Desert Dunes Golf Course

Desert Hot Springs, California | 18 holes | Links | Par: 72 | 6876 yards

Taking maximum advantage of the rugged sand dunes and native vegetation, Robert Trent Jones Jr. masterfully adapted the design to the natural conditions. In the spirit of links design, Desert Dunes places a premium on shotmaking, but at the same time offers ample room for recovery play.Perfectly situated to provide some of the most stunning views of the valley and surrounding mountains, Desert Dunes is unquestionably one of the most distinctive golf experiences in the area and a favorite among both locals and visitors. And, with the introduction of the Desert Dunes Classic in November 2010, Desert Dunes is now an annual stop for the Canadian Professional Tour and an enjoyable test for some of the game’s most promising young players.Opened in 1989, Desert Dunes has received a variety of recognition and awards over the years, including being ranked as one of the Top 30 public golf facilities in the U.S. and rated a Four Star Place to Play by Golf Digest. In addition to a long term commitment to host the Canadian Tour, Desert Dunes has hosted the 1996 PGA Tour Q-School, a 1998 U.S. Open qualifier, and numerous other competitive events. Desert Dunes is an important part of the rich tradition and history of golf in the Coachella Valley, and with a recent ownership change and a renewed commitment to the facility, Desert Dunes is once again a must-play course in the Palms Springs area.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 6876 73.8 142
Silver 72 5359 70.7 116
Gold 72 6614 72.7 134
White 72 6205 70.2 124
White (W) 72 6205 75.9 126


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
  • Type: Public
  • Style: Links
  • Built in: 1989
  • Golf Season: Year round

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy:


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees
  • Pull carts:

19300 Palm Dr
Desert Hot Springs, California 92240
Riverside County
P: (760) 251-5370, (888) 423-637
F: (760) 251-5371