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“Fool Me Once?” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Quinta-Dunes Course

La Quinta-Dunes Course
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Owner description: A picturesque 18-hole golf course with mountain views.
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fool Me Once?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

My husband and I played the course on a Wednesday morning. The pace was good and the staff were great. The greens were very challenging with almost every one of them sloping away. It's a pretty course as are many in the California desert. Our green fee was $85.00 each which included the cart and the practice range. On Thursday, we wanted to use the range and it was $30 for the two of us. I asked the staff at the pro shop about twilight rates and they told me it was $45.00 after 1:00 and to call if we wanted to book a tee time for Friday. So the next day, I called for a tee time and was quoted $79 for a 1:21 start. When I pointed out the discrepancy, they said that I was looking at a internet rate but they would give me a "deal" for $49.00. I said I would get back to them. Well, my husband's shoulder was acting up so he was just going to ride along and not play. I called back to book the 1:21 and they said they were going to charge $35.00 for the non-player. I booked it but then found other courses that charged much less for non-players. Within five minutes, I called to cancel and they wanted to charge my credit card for a same day cancellation but said they would let it go because I cancelled so quickly . I understand they need to make a buck but the huge differences in the price quotes were very suspicious and really bordered on gouging. If I hadn't inquired the previous day about green fees and had just arrived in the desert, I would have been charged $79.00. I don't want to bargain for my golf. For that reason, I won't be golfing La Quinta again.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Maureen O
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49 reviews from our community

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Beaumont, California
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Challenging layout, but was in rough condition”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

The course has a very challenging layout and was fun to play. However, the course was almost entirely dormant and I'm not a fan of the brown look. Not a bad course if you find a cheap rate though.

Visited December 2013
Thank andrew s
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Palm Desert
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7 reviews
“Just another golf course”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Nice golf course, but greens were extremely hard and slow to putt on. Too expensive for this type of course. Slow play also made it hard to enjoy

Visited February 2013
Thank Gary G
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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Shape!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

The course was in great shape. It was a little hot, but hard to do anything about that in July. There was a Junior tournament happening on the Mountain Course and the staff was great to guide me onto the Dunes course to make for an easier day. Susan W. was awesome.

Visited July 2013
Thank 95BigD
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Elk Grove, California
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330 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A Must Play”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Loved this course. Enjoyed it so much that when I finished I played the front nine of the Mountain course. They didn't charge me for the extra holes. It was already over a hundred degrees. The only downside of the Dunes course is that there is no turn to stop for a beer or food.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Eric Y
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