La Quinta Resort Mountain Course

4.3706470588 4.4 stars from 5 (335)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6732 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.9
  • 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 6732 yards 72.9 135
White 72 6300 yards 70.9 129
White/Silver Combo 72 6135 yards 70.0 127
Silver 72 5768 yards 68.5 122
Silver (W) 72 5768 yards 74.0 134
Gold 72 5330 yards 66.4 116
Gold (W) 72 5330 yards 71.4 126
Red (W) 72 4875 yards 68.7 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 335 Reviews
5 stars:
153
4 stars:
108
3 stars:
41
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

272 out of 334 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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Chazz4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First time a charm"


jcolbourne's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout good conditions. Need lots of shots to score. Very helpful and friendly staff. Great warmup facilities.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great track"


Keith5326564's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2019
Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A tough desert course amidst some of the best golf in the USA. This is one of the best venues in the Coachella Valley and is at arguably the best resort in the desert. You can't go wrong here and you could easily pay twice what I paid and still get a value. Holes 14-16 go through a chasm in the surrounding mountains, hence the name "Mountain Course." Very picturesque and the tee at 16 is certainly a picture spot with La Quinta Valley in the background. Make no mistake though, these are some TOUGH finishing holes with the three hardest holes in the last 5 holes. Well worth playing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Most challenging course so far"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day. Course conditions excellent. True greens. Good fairway. Sandy bunkers(not fine). Rough not thick(not overseeded?).

Most interesting/challenging course so far this week.

Very friendly staff. Rangers seen 3-4 times asking how we were, and keeping pace up.

Terrific scenery and views.

Hot deal for $70 a great value for such a good course..

Many ‘mesa’ greens , but ball held.


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


"Mountain"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Blacks (6666/72.9/135) with Shane, Mike and Greg in 4H, 15M using Forelinx. The weather was sunny, clear, windy and around 90.

The tees were mostly lush and nice to play from. Only the Black tee on #7 needed work.

The fairways were lush and nice to play from.

The over seeded rough around the greens was very lush. The primary rough was mostly lush, good coverage and usually mowed down, you could easily find your ball. The native rough is an almost sure lost ball.

The sand traps were very well maintained with good quality sand. Other than large waste bunkers, most of the sand traps here are relatively small but there are a lot of them.

The greens putted medium fast and they were smooth/firm. Few ball marks due to the firmness.

The customer service was exceptional from everyone encountered. As usual for this course. Cart gal around numerous times and the Marshall was out patrolling. Nice GPS on the carts that come with complementary bottled water. All grass range included with your fee, Definitely Recommended.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Kind of ok"


JamieFish's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have wanted to play here for some time as the reviews have always been great and the area is very scenic. Was quite underwhelmed with the layout and the off fairway grass was in rough shape. It may be the changing seasons for the grass, but visually the course looked pretty rough and unkept. Fairways and greens were good which is the most important, but overall kind of ok and that’s it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Scenic but tough"


mldca's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

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

Reviewed on

I made the mistake of playing the white tees although silver tees were only a few hundred yards shorter. The greens are mostly elevated which adds yardage to the game. For some reason the ball was not flying like normal today when the wind was calm. The layout is really scenic. the last 5 holes have great views. I would play again, but I would move forward. No need to punish yourself playing the wrong tees.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


CarlSDG's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing the La Quinta mountain course. Pete Dye’s design makes it challenging if you are off the fairway but manageable if you stray from it unlike his stadium course at PGA West. Sneaky elevated greens so make sure you club up for your approach shots. The front nines beauty pales in comparison to the back nine. I paid full pull starting at 08:00 $200. I won’t play again for that price because the course condition isn’t $200 worthy, mind you mid March is prime time. Holes 15 and 16 made me temporarily forget that I paid $200. Such amazing holes. Be sure to hit from the championship tees on the par 3 16th. Iconic hole, 161 yards way downhill, take one club off! Will go back in shoulder season. Would be great deal for $120 or less.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not able to get 18 in 4.5 hours meh.."


u000003590821's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Meh...huge booking/ events slowed everything up with waiting time on every tee box on every hole on front. This changed as that huge grouping left after nine, but then a new golfing 2some was slow and no one was marshaling them. Started at a tee time that should have allowed to finish before dark but ended up in the dark on hole 15 and was likely going to be 5 hour round. Missed the last 3 holes which looked really cool:(


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u804856609's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2019
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wow"


RG1679F500192C7B755C's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even after torrential rain 2 days before the course was in great condition. Expensive but worth it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"John E"


u000008229382's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course, always fun. Back nine holes are absolutely beautiful. Love the way the greens sit right at the base of the mountains


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great spot"


GreggLittle's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in amazing condition and was such a joy to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Dissapointed"


u000005158662's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GPS on carts displayed incorrect flag placement on greens and incorrect yardage. Not enough value for the price. Played other golf courses for same or less price with entire golf course being lush, green and beautiful landscapes, not just fairways. Just didn’t appeal to me.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"A Course Guide Would Help Big Time"


Peter7106882's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played a day after a rain, which meant “Cart Paths Only”, slowing play greatly. This was our 1st time on the course, and distance assessment was hard. We never kept the group behind us waiting, yet twice we were sternly upbraided by a ranger for slow play. All in all, a printed course guide would help guide play and help with distance assessments.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


JtLeary74's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great experience. Fabulous views especially the back 9.Greens run true and fast.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nothing short of spectacular"


u161337088's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved it in every way. The front nine ate us up but I attribute this to lack of golfing in the past few months. After consuming a cold La Quinta IPA served by the very friendly beverage cart operator, our game turned around on the back nine. The course is in excellent shape. Fairways are immaculate. Greens tough but fair. Scenery on the back nine is unique and stunning. Even a few bad shots didn’t matter when the views overwhelm you. Loved this course and will return. Well worth the money in my mind if you’re looking for a challenging but fair course. Drives need to be well placed to allow for that important second shot. GIRs are achievable but course management is critical. We were teamed with a single who played the course earlier in the week so he guided us through the course. Overall, a great day. Well done to all who make this course a gem in the desert.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Magnificent Course"


uNLLD5625NL's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played several courses from Palm Springs down to La Quinta. The Mountain course is definitely one of the highlights and favourites.. A WOW course with challenging greens and breathtaking vistas.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice track"


Keith5326564's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and is a challenging layout with a lot of different looks. Maintenance on the trimmed areas was great. My only complaint is that they trimmed down a lot of the dormant Bermuda way too short. With all the water they put down it turned into a muddy mess and is virtually impossible to chip out of. Other than that the tees, fairways, and greens were excellent and the traps were filled and well-raked. This one comes highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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