JW Marriott Desert Springs Golf Club Resort
Great course all around!
I have played both the Palms and Valley courses on several occasions. I live up in the high desert, and this is pretty much my "go to" golf course when I come down the hill to play. Summers are great to play because the course was basically empty on a Sunday morning. I play with my wife who's a beginner (but getting better every day!), and it's nice to not have anyone to our front or back during play. I always see the beverage cart during play several times. A swim in the hotel pool after a hot day of golf...heaven!
July 14, 2014
The course is in sad shape
I have played this course many times but when I called to make reservations I was told that the course was in great shape but they had aerated the greens two weeks ago but they were back in shape.
Quite the contrary the greens were terrible, lacking water and sand and they were not even close to being playable. We made 2 putt automatics. The fairways were overgrown and the maintenance staff was mowing down 8 inch fairway and footlong rough. The clippings and cuttings were left in piles to the point where you couldn't find your ball.
This was the worst experience I have ever had at this course and will probably never go back and never recommend to anyone else. The management should be ashamed at the conditions. Also there were no marshals on the course and we were backed up 3 on a tee because some group ahead was 4 holes behind. I know it is summer and play at a reduced rate burt nothing will bring me back to this course again. Terrible experience and no one cares.
July 9, 2014
course conditions are getting rough
First time on playing the Valley course, preferred the Palm last week, as it was more interesting. Played as a quick threesome, and we did skip a hole to play through a pretty slow foursome ahead. Very accomodating starter, able to shoot out early. The fairways are really pretty rough, need some water. Greens are NOT predictable, as they were just sanded. Had to rouse some help from inside to get our clubs picked up from the bag drop. Not a very interesting course. A few lovely holes, but not enough to make an effort to drive in the future from our place in La Quinta.
July 9, 2014
JW Marriott Desert Springs Palms Course
Good condition, esp. considering 100+ temps. Fun and pleasant layout.
July 5, 2014
Great layout, wide fairways with undulation.
Fairways and greens are in great shape despite the heat . Holes were creative and challenging, with enough water to test your accuracy with the irons. The scenery and picturesque holes can be distracting.
July 4, 2014
Course has great undulation of fairways
You have to think it thru and not power thru this course. We had a foursome and rate of play was 4 hours. Greens were good, fairways were in excellent shape. This course is such a joy to play.
July 2, 2014
Played this course with my FIL on Saturday 6/28. Teed off at 6:15 AM and finished in great pace of a little over 4 hours. Nice manicured fairways, a little bumpy greens from previous week's seeding but was in great shape. Used to be an avid golfer before having kids and this is only my second round of the year.
Course played pretty fast, wide and forgiving fairways. Pretty enjoyable course. Playing the Valley course next week!
July 2, 2014
Beautiful facility, greens punched!
This place is beautiful and has great views of the surrounding mountains, to bad they don't tell you on line or on the phone that the greens were recently punched and sanded, kinda of a drag to find out from the starter.
July 1, 2014