The Classic Club in Palm Desert, California, USA | GolfPass
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4.7
744 Reviews (744)
5 Stars
540
4 Stars
145
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
95.5%
Recommend this course
693 out of 744 reviews
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4.7
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.9%
Recommend this course
93 out of 96 reviews
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4.7
188 Reviews (188)
5 Stars
146
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.7%
Recommend this course
180 out of 188 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7322 yards
Slope 144
Rating 75.8
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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Bird Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.7
744 Reviews (744)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 42
19th Hole Scenic Views 32
Patio Dining 32
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 75
Bunkers 70
Forced Carries 37
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 58
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 39
A Weekend Splurge 29
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 57
Worth the Drive 36
Near Local Attractions 15

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Troon is the best

Anytime I have a chance to play a Troon managed course, I take it. Troon courses are players courses. I wish more courses were run by Troon or run like a Troon course. Excellent service, conditions, amenities, you name it. I will try to come back to play Classic Club and score better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good time at the Classic

Taking into consideration that it’s so hot and dry the course was in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Start people further apart

don’t get me wrong very difficult for an average gover but they send people out way too early in groups close to gather so you’re always waiting to hit. Till the Group in front of us let us go but that wasn’t till 13 rounds later. I think they need to have a Marshall keep an eye on stuff like that he was there but did not show up till after the issue was resolved On it’s own. I think waiting 15-20 minutes between tee times and actually sticking by it. Other then thatI had a really great time

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lucky on the weather, perfect conditions.

It's not often that it's only 98° at noon in Palm Desert in July, but I got lucky. Teed off at 8:10, finished just after 12. Classic Club is in perfect condition! The only thing that wasn't, was the A/C wasn't on in the bathroom at the 5th hole. Seriously, every inch of the course was stunningly perfect!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect round of golf

Even with two triple bogeys, my round was perfect. Teed off at 8, the wind was down and it was 88°, birdied the first hole, after that my score was sketchy, but the course was perfect. Nothing negative about the golf course to report.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

hot day in the desert

Classic club is a challenging course with trouble everywhere. To score well you need to hit your targets.
The fairways had burnt patches which is expected in the hot summer but it didnt effect play that much. Greens rolled well. The $110 regular rate seems high for June compared to some greener courses in town. Luckily we got a $62 rate on teeoff. Overall, a fun time.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Service

We enjoyed the course very much. Some of the grass had been lost to summer heat but did t effect the play at all. The value is in the service. Got a food voucher and free towel along with friendly helpful service. Will play again for sure

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 75
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 75
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 75
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best in the Desert

Weather was great early in the morning, course played perfectly today. Every aspect was as good as could be: Greens were perfect; Bunkers soft and mostly raked, there were some lazy players ahead; All the fairway and rough grass was spectacular... Can't wait to play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The best

The best Golf course I’ve played in the desert. People were very friendly, food was good in the course was awesome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Top notch golf course

Played here for the first time. Will definitely be back! Very impressed with the facility from bag drop to finish. Course conditions overall was excellent with many water features coming into play on most holes. I got very familiar with water hazards this day. Hopefully I can stay more dry next time or I may have to bring my swimming trunks. LOL. I got a tee time that did not include the free logo towel and meal voucher ($35 value extra). But I was able to grab a couple of divot tools and ball markers (made of metal) with the course logo on it. This is a very nice touch and makes this club stand apart from even the pga west courses. Give this course a try, you won’t be disappointed!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Classic Club tourney day

First time, great course and layout. But……. there was an SCGA tourney earlier that day, and we got backed up on hole 6 with 4 other groups. Staff should have tourney finish before starting other groups. We left after 12 holes. Too slow.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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