Desert Dunes Golf Club is host of the Desert Dunes Classic on the Canadian Tour.
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3.6
1651 Reviews (1651)
5 Stars
348
4 Stars
729
3 Stars
347
2 Stars
123
1 Stars
104
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
74.3%
Recommend this course
1271 out of 1651 reviews
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3.6
111 Reviews (111)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
74.8%
Recommend this course
83 out of 111 reviews
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Avg Rating
3.6
271 Reviews (271)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
98
3 Stars
57
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
74.5%
Recommend this course
202 out of 271 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

3.6
1651 Reviews (1651)

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 132
Water Hazards 69
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 129
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 96
Locals 86
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 102
Worth the Drive 90
Near the Airport 71

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Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Green disappointment

Course was a little shaggy, but the greens were very slow with dead patches. They need to spend a little money getting the course up to snuff

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 75
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging gif course

Beautiful setting, challenging from the 6200 yard markers.Sand traps need sand and repair, many of the holes need direction markers.,but overall it was fun and challenging.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A great RTJ layout! Too bad it's "best before" date has expired. Dunes is now a lower price value course. Enjoy the layout and picture it in its prime. Yes, many bunkers are trash and many greens are patchy (how hard is it to grow grass here..really. no excuse).
However, you get what you pay for,...a great classic layout past its prime for a value rate compared to the rest of the valley. .

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Get pass the entry

The entry to the course is quite run down but the course is actually in great shape and the views spectacular.
The staff very helpful and friendly.
It is good to support this course as an affordable option to many pricey courses in the valley.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful view

Second time in a week and a half the golf cart battery went dead, first time lost time to finish round 7 holes and yesterday lost 7 holes waiting to be towed back to the clubhouse. Ask for a raincheck so I could play the remaing holes and was told no. Will not play or reccommend this course.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Just an okay experience

Loved the course itself and would play it again, but. When we arrived at the bag drop there was a bunch of garbage lying in the ground from the day before. It appeared that this course is having staffing problems as there was hardly anyone there as far as workers went.

Just not the same golf course experience that you get at most courses in the Palm Springs area.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Walked

Return 20 years later

We used to play this course when it was pristine 20 years ago. There is so much potential. I really recommend that everyone give it a shot, just to play such a great layout for such a good price. What was really great however, was that all of the young staff was so kind and accommodating. You can tell they are teaming up to do what it takes to bring this course back to life. Be sure to ask for Stephan, Javier was very helpful too.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ran out of carts

Just horrible. Had a 1:30 tee time, didn’t get out till 2:10 because they ran out of carts! What! Unbelievable. The greens in very bad shape and slow as molasses. Just terrible. Honestly, this is a Robert Trent Jones course and was probably once quite nice. It is under maintained now and falling apart. Current management group should be removed and replaced with a competent operator. Just so disappointing. Played 4 hours till dark got in 14 holes. Pathetic.

Conditions Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not the best

Enjoyed the layout of the course. The condition of the bunkers were terrible. More like mud holes. Pace of play was too long as no marshal was out on the course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CARTS

Had a tee time for a 4some at 12:16PM but did not tee off until 12:53PM because there were no carts available until
groups playing finished their round. Did not finish the front nine until 3:35PM and when we arrived at the 10th tee there was 2 groups waiting. Decided to quit as we would not have completed round before dark at the current pace of play. Course conditions not good with bare spots in the fairways and greens. The area around the clubhouse was gross. Played here 5 years ago and course conditions were much better. We did get a refund for 9 holes but will never go back.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course

The only thing that needs attention is the bunkers, no sand, just dirt and mud.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Design , poorly maintained

Great Design and fun to play, surprised nto well kept and no rentals , horrible that don't have sticks to rent

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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