1. Alex326 Posted: 11/21/17 7:05p Member Since: Nov 20, 2015 From: Monterey, Ca
Indian Wells is always a go to resort for the wife and I. Celebrity is the prettier of the two but both courses are excellent. As others mentioned this is a resort course so the greens are very mana... Continue »
Indian Wells is always a go to resort for the wife and I. Celebrity is the prettier of the two but both courses are excellent. As others mentioned this is a resort course so the greens are very manageable. They roll true at a decent pace with some subtle breaks. Basically they are fairly flat but are soft and hold approach shots well.
Bunkers offer superb sand and yes the fairway bunkers with their rather steep faces offer the majority of challenge off the tee. Fairways are spacious otherwise. The course features water hazards on about 5-6 holes which I always enjoy as they add to the challange and beauty of the course.
Carts have GPS and will let you know how you're doing on pace of play which will always be around 4 1/2 hrs.
Customer service is great, however the quality of the food at the restaurant has gone down hill from previous visits.
Oh, the selection of clothes in the pros shop is Outstanding !!!
2. dangerousbri Posted: 04/28/17 12:17p Member Since: Nov 3, 2015 From: Pasadena
Got out here just before Coachella. I had an amazing time. The Gurus kept the round fun and the course was in Fantastic condition. The range was packed with a tournament on the other course. Other... Continue »
Got out here just before Coachella. I had an amazing time. The Gurus kept the round fun and the course was in Fantastic condition. The range was packed with a tournament on the other course. Otherwise service is great as always. Played in just under 4:30 with no waiting really. All the greens were great minus 1. They were rolling a little slow but true though.
This was the first time I played the Players course and enjoyed it. I much prefer it to the celebrity. Less holes with the huge drop-off like 9-10 and less holes next to the road, which gets into my head these days.
Hole # 18, 491 Yards, Par 4
The finishing hole is a powerful, long par four that incorporates many of the unique features that characterize the Players Course. The tee shot landing zone is relatively wide and is one of the few devoid of bunkers. The deep barranca along the right side of the fairway mainly comes into play on the second shot, especially from the right side of the fairway. The green is very wide but not very deep and is guarded by a series of bunkers to the left and behind the green. This delightful finishing hole will provide a final stern test to this wonderful new Players Course.
Hole # 17, 146 Yards, Par 3
The seventeenth is the shortest par three on the Players Course. However, the green is very small and is guarded in front and on the left by a lake. A bunker sits to the right to catch errant and weak shots along with a bunker behind the green for players that club-up to avoid the water hazard short. Though short, this hole demands a bold shot to reach the putting surface and an especially bold shot to get it close to the hole.