CLASSIC CLUB (760-601-3600)
Palm Springs Golf Course Review
EXPERIENCE WORLD CLASS GOLF
As host site to the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, this wonderfully maintained 18-hole championship Arnold Palmer design has provided immeasurable service to the PGA Tour players, novices, visitors, and the entire Palm Springs golf community. Voted #7 in California "Americas Best Courses" state by state by GolfWeek 2008, the rolling terrain features several elevated tees along a design sprinkled with pine, olive and pepperwood trees, plus flowering shrubs and pine straw ground cover. The surrounding mountain vistas of the Coachella Valley combine to make this an incredibly beautiful Troon Golf Experience that all levels of players can enjoy.
The 63,000 square foot Tuscan style clubhouse is a shining jewel, offering a level of comfort and service not often found on the golf circuit. Designed to cater to the needs of players on the PGA Tour - The Classic clubhouse offers the golfing public upscale amenities and service. Facilities include a wonderfully stocked pro shop, beautiful fine and casual dining experiences with outdoor terrace that affords spectacular course and mountain views, well appointed locker rooms with showers for men and women, a comfortable lounge, plus banquet and meeting rooms that can serve from 10 to 400 guests. Fine dining is available at Bellatrix. Breakfast and lunch are also available at the Classic Grill 7 days a week. Practice facilities are comprehensive and include a double-ended targeted grass range (complimentary for green fee paying guests), short game area with sand bunker, and putting greens.
Classic Club is a true test of golf - challenging yet playable and enjoyable for all levels of players from the five sets of tees. The championship tees measure 7322 yards with a 144 slope and course rating of 75.8. The blues play to 6947 yards with a 137 slope and 73.7 course rating. The average golfer will need to be on his game from the white tees, which measure 6467 yards with a 133 slope. Ladies can choose from the gold tees which play to 5872 yards/134 slope or the purples, which measure 5421 yards/132 slope. Recent renovations inlcude the softening of some of the sand bunker features and widening of landing zones both along the fairways and greenside - creating a more player friendly experience for the average golfer. GPS systems are located on brand new Club Car Precedent Carts (yardage indicators) and caddies are offered during peak season.
The landscaping throughout is superlative, and the water features add to the surrounding natural beauty. Water hazards come into play on 11 holes and 68 sand bunkers/sand waste areas are situated along the landing zones off the tee or greenside. Pampas, pines and waterfalls with cascading streams enhance the visual effect of this exquisitely manicured golf course.
There are numerous risk/reward opportunities around sand or water, with doglegs bending in either direction. The terrain is quite undulating with several elevated tees and generous, rolling fairways. Sand bunkers and ponds often squeeze the landing zones, challenging the shot making abilities of all levels of golfers. The green complexes are varied - some raised with daunting swales and depressions that make getting up and down a task, and most are well bunkered. The putting surfaces also vary - some medium sized and fairly level, while others are sprawling, tiered, ridged or very undulating.
A constant is the outstanding conditioning from tee to green. The fairways are immaculate, the bunkering is expertly sculpted, and the greens run quick and true. Meticulous work has gone into to making this a memorable golf experience. As the slope ratings indicate, players of all abilities will be challenged to score their handicap here. This is a MUST PLAY for visitors to the Palm Springs area! Special note from twoguyswhogolf - This property and golf course are a shining vision of Palm Springs Golf - a perfect example of what the area has to offer. The Classic Club is one of the reasons (along with the gorgeous weather, extraordinary desert mountain landscape, lush vegetation, great dining and recreational experiences, wonderful spas, etc) that we consider Palm Springs to be our favorite golf destination in the country!
Enjoy a round where the Pros Play! Some awards - Voted as "One of the Top Five Public Courses in America in 2006" by Golf Digest; "Top Ten New Course" by GolfWeek; "Best Places to Play" by Golf Travel Annual; "Top Ten Best Desert Courses" by Desert Golf; "Best Places to Play" by Zagat Survey. For more information, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.