Desert Dunes Golf Club is host of the Desert Dunes Classic on the Canadian Tour.
GolfPass Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
3.5
1884 Reviews (1884)
5 Stars
379
4 Stars
819
3 Stars
400
2 Stars
156
1 Stars
130
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
69.6%
Recommend this course
1413 out of 1884 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.2
208 Reviews (208)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
75
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
25
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
58.7%
Recommend this course
122 out of 208 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.4
338 Reviews (338)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
126
3 Stars
76
2 Stars
43
1 Stars
33
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
65.7%
Recommend this course
222 out of 338 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6876 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.2
Book a Tee Time at
Desert Dunes Golf Club - Robert Trent Jones Jr
Powered by GolfNow.com

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
1884 Reviews (1884)

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

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Reviewer Photos

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 24
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good bang for your buck.

Great value if you appreciate playing something a little different in the desert. Some blind shots, quirky holes and great green structures. Just keep it out of the bunkers. Need some TLC to say the least. Bring your buddies and have a mean time.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice ..... needs some love

The course is a great layout..... greens are good but the surroundings need some help.
The staff was great.... friendly and accommodating. We played this course few years back and the overall shape was better.
Hope the course shape can return to what it use to be. Overall fun day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great and a good challenge

Great course for the price. We got lucky and there was no wind up palm drive so we had a gorgeous round. Challenging bunkers and fairways that make you play more strategic at times, and other times when you can let it rip

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worst Experience Ever

A total waste of time. Worst course I’ve played in the 37 years I’ve been coming here. Would never recommend this course to anyone

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Don't Do It

Place looks abandoned ... there is very little care taking place to the coarse and all surrounding property.

This coarse needs to close, rather than operate while not being in a position to maintain what was once a really nice and challenging coarse.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Palm Spring Trip

The course was nice but rough was deep. I like how the green were step up. The first 9 holes were great but the last 9 were really bad due to the high winds around 40 miles plus. It was no fun trying to figure out distance due to the high winds. Driving and hitting irons were hard. The view is beautiful but wind took all the fun out of it.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Palm Spring gokf

The course layout was nice but the huge problem was the wind! The last 9 hole was not fun due the 40 mile hour winds. Our ball was blowing from one side of the green to the other side. You had to club up to reach the green. To much work to play that way.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Day on the Course

This is a great deal for a round of golf. The greens are in perfect shape. The grass on the fairways is a little long. The rough is challenging. Playable for all levels.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Love playing out here. Away from the city, lots of wildlife and natural foliage. Challenging at times. Some of the greens weren’t in great shape but still a fun day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t waste your money on this course!

We were extremely disappointed at the condition of Desert Dunes. Who knows when the grass was last cut! The greens were atrocious with poa and weeds everywhere. The vista views are so beautiful but the owners have let the course deteriorate. Save your money and golf somewhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Nearby Courses
Desert Hot Springs, California
Resort
3.8788823529
35
Desert Hot Springs, California
Public
0.0
0
Desert Hot Springs, California
Semi-Private
0.0
0
Desert Hot Springs, California
Resort/Community
0.0
0
Cathedral City, California
Private/Resort
4.6195411765
19
Palm Springs, California
Public
4.8441764706
1196
Cathedral City, California
Private/Resort
4.6195411765
19
Cathedral City, California
Public/Resort
4.3013352941
576
Cathedral City, California
Private/Resort
4.6195411765
19
Desert Hot Springs, California
Semi-Private
4.3110833333
11
Cathedral City, California
Public/Resort
4.1766647059
1358
Palm Springs, California
Private
0.0
0
Golf Packages
FROM $197 (USD)
PALM SPRINGS, CA | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at Westin Rancho Mirage and 3 rounds of golf at Westin Rancho Mirage - Pete Dye Course, Mission Hills North - Gary Player Signature Course, and Indian Wells Resort.
FROM $167 (USD)
PALM SPRINGS, CA | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at either Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa or Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, and 2 rounds of golf at Indian Wells Golf Resort - Celebrity & Players Courses.
FROM $167 (USD)
PALM SPRINGS, CA | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at either Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa or Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, and 2 rounds of golf at Indian Wells Golf Resort - Celebrity & Players Courses.
FROM $197 (USD)
PALM SPRINGS, CA | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at La Quinta Resort & Club and 6 rounds of golf at Westin Mission Hills - Pete Dye Course, Mission Hills North - Gary Player Signature Course, Indian Wells Resort courses, PGA WEST Pete Dye Mountain Course, and PGA WEST Pete Dye Dunes Course
FROM $177 (USD)
PALM SPRINGS, CA | Enjoy 4 nights' accommodations at La Quinta Resort & Club and 4 rounds of golf at Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament Courses at PGA WEST, and Indian Wells Celebrity Course and Players Courses.
Now Reading