34567 Cathedral Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, California 92234, US
(760) 321-9000
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About Desert Oasis by Welk Resorts

The 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. 

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★
Acres7
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual
PoolAdults Only
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Desert Oasis by Welk Resorts

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3.5
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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!

Sincerely,

Stuart McCarthy

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Buyer beware

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I wish golf now had told me the greens were being aerified

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Not baaaad

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

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

112*Furnace

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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