Golf Course Review Classic Club Palm Desert, California
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Golf Course Review Classic Club in Palm Desert, California.
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Will be overseeding 10/10 – 11/12, reopening 11/13 and likely cart path only for 3-4 weeks.
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Reviewed by: roarksown1, Playa del Rey
One of the best treats in the desert, Classic Club once again delivered in every respect this past Saturday. Got an online deal for $79 per player which included a $15 food/drink voucher, so really $64 which is absolute steal for this, one of the best maintained and most fun tracks in the entire area.
From the bag drop to the ice cold water every 3-4 holes as you make your way around the gorgeous property, no detail is spared. It’s private country club quality at high end Muni prices (during the low season at least). They know what they’re doing – plain and simple.
I had played here once before and it was an awesome experience but my golf game was so poor that it hurt the overall memory. That needed to change, and did with a picturesque track and a far improved golf game to tackle the numerous challenges this course presents, especially in the form of water features, subtle elevations and tricky angles towards greens that are well protected by bunkers and slopes.
Conditions? Excellent all around. Fairways green and lush, as was the thick, yet playable rough around the edges. The sand was in very good shape except there were a few on the front 9 that had standing water in them early in the day, so that was a bummer. But by late afternoon they were fine again. Tee boxes? Immaculate. Great variety, too. And the greens were somewhat erratic in terms of speed, but very well maintained and held shots very well while running pure and true off the flat stick. Can’t explain why the speeds varied a bit, but still managed to putt well.
And the best part was coming into the beast 18th hole and taming it with a perfect drive down the middle, a lucky hybrid that just squeaked out of the fairway bunker to sit up perfectly poised for a wedge, then hitting that wedge to within 8 ft and making birdie. Epic!
Layout at Classic Club is phenomenal and it simply feels different to every other club in the desert you’ll play – it’s like being in the mountains, not in the desert. Go play there and you’ll know what I mean. And it will become a great memory without a doubt.