CIMARRON GOLF RESORT- BOULDER COURSE (760-770-6060)
Palm Springs Golf Course Review
Cimarron Golf Resort in Indian Wells is one of the newer golf facilities in the Palm Springs area, and features both a championship course (The Boulder Course) and short course layout (The Pebble Course), which are crafted into the native desert setting with some European-style characteristics. Creative mounds plus large jagged edged and several British-style sod wall bunkers - all filled with brilliant white crushed marble, adorn the fairways and green complexes
Four sets of tee boxes play to distances and slopes measuring 6782 yards/122 slope, 6328 yards/117 slope, 5777 yards/112 slope for men and 123 for women, and 5043 yards with a slope of 117. As these slopes indicate, this is a very playable layout, with good scores possible. The fairways present wide landing zones, though players landing in the deep, penal fairway traps will have a difficult time achieving par or better.
On property is a full service clubhouse with restaurant/lounge plus outing and special event capabilities that can accommodate up to 275 people. Full breakfast and lunch menus are offered in the dining room, with dinners also available during the prime season. There is a double-ended grass range, large practice green plus short game area with sand bunker. On course golfers will find 100, 150 and 200 yard blocks (250 on par fives) plus 150 yards stakes in the middle of fairways on all par fours and fives. Pin placement sheets are posted on all golf carts.
Water comes into play on one hole - the beautiful par three 17th, which is nearly an island green, and is pictured above. Sixty-eight sand bunkers are positioned along the fairways and greenside, and the landing zones are often bordered by sweeping desert washes and waste areas. The terrain is level however, which should enable golfers of all abilities to maneuver through a round at Cimarron. The large, mildly sloped greens reward good shots, as ridges and undulations are understated.
Cimarron is a good value course for the area, with prime rates including cart in 2005 topping out at under $100.The course is situated in a fairly wide open environment, which invites strong winds that can make a huge difference in club selection. The low running knock down shot will definitely come in handy here. For more info on Cimarron, visit our page for the course, with a direct link to their website by clicking here.