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Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club

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4.1
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5 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
76.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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5.0
1
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Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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4.0
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
60.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6955 yards
Slope 143
Rating 74.4
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6955 yards 74.4 143
Blue 72 6568 yards 72.6 138
White 72 6065 yards 70.1 132
White (W) 72 6065 yards 76.0 141
Silver 72 5543 yards 67.6 124
Silver (W) 72 5543 yards 72.9 131
Red (W) 72 5079 yards 70.3 124
Scorecard for Pete Dye Challenge
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.8/142 352 396 215 521 453 185 457 381 563 3523 476 176 367 465 521 353 529 167 398 3452 6975
Blue M: 72.0/136 W: 77.9/145 352 388 206 484 415 166 413 361 538 3323 426 176 346 412 505 353 498 157 372 3245 6568
Blue/White M: 70.7/133 W: 76.5/142 325 388 164 484 375 166 413 333 501 3149 426 154 318 412 505 333 470 157 372 3147 6296
White M: 69.5/130 W: 75.2/138 325 362 164 477 375 155 373 333 501 3065 380 154 318 380 482 333 470 140 343 3000 6065
White/Silver M: 67.8/125 325 314 164 426 375 127 307 333 501 2872 331 154 318 338 448 333 470 117 328 2837 5709
Silver M: 67.0/123 W: 72.3/131 325 314 154 426 352 127 307 308 499 2812 331 132 277 338 448 327 433 117 328 2731 5543
Silver/Red M: 65.6/119 W: 70.5/128 271 314 154 426 301 127 307 308 423 2631 331 132 277 338 400 294 433 117 284 2606 5237
Red M: 64.8/116 W: 69.7/126 271 311 131 426 301 102 296 263 423 2524 325 119 277 318 400 294 421 117 284 2555 5079
Handicap 13 1 3 7 5 17 11 9 15 8 18 14 2 10 6 12 16 4
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 1 15 7 13 17 11 5 9 14 18 8 12 6 10 2 16 4

Course Details

Year Built 1988
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1988) Alice Dye (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Reviews

4.1
9
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5.0
Previously Played

Must play in Palm Springs CA

Beautiful course and very friendly staff. Good layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Wonderful

I really enjoyed it here. I had the opportunity to play several courses and am thankful for that. If you can get on, it is a great experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Medicore

Everything about this course was medicore in my opinion.

An enjoyable enough experience, but I have to assume there are better courses in the area in terms of layout and conditioning for the same price

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mediocore

Everything about this course is medicore in my opinion.

The greens rolled ok, but were slow. The layout is not interesting. The value is not there.

That said, this option was very convenient for me as I was staying at the hotel on property with my wife and newborn. I played every day at 6:30 in the spirit of time.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2018-10-18T05:30:37.000+00:00

I hate to tell you but you didn’t play the Dinah Shore Course at Mission Hills Country Club. That’s where the LPGA just finished playing the ANA Inspiration, they’re first major 2 days before. You probably played the ‘Westin’ Mission Hills right next door totally separate and not affiliated at all!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A bucket list

This course turned out to be my second favorite course among all the courses I've played (250). Yes, it is that good. I even rated this course above Pebble Beach due to the cost difference. The experience, starting with the staff, the course condition, the layout, the playability, the challenges, ... Awe, a great course in the desert. I have a better appreciation of LPGA players after playing the course. I'll be back later this year for some revenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Bucket list

Parking: mostly valet so be considerate when you pack your golf club in the trunk.

Facility: Elegant and spacious. Very classy. The open feel of the halls, the view from the restaurant and the well stocked pro shop.

Staff: Very courteous and helpful. Professionalism.

Course: This is a treat. I've watched the ladies play their annual major couple of times so I was a bit familiar with the course layout. But, as one can imagine, things look a bit different standing on the tee boxes. The tournament tees plays out to 6600 yds and the course isn't as tight as I had thought. The greens weren't at tournament speed so I can be thankful of that. Overall a great experience. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Atlanta Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

Dye-abolical Golf at its best!

Pete Dye is a great course designer but also seems to want to make you love him or hate him throughout your round. The Pete Dye Challenge course at Mission Hills Country Club is a very difficult course. It challenges the best players and separates the good golfers from the great ones. Dyes classic use of moguls and water make this course intimidating but very memorable as well. At least half of the par-4 and par-5s have water down the left side of the fairway, with only one hole that has water on the right. The moguls and rolling mounds force you to aim for the fairway and if you miss, you could be severely punished. If you enjoy a challenge, PDC at MHCC is right for you, but be prepared to swallow your pride, take your medicine and shoot a slightly higher score as Pete Dye takes you on a beautiful course through the desert!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course

Great course with great conditions. Was a blast to play. Not overly challenging, and traditional Palmer design.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Wonderful Course with great features

This is a wonderful private course with some great challenging features. Would love to play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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