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4.2
1197 Reviews (1197)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
81.3%
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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7173 yards
Slope 131
Rating 74.3

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.2
1197 Reviews (1197)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 90
Patio Dining 78
19th Hole Scenic Views 71
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 119
Water Hazards 81
Undulating Greens 69
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 68
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 68
A Weekend Splurge 61
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 123
Convenient to the City 101
Worth the Drive 46

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Reviews 38
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Super Course in Palm Springs

M y group really enjoyed Escena. Course conditions were really, really nice. All of the staff were very friendly. The course does not have a practice range, but the chipping & putting greens were in good condition. Hitting into a giant net before the round isn't bad. I'm not knocking the course for not having a range. The worst part of the day was only seeing the cart girl one time, and we saw her right after we made the turn. It was pretty hot and she could have made a ton of money. One time in 4+ hours isn't good. My group would definitely come back to Escena. It's a great track!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Escena Has Gone Down Hill

Escena was one of the best public courses 10 years ago. The owners have let most of the landscaping die. It looks horrible. The furniture in the club is dated and worn badly. Greens and fairways are average. Surrounding landscaping looks like a ghetto. Needs improvement. Here’s hoping new owners bring it back to its glory. Until then I’ll take my money elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fantastic!

For the money this course is fabulous! The only negatives were no driving range and a potential for big wind. There is a practice , short game site, however. The location puts you right into the wind vortex. Just listen to weather forecast. And plan accordingly. Views are spectacular.

Condition of course? Excellent.

Staff was helpful and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable day

We played as a twosome, first group out, and had the course to ourselves. The conditions were excellent. I've played Escena many times. The course is challenging (we played at 6600 yards) with some long par threes and interesting par fives, but the fairways are quite generous. Staff was very friendly. It is very close to the airport so a good place to play on a "travel day".

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

A must Plsy

When in the Springs, this is a must play. The course was in great shape, the greens were in excellent condition, rolling true. The staff made you feel as if you were a welcomed guest, not just a source of money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing value in the Valley

With so many courses to choose from in the Coachella Valley, it's hard to separate yourself. Escena has done just that. Dollar for dollar, this is one of the top choices in the area.

Matt Ondrof

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Windy don’t play. It’s windy 24/7

Amazing course layout and conditions. If you don’t like wind then don’t even think about coming here. The wind will destroy any good time you’re looking for. If you’re a serious player then this is the course for you. If you get out once or twice a year then stay away from this place and take your business closer to Indio/ La Quinta where you don’t deal with this wind. Literally, this property is always windy and that is the biggest downfall to it. I am happy I experienced it but I will never return or recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Gorgeous condition

What a great course! It’s in excellent condition and pace of play was perfect. I’m tired of the long waits of five hour golf games of local courses. We finished 18 holes around four hours. And that itself is worth the drive. There’s only one downfall and that is they don’t have a driving range.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

First I like to start by saying the staff there is awesome, they a friendly and kind, the course is in great shape it’s challenging and fun, and once the dining area and outdoor patio reopens it’s a perfect place to have lunch or after round drink.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 969
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Escena

Rode the Orange tees (6615/71.7/125) in 4H, 15M mid day. Partly cloudy and breezy in the low 90's. 90 degree rule coming out of overseeding. Played with Roarksown1, we were matched up with Marty and Ryan, very nice guys to play with. Pains me to report that Robert's mediocre play bested my lackluster play, he won 2 of 3 points in our match for bragging rights. Thanks to Robert for setting up and paying in advance!

Pretty straight forward fun layout, but $99 is too much coming out of over seeding. I really like the course and would play here more if they were priced lower. Nicklaus Design, par 35-37 layout with five par 3/5's. 18 solid golf holes. An oddity is that the five par 5's are rated as the #1,2,3,4 & 6 handicap holes? The Par 5's only average 520 from the Orange tees, but they all play into the prevailing wind and several play longer with uphill approach shots.

Overseeded tees lush and well maintained.

Overseeded fairways mostly lush but had many thin spots. Not that great for just finishing overseeding, hopefully the thin spots come in better over the next month.

Overseeded rough very lush and thick. About 3", the ball often sat down and we had a hard time spotting balls from 20 yards away several times.

Sand traps nicely maintained with thick, light colored sand.

Overseeded greens looked nice. Smooth and held irons well, but were at best medium speed. Entire group short on numerous putts AD.

Customer service very pleasant, but they do not touch anything due to COVID. Cart person out making the rounds.

Really good course, but two large negatives about Escena. 1) Right across the street from the Palm Springs airport down in the area that tends to get more windy than most local courses. 2) No range, their warm up area is hitting into nets, but they provide free warm-up balls. They have a nice chipping green.

Overall, recommended, but would be highly recommened if the price was more in line with other comparable local courses.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

This course never disappoints! Beautiful

Today we went golfing and we were greeted by Geryry. She started our morning off right. Her customer service was on point. Then we were greeted by Rich the GM. He gave us an over view of the course and told us about the course. The course was beautiful and watching the sun.come up was amazing. It was priced very reasonable and I highly recommend!! We will absolutely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful Golf Course

Gerry was such a pleasure to be greeted by this morning. We had a great day of golf. This was my first time golfing this course and it was absolutely beautiful. I will absolutely be back soon. I was also greeted by Rich the GM. All around it was a great day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Like a Private Club only better

Escena Golf Club is a must play in the Coachella Valley. Multiple sets of tees makes the course playable for all skill levels. Course conditions are usually pristine and the staff is eager to please. The Escena Grill serves great food at a good price with lots of happy hour specials. I live in the area and get to have this experience regularly. Visitors would be well served to visit this first class facility

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful condition and course

Really happy to see a golf course taking care of their customers and course condition the way they have. I feel totally safe when I arrive to the pro shop and practice facility. The
Staff is always friendly and happy to be there. I would go back every day if I could. Thank you escena for keeping the course alive and well during these tough times!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best course in the valley!

This course is awesome!! Always in great condition and great pricing. The staff and food are great as well. Have played here numerous times and it always gets me coming back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

a senior point of fiew

the coarse lay out was great , If i had to make another option for the mid to high handy cap ( 16 to 18 ) I would like to see a combo tee box of the green and gold tees..

swing speed 70 to 75

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fabulous Golf Course

I am privileged to play this course often and today I had guests from Reno NV. The course was immaculate and pace of play was around 4 hours...right on! Rich and his staff at the pro shop were on point as usual and my guests asked if this was a private club. No, just seems like it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
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 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
anc
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Liked everything but the ranger
He told us we were playing too slow!
We all play country club golf, know the rules. Very windy we fell 1/2 hole behind and the people behind us never waited. The ranger threatened to have us skip a hole he then proceeded to waste our time on 2 other occasions therefore contributed too slowing us down
Won’t play here again

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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