Desert Falls Country Club

3.8559000000 3.9 stars from 5 (301)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7084 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7084 yards 74.0 133
Blue 72 6702 yards 72.2 128
White 72 6230 yards 70.1 123
White (W) 72 6230 yards 76.7 137
Gold (W) 72 5792 yards 74.2 132
Gold 72 5792 yards 68.0 118
Red (W) 72 5273 yards 71.3 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 301 Reviews
5 stars:
104
4 stars:
143
3 stars:
40
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

271 out of 301 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Watch what you do here"


u000005885423's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Purchased advance pay certificates for 6 people. Called the course for five days straight and they either had nothing available or the first tee time of 2:40 pm. When the sun goes down at 5:41 you can't finish a round. Now daylight saving time for Monday the 13th only a 7:30am shotgun start available. No times available for Tuesday. Today is Tuesday and we are staying in a condo on the 15th t box there has been three periods of 30 min or so with no players. But the course said they had no times available. Friends had to leave without using there certificates. BE CAREFUL HERE.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"tough but fun course"


bigbob121's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only reason for not giving all 5 stars was because they are getting ready for over-seeding it was very brown and dry. Very common this time of year. Greens and sand traps were in great condition. Fairly tough layout, but fair.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Playing off dead grass"


stevehoag's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Once again, the course should warn that they have let the course die off for overseeding. Arrived at the course for a 12:30 tee time. Pro shop was closed, and a single cart guy was working, collected money and sent me out.

Greens were in good shape, but not a single blade of green grass anywhere else.

I normally like the course and will probably play again once overseeding is complete, but I feel like I was hoodwinked into playing a course that should have been closed down.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good challenge, very dry"


MikeMale's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was our first time playing Desert Falls and as it is the end of the summer it was very dry. They are obviously getting ready for overseeding which made it an extra challenge but also made it inexpensive. It was also empty, so millionaires golf! The course is challenging with lots of undulation and large greens. We look forward to playing it again when it is green!


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


"Excellent Value Good Shape for Summer"


GREGCGOLFER's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
British Columbia Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Bear in mind it's summer golf

Really enjoyed the course

Generous Fairways, puttable greens, consistent bunkers, peppered with hazards

Recommend for Beginners through to Mid Handicap golfers

Not a track for Low Handicappers

Had several birdie putts

My marketing slogan would be "Play the right tees and have fun!"

Very friendly staff and active maintenance team

Can feel the pride, that's nice


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun Course at a good price"


uPZZC6277PZ's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a late morning tee time and arrived more than an hour early. They still allowed us to tee off right away. We like to play fast and were able to play through 3 groups and finished in about 2 hours and 45 minutes. The course was in good shape but we found the greens quite slow and bumpy on this occasion. Overall it was a good experience and we would play the course again. The staff was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course — Great value"


u245816047's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great deal on a very nice course. Excellent condition for late summer. Very playable course however be aware of the pins are in very tough positions. I recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Summer GREENS..."


onebigfishy69's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Desert Falls C C is considered to be a mid range private country club in the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs, CA area.) The staff was nice, Overall the course was in good shape (especially for LATE SUMMER...) The tee boxes were allowed to grow extremely "spongy" and were not level in a lot of areas. No cart based GPS...? Fairways were generally good, BUT DON'T MISS by more than a few inches! First cut was very "spongy" and ball would drop to the bottom easily! Second cut (3 feet or so off the fairways) was pretty penalizing (lost one ball 15 feet of the fairway) Greens were typical SUMMER GREENS... Slow, Bumpy, Inconsistent and some were damaged enough I had to take several drops to playable surface areas!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course Condition"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course again from last summer. This course is not in great shape in the summer. It is poorly maintained in the summer months. I will never play Desert Falls in the summer again. It is not worth $24.00 on Golfnow. It should be reduced to $12.00 to attract any traffic. The only positive note was the cart staff. Very friendly and helpful.


I don't recommend this course


"punched greens"


u000002633667's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

upon arrival to the course the desk advised that the front was punched and sanded on mon. and that the back was being done as we spoke. i was was told that i would have to play the front twice. i was told that golf now was notified. i have experienced this before where the course says they notified golf now of an alert and when i contacted golf now they said that they were not notified. As far as I'm concerned its the courses responsibility to go online with golf now and confirm the course alert. Some will say that i should call the course prior. Yes, i have done and been told that the course was i good shape but upon arriving the course was a disaster. i will not be playing this course again and will not recommend this to my other golfing friends


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Tough with many challenges"


u6957159's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Blue tees. If you can place your ball where you want it there are no issues. It's when you stray from the fairway that things get difficult, not unbearable, but challenging. To me the course rewards accuracy over length. The greens were running about nine, according to the staff. Not too fast, but downhill putts could get away from you. Lots of water to factor into your brain. Bunkers were a little firm for my tastes, but playable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love Desert Falls"


Howard7053956's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, great pace, very good condition, challenging but fair!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



hanatra's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"GOOD DAY"


dukes12's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I arrived a early to hit the range before my round. I played as a single. The Pro shop said I could head right out if I wanted to. I asked how far out was the group in front of me. The guy said they were way ahead of me. I decided to skip the range and head to number one tee. When I headed down the fairway on number one hole I could see a foursome teeing off on hole number two. So much for way ahead of me. I made it work out. I paced myself to not push the group in front. They let me play through on number 10. I appreciated that. It was 107 temp in the desert. Finished in good time and pace. Went home and jumped in the pool . It was a Good Day !


Pace of Play: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is in bad condition"


Timbits's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This golf course is in bad shape. Fairways are dried out and brown. It is difficult to figure out where the fairways are. I would definitely not come back to this course. Layout is also not user friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Play front nine twice"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We didn’t know we have to play front nine twice

GolfNow should tell us when we make reservation

They didn’t mention about it


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Desert Falls"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Blues (6687/72.2/127) with Kevin in 3H 20M mid morning. The weather was sunny, breezy and in the mid 90's.

It's unusual in the Palm Springs area to play a links layout set among rolling hills. DF is not a tight course even with a decent amount of water, high native grass and OB to keep you focused. One of my favorite layouts to play in the Palm Springs area. However, the playing conditions are much more scruffy than other Palm Springs area courses for this time of year. For playing conditions, DF is a step down from any of the other roughly 3 dozen local courses I have played in the past 6 months.

The tees were mediocre. A few were lush, but most were thin and crusty where they obviously have not been getting an adequate amount of water.

The fairways were decent. Not lush, but still good to play from.

The primary rough is in transition with the Bermuda not totally taking over yet. Could be semi lush to almost hardpan. The native rough is calf deep and almost a sure lost ball.

The green side traps were nicely maintained with soft, good quality sand. The fairway traps are much rougher around the edges.

The greens putted medium speed and were firm. Hardly any ball marks because of the firmness. Several had brown patches where they needed more water.

No GPS on the carts and the course is not well marked for yardage. There are 150 yard palm markers and many holes have old marks on the cart paths, Makes it challenging to calculate distances unless you come equipped with a range finder/GPS.

The customer service was excellent from all encountered. Grass range included in your fee with chipping area. Recommended only if you can get a deal because of the so-so playing conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day of Golf"


verhelle6's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was very pleased with the course conditions. Finished in just over three hours. Would recommend to all my friends.


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



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