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3.4
1901 Reviews (1901)
5 Stars
381
4 Stars
822
3 Stars
404
2 Stars
162
1 Stars
132
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.1
68.4%
Recommend this course
1422 out of 1901 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.8
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
13
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
47.9%
Recommend this course
34 out of 71 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
317 Reviews (317)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
119
3 Stars
76
2 Stars
47
1 Stars
32
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
62.5%
Recommend this course
198 out of 317 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6876 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.2
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Desert Dunes Golf Club - Robert Trent Jones Jr
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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1989) Donald Knott (1989) Gary Linn (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Reviews

3.4
1901 Reviews (1901)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 60
19th Hole Scenic Views 42
Patio Dining 27
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 145
Undulating Greens 133
Water Hazards 69
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 129
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 97
Locals 86
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 103
Worth the Drive 90
Near the Airport 71

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Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Unplayable complete waste of time and money

Unfortunately we got stung..the course apparently was closing today..yet GolfNow still took our $75 for 2 players with no pre warning. The course was completely unplayable no grass on the fairways and the greens just about acceptable.
The warning signs were there on arrival just a couple of cars in the parking lock and the staff demanding the cart back by 2.40pm that’s a fine as long as your not teeing off at 11am as our booking.
Extremely disappointed..

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I got what I paid for!

This course could have been so good. Great layout with a few really unique holes. But it honestly reminded me of the opening scene from Tin Cup. Fairways were really non-existent, but the ball rolled a long ways on drives. The greens may have been recently mowed, but you could definitely hammer the putts to the cup. With all that said, I got what I paid for at less than $17 for the round including the cart (which worked perfectly).

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is not what the pictures show

I booked this course off the pictures online. Very disappointed. It seemed like the course has been closed down for two years and they just reopened with no maintenance done. Only the greens had good grass. The tee boxes were dead grass and dirt. Fairways were not good. I brought my friend to Palm Springs and bragged on how good the courses were and we disappointed

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course needs a lit of maintenance. Needs for grass that are cut according to gold requirement

The course has a great potential if its maintained properly.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not what it used to be.

I have played this course numerous times over the years. For some reason the conditions have gone way downhill. The greens had ant holes in them and were not maintained well. The overall conditions of the course was very disappointing. It needs some work to get it back to its heyday. I do like the atmosphere and area of the course though and it is a fair layout and challenging.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad rap

This course gets a bad rap. Ya it’s a little rough around the edges but hey, it’s 20 bucks and pace of play is as fast as you can handle. This is a really good layout. They are getting ready for overseed so maintenance is light. Played 2 days in a row. Tuesday tee boxes were a bit shaggy but Wednesday everything was trimmed up nicely. If you want to work on your game, play a few balls and do some on course practice, this is the place.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens are summer slow.
Natural beauty.
Love this track

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Bad shape

This was my first time playing this course. I have always wanted to play it because of its history and the Robert Trent Jones Jr. design. I wasn't really surprised since I have read all the reviews, but this course is in terrible condition. Lack of watering, lack of mowing, bunkers in sad shape, tee boxes a mess, greens very patchy . . . well, you get the picture. It's sad because it's otherwise a really nice track and must have been "the bomb" when it was new, fresh and beautifully maintained. Now it is old, not fresh, and poorly maintained. If you can get a good deal on it, try this course just for the heck of it, but otherwise, there are much better choices in the golf smorgasbord that is the Coachella Valley/Palm Springs area.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great, challenging course layout. Below average condition

This is a very challenging course layout and you can tell this clubhouse and course probably used to be a hotspot for golf years ago. Nowadays, it's still a great and challenging course, with tough greens and lots of blind shots, however there is simply not enough water and care on this course. I can't complain much as I paid $24 in the offseason for a 107 degree day. The greens are very challenging, however, they also have long grass and aren't maintained very well in comparison to other courses in this golf course-loaded area. It's worth the price, but be aware it's a very challenging, links-style course that will frustrate average golfers on almost every hole. The value was good, however I likely won't return

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

STAY AWAY_ not worth your time

I have played many courses in the area. This place should be condemmed. The management is non existent. Im from Canada and asked for Michael C (Manager). They said he is out for the day, but yet i seen him hiding in the office. Whats the story of this white dog running around the clubhouse?

The fairways are like your backyard without being cut for a month? The greens had no grass ? there was no service for food or drink for 18 holes!!!.

I thought i was in another world. I wont lie, I was attracted to the $17 ttime. They should have paid me $17 to play there. do yourseldf the favor and go elsewhere. Its not worth your time to play there.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

still the same course. from decades ago.

yes. the facilities need some help. but it's still the same tough course.
and if you think about a links style course that it resembles. that is
how it plays. when playing here you can clearly envision yourself
in scotland or anywhere in the uk that has those links courses.
but you're in the southern california desert.
the property is currently rough around the edges. yet the course is still
the same track from before. enjoy the great value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The moon has more grass

Friendly staff greats you.
They need to water the whole course a lot more than now. Beautiful views, one of the best in the desert. Shame

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent

The conditions weren’t great but the fact we had no one around us was worth it

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 91
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great layout, poor conditions

I played this course today for the first time in about a decade. It’s one of my favorite designs in the desert. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been maintained very well over the years. I still recommend it if you can get a good rate.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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