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Escena Golf Club

Address: 1100 Clubhouse View Drive, (entrance on Vista Chino), Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone Number: 760-778-2737
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Ranked #10 of 60 Activities in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
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Owner description: 18-hole, par 72 Nicklaus design, rated #6 public course in California by PGATOUR online. Wide fairways, great views, highly acclaimed cuisine, ultra-cool mid-century modern clubhouse. Open to the public for golf, breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

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Alamo, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
62 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My friend and I had a wonderful round of golf here -- from the great course conditions and friendly staff. The views are breathtaking, including the fountains and lake. It was a little windy (hence the windmills in the Palm Springs hills.) We will make this part of our golf circuit in the desert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Best views of Palm springs.....plan to take lots of pictures! Great place to go for lunch and some cocktails. The grounds are amazing!

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New Westminster, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have been golfing this premise since the course was re-opened some five years past. The management and staff are very courteous and welcome you back with a smile and most important of all, you are remembered from past golf dates. There is a membership card that is available and it does pay dividends. The course is excellent.

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Palm Springs, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very inconsistent food, and we have been there several times. We are not going back because everything we order either comes out wrong or is the incorrect order. Usually golf clubs as upscale as this have good food. They even have decent music on some nights. I can not recommend you eat here. Drinks and wine are fine.

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Astoria oregon
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887 reviews 887 reviews
194 attraction reviews
388 helpful votes 388 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Enjoyable lunch out on the terrace. One with us commented that when he worked through school at good restaurants they were taught to wait until all diners had completed their meal to pick up plates. Ones left enjoying their meal feel rushed uncomfortable as do those who have had their plates snatched from under their nose. At times the server... More

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1,233 reviews 1,233 reviews
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295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Escena has the best view in town. From there, it goes rapidly downhill. The service and food are terrible, management is not present and refuses to return phone calls. STAY AWAY!!!

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Watertown, CT
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great food, drinks topped by incredible views! It was only 109 degrees out so we ate inside but next time I'm going to brave the heat and eat on the patio. It was just so pretty! Service was excellent, too. Can't wait to go back.

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Indio, California, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Had I known the course had just been SCALPED (And were still scalping during our round?) I would have played somewhere else... That being said, I enjoyed the layout and look forward to returning in winter! PROS - Greens were still pretty good (especially for late summer). Tees were OK and not scalped. Lots of water and bunkered well! Staff... More

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Atmosphere & location are all, and the restaurant at Escena is the ideal desert location, with the most sweeping view of those majestic mountains. The brunch is fine, if you can get in (do NOT go on Mother's Day!), with decent food (and a lot of it), and usually indifferent-to-average service, especially when they're busy. A bit pricey, but worth... More

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East Kilbride
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Got a very good rate on Monday 8th September 2014 after a flash flood closed our intended course, PGA West. Course was let down by some patchy and bare fairways. Not up to the standard of other in the area. Bar closed at 15:00 meaning half of our party were unable to have a refreshment after their round. Poor service... More

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