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4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.6
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4.8
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4.4
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4.6
Layout
4.4
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Amenities
4.4
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6478 yards
Slope 129
Rating 71.6

Course Details

Year Built 1956
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Denim is not permitted in the Clubhouse or on the golf course at any time

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Sauna, Showers, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2018 #5)

Reviews

4.9
9 Reviews (9)
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Reviews 782
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Classic

Rode the Blacks (6478/72.1/130) in 2H, 45M mid day playing as a single. Around 104, clear and calm.

COVID-19: Masks required anytime around people. Not required on course playing alone. No rakes, but water stations now open. Normal cups and divot mix on the carts. Pro Shop and bathrooms open, getting cloer and closer to normal. Restaurant and Clubhouse closed to the public.

Incredible the difference in 6 weeks with probably two dozen days in that period well above 100. Over seeding burned off, and what is left is shockingly mediocre.

Tees thin with some brown areas. Par 3's had their share of unfixed divots.

Fairways semi lush and still nice to play from.

Rough semi lush and mowed down to about 2", good POP rough.

Sand traps had decent sand and were okay considering they are only raked once a day.

Bermuda greens were recently punched with small holes. Bermuda coverage thin. Firm, bumpy and medium speed is not my idea of a good time. Almost no ball marks because of the firmness.

Customer service always exceptional here. Quick efficient check-in. no cart gal or Marshall today. All grass driving range with complementary balls was open. No GPS on the basic carts. Recommended.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 782
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Classic

Rode the Blacks (6478/72.1/130) in 2.5H mid day playing as a single. Around 107 and clear with a slight breeze.

COVID-19: Masks required anytime around people. Not required on course playing alone. Raised cups to just below ground level, the ball would actually go in most times. No divot mix, rakes or water stations open, but the bathrooms were. Pro Shop open only to check-in from afar. Restaurant and Clubhouse closed to the public.

Read that this course hosted the Bob Hope Crysler Classic 46 times over the years. Fun layout with sand, tall trees but not alot of water that has either the mountain, wash or nice homes lining most fairways.

Tees lush but with no divot mix, the par 3's had their share of unfixed divots.

Fairways lush and nice to play from.

Rough lush and mowed down to about 2-3", very good POP rough.

Sand traps were okay considering they had not been raked recently.

Bermuda greens putted very nice. Smooth, firm and medium fast speed. Almost no ball marks because of the firmness.

Customer service always exceptional here. Quick efficient check-in with Mark, cart gal around once offering ice and the Darrell the Marshall came around checking if I had liquids to drink. Excellent all grass driving range with complementary balls was open. No GPS on the basic carts. Highly recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 782
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The classic is classic!

Rode the Blacks (6478/72.1/130) in 2.5H twilight as a single. Sunny, calm and over 105.

COVID-19: Check in @ pro shop from afar. All on course water stations shut off, but bathrooms open. Restaurant and clubhouse closed. No rakes, divot mix or ice chests on the basic carts.

Tees lush and well maintained.

Fairways lush and nice to play from.

Rough lush and about 2-3". Great POP rough, usually easy to find balls.

Traps had good quality sand and were well raked considering no rakes for players.

Small Bermuda greens rolled well. Firm, medium fast bordering on fast downhill and putt very smooth. Few ball marks, because of their firmness balls would release. These greens have no tiers, but there are 3-4 holes where the slope from back to front is very deceptive and the ball will quickly be 5' to 10' by the hole even with little pace.

Excellent customer service from all encountered, especially Paul in the pro shop and the Marshall Darrell. No Drink cart this afternoon. All grass range with good complementary balls. Basic carts do not have GPS. Fun course beginning to transition to middle of summer conditions with the recent heat wave.

I definitely prefer the Classic course of the two IWCC courses. Small, old school greens are the norm. Fun layout to play. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 782
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Classic

Rode the Blacks (6478/72.1/130) in slightly less than 3H mid morning playing as a single. High 90's and clear with a one club wind most of the round.

This layout is older and used to host the PGA Tour. Fun layout with smallish greens that utilizes sand, tall trees but not much water. Holes either have the mountain, wash or nice homes bordering them. A few tighter par 4's that are more strategic than length holes, but overall this is a grip it and rip it course.

Tees lush and motly well maintained.

Fairways lush and nice to play from.

Rough lush and mowed down to about 2-3", very good POP rough.

Sand traps were mediocre. They had been raked recently but were still too firm around the greens.

Bermuda greens putted very nice. Smooth, firm and medium fast speed. Almost no ball marks because of the firmness.

Customer service always exceptional here. Quick efficient check-in, credit card only. Excellent all grass driving range with complementary balls was open. Even though I was playing alone, mask required at all times. Raised cups to just below ground level, the ball would actually go in most times. No GPS on the basic carts. No divot mix, rakes or water stations open, but the bathrooms were. Restaurant and clubhouse closed to the public. Overseeding mostly burned off, the Bermuda has taken back over almost everywhere. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 782
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Classic

Rode the Blacks (6478/72.1/130) in 3H early afternoon playing as a single. Slightly over 100 and clear with a slight breeze.

Older, historic layout that used to host the Bob Hope Crysler Classic back in the day. Smallish greens, fun layout with sand and tall trees that meanders around the mountain, wash and sometimes nice homes. Except for several par 4's that are more strategic than length holes, this is a grip it and rip it course. Good collection of par 3's and enjoyable par 5's. No GPS on the basic carts.

Tees lush but with no divot mix, the par 3's had their share of unfixed divots.

Fairways lush and nice to play from.

Rough lush and mowed down to about 2-3", very good POP rough.

Sand traps were very mediocre. Compacted, doesn't appear they have been raked in a long while.

Bermuda greens were very nice! Smooth, firm and putted medium fast speed. Almost no ball marks because of the firmness.

Customer service always exceptional here. Quick efficient check-in, cart gal around once offering ice and the Marshall came around checking if I had liquids to drink.

Excellent all grass driving range with complementary balls was open. Even though I was playing alone, it was made clear that a mask was required at all times. Raised cups to just below ground level, the ball would actually go in most times. No divot mix, rakes or water stations open, but the bathrooms were. Restaurant and clubhouse closed to the public. Overseeding mostly burned off, the Bermuda has taken back over almost everywhere. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome weekend of golf!!!

Played in a four day golf tourney on the Classic and Cove courses. So much fun! !! Everything was perfect. All the people attending to us and course were fantastic. I can’t wait till next year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

I shot an 88. The course was so green. “Best greens in the desert.” I love this course. I will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Amazing opportunity

I was able to play both courses in 1 day at Indian Wells and it was the chance of a lifetime. Wow! Every single person was wonderful. Thank you!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just lovely

This was the first course I played in the desert. Conditions were perfect, clubhouse was very nice, staff was beyond helpful and friendly. I especially enjoyed holes 3-5, which play right next to he mountains. 18 is also mountainside, with a beautiful water feature at the end. Not too much water, although enough sand to keep it interesting and challenging. My only compliant was that the clubhouse closed at 6pm so we couldn’t have a drink when we finished, but I guess that’s what you get for playing on a Monday. Can’t fault them for that. Look forward to playing here again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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