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JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

74-855 Country Club Drive · Palm Desert, California 92260 USA

Desert Springs Golf Club

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Groups & Events

Golf has a way of bringing people together – and at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, you're destined to share a memorable experience. Whether you're planning a fund-raising tournament for 300 players or a buddy trip for 12, the resort's two outstanding Ted Robinson Sr.-designed championship courses are suited for golfers of all skill levels and the ideal choice for your next group golf outing.

Group Services

The best part is you're not alone at the JW Marriott Desert Springs. Experienced on-site professionals are dedicated to helping plan every aspect of your event and here to guide you each step of the way. All you – and your guests – have to do is show up, relax and enjoy the day.


All-Inclusive Events

Everything is on site at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, which makes planning your event a breeze. From the food and golf to the post-event festivities and overnight accommodations, there's never a need to venture off property.


But we know it takes more than a great facility to guarantee a great outing.


The pre-event planning staff takes tremendous care in assisting you with your event – from corporate outings and charity events to competitive tournaments and small groups out for a little fun and relaxation. Each person on the event team is focused on service and meeting the needs of you and your guests.


We'll also assist with:

  • Event promotion ideas
  • Determining the type of tournament format best suited to your group
  • Pairings, signs and rules sheets
  • Grouping displays and scoreboards
  • Customized merchandise


Beautiful Setting

The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is renowned as one of the most stunning properties in the Coachella Valley. Here you'll find an abundance of waterscapes and picturesque views of the Santa Rosa Mountains. The upscale resort is fun, yet delivers a professional approach at every event.


Your guests will have full access to:

  • All practice facilities
  • Golf carts with state-of-the-art GPS systems
  • Locker rooms
  • Overnight bag storage
  • TaylorMade club rentals
  • Shoe rentals


In addition, you can expect top-notch amenities that include on-course food and beverage service, as well as personalized post-round banquet and catering service.


No Detail is too Small

Our team of professionals handle all the details both prior to the big day as well as on the day of the event. Before you step on the course, the staff will:

  • Greet your guests and deliver their golf clubs to the staging area
  • Direct players to the carts
  • Stage the event
  • Shuttle players to and from the range
  • Relay the rules and announcements


After play has been completed, we'll:

  • Collect scorecards
  • Handle the scoring
  • Organize the scoreboard or results sheet


Then, it's off to cocktails and appetizers or a reception to celebrate a great day on the golf course.


Following the event, we'll also assist with:

  • Billing coordination
  • Golfer transportation
  • Golf bag handling and transfer


For more information, contact our tournament coordinator at (760) 341-1707.

Golf Tournaments

Congratulations, you've decided you're going to have a golf tournament, group outing or charity event.


Now what?


Before you start planning, consider the following advice from the experts at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. You'll soon be on your way to hosting a successful event.


1) Develop your objectives and determine your budget

Knowing what you want to accomplish with your event will help in achieving your goals. Are you raising money for charity? Is this a team-building excursion? Or, are you hosting an annual group outing?


Also, knowing what kind of budget you have to work with is crucial in the planning stages. Start with the number of players you anticipate taking part in your event and how much you plan on charging or spending on each player. This will help provide a financial map for the road ahead.


2) Book the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

And do it early. Tee times fill up quickly year round, so be sure to plan ahead when it comes to setting the date for your event.


Weather plays a factor in the Coachella Valley, so you'll want to ensure the perfect tee time for that particular time of year. Also, if your budget is a factor, shoulder and low seasons are optimal choices – so plan accordingly.


3) For larger groups, consider utilizing both courses

With two 18-hole championship Ted Robinson Sr.-designed golf courses – the Palm and the Valley – you won't be limited to a smaller group. When you reserve both golf courses, you can host large groups up to 300 players. This is a great way for charity tournaments to accommodate their guests while maximizing their net proceeds for the beneficiary.


4) Don't forget the non-golfers

At JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, your event is not limited to just the golf course.


For guests who are beginning golfers not yet ready to venture out onto the course, think about clinics and lessons. For non-golfers, consider a reception with appetizers at Fisherman's Landing located adjacent to the golf course or Rockwood Grill inside the hotel. Or, arrange for or a spa day at the resort. Make sure everyone participating in your event – golfers and non-golfers alike – is having fun.


5) Relax and enjoy

The experts at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa host more than a 125 tournaments and special events a year and can provide invaluable assistance. Will any of your players require rental clubs? What are the skill levels of your players? What type of event is best suited to your group — a scramble format, best-ball tournament, or stroke-play competition? Our team of professionals knows what to ask and how to help you plan your day.


If you want to put on a successful event, get started with a knowledgeable team of professionals.


For more information, contact our tournament coordinator at (760) 341-1707.

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