Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort

Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, Palm Springs: Address, Phone Number, Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort Reviews: 3.5/5

Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
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A Palm Springs favorite, this 18-hole course is famous for its challenging greens that are rigorously sloped from back to front.
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BHartMich
Northville, MI714 contributions
Couples
We played both courses here during that past two weeks. The first time we played the Legends course with another couple, who do not play a lot. We all enjoyed the course very much. It's very playable with wide fairways and pretty straightaway holes. No gimmicks. That being said, the greens were challenging but fair. Course conditions were generally very good. The clubhouse and outside staff were very friendly.

Based on our initial experience we decided to play the Resort course the next week. It is definitely harder but still very playable. There are some water holes but other than a couple of hidden spots, we thought the course was pretty straightforward. The views around the course are wonderful.

The day we played there, the wind was blowing pretty good, so that made some of the longer holes really challenging. We had a great time overall both times and highly recommend Tahquitz Creek.

Pace of play was also excellent. The first time we played it took about 4 hours. The second round we finished in about 3:45. Very enjoyable.
Written March 26, 2021
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Joe S
2 contributions
Friends
We played resort and it’s a nice course and in good shape. Nice grass versus that wirie grass. Our tee time was 1:30 which we thought would be enough time to get done before 5:30ish dark. The problem is you have to wait until groups on the courses come in to get a cart. People take them out to parking lot even though there is a sign saying not to. We saw a group adding there scores up by the 18th green??? So we didn’t get on our cart until 2:15 so only got 16 holes in which we were lucky to do. We were going at a good pace until “The Resort” golfers got to hole 7 and 8 which both have water to clear. We were the 2nd group waiting to tee off on 7. Where the lucky part came in was a lot of people quit after 9 so we were able to play 10 to 16 in about 45 minutes until 5:45 and we were getting lucky to find the ball. Couldn’t see it’s trajectory anymore.
Written February 6, 2020
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MurrayDunc
Nanaimo, Canada1 contribution
Friends
Our annual golf trip to Palm Springs always includes several round at Tahquitz Creek. The Resort course was still quite heavily storm damaged. Surprisingly, the were still charging more for it over the Legend course. We play these courses because of the great value on our Canadian dollar. They are not top-notch courses compared to other expensive courses nearby. Having said that, any course is better than winter in Canada. The service is good in the clubhouse and bar, and the included breakfast and lunch is very good. I found the cart guys are always fishing for tips. Carts are supposedly not allowed in the parking lot, unless you give them a tip. Overall, good value, passable course.
Written March 8, 2020
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butterflyfitjen
San Diego, CA61 contributions
Couples
Don’t get me wrong we had a wonderful time. We were grouped with some lovely people and had a nice day on the course. Even though we had a late start ( frost delay, it happens), the starter made sure we knew about when we could go out. He was awesome!

The 3 is because when we checked into the pro shop the guy told us NOTHING. Not where the range was. Not where the starter was. Not that our round came with 2 drinks and either breakfast or lunch. We had to ask about the first 2, and the third we just missed out on.

I just thought a course that was so highly rated in Golf Digest would have the guys in the pro shop all over it. I get that they have a lot of locals who play here, but there are lots of first timers. Us and the couple we were paired with all were, on a Monday too!

All in all it’s a lovely course.

Written January 15, 2020
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threeshoppers
Winnipeg, Canada124 contributions
We teed off around 1:00 with another couple. They had played this course before and thank goodness because at sometimes we had to cross roads and play between houses. The greens were in great shape and very nice views all around. Some holes were quite challenging. We only got in 16 holes before the sun starting setting. But we enjoyed the game and would recommend to everyone. We had a coupon we found on line for a round of golf on the Legend course, cart, club rental and 2 drinks that was amazing. Check on line before going !
Written March 12, 2020
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AngieK_14
106 contributions
We came across this golf course as it was near where we were staying. What great luck! It has 2 18 hole courses, Legends & Resort - both are Very well kept. For $69 you get a buffet breakfast, lunch, 2 drinks and the game. How can you go wrong?
Written February 9, 2020
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tincup2be
Kansas City, MO 2 contributions
Taquitz Creek is a 36 hole facility with two distinctly different courses. The Legend course is a older desert course that is fairly flat with moderate greens but is a must play for under $60 during peak times. The Resort course is a stunning course compared to the sister course on the property. It has been totally redone by the Palmer Management Group and they have done a fabulous job. There are distinct par 3's which require carries over water, which include water falls. This course can be played for around $80 during peak season. If you have the time to play both courses in a single day play the Legends course first early in the morning. This will run you $44 before 8am. When you finish play the Resort course for the replay amount of $34. The replay is offered on a space available only so you may need to spend some time having lunch or practicing your putting on the putting clock. For a total of $78 you will have played two distinctly different courses for less than the cost of one of the big name courses. A must play for all golfers.
Written January 6, 2006
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Mike Litirus
1 contribution
Solo
If you ever decide to golf at tahquitz creek, be ready for some tasty, hunky men! Alex in the golf shop instantly makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside the moment you engage with him. His wittiness and humor make you wanting to come back for more. Then you have Ryan outside, YUM! His natural bravado combined with the sweat dripping off him on a hot summer day can make the strongest man buckle at the knees...golf course is very nice
Written July 13, 2019
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Jennifer L
12 contributions
Couples
Great golf course and enjoyed our round. Pro shop staff and the outside guys,with the exception of the starters and course marshalls, were very unfriendly. When I took the cart back the guy cleaned my clubs,barely spoke and when I tipped him $5 I got a grunt - which I assumed to be "thanks"!! Wish I'd had the nerve to ask for it back. My rating is based on customer service not the golf course.
Written November 10, 2018
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sccgrant
Alexandria, VA2 contributions
Played from the back tees on the Resort Course. Having played two of Palm Springs more high-profile courses earlier in the week, it felt initially a bit of an anti-climax when arriving. A somewhat dour clubhouse and driving range a tad bit poor. However, the condition of the course was excellent and the layout of the holes very enjoyable. Not the longest of courses and with generous fairways, you never felt like running up a big score on any hole but, we felt it was well worth it and the par-3's and 5's were great. Overall, a very worthwhile trip.
Written January 24, 2008
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