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

Reviews

4.2
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Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a shame!

I love this course, it's one of my favorites in the desert. Unfortunately the management at the courses appears to be unconcerned about pace of play. After the fourth hole, my wife and I waited at least 5 minutes, sometimes considerably more on each tee until we completed our round. At the 12th tee we discovered a cause for the delay. Remarkably there was a sixsome two groups ahead of us. I have played golf for more than 62 years and never experienced a sixsome on a golf course. We called the pro shop to alert them to the issue. Long story short, they sent a cart person to investigate and he ended up doing nothing to address the situation. So I will not return to one of my favorite courses in the desert. What a shame.

Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout - awful conditions

Sparse grass on the fairways, bumpy greens that don’t roll smooth, and no sand in the bunkers. Might be one of the best layouts in the area but would not recommend to anyone who likes good Golf to play there.

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

Ssla

Course in good shape. Greens good, new carts with auto brake, did not have club cleaning bucket on range

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition

Fairways were in awful condition with virtually no grass.
Traps were inconsistent and mostly low in sand. Greens also were not in very good condition.
Played here other years and conditions were good but definitely not this year

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways in poor condition for a Marriott course.
Value only if its a HOT deal.

Conditions Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Well worth golfing here

Beautifully maintained course with enough challenge for every level of golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wide open

If you try hard, you could lose a ball. Mostly wide fairways, and fair greens. It got a little backed up, so we replayed the front nine at twilight.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Marriott course Palm springs

The Marriott Palm Springs resort features 2 18-hole courses, Palm and Valley. I played the valley course. The condition overall was quite good. The layout is interesting and attractive. There are plenty of challenges but overall this is not a terribly hard course. I would play here again. The Palm is the difficult of the 2 courses and quite a bit more expensive. The Marriott resort is massive and world class. Multiple restaurants, huge hotel, many pools, etc. Top notch!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Recommend course

Great layout and some holes challenge any level of golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pace of Play

From 7th hole onwards we had 3-4 groups per hole. We called the ProShop to advise and we were told that they did not have a Marshall on the course. They said that there was nothing that they could do about pace of play. For this amount of money, they should have a Marshall on the course. Very disappointing and it was a 5 hour round. We had a tee time of 12:10.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow pace of play and conditions not great

The pace of play was slow. Conditions were worse than others in the area. Lots of browned out areas on the fairway and the worst was no real sand in many of the green side bunkers making it almost impossible to hit out of the high walls. I was excited to play before the round but disappointed after. The price was too high for the overall experience.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Could use some TLC

I have played this course two years in a row now. The bunkers need sand and the greens are slow.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice layout

This course is in very good shape. Hard to read greens. I found it very long for women as there is no forward tees, you are playing the whites.
We had dinner at the Fisherman's Landing. The service was just ok but the food was terrible. Both our plates arrived cold and I had the halibut but couldn't cut into one of the pieces. Terrible experience.

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