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3.5
1522 Reviews (1522)
5 Stars
314
4 Stars
686
3 Stars
318
2 Stars
108
1 Stars
96
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
73.4%
Recommend this course
1175 out of 1522 reviews
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3.6
185 Reviews (185)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
76
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.7%
Recommend this course
140 out of 185 reviews
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3.5
241 Reviews (241)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
96
3 Stars
54
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
74.3%
Recommend this course
179 out of 241 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
1522 Reviews (1522)

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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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Don’t bother

Very interesting and challenging layout but in poor condition. Bunkers are hard pack with muddy pools at the low spots, fairways are on the dry/hard side, and greens are rough. Would not waste $60.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not worth the money

My buddies and I have played a number of courses in the palm springs area recently. All have lived up to the pictures except this one. No head pro in the shop, simply just an employee. It gave me a run down casino vibe. Range balls were all covered in dirt, and the pictures on GolfNow look nothing like the actual course. I wouldn't play this course for $30 much less give them $79 again! Go play Cimmaron or Cathedral canyon, a much more enjoyable course for relatively the same price! OH, and don't show up needing balls or tees, the pro shop doesn't have any!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This Course needs a cash

I played this course years ago and i remember it being a challenging and beautiful course, This course is still challenging and the views are beautiful but the overall condition is worn and rough. The fairways were ok but a little hard and tight. The greens were slow and not up to the standard you expect in the desert.
We understand that the past year has been hard on all of us and I know that golf had a surge because people want to be outside. It great that this course is still open and I hope that some day this course will get the capital to do the improvements and maintenance that it needs to bring back to standard it used to be.
The value for fees are fair for you get for the experience. I would recommend it anyone to go out and just play.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staff and food is excellent! Course is in better shape than it was last year.! We definitely keep on coming back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Eh

Went at 7 on a Saturday. Pace of play was excellent this early. Greens were rock hard, and sand was more like mud. Overall probably wouldn’t come back, but still a fun round.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A real Dog Track

Awful
Windy
Bad excuse for a golf course
Don’t play it

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average golfing experience

Staff was courteous and friendly. Some pretty holes and great views but our overall experience was average at best. Fairways were just OK, and very hilly. Greens where hard and sloped, but in decent shape and ran true for the most part. Bunkers were abundant and steep and several were filled with hard sand or mud. Many greens required a long walk from the cart path due to them being roped off. Wind was high throughout the round. We had great difficulty ordering lunch from the course as we approached the ninth hole. Had to speak with 3 different people to place the sandwich order. The order we placed was not the order we received and they actually had to send part of the order out to us using the beverage cart girl after we made the turn. FYI, they allow dogs on the course, (which I've never seen before). The foursome in front of us had 2 unleashed dogs with them throughout the round. The dogs followed their owners wherever they went on the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

One of the best courses in the desert, with one caveat

This is a beautiful course, every hole with its own character, and some of the best vistas in the desert. Staff is excellent, too, and the green fees very reasonable. Only downside is the potential for wind. If it's blowing anywhere in the Valley, it's going to be howling here, to the point where it's literally unplayable. Other than that, truly one of my favorites, and an experience not to be missed,

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not impressed

Never playing here again! Every green had a fungus infection. Every bunker was basically dirt and rock, as supposed to sand. It's only redeeming quality was the staff was nice and the fairways were green. But, not worth the $55. Hard pass on this course. Save your money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not good value.

I've played there twice and both times only finished 9 holes. Wind was really bad. If it's windy anywhere in the valley it will be at Desert Dunes!!!!!

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

Great layout disappointing greens condition

I’ve played here since it opened a s it’s a wonderful layout
Conditions may be worse it’s ever been.
Weeds in parking lots
Dirt driving range ???
Green po Anna slow not consistent
Fairways ok
$73 overcharged for these conditions
Range balls 20 years old awful
Good staff friendly seemed like they didn’t know how great it use to be
Wonderful tough layout with wind
Hope
It gets back to its glory

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Layout/design are great. Stupid place to put a golf course because of the constant wind. Greens very slow and bumpy.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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