74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, California 92260, US
(760) 341-2211
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About JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa

The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa offers reimagined hotel rooms and suites stocked with modular furniture, hardwood floors, indulgent bathrooms, workspaces with built-in USB ports and balconies. There's at least two of almost every amenity at the resort - tennis courts, golf courses, outdoor pools, restaurants, etc. Add a day spa among the places to unwind. 

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres450
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
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 JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa

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4.3
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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Red tees are back

After several years, the Red tees are back. It makes the course easier for those who want a strategic fun game but are not long hitters

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Starter is rude

The starter on the Valley course was very rude. Not a nice guy or attitude. Yelled at us to “get some balls in the air.” Then kept staring at us, even though we were 10 minutes early for our tee time. I would fire the guy. Don’t think his attitude is trainable.

Also, the course is a little rough after the recent rains and they have a lot of workers who apparently get paid to ride around in maintenance carts and bother the golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Seen better days

Pro shop staff sets the tone and the guy who checked me in lacked any friendliness or enthusiasm.

Course lay out is good.

Fairways and rough decent.
Bunkers need some upgrading. Many were hard packed and many players “forget” to take.

Many of the greens were awful. Uneven grass and very dried out.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf Break

Played this coure before and this time no one was round at the bag drop area, Had to haul the golf clubs a long way towards the golf area,
After the round same thing no service to transport golf clubs to the main level.

Driving range was closed...

Dissapointed with the service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

We played the course on Super Bowl Sunday in the afternoon, so we got it for a bit lower price than normal. The course has a great layout and is in excellent condition. The greens were a bit dry, but still rolled pretty good, so we were OK with that. The course layout has a few challenging holes, but overall is very fair and enjoyable to play. We would definitely play it again if we can get it for a reasonable price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Club house asst pro was less than congenial checking us in. Seemed irritated that we were coming to play his course.
No rangers on the course, with the back nine being very slow. Waits up to fifteen minutes on each tee box. They used to pass out fruit and encourage all to keep up a fair pace with their friendly comments.
Refreshment carts had a limited appearance. Once per nine.
I guess when you raise your rates from under 200$/round to 280$/round, you get less amenities and slower play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lazy golfers.

The course was in great condition especially considering all the rain last couple of days.
Very frustrated that NOBODY seems to care about repairing their ball marks on Greens. Played with 2 members and neither of them ever pulled out a tool. I fixed 2+ of the worst ball marks on every green

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course.

Really nice course, a little pricey. The only complaint I have is that it was a bit confusing finding the pro shop in the back of the hotel after parking.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 84
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course

Excellent course for a great value. I can't recall a blade of grass out of place. Had a great round with a good group of guys. A must play course in the desert.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

yardage issues

Marriott is a top notch organization, so I can't understand why this is an issue....GOLFNOW yardages for this facility are acccurate; the Marriott scorecard is way off....for example, GN shows white tee valley at 6023, scorecard shows 5262....this is a major issue when the player tries to decide which tees to play AND it's a known issue

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not impressed.

Course layout is very good and challenging. Problem was course conditions were. Poor.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great looking course with plenty of challenges. The fairways were awful and the greens not good either.

Too many good well maintained courses in the area so this would not be on my list of places to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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