Palms at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort

4.1785235294 4.2 stars from 5 (1017)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6761 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees (with GPS)
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6761 yards 72.3 131
Blue 72 6381 yards 70.5 127
White 72 6143 yards 69.4 124
Red (W) 72 5492 yards 72.5 130

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1017 Reviews
5 stars:
403
4 stars:
420
3 stars:
121
2 stars:
45
1 stars:
28

recommend this course

877 out of 1012 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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Rudolf3785310's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful grounds"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great course and the staff was friendly and helpful. I will be back to play here next time I'm in palm desert


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



Wardkleever's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"Service below average for such a well take care of."


u000005133454's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Reserved the palm course. But they had a tournament on it. They said they had to squeeze us on the valley course. They wanted us to wait an extra 45 minutes before we went out. We felt like we were an inconvenience for them.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Two courses on this property: Excellent, beautiful and fun to play"


Adelgadillo123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No problem with check in...staff are helpful and efficient...kudos to the starter for his course knowledge and advice...


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



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

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

Reviewed on


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


"Desert Springs"


u582416789's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

4:50 pace of play is not acceptable...we were spread 7-8 minutes apart.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition some greens are too slow need some work.


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


"Great Course, Great Condition!"


u000003173223's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Highly recommend. I was a single played 2 balls and finished in under 3 1/2 hours. Never saw anyone. Was a great round of golf. Thank you!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Palm"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Blacks (6761/72.3/131) with Robb and Mary in slightly over 4H twilight using Forelinx. The weather was clear, fairly calm and in the 80's. I think the Palm is the superior of the two Marriott Desert Springs courses, better layout than the Valley. Fun Ted Robinson design, up/down rolling hills with some raised green complexes featuring numerous tiered greens. Nice water features with a generous amount of water and sand to avoid. You cannot spray the ball around too much, but Palm is not a super tight course. The tees were lush. Well maintained with few divots. The fairways were mostly lush, nice to play from. The rough was mostly lush close to the fairways. Get away from the fairways and you could encounter hardpan to knee deep lost ball rough. The sand traps looked okay but were very mediocre. Too thin and firm to be holding a shot to firm, raised greens. The fairway traps firmness was an asset to play from. The greens were bumpy from a recent vericutt. They putted medium speed and are firm, few ball marks. The customer service is always excellent here. Drink cart out making numerous rounds, ample water stations every few holes on the course. Carts have good GPS. All grass driving range included in your fee is a +. Fun course layout, Recommended.


Pace of Play: Average

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



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

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"good course, but there are better around"


u000005437599's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

Marriott Desert Springs is a good golf course, but some features of its layout and condition made it less than an excellent one and less than great value for the money. The majority of the holes have elevated greens, severely rolling fairways and require quite a number of blind shots. The greens had recently been top dressed and were slow and somewhat inconsistent. All this is compensated for by the beauty of the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great round"


u5586384's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course for novice/average players, family friendly. There are some water hazards but not to bad. Bunkers were a bit hard (compact sand) it could use some maintenance to keep softer. However, Landscape is beautiful and there are great views everywhere you look.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Twighlight rate - Sand traps typically have sand in them."


Rcowboy3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2019
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A real pet-peeve of mine is paying premium pricing for courses that don't offer a premium product. I know sand traps are intended to be penal but when there's a 1/2 inch of sand on top of a hard-clay base, I'm sorry, that's not reasonable. I was in the sand a half-dozen times and hated every second of it. To top it off, the steep faces of the bunkers had 3 or 4 inches of soft sand in them. I actually lost a ball in the face of one. That's my rant - thanks.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course, needs some sand."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful golf course and my wife and I have played it probably 5 or 6 times but it needs some love. Greens are dry and some are brown on edges. Many bunkers on every hole but sand is like concrete at bottom of bunkers. Lots of sand on side walls of bunkers but none where it counts. Poor condition for a course in this price range.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent Resort style course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout fir resorts style course. Excellent condition. The back nine is a true test with water on the last four holes that makes the finish extra tough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Excellent golf"


Fergjond19's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is impeccable, beautiful, and a fun layout. This is the quality a desert course should be. Will not disappoint.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great time overall"


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 03/16/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our round although we did have a couple of issues. The first 5 holes were played in an hour and then things slowed down quite a bit. On one hole, there were 4 groups on the same hole. The first group was having a really good time, beer, and they slowed things down. The other problem was the condition of the greens. Pretty good although they did not compare with the course we played a couple of days ago, so we were somewhat disappointed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Dekin's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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