Played Saturday, 6/27 with my old buddy Mendel, or Mr B as I affectionately call him. Tee'd off at 8:10 am. It was only 85ish when we tee'd off and 10... » More
Played Saturday, 6/27 with my old buddy Mendel, or Mr B as I affectionately call him. Tee'd off at 8:10 am. It was only 85ish when we tee'd off and 102 when we finished...hot day, but better that normal I think. It was the first time I'd played in Palm Springs this time of year, and I got what I expected.
Customer service was good upon arrival. Pro shop fully stocked with drinks and food to grab to go. Everything was done by covid protocols. The driving range is closed, but the putting green was open next to the clubhouse.
Overall, the course is in decent condition for the summertime. It's a very interesting layout, with lots of doglegs and elevation changes, and great views of the valley. It's a course that would take a few times around to know exactly what lines to take, but the gps on the carts provided enough information to make it manageable.
The tee boxes were great, no problem finding grass or a level lie. The fairways were mostly good. There are many bare spots and unmarked GUR, but this is what I expected so it was fine. There isn't much rough around the fairways. If you're offline, it's likely you're in a desert wasteland that's playable from. The rough around the greens was lush and very nice. The greens were hit and miss. Many different grasses made them a bit bumpy and slowish, but again, what I expected. We made some decent putts, so they're very playable. The traps were mostly good, with nice fluffy sand around the greens, and a bit more compacted in the fairway bunkers. No problems playing out of any of them.
Overall, it was a great day on a very challenging course. The layout had me perplexed for club selection most of the day. The island green is a lot of fun. We had an enjoyable round, and I've decided I definitely need to play this course when it's at peak condition. Currently, it's a great value on a nice track. I recommend.» Close