La Quinta Resort Dunes Course

4.2341941176 4.2 stars from 5 (583)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6712 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared Shirt, Long Pants/Walking Shorts are accepted. No Denim, T-shirt, Tank Top, Athletic Shorts/Cargo Shorts.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6712 yards 72.4 134
White 72 6324 yards 70.8 128
White/Silver Combo 72 6075 yards 69.9 126
Silver 72 5846 yards 68.5 122
Silver (W) 72 5846 yards 74.5 134
Gold (W) 72 5325 yards 71.5 126
Gold 72 5325 yards 66.0 116
Red (W) 72 4877 yards 68.7 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 583 Reviews
5 stars:
215
4 stars:
274
3 stars:
62
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

499 out of 582 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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"Very Windy"


u967836443's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Dunes course, terrific track. Staff and facilities are first rate, Only disappointment was the extremely windy weather. I will return to play another day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good day for golf"


Rdaniel21's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

People working at course made you fell welcome. We were last group out in morning, so there was maintenance working right behind us. Front side is fun. It’s a Pete Dye layout so lots of bumps and depressions around the course. Backside got pretty challenging, some very interesting holes. Absolutely would play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Too bright in early AM"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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I found 6 of the first 7 holes were teeing off directly onto the morning sun and therefore wasn’t enjoyable.

Also the golf cart GPS stopped working which made it a challenge on a few holes that lacked contour and direction.


Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Some great holes, done soso"


u000005353684's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not the best course I've played in the area. I would not pay the book rate here, v but the discount rate was appropriate. Some great holes - challenging with great views. Others were just ordinary with burned it spots.

I was placed in a threesome. But there was a threesome in the group ahead and the twosome in my time wanted to play together. Since they played quickly the day before, the starter allowed them and he sent me of as a single. I was able to play in 2:30 so can't complain about that although it took 5 holes to get a feel for the course.

The best holes were certainly 1, 17, and 18


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Don’t waste your money"


devonbguinn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2019
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Greens were designed by chucky cheese and pin setter should be fired


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"We had a great day!"


u146223400's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We got an early tee time because we had a flight out and back to Canada in the afternoon.

Perfectly timed as we played in 3.5 hours!

The course was in great shape, the greens were fast, it was challenging but not too difficult. We had an awesome time :)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



dcgod's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u261369174's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2019
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I got a great discount and it was well worth it. Course is interesting and well laid out. It was in great condition with firms greens. The views were fantastic and it was very pleasant.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value, nice course"


u092469374's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
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Great value at $69 , nice layout. Greens are tricky. Worth the visit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Interesting and Challenging"


chrisgee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a ,long day. Close to five hours in play. Hard to get on because of elevated greens and roughs

around greens very sticky. Greens are smaller and very fast. Either you are on nicely or you are off. I enjoyed the challenge and found the layout very interesting. I will come again to play here.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Starters Should be Finished"


u249013664's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2019
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Reviewed on

Great course except it should be made clear it is out and back. Starters were just rude unfriendly and not helpful. Downright derogatory and insulting to the women in our party. They ruined an otherwise great golf experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course"


DManKnows's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great fairways, hard greens, spotty rough. Great staff. Good value on GolfNow for $69


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Dunes course"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent course to play for the money typical Pete due course small elevated greens that will not hold most iron shots but fair but challenging course for a 10 handicapp


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Afternoon Round"


MarkABerk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2019
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Reviewed on

Booked a 2:06 tee time, but since the round came with unlimited practice balls, we showed up at noon. Hit for 4o min., then came in for lunch. Great mountain & course views from the clubhouse restaurant. We were about to use their chipping green, then putting green when the starter graciously offered us an early tee time. Off we went, Course in great shape. Particularly enjoyed the back 9. Didn’t have to wait for another group until the 18th tee. This is our 4th time booking at the Dunes Course. Great staff helped us add a 4th to our original threesome and even honored our discounted rate for our 4th. We will be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tricky but Nice"


PBerry51's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2019
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Very nice course but Peter Dye is not friendly for average players. We had fun but I would only recommend this course for those with handicaps of 15 or lower.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Don’t play here"


BigBillPortland's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2019
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I thought since this is a La Quinta resort all the courses would be amazing. Boy was I wrong! It has a few nice holes but the rough grass all around the fairways are burnt full of weeds...I don’t know think community park. I played Desert Willow the day before and it was prestine! So really ugly course!! This was the Dunes course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



U000001111173's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice. Hard."


u675188017's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had read some of the previous comments before playing to get a feel for the course, and I would agree with what I saw. This is a nice track with some good design features, and the conditioning is very good, excellent even, on the fairways and greens. The rough is dormant and easy to hit out of when you spray it, as long as you don’t end up in the ball eating stuff we were warned about by the starter. It’s a bit scruffy out there, but for a low to mid-priced round, you should not expect better. Lots of houses on the early and middle holes, but there are only a few places where they will encroach on most hitters.

Sounds good, right? Sure. However, this one is pretty tough. There is water on many holes and getting in position for a decent approach shot means taking it on more than most players would like. More importantly, the greens are well-protected, often elevated, and very hard and fast. The starter said they were running at ten. We think more like 11.5. This meant keeping the ball below the hole wasn’t possible, and two putting was very hard. Our 5 hcp lady broke 80 but the rest of us didn’t scare it.

I’m back on Monday to give it another try, hopefully minus the shanks, so we will see if there is an answer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bang for the buck"


mag111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2019
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Great course. Great conditions. Challenging enough but not too tough for the average player.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Jacques7757301's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2019
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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