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

4.3
2551 Reviews (2551)

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Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wish golf now would of flag the course that greens were punch not to long ago, also happen couple weeks ago on Cimarron

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Punched Greens

Great course, but I can't understand why customers aren't told that the greens were punched when they are booking their tee time?!?! I booked through Golf Now and this happens all the time. Best to call the course before...don't rely on Golf Now to be up front about conditions. Thumbs down!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Punched greens were a bummer

Decent course but no notification of the greens being freshly punched when you show up is a bummer

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wide course

The recent aerated greens were really rough. They were like a tuck & roll seat. There was no consistency with the speed from green to green and the texture prevented reading the break. My score suffered by about 8 strokes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great resort style course, fun to play

Hard to find the pro-shop, but course was fun. Good wide open layout. Always hitting to a raised green and lots of green side bunkers throughout. Fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Palm Course

Great experience. Staff were very courteous and helpful. Course was in great shape and very challenging. Beverage cart came by several times during the round. Certainly well worth the green fee. Going back to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad review

Should have warned me of punched greens. I payed full price for unplayable greens, very bad experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Punched greens and bad fairways

I understand that golf courses need to aerate the greens. I also feel they have an obligation to let the golfer know the conditions are bad, especially since that have another course that was pristine. Had I only known about this, I could have moved to the other course and enjoyed myself. The starter did allow me to play the other course for no cost but it was 110 outside and the heat takes its toll on you. Why even use the punched course during the low season at all????

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

work in progress

We choose to play the Valley course despite the aeration of the greens and fairways because we valued pace of play over perfect fairways and greens. We were aware that they had punched both but it was hot and we wanted a round in less than 3 hours. The greens were ok given their condition. Overall this is a great challenging course when it is in top shape - we knew that was not going to be the case today but achieved our goal of a quick round.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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