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4.7
279 Reviews (279)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
97.6%
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270 out of 279 reviews
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4.5
21 Reviews (21)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.2%
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4.7
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
3
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.1%
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51 out of 52 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7376 yards
Slope 139
Rating 75.3
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Indian Wells Golf Resort - Player Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Fought (2007) Ted Robinson, Sr. (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Shirt and shoes required

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
279 Reviews (279)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
19th Hole Specials 16
Patio Dining 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 26
Water Hazards 24
Undulating Greens 21
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 20
Advanced Golfers 20
Locals 15
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 25
Worth the Drive 16
Convenient to the City 13

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great experience at Indian Wells

What can I say? The experience from arrival to departure was top notch. The service, course conditions, layout, amenities...everything was great! No complaints at all!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in fair condition, played pga west mountain and stadium course both were in better condition for same price, would not recommend for price should be a 80 course

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great place to spend my birthday!

Fun golf course! Wonderful conditions, challenging, but fun. You could get away with missing a shot occasionally. I played pretty well and it made for a birthday I won’t soon forget. I’d highly recommend this as a must during a vaccination stay in the Palm Springs area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play this course at least once.

Can't beat this course. Pace was a bit sluggish. Conditions were excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 78
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Excellent Condition

Played on Veteran's Day with a 3-some from the Can. Course was in great shape. Just reopened from over-seeding it was in fantastic condition. Greens were rolling smooth and true. Great lies in the fairways. I was on Player Course. This is a resort course with wide open fairways, few water carries, large greens, and manageable rough. Great course for mid-high handicappers. It is a typical Player course however with deep bunkers and rolling fairways that rarely give you a flat/even lie. The bunkers were in great shape and easy to escape but tricky to get up and down when you're 8' below the green. I definitely recommend the course, amenities, and staff. Great place to play and I WILL be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good pace. Great shape

Greens not too mysterious. Great pace, never waited. Plenty of water and ice on course. Not overly narrow.
I was disappointed that there was no sand to warm up in.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Communication

I was surprised to learn when I arrived at the course that it was still not completely ready from the overseed. Cart path only basically for that price is not a good value. Mats on the range are worn out as are the range balls.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Played JW Marriott before Indian wells and will not be back to Marriott. No comparison to Wells

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 81
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course -

The good:
- nice course
- good conditions
- friendly staff
- quick pace

The bad:
- We had the first tee time and 3 of the first 4 holes were directly into the sun. I think architects should take direction into account and not start headed east nor finish heading west, just to avoid the blinding sun for the early starters and later finishers.
- There are 3 or 4 holes with hazards that are not visible from where i was hitting the ball, so pay close attention to the GPS.
- Finally, to me it is way overpriced. If your an Indian wells resident you get a break, but, as a visitor, for a early fall tee time i felt it was more expensive than warranted.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play horrible

Played at 7:50am. Waited on every shot from our approach on the first hole to the approach on 18. Called pro shop twice and they said they’d send someone….no Marshall ever sent. Easy fix as there was a 4some 3 groups in front with easily 5-6 hole gap in front of them. Ruined the experience for everyone around us.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 913
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Players

Rode the Orange Tees (6538/71.6/130) with Wendy, Lauren and Marvin in slightly less than 5H mid morning in the GK Plays. Close to 110, clear and fairly calm. Not humid like it has been, so it was more managemable than it sounds with plenty of liquids. Thanks to Johnny for setting this up, Linksoule and Golf Moose as sponsoring many nice items and IW for having us out!

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. 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.

Tees were lush and nicely maintained with few divots.

Fairways were lush and very nice to play from.

Rough close to greens, just off fairways and around tees is mowed down, not overly penal and lush. Bermuda rough farther off fairways has good coverage but is not what I would call lush.

Sand traps were well maintained with fine sand.

Bermuda greens were smooth and putted medium fast speed. Firm with few ball marks. Large challenging green complexes, the greens feature many subtle undulations with few straight putts.

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. Customer service is always excellent here. And that goes for every single person encountered, they could run a climic on how to provide excellent customer service @ IW. 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. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic!

What a great golf course! Worth the one hour drive! All staff members super kind and good attitudes!
I’ll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Players Course

Great course and very well maintained for the time of the year…

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bunkers, bunkers, bunkers

Tough course. Bunkers protecting every green and a lot of pitched fairways make this a very challenging course. You really need to think about every shot.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fantastic Experience

What a great course. Very challenging but beautiful. The course was pristine despite the high heat. I am from Phoenix which has a similar climate but I have never seen a course in Phoenix that lush in June. Staff was very friendly and helpful, especially the starter. I'll be back, next time in the winter though.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
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 1
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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorite desert courses

Love this course. It was in great shape and early morning pace of play was perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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