JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort (Valley course)

3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort (Valley course) Est. 1988

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JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort (Valley course): The luxurious Desert Springs Resort plays host to two contrasting resort-style courses. Whereas the Palm course is laid out around the impressive JW Marriott resort hotel, the fairly compact Valley course occupies the more secluded southern section of the resort.

With elevation changes throughout, you will be treated to wonderful views onto the San Jacinto mountain range from many parts of the course. Two shortish par-4's get things underway on this pleasantly undulating layout, where palms and many other tree varieties provide good definition to the fairways. Although a tad shorter than the Palm course at 6600 yards from the tips, the Valley course will test and probe your game, especially on several shorter but tighter holes, as well as around the water-protected loop from the par-4 5th to the good-length par-3 8th. Water also appears at the island green short par-4 16th and again in front of the very picturesque 18th green. The par-4 5th, gently dog-legging around a good-sized lake, is one of many excellent holes; Big Bear Mountain rising up in the background.

With plenty of pot bunkers defending the front and sides of the greens and a horseshoe of palms standing sentinel behind them, the putting surfaces vary from relatively flat, to others that reflect the more undulating character of this layout. The Valley course remains one of Palm Desert's little gems, well worth a visit, especially if some of the area's newer and bigger-trophy courses are burning you up!

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Making Contact

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 - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Residential setting.
Designer: Ted Robinson
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6627 6023 5262
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 71.5 68.7 70.2
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Palm course (6761 yards from the 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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