Golf Course Review Desert Falls Country Club Palm Desert California
Reviewed by: Nickesquire, Rancho Mirage, CA
Rode the Blues (6687/72.2/127) in 4.5H in clear, breezy conditions in the low 80’s. Matched up with 3 nice Canadians who were good guys to play with. Their comments and disdain for the foursome in front of us that we waited on almost every hole cracked me up and kept things interesting.
Desert Falls contains holes set in rolling hills that you rarely encounter in the Palm Springs basin. Really like the Ron Fream links style design that is very atypical for the general area. Decent amount of water, high native grass and OB to keep you focused, but this is not an overly tight driving course.
Tees mostly lush and well maintained.
Fairways were nice to play from, mostly lush.
Primary rough was mowed down but still thick and it’s difficult to get good club on the ball. Native rough needs to be avoided at all costs because even if you find your ball you probably cannot play it.
Sand traps around the greens had good quality sand that was well maintained. Fairway traps okay, more compacted.
Greens were firm but held shots okay with some run-out and putted medium fast speed with few ball marks.
Their over-seeding appears to be about 50/50 rye and Poa over the whole course. It grows quickly and has good coverage throughout. The customer service was excellent from all encountered. Better than average all grass practice facility with complementary range balls. No drink cart, but they had a limited menu at their snack shop at the turn. Basic carts do not have GPS. Recommended, very fun layout to play.