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I live less than 1/2 mile from Cimarron and have a summers player card which lets me play all summer for $15, which is a great deal.

Wanted to get a practice round in this morning as a solo and showed up at 7:30am. Katie checked me in quickly and sent me on my way.

Course wasn't busy as I expected because the weather forecast is 110F for today. Finished in under 2.5 hours...and the course was in EXCELLENT CONDITION.

The staff really do an excellent job keeping this course in shape during the hot summer months. The bunkers are so/so but everything else is fantastic.
5 Likes.
Played Oak Valley last week for the first time in a few years. This place has really kicked my behind in the past when my game wasn't very good. Warning...high handicappers should stay away.

Oak Valley is just a beautiful, rugged, and demanding golf course. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens are in great shape and the course is lined with mature trees and lots of trouble if you don't find the fairways. The first two holes are short par 4s that are relatively easy. The 3rd is a dramatic, downhill par 3 that plays two clubs less (if no wind), and the course just gets tougher, and tougher the rest of the way. The greens are large but most have multiple tiers, lots of undulation, and often have tricky pin placements. If you find yourself on the wrong tier, you will do well to two putt.

The layout is one of the best I've played. Water only comes into play on a few holes (par 3 11th, 16 and 17), but no two holes are alike and lots of variety with elevation changes, and mounded fairways. Some holes like #7 leave very little room for error from the tee or on approach shots.

All of the staff are great and there are active marshals that do their best to keep slow groups keeping pace of play. Our foursome finished in 4.5 hours. Would have been a faster round but the group ahead of us were high handicaps playing from the blues (7000yds). My only other gripe is that the sand traps were very firm.

I highly recommend Oak Valley. It is a great test of golf if you have a decent game.
11 Likes.
Played Desert Springs Marriott for the first time today at 7:30am as a single. Beautiful facility and excellent customer service. Check in was easy and I warmed up at the driving range before my round. Starter was very friendly and I was paired with 3 others.

From tee to green, the Valley is in excellent shape. Tee boxes were level and lush, fairways are almost perfect, and the new sand in the bunkers is top notch. My only complaint is that the greens are extremely firm and do not hold shots very well. They rolled true and are medium speed.

I like the layout of the Palm course better, but I also enjoyed the Valley. Water comes into play on some holes, a few doglegs, and most of the fairways have undulations. Not a lot of trouble off the tee, but you have to hit your spots or you can have awkward lies. You do have to think about your tee shots and driver is not always appropriate.

Lots of well placed bunkers...I seemed to find most of them on the first 6 holes.

The Valley has lots of nice views with backdrops of the nearby mountains, but it isn't as striking the Palm course. You do wind through some condos but they are set back enought that they don't come into play.

If you can find a good deal, I recommend this course. Not too difficult but you have to find the fairways and you have to either hit high approach shots or bump and run to stay on the greens.
10 Likes.
Played Cathedral Canyon as a single on Lincolns Birthday because I found a great rate online. I've played here many times in the past and it has always been on the lower end for courses in the Coachella Valley so my expectations were not very high.

The bad: greens are medium/slow and some are bumpy, fairways were thin in some spots, driving range is a bit chewed up, and you check in with the bartender (they closed the pro shop since the last time I was here)

The good: The terrible hardpan bunkers have been replaced with new sand and are in excellent condition. However, some of the bunkers on the back 9 are not finished and have been dug out and play as ground under repair. They have also trimmed some of the trees which used to cause me grief. The layout is decent and there is a lot of water on some of the holes which add challenge to the course. It was a beautiful day for golf and the pace of play was good. I was paired up with 3 other nice people and pace of play was just over 4 hours.

Cathedral Canyon is still on the lower tier of Palm Springs area tracks but management is starting to address some longstanding problems with this course. I'll be back again when I can get another bargain.
12 Likes.
Played Redhawk on Friday, January 4th for $35. Due to a lenghty frost delay, it was a shotgun start with our group starting on #12. Our last two holes (10,11) took over an hour to play because management was sending out other new groups on 10 which caused a huge delay. The other 2 some we were playing with gave up after 16 holes.

Redhawk is a challenging course. Plenty of narrow fairways, blind tee shots, elevation changes and doglegs can lead to trouble if you aren't accurate off the tee. The greens are in great shape, very fast, and the multiple tiers and undulations add to the difficulty (I 3 putted 3 times). Tee boxes were also in good shape.

As others have mentioned, the fairways are dormant which I don't like. The fairways are very thin and every shot played from a tight lie. Perhaps I'm just not used to these conditions, but the tight lies caused me some trouble on my approach shots. The rough is short but very patchy and most of the bunkers were in subpar shape (very hard/thin).

Loved the beautiful par 3's on this course but the dormant fairways and thin conditions will probably keep me from coming back until the summer.
14 Likes.
Played Indian Canyons Christmas Eve morning and was paired up with another single whose game is similar to mine.

