JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort (Palm course)

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort (Palm course) Est. 1987

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W Marriott Desert Springs Resort: The luxurious Desert Springs Resort is home to two very contrasting resort-style courses. Arguably the better of the two, the slightly longer Palm course is played in two nine-hole loops on either side of the large and impressive JW Marriott Resort hotel. Between the golf course and the hotel, a ring of small lakes and ponds ensure that at least half the holes have water in play - the start of the front-nine and closing stretch of the back-nine being particularly prone to the splash of ball-in-water.

This is a stylish resort course, very well presented, with plenty of flowers, palm trees and water features adorning the layout, and covering over the evidence of Palm Desert's arid and rugged origins. When you are not looking at one aspect of the hotel or another, or playing alongside some of the resort condominiums, you will probably be enjoying wonderful views onto the surrounding mountain ranges.

The need for accuracy versus length on this course will soon become apparent after a few holes. By the time you make your way to the 17th, you might just be ready for one of the most sensational holes in the entire Coachella Valley. This breathtakingly beautiful par-3, requiring a carry from tee-to-island-green, presents a riotous fusion of flowers, palms and waterfalls. Don't be surprised if pink flamingos are also on hand to add further splashes of colour, contrasting with the azure blue waters surrounding the green.

At this Stay & Play facility, you can rise from your bed in the morning and head straight for the first tee.

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JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive,
Palm Desert, California 92260
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Office   +1 (760) 341 2211
Pro Shop   +1 (760) 341 1756

  +1 (760) 341 1872

Email   desertspringsPVP@marriott.com
Website   www.desertspringsresort.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Resort hotel and condominiums.
Designer: Ted Robinson
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6761 6143 5492
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.1 69.2 71.9
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Valley course (6627 yards from back-tees)
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How2Get There?

8 miles SE of Palm Springs
From I-10 between Thousand Palms and Indio, take the Cook Street exit and follow Cook Street south. After 2 miles turn right onto Country Club Drive. After o.3 miles, at traffic lights, turn left into Desert Springs Drive.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Jan thru' April): Mon-Thurs $155; Fri-Sun $165. Cart fee included. Reduced resort guest and twilight rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Golf carts compulsory

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Not only does Desert Springs have its two 18-hole championship courses, but it is also home to an 18-hole championship putting course, known as The Greens. This par-54, 475-yard layout, comprises all aspects of a full length course, with sand bunkers, water hazards, strategically placed trees and rolling "fairways", all played with just one club - the putter. This "golf in miniature" layout, can be enjoyed by individuals, families or group events. >> Golf carts at desert Springs are equiped with the latest GPS systems.

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Latitude: (33.755700)
Longitude: (-116.361458)
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JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa AAA 4-Diamonds
74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, California 92260
+1 (760) 341 2211

The stunning and very large JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort offers a lush exotic oasis in the sun-drenched environs of Palm Desert. The Resort has two 18-hole golf courses, and also offers discounted Stay & Play packages for play on other neighbouring courses. Spa facilities, 4 signature restaurants, a high-energy nightclub, sparkling pools, shopping and much more all feature at the Desert Springs Resort.

Golf at this hotel Desert Springs (Palm and Valley courses)
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Golf within 5 miles Desert Willow; Shadow Ridge; Mission Hills; Desert Falls; Classic Club; Indian Wells Resort; Indian Wells CC.
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Golf within 20 miles Desert Dunes; Cimarron; Tahquitz Creek; SilverRock; PGA West; Heritage Palms; Terra Lago; Eagle Falls; Bighorn; La Quinta Resort; Trilogy at La Quinta; Quarry at La Quinta.
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