Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club
|White (W)||72||6171 yards||76.0||138|
|Silver (W)||72||5839 yards||73.9||133|
|Red (W)||72||5497 yards||72.1||129|
|Gold M: 72.6/131||406||418||518||166||413||517||174||372||434||3418||370||180||393||405||384||494||408||208||545||3387||6805|
|Blue M: 71.3/127||401||411||512||156||393||492||145||355||415||3280||370||175||379||389||374||481||387||190||474||3219||6499|
|White M: 69.9/125 W: 76.0/138||385||382||480||147||384||488||141||341||402||3150||354||152||346||367||369||451||324||167||457||2987||6137|
|Silver M: 68.4/120 W: 73.9/133||363||361||463||137||372||470||122||332||378||2998||344||132||319||366||355||442||313||139||426||2836||5834|
|Red M: 66.9/115 W: 72.1/129||306||337||423||123||367||436||119||298||376||2785||339||121||312||291||350||433||306||136||409||2697||5482|
Rode the Blues (6499/71.2/127) in 3H, 40M mid morning. Paired with Bob/Walt, excepcional guys to be matched up with. We enjoyed perfect golfing conditions, around 70, clear and calm. This layout fits my eye, very playable and fun. Decent amount of water, sand and tall trees, but this is a grip it and rip it course overall. Several par 4's that are not driver holes, good collection of par 3's and I really liked the par 5's. Tees lush and immaculate, all divots were repaired. Fairways lush and very nice to play from. Rough lush and mowed down to about 2". Sand traps were over the top great. Not only the way they were raked and maintained, but the thick fine quality sand was excellent to play from. Greens were smooth, firm and putted medium speed. Suprisingly firm a day after heavy rains, I had a mediocre putting day but the greens were great. Customer service always excepcional here. Plenty of wayer stations on the couse and an open snack stand at the turn. This course is as immaculately maintained as any I have played maybe ever. Beautiful seasonal flowers planted that would remind you of IW Celebrity or Langdon Farms. Lots of attention to detail, workers were out hand edging the boundaries of all the sand traps. Excellent all grass driving range. No GPS on the basic carts. Highly recommended from both a layout and especially a playing condition perspective.
Dye Challenge IS challenging!
Rode the Blues (6568/72.0/136) in 3H, 20M with Dan, excellent guy to get matched up with. Sunny, fairly calm and in the upper 80's made for great golfing conditions.
I am told the members do not care for this Pete Dye design and mostly play the other M.H.C.C. courses. Easy, this course is not. Familiar theme here is water left, trees, mounds and sand right off most tees.
If you have played other local Dye courses like LQ Dunes, Westin MH Dye and PGA West Stadium, you know what to expect, Except there is more water here.
Over a dozen holes had water left, several from tee to green. A few had water right. Very few holes w/o water on this course, and it is usually barely off the fairway. Throw in the usual Dye moguls, mounds, huge waste bunkers and rail road ties, and it definitely has the traditional Dye look.
Tees were lush and well maintained.
Fairways were firm/lush, very nice to play from.
They do not overseed the rough, so it is mostly dormant Bermuda with other grasses throw in. not very tall or overly penal, but it's not nearly in the condition of the rest of the course.
Sand traps excellently maintained with nice, fine sand.
Greens were excellent. Firm, smooth and medium fast. Almost no ball marks because of the firmness. Tougher than average to navigate around these green complexes, they have a decent amount of mounds rather than tiers with run off areas where balls barely off can end up 15 yards off the green.
They space the tee times really well here. Last group usually on the green before they have the next group tee off. Excellent customer service from the valet to pro shop/Starter all the way back to valet. Open snack shop on the course, no cart person today. They provide bottled water in your cart and there are adequate water stations on the course. All grass driving range with nice practice chipping/putting areas are well above average. Definitely recommended.
Rode the ANA tees (6783/73.1/136) in 4.5H using Club Corp. Matched up with a nice 3some, we played in clear, breezy conditions in the low 80's.
Very fun and challenging layout with alot of water to navigate. Several holes have inlets where the water juts out 1-2 times into the fairway. Tough course to judge how much you could bite off until you play here a few times. Huge trees line nearly every hole, with several 80' tall trees prominently sticking out where the fairway curves. They are IN play.
Tees lush and well maintained.
Fairways lush and firm, very nice.
Rough 3-4" deep, lush and thick. Punitive to play out of and tough to find balls with all the leaves.
Sand traps had good quality sand and were very nicely maintained.
I rated the greens a 10/10 and I RARELY give anything a 10. Firm, smooth and medium fast, like putting on a pool table. Irons would make more of a dent than ball marks and you did not want to be putting or chipping from above the hole.
Customer service excellent from all encountered. Easy check-in, starter, the cart guys and valet were and all efficient and friendly. Basic carts do not have GPS. Nice all grass driving range with complementary balls. No drink cart, which on a busy day I found surprising for a high end private club.
Many forced carries over lakes, and I can no longer hit the ball high enough to go over these massive trees. The LPGA plays a major here and I can see why. Both the layout and the playing conditions are top notch. Highly recommended.
Must play in Palm Springs CA
Beautiful course and very friendly staff. Good layout.
Dinah Shore Tournament
I played this course in a tournament. The course was in beautiful condition and greens were medium fast and true. Very playable course for all handicaps.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Great course with great conditions. Was a blast to play. Not overly challenging, and traditional Palmer design.
The Pete Dye course is a "typical Palmer design"???
Wonderful Course with great features
This is a wonderful private course with some great challenging features. Would love to play here again.