I always enjoy playing here. The course is very well maintained from tee to green. Greens are medium/fast with very little damage and the course is lush with very short rough.

Indian Canyons South isn't a difficult course. Most of the tee shots have wide fairways but a couple of the par 3's are tough.

Customer service was great and we got around in a little over 3 hours starting at 7:30am. I highly recommend this course. Beautiful, well maintained course that doesn't beat you up.
1 Like.
I live in the Palm Springs area and drove out to Sobaba (1 hour drive) to play Soboba on Friday with a buddy. Soboba does everything right and this course has similar conditions as Coachella Valley resort courses at less than half the price.

Soboba has a very strong layout and challenging greens that are fast and in immaculate shape. Kudos to the groundkeeping crew and members who keep this course in such great shape.

This area received heavy rains on Thursday and it was still raining early Friday morning but the sun came out just as we tee'd off. I was amazed at how well the course drained...we encountered only one fairway that had standing water. I was also amazed at how fast and tricky the greens were after the rain.

You really can't ask for better conditions for $40. Tee boxes are level with little damage, bunkers are well maintained with quality sand, the carts have GPS, and Soboba has friendly staff and outstanding facilities.

I highly recommend Soboba...this is one of my favorite courses in the entire Inland Empire.

The Country Club Soboba Springs Review
San Jacinto California Golf Course Reviews
2 Likes.
Played on Saturday the 27th of October. Mesquite reseeded much earlier than most Palm Springs area courses which was probably not a good decision.

Greens are very thin in some areas but also very slow. I'm more upset with the condition of the bunkers. This course was closed for a month to overseed and prepare for the season and most of the bunkers are overgrown with weeds!

Fairways and teeboxes are thin but playable but will need a few more weeks to fill in.

No cart service on midday Saturday. Can't recommend this course.

Mesquite Golf Country Club Course Review
Palm Springs California Golf Course Reviews
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Cimarron is in very good shape compared to other Coachella Valley courses in late June. The greens were medium speed but in terrific shape, and the fairways were in good shape too.

Cimarron is an easy course with large landing areas so I would recommend to mid/higher caps. Hard packed bunkers were the only negative.

Kudos to maintenance staff who have kept Cimarron in great shape despite 110F temps!

Cimarron Golf Resort Course Review
Cathedral City California Golf Course Reviews
1 Like.
Played Desert Springs (Palm) on Friday, June 1st with 3 of my friends. Got a great only deal but the only catch was that we had a 12:15pm tee time. I live in the Coachella Valley and am used to the heat but 112F on June 1st is brutal, even if I am somewhat acclimated.

The facilities and customer service are outstanding at Desert Springs. From check in to the starter, cart girl, and the cart guys at the end of the round, everyone treated us like royalty. One of my friends suffered from heat exhaustion and couldn't play the last 3 holes. The course marshall asked how he was doing and brought him wet/cold towels, a fresh apple to eat and spent some time with him.

The course is very nice and the last two holes are simply amazing (par 3 over water fountains and a tough finishing par 4 with water on the left). The 18th hole is in front of the hotel and swimming pool area (lots to look at in the pool area :)

The tee boxes, greens, and bunkers were redone last year and they are in great shape.

With the exception of the brutal heat, we had a great time at Desert Springs and I am going to go back next weekend...I hope it doesn't break 110F next time.

Marriott Desert Springs Golf Course Review
Palm Springs California Golf Course Reviews
1 Like.
Played Mesquite on Friday morning and paired up with a 3 some (great guys) on the 4th hole. Course reseeded about a month ago and the greens, fairways and teeboxes are still filling in. The first few holes had very thin greens (proshop staff said that a broken water main during the overseed caused the problem).

This track isn't maintained as well as some of the more expensive courses in the Palm Springs area but it is in decent shape and fun to play (especially for the price). Par 3's are long, there are a few holes that have significant water hazards and there are a couple of long par 4's.

Proshop staff and starter were great but we didn't see a cart girl at all. This course is just a few miles from my house and I will play again when I can find a good deal.

Mesquite Golf Course Country Club Review
Palm Springs Golf Course Reviews
1 Like.
Played the Legends course with a friend on Friday morning. First the good: Customer service was excellent from check in, to starter, and cart girls who came by frequently during the round. The practice facilities are very nice and I really enjoyed the course layout. Also, the greens were rolling well but there was some divot damage.

Here is the bad: Sandtraps are not really sand but hard compacted dirt. Fairways were a bit thin but some sort of burrowing animals are really doing damage to the fairways, especially on the back nine. My buddy hit a shot in the middle of the fairway that just disappeared down a gopher hole! There were holes all over the place on this particular hole (I think 16).

This course is enjoyable but management needs to address the condition of the traps and fairways.
1 Like.
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