The Classic Club

4.5717117647 4.6 stars from 5 (430)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7322 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 75.8
  • Layout

  • 75200 Classic Club Blvd., Palm Desert, California 92211, Riverside County
  • (760) 601-3601, (760) 601-3600
  • (760) 601-3682
  • www.classicclubgolf.com
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Year built: 2006
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (2006)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: 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 - "Bird Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts are required. Shorts must be 'bermuda'-length. Inappropriate Attire: Tank tops, T-shirts, Denim Jeans, Cargo shorts and Cut-offs.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Master Card, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7322 yards 75.8 144
Blue 72 6711 yards 72.9 135
White (W) 72 6229 yards 77.0 142
White 72 6229 yards 71.0 129
Gold 72 5782 yards 68.7 125
Gold (W) 72 5782 yards 74.6 138
Purple 72 5279 yards 66.2 118
Purple (W) 72 5279 yards 71.9 132
Orange 72 4219 yards 60.7 105
Orange (W) 72 4219 yards 65.7 116

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 430 Reviews
5 stars:
303
4 stars:
88
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

395 out of 427 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers a bucket list/top 100 pick a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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u090496154's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


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



u565983126's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



u090496154's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course Conditon"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Many spots on the fairway and greens were in poor condition. For the area this course is top price but course conditions did not command the value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A home run!"


u8723745's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

outstanding course especially for the money, their all inclusive style club is fantastic from the bag drop through the office and onto the first tee we came in contact with friendly, helpful staff and enjoyed a 4:15 pace starting at 7:00 on a Saturday morning... I’ll be back for sure... 5 stars across the board!


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


"Best track in the desert!"


u000001346272's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect conditions every time we play. requires shot making . Challenging risk reward shot choices on every hole. Every hole is different, use every club in the bag! Classic course is so mush fun and entertaining to serious golfers!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"When it's breezy...."


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 05/27/2019
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hit it easy. Didn't help me today. There was steady 15-20 mph winds with gusts to 30. Very trying day on a nice track. The course was quite wet as well. Virtually every hit fairway left a big chunk of mud on the ball. Greens were a bit hard as well but they putted very true. This is a nice track in the desert but it can eat you up when the wind is up. But course maintenance is great, the people are friendly and helpful, the fees are a great value and their off-course amenities are first rate. I'd recommend this to anyone. Just don't have any misconceptions that you're going to shoot your handicap if the wind is up.


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


"Must play course in Palm Springs"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Let’s begin with the fact that there are no homes on the golf course. It is a great layout and when the wind is blowing you have to think through the course. The tee boxes, fairways are like carpets. The green is a bit crusty and takes time to get used to. The course amenities are great: tees, ball markers, yardage book, bottled water on every 3 holes. The staff is friendly and pace of play is good. Will play again!!


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



u090496154's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


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



cerny214's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2019
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Wonderful layout"


scroggy1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I feel this course looks like an Alpine scenery in the middle of the desert. The holes are set out wonderfully with plenty of challenges. I felt the greens were near perfect. The only downside was hard packed bunkers


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great track"


birdiegirl7777's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I do like playing Classic Club when we can get on. It is quite popular. They unfortunately let us have a tee time just ahead of a big shotgun start tournament, so play was not the usual Troon managed pace but not horrible. Good conditions, excellent greens, and plenty of strategic decisions to be made out there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Spectacular scenery"


Richard8387534's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2019
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Reviewed on

Excellent course.. great layout... bunkers needs work and they will be redone this summer.. overall the course is excellent.. fairways and rough were very good and the greens were smooth and medium fast... one of the best courses I have played in my 30 years of golf travels.. if you are in the Palm Springs area don’t miss this gem!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great track, bunkers are a total disaster."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Troon Golf Management should be totally embarrassed over the conditions of the greenside bunkers on this otherwise beautiful golf course.

There is barely 1 inch of sand on top of hard pan or standing water and mud.

Our group decided to declare all the greenside bunkers GUR because they were impossible to play out of with any hope of a good shot.

Troon should bite the bullet and close down for a couple of weeks and rework/rebuild all of the bunkers.

We played at a reduced rate because I am a member of a Troon managed private club. It was overpriced by double even then. I can't imagine paying the $155 rack rate while this course is in this condition. PLAY SOMEWHERE ELSE!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"One of my new favorites"


markd4's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've been trying 2-3 new courses over my last 4-5 trips to the PS area. This year Classic Club made the rotation and all I can say is Wow! I wish I would've tried this one sooner. What a great treat!

Course is a solid layout and was in incredible shape. The bunkers were indeed in need of some help, but otherwise what a fabulous track to play. Top notch experience from arrival to departure and a great day of golf.

It is challenging but fair, and has pretty much every nuance of the game covered. I was able to use most of my bag which is always fun. Might be a tad pricey for some but worth it at least once. Play it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



u000005201055's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Unplayable Bunkers"


MaGoo439's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had heard so many great reports on this course and I finally got around to playing it this month ... twice. I do really like the course layout and the staff are fantastic. However, the bunkers are virtually unplayable. The sand has compressed (likely due to the record rainfall this winter) and is basically hardpan with a 1/2 inch of sand on that hardpan. They know it and are apologetic but you are paying a hefty price to play a course where the bunkers are really GUR.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"splash"


u000008219116's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great track, but water is very easy to find. More sand is needed in traps but overall fun day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent choice for play."


hameldds's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day and conditions for play. Course was in excellent shape with a great layout and challenge. Play your tees and it will be a fun day! Lunch afterwards had just a bit slow for service but still very good food.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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