off the fairways and line up putts. If you want to play in November, be sure to look for a low price or prepare to be even more disappointed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/02/2019

Hi, Tennis223. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the overseed. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future as we are now in better condition. Thanks for choosing Desert Dunes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/02/2019

Hi NialKuyek. We would love to hear more about your positive experience at our course. Please contact us at (760) 251-5370 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at Desert Dunes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Pleasant friendly golf game

I liked the course layout and friendly staff. Condition of the course was just OK with some pat hy greens and spotty fairways. No rain for a month likely was a factor?

Dave

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/02/2019

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. Lack of rain was most likely the factor. Come back soon as the conditions have improved since. Thanks for visiting Desert Dunes Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mostly great course

Great layout.
Most bunkers wet or puddles.
Some fairways rough.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/02/2019

Thank you for your review, u000005773058. 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ok

The course was in fair shape. The greens were very difficult with lots of variation in the speed. There are a lot of bare spots on the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 12/02/2019

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 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Exceptional Golfing

This course is really a hidden gem. The track is quite difficult as the rough is almost unplayable. A golfer is required to play the ball in the fairway ( or 2nd cut of rough) Each shot needs to be hit well and planned as to where to land. The personal working the course are very friendly and respond well to any need a paying customer needs. I actually played with one of the owners. He also added some great places to visit while in the area. All in all it was a very fun day. Will be back again & again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable Round

Course overall was in pretty good shape. Green were slow and a couple pretty chewed up.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/14/2019

Thank you for your review, u000003649279. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Desert Dunes Golf Course. We will make note of the green conditions!

Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Desert Dunes

The greens were shaggy and spotty for most of the greens, fairways were ok.
This could be a really nice golf course if it got some needed attention.
We played for 50 bucks so the value for the money was real good, but I would gladly pay 75 or 80 bucks if it were in better condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 11/14/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us dmcdouga02. Your feedback is valuable. We recently finished our overseed and the greens are still recovering. We should be back in great shape within a week! We hope to see you soon, Desert Dunes Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Long and tough

A long, challenging course that’s rough around the edges. Long par 4’s but some oretty uneven hitting surfaces. There’s no looking for lost balls; if it’s off the fairway....IT’S GONE! However, after all that, at the right price I would play it anytime.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/14/2019

Hi trumpet13. 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 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good tract for the price

If you're looking for a perfectly manicured course with first class amenities, there are plenty of courses in the Palm Springs area that fit the bill. Desert Dunes isn't one of them.
If, however, you're looking for a decent golfing experience at a reasonable price Desert Dunes is one of the best in that category,
Fairways and greens are in decent shape, but maintenance of the rest of the property is somewhat lacking. Pace of play was good, but as with any lower priced course you will inevitably run into slow golfers.
The course layout is fairly straightforward, but if you play on a windy day it can be quite challenging.
All in all, a great course for the money.

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