18 Holes, Cart and Range Balls at Desert Springs Resort’s Newly Renovated Valley Course

Today's Deal: 18 Holes, Cart and Range Balls at Desert Springs Resort’s Newly Renovated Valley Course

JW Marriott Desert Springs
Value $140
You Save 44%
Savings $61
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  • The Palm is the slightly more difficult track, with wide but humpy fairways skirting flamingo-filled hazards through its 6,761 yard routing.
  • The Valley Course is a shade shorter at 6,627 tipped-out yards, and its saddle-style fairways kindly nudge stray tee shots into friendly territory.


JW Marriott Desert Springs

I don’t plan to shuffle off this mortal coil any time soon, but when that day comes—and they tell me it’s inevitable—I’ll be thrilled if one of my progeny decides to pick up the old man’s mantle. I’m sure the late golf course architect Ted Robinson beams down with delight at the work of his son, Ted Jr., himself a first-rate designer. And Ted Sr. must be doubly proud of the kid’s loving renovation of the Valley Course at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort, one of papa’s many fine creations.

Be among the first to play the reborn Valley Course while paying far less than most for the privilege—just $79. The price includes 18 holes, cart with GPS and range balls (once the range reopens November 23), saving you up to 44% off retail rates. Tee it up any time or day you please through December 31, 2012.

Built in 1987, the Valley Course was beginning to show its age. So Desert Springs poured $1.5 million into all-new greens, tees and bunkers, hiring Robinson Jr. to manage the remodeling. Good call. The course reopened in late October to rave reviews, with praise heaped upon its TifEagle greens—they’re as smooth as freshly Zambonied ice. Robinson applied more than a fresh coat of paint, too. He reshaped the greenside bunkers and the surrounding areas to present more options—and challenges—in the short game, while shifting fairway hazards inward to squeeze landing spots.

Two things Robinson the younger left as-is: the Valley Course’s sumptuous mountain views and tranquil, soothing water features. The latter were his dad’s specialty, and it’s nice that Ted Jr. preserved them as a shimmering homage to pops. I just hope my offspring show me the same respect.

Fine Print

Valid November 6, 2012 through December 31, 2012 on the Valley Course ONLY. Valid any day, any time based on availability. Limit 4 per person, may purchase 4 additional as gifts. Deal includes tax.

Location JW Marriott Desert Springs

JW Marriott Desert Springs
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