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

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Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tee problems

No information about the change in tees. There are no red tees; the whites have been moved forward to the former reds.We didn't know that until we finished. The markers at the tee still have red identified, We cannot turn in our scores to GAM.as required, because of the confusion.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Well maintained. Fast greens. Very scenic with plenty of sand and water.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

perfect conditions across the board; hardly anyone on the course the day i played; it's a beautiful place

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Browns....

Greens were all dead - didn’t overseed them this year - who does that?? Putting on dirt and rolled - dead - grass. Go play the Dye at The Westin - same price and live greens. No beverage cart out on a Holiday??

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Epic Course at the JW

We love the Palms course and all the water features. The property is beautiful.. They use a grass on the greens that dies in the cold so the greens are like cement and brown but playable. Also due to COVID they have reduced staff and no longer keep up the grass around the sand traps not a big deal but takes away from the lushness. All the fairways and the rest of the course are in perfect condition and green. The few staff on site are as always friendly and courteous.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course said we had no reservation

We were staying at the hotel as a guest. I decided to go down to the golf shop to see if we could get out earlier. They said they had no record of our reservation. They got us on the less popular course so we never had the opportunity to play the course

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging and Beautiful Course!

This course is a must play if you're coming to the desert! Beautiful course that will challenge every level of golfer! Greens are very fast .... :)

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First time playing the palms at JW Marriott today and it was perfect. Fairways and rough and around the greens were in superb condition. Greens were pretty fast but not crazy fast. Typical resort style golf course, very fun course to play. Couldnt be more happy with a 71 despite a group ahead of playing super slow. Would come back.

-Wish they watered the greens a little more. Besides that perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

JW doesn't disappoint

The course was immaculate! While the greens were transitioning with the colder weather, they were still receptive and played very fast!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Beginner
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

The Wheel

This is one of my favorite courses. It was especially challenging today in 20 to 30 mph winds but it was fun regardless. Fast greens

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Undulating course

This course wants you to hit down the middle. The fairways are very hilly so you have to plan your shots
The greens were great but again you have to study them because the are very hilly.
The last 9 has lots of water and not very forgiving

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tight course weaving through housing but in good shape overall.

Resort course a little tight . Difficult greens with many transitions. Course kept up well and staff very friendly. No bag drop service so if you don’t know where to check in down stairs your hauling you bag around up and down stairs

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Played both courses

We played the palm course first. Very hilly and the greens were very tough. Lots of up and down. The last nine has lots of water. We finished and then went and played the other course. We enjoyed it a lot more. The fairways were not so hilly and even though the greens were touch they were easier to read. The staff was fantastic. Can’t believe we played 36 holes but sure enjoyed every one of them.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course in good shape but narrow fairways

Course in good shape but odd the greens are all brown on purpose . Supper fast greens . Course is surrounded red by roads so noisy at times . Course a little cramped with limited space . Overall fair value at &79

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Loved it!

Course was in outstanding condition. No overseed on the greens so they are not the prettiest in the valley, but they were rolling about 12 on the stimp and putted great. I loved them!! Very friendly staff too! We will be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 48
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Did The superintendent die or something .

Over all the course plays ok.. The Greens are in terrible shape . They look dormant. It’s prime season in the desert. The greens should be in near tip top shape this time of year. Did the superintendent die or something ?

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