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4.3
167 Reviews (167)
5 Stars
93
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
88.1%
Recommend this course
152 out of 167 reviews
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4.2
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
83.8%
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31 out of 37 reviews
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4.4
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.1%
Recommend this course
117 out of 127 reviews
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The S at Rancho Mirage

About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6716 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.9

Formerly known as Desert Island Golf & Country Club and The Sinatra Resort & Country Club.

Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Desmond Muirhead (1971)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2019 #6)

Reviews

4.3
167 Reviews (167)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 10
Bunkers 8
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 8
Locals 7
Entertaining Clients 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The S

Was very pleased with the overall ambience of this golf course. Very fun to play challenging from the appropriate tee Boxes. Very well designed and laid out golf course. Especially like the ball retriever tool in the cup. Golf carts were exceptional. Great deal overall

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

plexiglass cart divider

The plexiglass divider in the golf cart is a nuisance. I requested we have a cart without divider and attendant said he would try...he then caught up to us on #1 fairway and switched us out to a cart with no divider...awesome! It was our anniversary, so I didn't want anything dividing my wife and I !!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good and could be great

Course will be a great shape in about 2/3 weeks. Pace of play slow but it s that time of year. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Needed to find a course last minute and took a gamble on this course having never played here before. My friend and I were pleasantly surprised by the unique layout, beautiful tee boxes and fairways, and challenging greens. I definitely will be coming back to The S, beautiful course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not a great time of year to play the course. Greens like playing on Velcro.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course conditions good

The course was in good shape, back 9 more interesting than front 9. All in all a fun course to play, greens were on the slow side...

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course

Staff was awesome and the course was in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Place Great Time

We had a blast. Place of play was perfect with no one in front or behind. The course was in fantastic shape and the staff went above and beyond to make sure everything was taken care of for the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course was great layout

The green were a lot slow when putting the ball, but alll in all had fun playing The S

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Day

It was hot but not that bad at all. Carol in the proshop is always wonderful and Andy with the carts was polite and helpful. The course was in great shape and we really enjoyed the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course except...

This course checks all the boxes, fantastic staff, friendly course, and done in 2 hours and 40 min. Noticed in the previous reviews are about the greens being slow. That was to say the least. These greens were the slowest greens I’ve ever played on by far. Didn’t kill the experience, but this review would have easily got all 5 stars if the greens had some pace. Overall was a great experience and will be coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyed playing The S Resort

The course is in very good shape. It’s a private course that opens up in the shoulder season to the public. Especially during the COVID issue not many people are playing or hear to play. We’ve played other expensive and very well know resorts and The S is in better condition than some of those courses. The greens are in excellent condition as well are the fairways. They are two dogleg par 5’s that curve around water that are very Challenging. The par 4’s are long enough yet open enough for good play. I highly recommend playing this Private course if you get the chance. Some holes we’re easier than others. It’s just a nice course. It’s well taken care of!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Simple course. Gentle for wayward shots off the tee.

Bring own water, ice, and cups. Greens were really green, but now mowed. Very slow. Tee boxes were in poor shape, weeds more than grass.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting course, fix the greens

Pros: good layout, friendly staff, barely anyone playing , awesome new ball removers from the flagstick

Cons: yardage markers non existent so very difficult to determine if you don’t know the course or lack a range finder

Greens were not mowed today. Incredibly slow, bouncy. On a weekend I would expect them to
Be taken care of better

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hopefully gets better!!

The golf course has recently been purchased and is under going some renovations. That being said... It was in mediocre shape. Greens were in HORRIBLE shape. The staff was friendly and helpful and they have brand new very nice golf carts!!! Would wait a few months and probably try it again.

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