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4.3
210 Reviews (210)
5 Stars
103
4 Stars
75
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
89.8%
Recommend this course
187 out of 210 reviews
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3.9
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
85.0%
Recommend this course
51 out of 60 reviews
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4.2
134 Reviews (134)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.3%
Recommend this course
117 out of 134 reviews
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The S at Rancho Mirage

About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6716 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.9

Formerly known as Desert Island Golf & Country Club and The Sinatra Resort & Country Club.

Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Desmond Muirhead (1971)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2019 #6)

Reviews

4.3
210 Reviews (210)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 11
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 8
Locals 7
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8

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Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

What Happened To This Place?!

Last year, this place was in great shape: smooth and moderately quick greens, maintained fairways, busy but good pace. Today I was shocked at the condition. The greens are very slow and bumpy (when inquired, told the current maintenance crew doesn't roll the greens---ever!). Massive intermittent patches in fairways and debris everywhere. We teed off before noon and were the final group out--during peak season. For the price this place should be embarrassed with the current condition. Management needs to walk the course and get a clue.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 60
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Disappointing

Played this course in the past and I was looking forward to it. Sadly it wasn’t very good fairways were terrible and the greens were I’m guessing a 2 on the stimp.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 60
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor

Terrible conditions.
Worst greens I’ve ever played slower than putting on the fairway.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens and course are still growing in from top seeding. Putting is like Velcro on your ball.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

Played here this weekend (1/9/21) with my sons. The course was amazingly beautiful and well maintained. The greens were sticky and a bit slow for my liking, but nice. ...Excet for 1 sadistic pin placement, lol. Hole #9 can be a bit of a challenge, I washed more than my fair share of balls on that hole. I would play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The S Jan.9

Fairways are not in very good shape. The greens are pretty slow also. Maybe this is due to the fact that during this time a year they don't cut them, I do not know? Pace of play was great.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs some maintenance

We had a perfect day for golf. I had played here before however the fairways are now in poor condition and the greens need to be manicured and rolled. Traps were in good condition as were most of the tee boxes. They have nice new golf carts.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Older style course. Fun not to hard. Good shape overall. Good for a boogie golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course Condition

I was expecting the course conditions to be better. It looks like they seeded late. Staff was very pleasant.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Horrible faraway conditions.

I have not played on a course with such poor faraway conditions as I did today. Not a good value for the money. I'll never go back until they change managment.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fairways are narrow and hikes go back and forth

Greens were lumpy and ball jumped around . Fairways narrow but large trees protects golfers from errant shots. Golf carts are street Legal with stop lamps as you cross a few roads to get to each different section of the course. I would rate it as average for the area. Staff very friendly and was great to see the cafe open for carry out .

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Compact local course

Played the front nine here and the course was empty. Conditions were good, easy to score well if you hit straight. the 9th hole is a lot of fun with two water hazards.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Walked
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Average, looks like a muni

First time playing here and was really excited. We used Underpar certs. We are from LA and Orange County, played Mountain Vista first, stayed one night, so we can play a second course to make a full weekend.

Verdict is this course is not worth it. To us, it looks like a municipal course so it's a course that was not worthy of our time, travel and cost. It is not as pretty and as well conditioned as the other Palm Springs area courses we have played.

The staff, however, were very nice. And the free driving range balls. However, we will not be returning as there are other cheaper and nicer courses in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Players would enjoy this course

The layout is a reasonable play, well treed, fairly bunkered and a good test of golf. Although the fairways were dry and could use time to fill in after the warm weather, there was evidence of ongoing course maintenance in other areas with ropes directing cart traffic and soil/seed in some places. Three of us golfed, hdcps are 2, 6, and 12. We were all pleased.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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