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3.5
1432 Reviews (1432)
5 Stars
295
4 Stars
649
3 Stars
301
2 Stars
100
1 Stars
87
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
72.6%
Recommend this course
1111 out of 1432 reviews
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3.5
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
77.5%
Recommend this course
93 out of 120 reviews
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3.5
197 Reviews (197)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
19
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.1%
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148 out of 197 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

3.5
1432 Reviews (1432)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 60
19th Hole Scenic Views 42
Patio Dining 27
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 144
Undulating Greens 131
Thick Rough 68
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 129
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 95
Locals 85
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 101
Worth the Drive 90
Near the Airport 71

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent course, nickel and diming customers

Course is decent. Windy area. Usually play this course every 3-4 times a year. Because of covid, I thought they would allow us to have different golf carts. They charged us an extra golf cart fee even though I live in a different household than the person I was playing with. Disappointing as we paid 140 and you would allow us to have an extra golf cart. The second rider is at risk of covid and is 65 years old. If he gets covid it’s on Classic Club! Not coming back. Better, less expensive courses around the area.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing

Will not be playing this course again

Anyone who thinks this course is in good shape has never played a halfway decent golf course. I now it is tempting to play this course for a low rate, but don’t waste your time driving out there to play. If it’s windy, you are definitely screwed. But even if it’s a clear day, it’s not worth it. The greens have more craters than the moon. I heard it used to be a good track back in the day, but it’s not what it used to be.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great views, average course

Beautiful weather but the course was in rough shape. Some very wet spots. The greens were spotty. Would not return until the course is in better shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging, fun course

Course is challenging. Conditions could be a little better. Greens are a little beat up and sandy. Great value. Friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent course for a little lower rate.

The course is a nice layout and plenty of room on most holes. The course will challenge all levels of players. The greens had a little sand on them but we’re decent but the traps were in terrible condition. They had compact sand with a ton on rocks it was almost like hitting off hard pan. The average golfer has no chance in these traps. You really have to know how to play bad lies to play in these traps. The pace of play was good and the overall was good for a $50 round. We paid $72 so I don’t feel 100% on this deal. There are a lot of good golf deals out there so ir was one of those been there do that kind of experience. I would play it again for less but not more than $50.

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

Course was on good shape but the greens needed to be better.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

good and only going to get better

course is coming out of fall maintenance with the greens mostly recovered and the fairways a little spotty yet as the over seeding had not fully filled in. Still a pleasure what with the remote feel the lack of houses and the wildlife. Got to play on a calm morning so the wind factor was not an issue

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Best golf value around. Great views, helpful staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good track. Sad no body comes out here.

I returned to golfing after a 10 year hiatus, and made my first trip 12 miles from Palm Desert to Desert Dunes. I have played here half dozen or so times before. . The course layout hasn’t changed. A very nice design, as noted by Robert Trent Jones. This course had hosted US Open local qualifiers in past decades, as well as Canadian tour events. #legit. Perfect weather for my round 70 degrees no wind at all. Conditions are fine. Not great. But there is hardly anyone out here playing. Teed off just after 9 am on a Monday as a single. Went around in under 3 hours. Caught up to nobody. Bunkers are wet and hard packed. This is a good value. I recommend. Can be hella windy especially in the spring time when the westerly winds are churning the windmills just to the west.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Long Walks

Fairways are generous, approach shots, chips, etc. to these crowned, hard and fast greens will keep you guessing all day.
For older people, the walks from cart path to greens and back present a problem. 30-40 yards almost every hole. You will be tired at the end of the day.
Overall a very attractive, challenging course.
And no one is there! Sunday morning tee time, played in 3.5 hours as a twosome.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

We loved it

The staff were wonderful and we got on the tee right away. Neither of us had played it before so when we drove to hit our tee shots it was quite a shock to see the layout of the fairway. The front nine was like playing in Scotland, really interesting holes with very elevated greens. The back was totally different, beautiful tree lined fairways. We had a great time, very nice course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 44
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Progress

First off I have played this course many times being a local . It has 1 thing that really hurts it. 92240 is probably the worst city in riverside county. Corruption crime and filth, are the cities motto and unfortunately those qualities are spilling on this once great course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Bad weather!

Course lay out was good but needs work.
All workers were extremely friendly and professional!
Very windy 30-50 mph)

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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