The luxurious JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is home to two very popular golf courses. Tee times at JW Marriott Desert Springs Valley Course and the JW Marriott Desert Springs Palm Course--a pair of Ted Robinson Sr. designs from the mid-1980s that have been updated by Ted Robinson, Jr.---are fully open to public golfers at all times. Throughout his career, the late, elder Robinson, who did several designs in the Palm Springs realm, earned a reputation for building fun, highly aesthetic, player-friendly golf courses that players of all skill levels can enjoy. That s certainly the case at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Palm Course, one of his signature creations. Locals and visitors alike favor it because it is the easier of the two courses and because of its array of postcard-worthy holes adorned with thick palm trees, colorful flowers, and picturesque water features. Robinson, who was known as the King of Waterscapes, populated more than half of the holes on the JW Marriott Desert Springs Palm Course with water hazards featuring clean border lines and decorative stonework. The water holes raise the excitement level throughout the round. While some of the ponds and lakes on the JW Marriott Desert Springs Palm Course sit away from the strategic line of play, others are right in your line of attack. The first case in point is the pretty par-3 3rd hole, which requires a carry over water to reach the putting surface. The final four holes of the round, all of which are water-bound, make for the most impressive stretch of golf on the JW Marriott Desert Springs Palm Course. The 17th is a par 3 with an island green and the spectacular finisher, with water all up the left, comes right back to the epicenter of the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. The pleasant aspect of Robinson s design, the tall palm trees, the brilliant blue sky against the backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains, and the water features set the tone for a memorable day of golf at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Palm Course.