Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort - North/South

3.8946176471 3.9 stars from 5 (392)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6333 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 69.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts are required. (mock turtlenecks are acceptable). Bermuda length shorts. Tank Tops. T-Shirts, Cut-Off shorts, Swimwear, Denim Pants/Shorts are inappropriate dress
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6333 yards 69.0 124
Blue 71 6030 yards 68.1 121
White 71 5718 yards 67.2 119
Red 71 5420 yards 71.5 133

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 392 Reviews
5 stars:
89
4 stars:
176
3 stars:
84
2 stars:
30
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

319 out of 391 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort near local attractions   Great for seniors locals playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Poor Layout"


eaglebeagle4's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too many holes play in the wash on the North. South is better layout. Didn’t feel this was resort-worthy course so glad we played when rates were cheaper. Course conditions were acceptable for summer. Greens were nice but on the slow side.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



pdeshays's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"July is maintenance time"


OCGorilla's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

played the north to west. fairways have lots of brown areas, greens are super slow, bunkers have little sand and play like hard pan. typical July condition for this course


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"RLP"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Blacks on the West/South combo (6391/70.1/121) as a single in around 2H on a GN "Hot Deal" for less than $15. The weather was sunny, fairly calm and slightly above 100.

The condition of the tees was hit and miss. Some were nice and semi lush, others were ragged/thin. Several were crowned and could use leveling.

The fairways were semi lush and usually nice to play from. There are some thin patches, almost hard pan from the heat.

The rough was semi lush and was not overly penal. Good POP rough and good to chip out of.

The sand traps were decently maintained with fine grain, thick sand.

The greens were very firm and putted medium speed. Fairly bumpy with few ball marks.

The customer service from the pro shop & starter/cart person were excellent, as has been the case on every visit here. Grass range looked decent. No drink cart, but there was an operational snack stand at the turn. Recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"simply aweful"


bigbob121's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Worst course I have played in a long, long time. Tee boxes, fairways, rough, sand traps and greens were all terrible.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



rickyboyz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Rancho Las Palmas"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rode the Blacks on the South/North combo (6343/69.2/124) with Caligolfer1031 in 3H on a GN "Hot Deal" for less than $20. The weather was in the low 100's, sunny and fairly calm.

The heat has really taken a toll on RLP in the past few weeks. RLP was in excellent condition when I played here in early April. Today, it's still very playable but getting rough around the edges. The Bermuda is taking over but not yet 100%.

Ted Robinson Jr. 1977 design. As you would expect from "The king of water features", there are plenty of water hazards that you have to play over, mostly on approach shots. A few grip/rip it holes, but many holes have OB down at least one side if not both. The fairways are not that narrow and are lined with hundreds of towering palm trees. However, if you miss the fairway by more than a few yards you are in trouble on this course with few exceptions.

The condition of the tees was all over the place. Some were nice and semi lush, others looked like they had been scalped. Several were crowned and could use leveling.

85% of the fairways were semi lush and nice to play from. The other 15% was thin patches, almost hard pan.

The rough was usually lush and was not overly penal. Just low enough that the ball often sat up.

The sand traps were decently maintained with thick, fine grain sand.

The greens were fairly bumpy with few ball marks. Very firm, they putted medium speed. Not nearly as good as my last visit here.

The customer service from the pro shop & starter/cart person were excellent, they had me out before my tee time. Grass range looked decent. No drink cart, but there was an operational snack stand at the turn. Overall, these are 27 enjoyable holes of golf. I enjoy playing the North 9 the most and the West 9 the least of the three 9's. Fun course(s), Recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A MUST PLAY !"


antofd's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I LOVE this course ! Once in a while, in the summer, u get out of state tourists who clog up the course but NOT this day ! I got to play 27 holes in a great time and had a SUPER time ~! In my view, this is a MUST PLAY course !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



"Really enjoy playing here"


u000005752734's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I come to Palm Springs from Az a few times a year for a little fun and golf, this is one of my favorite places to play... love the layout and the staff is ALWAYS so friendly


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Alborges's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun - but not luxurious"


TVGuy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a ridiculously good deal, it was a 75 degree day and I was paired with a guy who played at a similar level so it was a pleasant experience. I’d definitely go back. Only had time for 9 on the North course. It’s a bit unconventional - playing in and around the “wash”. Hard to find the flag on a few holes but some tee boxes had tremendous grip and rip opportunities from atop a bluff. Greens played slow. Well maintained though! Friendly staff, cool adventurous vibe. No one in front or behind us the entire time. Wouldn’t pay prime $ to play here but am very much looking forward to checking out the other 2 courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Wrong directions"


Bjorn's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course and good value for money.

Directions given on GolfNow is wrong and take you to the course back entrance witch is not there any more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice!"


Bjorn's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super friendly staff, very helpfull. Starter us fkexible and I could T-off earlier. As a sole player I always get to play with other sole player, witch is good fir a social game as golf. My best recommendation!

Bjorn

Norway


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"JC"


Patriciajc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The starter and back shop people were extremely nice. The course was in nice shape. Playing in the afternoon you can get around super fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000001054388's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff, everyone nice, course in great shape and greens are awesome and immaculate!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Loved the course. However they did not accept my agreed upon fee of $39 per player and charged us $49"


VStephen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rancho Las Palmas charged us $49 per player instead of the golf now agreed price of $39 per player.

So our bill was and extra $20


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Rancho Las Palmas"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Blacks on all three 9's with Tim, absolutely delightful guy to get matched up with. We played in slightly less than 5H total, paying less than $25 through tee off. The weather was close to 100, sunny and fairly calm.

I last played here approximately 30 years ago. They lengthened all three 9's by adding Black tees 6-8 years ago. On many holes, it is only 5-10 yards difference in Black/Blue. However, it is extreme on a few holes. #3 West plays 84 yards longer from the Blacks and is a 645 yard par 5. #2 South is a par 4 that plays 86 yards longer and is 446 from the Blacks.

West & South are par 35, North is par 36, so it would be a par 70 or 71 depending on which 9's you play.

Overall, these are 27 fun holes of golf. I liked the North 9 the best, more straight forward. Probably liked the West 9 the least, a few quirky holes they squeezed into a limited area. Ted Robinson Jr. design from 1977. As you would expect, there are plenty of water features that you have to play over, mostly on approach shots. A few grip/rip it holes, but most holes have OB down at least one side if not both. The fairways are not that narrow, but if you miss the fairway by more than a few yards you are in trouble on many holes.

The tees were okay, mostly lush with some divot challenges on the shorter holes. Several were crowned and could use leveling.

The fairways were lush and nice to play from.

The rough was lush and could be penal. Just deep enough that the ball often sat down. When it did, it could sometimes be a challenge to find you ball.

The sand traps were decently maintained with thick, fine grain sand.

The greens had a light top dressing that did not affect play. They were the star of the course, Quick, firm and smooth. Loved the greens!

No drink cart, but there was an operational snack stand at the turn. Customer service from the pro shop & starter were excellent, they had me out & matched up before my tee time. Grass range looked decent. I was worried when I saw the putting green, the greens on the course were MUCH better than the putting green.

Fun course(s) in nice shape. Recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


Giocole's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, greens were fast, played in under four hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Surprising Resort Course keeps you alert"


GREGCGOLFER's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
British Columbia Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The course surprised me, lot of fun, good challenge and every hole varied to keep it exciting.

Watch your yardages, can fool you hitting long and short as you mange your way around the course.

Good value and incredibly friendly staff.

Nice course for that day you want to play and enjoy the day without stressing over every shot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000001404064's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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