Indian Wells Golf Resort - Players Course

4.5411705882 4.5 stars from 5 (176)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7376 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 75.3
  • Layout

  • 44-500 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, California 92210, Riverside County
  • (760) 346-4653
  • (760) 340-1035
  • indianwellsgolfresort.com
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Year built: 1986
Architect(s): John Fought (2007), Ted Robinson, Sr. (1986)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt and shoes required
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Cabernet 72 7376 yards 75.3 139
Blue 72 6913 yards 73.3 134
Orange 72 6538 yards 71.7 129
Yellow 72 6326 yards 70.6 126
White 72 6006 yards 69.2 123
Green 72 5636 yards 67.7 117
Green (W) 72 5636 yards 74.0 127
Red 72 5108 yards 65.2 110
Red (W) 72 5108 yards 71.3 122

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Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 176 Reviews
5 stars:
119
4 stars:
46
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

169 out of 176 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for a weekend splurge advanced golfers locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole specials patio dining  

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"Great Round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2019
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Reviewed on

Great day all around course & staff were outstanding!!


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



"Nice Course"


u4683053's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, in pretty good condition. Greens were SUPER FAST. Quite a few blind shots which can be tough when you’re playing for the first time. Overall would recommend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A must play"


u812896212's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

When in palm desert this is the course to play. Beautiful grounds and the weather was perfect. I look forward to our next visit.


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


"Players @ IW"


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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 04/10/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Orange Tees (6538/71.6/130) with Sal and Johnny in around 4H early morning. The weather was in the 80's, clear and fairly calm. Thanks to Johnny for setting this up and for IW for having us out!

The course conditions were excellent overall. I appreciate this layout more with each round played here. It would be challenging to walk since there are numerous tees 100+ yards from the last green. The customer service is always excellent here. Plenty of ice/water stations on the course. Nice GPS on the carts. Cart person came around numerous times. Complementary range balls on an all grass range is a plus.

The tees were lush and nicely maintained with few divots.

The fairways were lush and very nice to play from.

The overseeded rough close to greens, just off fairways and arounf tees is mowed down and not overly penal and is lush. The non over seeded Bermuda rough farther off fairways has good coverage but is not what I would call lush.

The sand traps were well maintained with fine sand.

The greens were smooth and putted medium fast speed. Firm with few ball marks. These large greens have many subtle undulations with few straight putts.

Really like this John Fought design that features 7 sets of well spaced tees. Par 72 (37-35). The course is a good mixture of flat and rolling hills. Large challenging green complexes. Challenging layout featuring many holes with fairways that are either narrow in the landing area or require turning the ball to get in prime positions. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Sadly disappointed"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2019
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Reviewed on

I golfed this course about 5 years ago and had very fond memories. This time

it was not the same experience. We arrived early to warm up but the driving range was not ready. The course appeared muddy and dry looking. Maybe this is due to the recent flooding but it was not what I remembered it to be. The bunkers seem to be everywhere and set up for a pro to get out of. We played The Players Course perhaps the other would be better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Fast Greens"


scottellman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2019
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I know they were over 10 on the stemp, maybe over 11 - very fast, very nice!


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


"Good scenic course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2019
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Reviewed on

Very enjoyable day, nice course in great condition


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Got hot deal"


GeoffApplegate's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Golfed the players side, paid 99 bucks for a 1:20 tee off, just got our 18 in before dusk. 4:15 minute round, good pace, good friendly staff and excellent course conditions. The off season rough was brown which is not visually appealing but played very fair. I had played the celebrity a few years back, and found it much friendlier to a higher handicapper. The players is a shot makers course and much tighter and tougher. Overall I was very happy with my Indian Wells experience again. Only downside was the range was out of service ( flood last week)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Indian Wells Players Course"


Rags123's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful good course, good test, prefect conditions. Highly recommended.


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


"Book it, you will be amazed."


owenjohnson19's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

AWESOME course. Condition is perfect. Challenging but lots of fun. No housing/buildings to worry about. Some tight fairways but can miss left or right and not be in too much trouble. A must play.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Rainy Day in Palm Springs!"


u000001057846's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I left Seattle to come to the sunshine! LOL!

Record rain fall for Palm Springs!

Great round, course was well kept!

Only complaint would be the sand in the bunkers was inconsistent!


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


"Excellent course"


u000005612787's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. Wife and I found the course in excellent condition tee to greens. Next year we will play the other course there. Several challenging holes with some blind tee shots kept things interesting.


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


"Last Round of the Year"


u000008031242's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2018
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Reviewed on

Last round I played on my year end golf trip to Palm Springs. As always great service upon arrival and through our tee off. Range was open even though it was cold and shortly after sun rise. The course has been reopened for about a month since the fall over seeding and the fairways and greens were in great shape. Rough was brown but no complaints on my end for that. Challenging layout but enjoyable round. Looking forward to playing here again next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great place to play!"


DesertClub's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A friend and I traveled from Phoenix to play both Indian Wells Courses. All I can say is wow! They were both great tracks. I personally preferred the players course but the celebrity course was more scenic and resort style. From the moment we entered the facility you can tell everyone truly wants you to have a great time. The golf staff (inside and out) was amazing and top shelf in all ways. I will absolutely be back to play both of these gems!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Indian Wells players course"


Duncan1368946's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the 2nd time I have played here. It's an excellent course. I have played both blue and white tees, both offer a very good challenge. We had full access with the cart which is very important, so check before you play. The beer cart had a good deal on beer, another bonus.

I would go back for sure. The staff all over are very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Player Course"


JDSanley1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As advertised tight fairways small greens. New rye coming in nicely. Super friendly staff. Loved the starter on Players


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed the course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Haven't played here in over 9 years. Loved the course , pace of play slow due to cart path only. Hope to play it again next year.


Pace of Play: Good

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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