Desert Oasis by Welk Resorts
About Desert Oasis by Welk ResortsThe Desert Oasis by Welk Resorts capitalizes on year-round sunshine with pools (an adult-only lap pool and resort pool) and the adjacent Cathedral Canyon Golf and Tennis Club. The one-bedroom villas come with a sleeper sofa for a family of four and a patio/balcony. A fitness center, activities center for kids and spa all impress. The course sparkles with 16 lakes.
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First time on this course. Have played many in the area and this one was not the glamorous JW Marriot but the layout was fun and many water hazards. Track is challenging
Pace was good. Green are true and smooth.
Average course at a decent price
Getting into the course was a mess as the person ahead of us at the gate could not get in. Norine(sp?) was very helpful in explaining everything about the layout as it was our first time at this facility. Putting and Chipping Greens are average(size, design, and condition), Driving Range a little less than average, but is just fine for warning up. Course was wet, but not soaked, from watering to help the overseed grow and take hold. Fairways were in OK shape, Tee Boxes were the same, Bunkers were very wet, and Greens rolled pretty good for them looking like the grass was a little sparse. The course will probably be a bit better in a couple weeks. No food available(on a Monday), which was disappointing as it would be nice to support them through a carryout order. Worth playing if you get a good price, but don't set your expectations too high and you will enjoy yourself.
Cathedral Canyon Review
We were able to play Cathedral Canyon Golf Club at a time different than given to us by Golf Now. Eric was the golf shop attendant was was very helpful in allowing us to change the time for 90 minutes later.
Eric was very nice and accommodating! Kudos to Eric!
The golf course itself is old school, similar to other desert courses from the 50’s and 60’s. The fairways were just OK, but the greens were great. The course layout was interesting. It snakes thru a condo complex, and we enjoyed talking to people having drinks or barbecuing on their patios.
Afterward, at the “19th hole”, we enjoyed drinks and quesadillas that were great! The young man serving us was extremely nice and helpful. He made my wife one of the best Manhattans she has ever had!! Kiddos to that young man.
All in all, we spent a very pleasant afternoon at Cathedral Canyon Golf Club!
Nice course, They need to send a marshal around occasionally to monitor the pace of play....it tends to attract some out-of-towners and/or beginners who can be a bit slow at times.
Great Views, Friendly Staff!
Eric at the pro shop was very insightful for our first time on the course! He let me know the layout and some things to look out for. The layout would have been confusing but he cleared all that up before I got out there. The views are wonderful. Quite a bit of water around the course and we got backed up by the 2nd hole. 1:10 start time and got in 18 before dark.
Played this course for the first time. It was a good price for a round in the Valley.. Had rather decent expectations. Then we hit our first shots on the first hole. First thing you notice is the poor condition of the course, starting on the tee boxes. Brown patchy, bare dirt areas. Looked as if the hadn’t been touched in quite some time. Fairways were very spotty. Dirt, bare and sparse grass. Overall, tee and fairways left a lot to be desired. The good. It’s a great layout. The holes are designed well and offer a decent challenge. The greens. In good condition, slow for our taste, but taken care of. It just seems as if they gave up caring for the course. Maybe it was time of year for us.. I.e before they close, reseed and overhaul prior to the winter season. But for the money, not up to standards.
Dog Track with Nice Staff
Looking within the ruins, this was probably a very nice golf resort...a long time ago. Managed very well, but needs millions of dollars in repairs like all Palm Springs courses built in the 1970's.
Fairways were bad
While we are playing they are mowing the fairways. As they now the cut grass is left behind clumped together. There were multiple times we couldn't find our ball when it landed on the fairway because of the cut grass. Once the guy mowing the lawn came within ten feet of me when I was swinging.
I wish golf now had told me the greens were being aerified
GPS should be a must on the carts. Greens need a little love.
Management tried to charge us $10 over golf now. Watch it.
It’s a little tight not like an 18 year old Accuracy is a must
My brother arrived from LAX and I came in from PHX for 1100 tee time to introduce him to the game.(“Some like it hot...”) I’m 61 and he’s 60 and now it’s a fight for life with him sucking wind on the 8th hole, and couldn’t continue.
I hit a stiff 7 iron and screamed, “BE THE ONE” so loudly at the par 3 9th. It wasn’t, but within 20ft. when I looked over at my little brother about to keel over in his cart. Course conditions were surprisingly well despite the blazing heat. I gave him water...he was really bad off.
I must take this opportunity to thank the staff, Eric, for helping with the hydration and attentiveness necessary for my brother to regain his cognitive process enough to know how horrible his score was for 8 holes.