74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, California 92260, US
(760) 341-2211
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About JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa

The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa offers reimagined hotel rooms and suites stocked with modular furniture, hardwood floors, indulgent bathrooms, workspaces with built-in USB ports and balconies. There's at least two of almost every amenity at the resort - tennis courts, golf courses, outdoor pools, restaurants, etc. Add a day spa among the places to unwind. 

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres450
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
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 JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa

Reviews

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hot Day!

Greens are plugged. Fairways in good shape. Fantastic pace of play. Played as a single finished round in 3 hours. Great value! Don’t expect staff to pick up you bag at Bag Drop. Carry your bag to the Pro Shop and check in. Overall it was a great round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course care

Overall not a bad course. I get COVID makes things more difficult, however, finding a dead goose in the water on hole 17 was a bit much. Seemed like it had been there at least a day based on the carcass.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course was great. Communication was poor. Expected to be able to purchase beers and snacks, but snack bar not open. At 11am Pro shop had only one cold Coors Light and a warm six pack of Miller light they had just put into the refrigerator. $5/beer. Nothing available for lunch. Small $2 granola bars. Staff didn't really seem to want to be there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great deal in the heat

. I’ve been waiting to play here. The course and employees were awesome. Covid-19 restriction put a big damper on the course. Lucky that we had planned to bring beverages and snacks. There was nothing available at all. So, bring it all food, snacks, drinks ssshh. Hopefully this will all blow over, enjoy a round at a discounted price. Semper Fi

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wait for COVID to pass to play

Golf shop personal was extremely unfriendly and unwelcoming. Starter was totally the opposite and very nice and welcoming. Currently there is no food or drink cart along with no coolers or ice. Course is well kept however. Good course but you might want to wait until it opens up fully to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not even a scorecard!!!

I found the Palm course to be enjoyable and somewhat challenging mainly because of the lack of course knowledge as .there is water hiding throughout the course. Overall condiction was great and we played the round in 3 1/2 hours.
Understanding that the COVID 19 virus is still happening and we’re very happy that courses are open, I found it interesting that the course wouldn’t even give us a scorecard or pencil. I do understand that the Marriott may be erring on the side of caution, but a scorecard and pencil?? Perhaps they’re carrying things one step too far.
That said we had a great time and enjoyed the course and would play it again with my own Pencil and another old scorecard!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Everything is Closed

We were not prepared for the Pro Shop, Snack Bar, and Restrooms to be closed. The temperature was 100+ degrees and the coolers were removed from the carts, Pro Shop and Snack Bars were closed. There was no way to purchase water, let alone other food and beverage. There was also no way to purchase golf balls/tees/etc... Really disappointing to see such a great course providing such poor customer service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Extremely bad and unfriendly staff At Marriott

We liked the course but the very unfriendly staff made us feel like they didn’t want us there and we were just an imposition. We understand the virus situation but we have been playing other courses and never had such a bad experience as the Marriot golf staff today.
They could have at least said they were happy we came or something nice but they acted like they were maD that we came to play golf. There are many many beautiful courses to play here in the Desert where we feel welcome and appreciated for our patronage. We will never go back to the Marriott again! I hope this will be passed on to someone at Marriott corporate who can reprimand this terrible staff and be sure they are nicer to paying customers
In the future. Or maybe they don’t care either ?

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Resort layout

One hole to the next it was relaxing tee to green. Blind water on some holes which is where a cart GPS with pinpoint yardage ability would be welcome addition. Overall a good time layout

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course in Nice Shape - Rude Employee

I have played this course many times. and for the time of year the greens were good as were the fairways. The starter was a great guy but then there was the rude jerk who thought he was the GM of the course.

The starter had me play the back 9 on the Palm course first because as a single, he thought I would get through much faster. He was right and finished in 1hr and 5 minutes. As I came up to the #1 tee box to play my back nine, some guy from the driving range comes up to me and tells me I can't play. Then I told him I started on the back nine. Rather than believe me, he came up and got in my space (less than 3 feet) with no mask on or gloves and decided to check my GPS to see if I was lying. After he realized he was wrong, instead of apologizing he acted as if he was doing me a favor and said "you can go". And mister, thanks to you I won't be back which at the Marriott is about 15-20 rounds per year.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time!

Course was in great shape! Played a round in 3 hours. Can’t beat it! Come out and play at this pace while you can. Just bring water and ice. No beverage amenities available at the current time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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