A view of a green with water and bunkers coming into play from Valley at Marriott's Desert Springs Resort.
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4.2
1129 Reviews (1129)
5 Stars
481
4 Stars
465
3 Stars
124
2 Stars
42
1 Stars
17
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
85.5%
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4.2
130 Reviews (130)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.3%
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107 out of 130 reviews
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4.2
187 Reviews (187)
5 Stars
84
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.3%
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152 out of 187 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6627 yards
Slope 127
Rating 71.7
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JW Marriott Desert Springs – Valley 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.

Reviews

4.2
1129 Reviews (1129)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 48
Patio Dining 39
19th Hole Scenic Views 28
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 103
Bunkers 101
Undulating Greens 85
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 57
Advanced Golfers 53
Playing Multiple Courses 52
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 108
Convenient to the City 69
Near Local Attractions 25

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Bad review

Should have warned me of punched greens. I payed full price for unplayable greens, very bad experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
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Conditions Good
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Hot weather
Used cart

work in progress

We choose to play the Valley course despite the aeration of the greens and fairways because we valued pace of play over perfect fairways and greens. We were aware that they had punched both but it was hot and we wanted a round in less than 3 hours. The greens were ok given their condition. Overall this is a great challenging course when it is in top shape - we knew that was not going to be the case today but achieved our goal of a quick round.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 10
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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5.0
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Previously Played

It’s summer

Folks don’t realize the humidity that is generated by well irrigated fairways and greens at 108 degrees. I’m happy to have played but it was hot and extremely humid.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Hot weather
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Great course, but can be slow

This is a great course, especially for the cost. The only issue is that because it is a resort course, you can encounter slow play, and there are virtually no marshalls on the course - probably due to staffing problems.

Staff are friendly, course is challenging, and is in very good condition, especially compared to many other courses once the weather gets hot in the Desert.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Beautiful Coao

This was one of the nicest courses I’ve ever played.
Everyone was really accommodating and efficient,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 880
Handicap 10-14
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Valley

Arrived at Avondale planning on playing early before it got hot. Only to find it closed for maintenance. Explains why I could not reach the pro shop 2 days in a row. So drove down the street to Marriott Desert Springs, figuring I could get on 1 course or the other. Had not even checked online for rates yet. Right place, right time. Approached in the parking lot getting my clubs out of the car. Hey, are you playing in the tournament? No. Is your handicap between 9-16? Yes, a 12. Our B player could not make it. If you have not already paid, want to play in our tournament? Sure. My teams "A" player was a college golfer and man did she have a short game. She lobbed EVERYTHING and did it well. Over 4H POP, waiting on most shots. Overcast, muggy, fairly calm and in the low 100's. Fun time, I was able to contribute some decent drives and a few good irons. However, glad my putting did not count on a real round, I made 2 putts over 5' in 18 holes. Bermuda tees were lush and nicely maintained. Level with hardly any unfixed divots. Bermuda fairways were mostly lush and well maintained. Mostly okay to play from with some thinner areas. Bermuda rough was decent. Close to the fairways is long enough for the ball to sit down. Away from the fairways you could get hardpan to calf deep. Sand traps were better than usual here. Fluffy sand, just need more of it. Nicely raked. Bermuda greens were firm with few ball marks because of the firmness. They putted medium speed and were relatively smooth for Bermuda. Customer service was very good as usual here. Ample water stations every few holes on the course. Beverage cart around numerous times. Carts have GPS. All grass driving range included in your fee is a +. Fun course in very playable condition for early summer. Recommended.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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
Played On
Reviews 6
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bumpy greens

Overall excellent tract! It looks like the greens were punched and have not fully healed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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