View of the 17th green from the Palms course at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort
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4.3
1418 Reviews (1418)
5 Stars
607
4 Stars
551
3 Stars
170
2 Stars
56
1 Stars
34
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
88.1%
Recommend this course
1232 out of 1418 reviews
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4.4
130 Reviews (130)
5 Stars
77
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.8%
Recommend this course
118 out of 130 reviews
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4.3
217 Reviews (217)
5 Stars
116
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.5%
Recommend this course
192 out of 217 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6761 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.3
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JW Marriott Desert Springs – Palm Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Available Facilities

Spa

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

4.3
1418 Reviews (1418)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 82
19th Hole Scenic Views 64
Patio Dining 63
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 169
Bunkers 146
Undulating Greens 93
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 100
A Weekend Splurge 98
Entertaining Clients 73
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 170
Convenient to the City 118
Near Local Attractions 47

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Punched greens were a bummer

Decent course but no notification of the greens being freshly punched when you show up is a bummer

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wide course

The recent aerated greens were really rough. They were like a tuck & roll seat. There was no consistency with the speed from green to green and the texture prevented reading the break. My score suffered by about 8 strokes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great resort style course, fun to play

Hard to find the pro-shop, but course was fun. Good wide open layout. Always hitting to a raised green and lots of green side bunkers throughout. Fun to play.

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

Palm Course

Great experience. Staff were very courteous and helpful. Course was in great shape and very challenging. Beverage cart came by several times during the round. Certainly well worth the green fee. Going back to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Punched greens and bad fairways

I understand that golf courses need to aerate the greens. I also feel they have an obligation to let the golfer know the conditions are bad, especially since that have another course that was pristine. Had I only known about this, I could have moved to the other course and enjoyed myself. The starter did allow me to play the other course for no cost but it was 110 outside and the heat takes its toll on you. Why even use the punched course during the low season at all????

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Don’t miss this value

I have been on four courses this week and Desert Springs, both the Palms and the Valley, are in the best shape by far. Greens are smooth and good speed. We played in a relaxed 3 hours and 15 minutes. Plenty of early tee times and a deal for $59.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Very quiet and peaceful

Much quieter and more peaceful than the near by Sun City Santa Rosa course, by far. The course is very well maintained, and the people who work here are awesome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 880
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Palm

Rode the Blacks (6761/72.3/131) in 4H, 20M twilight with Avalon, Dave and Jesse. Very nice golfers to get matched up with. Seemed longer, course was busy, we waited most shots. Overcast, fairly calm, muggy and in the low 100s. Palm is definitely my preferred Marriott Desert Springs course. Better layout than the Valley IMO. First time here in almost 2 years. Bermuda tees were mostly lush and level, decently maintained with few divots. Bermuda fairways were mostly lush, nice to play from. Bermuda rough was mostly lush close to the fairways. Get away from the fairways and you could encounter hardpan to knee deep lost ball rough. Sand traps nicely raked with fluffy sand. Some could use more sand, but they were the best I have ever seen them here. Bermuda greens were firm and putted medium speed. Bumpy with some bad areas on many greens. Definitely worse than the Valley greens. Customer service is always very good here. Drink cart around several times, 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 in decent early summer condition. Recommended.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is worth playing.

I enjoyed playing this course and they allowed me to warm up without additional cost. Make sure to pay attention to the layout-if you don’t it may cost you a stoke on the way back. Great signage for each hole. Good course.

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

Bad pace of play

Love the course, staff and conditions. Only downfall is the pace of play on the palm course was brutal. Over 5 hours!

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