34567 Cathedral Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, California 92234, US
(760) 321-9000
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About Desert Oasis by Welk Resorts

The Desert Oasis by Welk Resorts capitalizes on year-round sunshine with pools (an adult-only lap pool and resort pool) and the adjacent Cathedral Canyon Golf and Tennis Club. The one-bedroom villas come with a sleeper sofa for a family of four and a patio/balcony. A fitness center, activities center for kids and spa all impress. The course sparkles with 16 lakes. 

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★
Acres7
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual
PoolAdults Only
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Desert Oasis by Welk Resorts

Reviews

3.5
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Golf course in poor condition

Played course many times in previous years. Course was dry. Grass completely gone on almost every hole. Mold in many places. Ground keeper seams to have lost his pride. Home owners should be embarrassed of their golf course. Like playing Cathedral Canyon. CC. Should not be in this condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mixed Feelings

Played as a single early on Monday hoping to skate through. Found I was behind a group of seniors who graciously let me skip through the 2nd par 5. I was on my way and was then able to play it on my way back around. Course is in some disrepair from rains so it’s not a true 72 par. But, the fairways and greens were top notch and a pleasant surprise. Would put them against any other course I’ve played in the last week. Staff was great and the price was right, which included 2 drinks after the round. Was a nice morning and relaxing for me. Not a top tier course but was lots of fun.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Facilities

Number 9 and 10 have been turned from par 5 to par 3 due to water damage. Beware of the on course washrooms. Always dirty and disgusting. If the plan is to NEVER CLEAN THEM THEN CLOSE THEM as they are an embarrassment to the course, to t3 Welk foundation and the entire community.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Missed it

Didn’t play. I canceled with the. Course on Tuesday. We have spent 2 days trying to get to Palm Springs but due to weather we have not made it. Trying to fly tomorrow.

Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Value

The weather was perfe t. Course has ni e wide fairways and some interesting holes. I recommend t it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good course, give it a try

Good course, not a tier 1 but some very interesting and fun holes. A bit "tired" in places and there was some significant flood damage. They lost their range and parts of the first and tenth holes. They have been reduced from par 5 to par 3, not a big negative. Both my wife and I enjoyed our day and we would go back and recommend it to our friends.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Greens Good - Two Fairways Washed Out

This is one of the many condoball specials in the valley, winding its way through stucco bungalows. Lots of water on the course, and I wasn’t driving it well, so I was in there a bit. Grass was okay and the greens were very good, but the recent storm has washed out the fairways on one and ten so they are now par threes. This was considered in the very fair price of $22 which drew us here, and I would say that I would recommend the course if you were looking for a cheaper round within this seasons higher prices.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor Service Attitude

They wanted to charge me a price higher than my pre-booked Golf Now price and feigned unawareness. The starter was cold and rude. They push you onto the course as soon as you get there regardless of your actual tee time, no time to even take some warm up putts or really get ready to play No respect for the customer. A shame, the course is pretty good but they treat you like dirt.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

You get more than what you pay for.

This is a cheaper course with elderly players so pace play is slow but you aren’t paying the price of a high class course. However the people are friendly and for a cheaper course it is is a great course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Number 1 and 10 holes were turned into par 3 due to damage in the recent flood. Rest of the course in good shape. Greens were fast and always a challenge to stay out of the water on some holes. Be careful driving through the wash if the wind is blowing.
Tried to grab a drink and something to eat after our round in the bar area but very busy as they have dinner and entertainment on Friday evenings. Did not appear to have enough staff , 2 people, so we ended up leaving and going elsewhere.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Underwhelmed

Tee'd off at 7:00am and had nice front 9. At turn they put slow playing foursomes in front of us. A 3 hour back nine. The Starter outside was kinda cold with no personality.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor quality

Course should not have been open as hole #1&10 were damaged due to flooding

Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cathedral Canyon Feb 13, 2019

Course was in decent condition, seemed a little confusing with the pro shop and stater as I had booked online for 12:40 and the pro shop slotted us in at 12:32 and the starter didn’t even have us listed
Got out about 1:00, no Marshall on course, a lot of groups could have used a little reminder to speed up their play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens in good shape, but some fairways were wet not enough grass.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course but a bit expensive

We enjoyed our round today, but found it to be a little overpriced. For the same price we paid here, on a 'hot deal', we can play far better courses outside this area. But that seems to be the theme here in Palm Springs. Expensive for want you get. And the bathrooms on how 4 were locked!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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