Silverrock Resort Golf Course Review
La Quinta, CA
74.2 rating; 135 slope
Review by GolfTop18
Rating: 4 out of 5
Year Last Reviewed: 2012
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Silverrock Resort Overview: This golf course is built around the La Quinta canal and skirts close to the mountains at points on both sides. Typical desert resort golf, the course is in good shape and features waste bunker areas and lots of water. It played host to the pros for a few years as well, and it is difficult enough for a desert course to be a challenge for even them. Some of the best golf holes are reviewed below:
Silverrock Resort Hole 2: The first par five is all about the third shot, which must bit hit well enough to avoid the lake short and the sand traps left and long. The sunken right front green quadrant can make putting tough.
Silverrock Resort Hole 4: This medium length par four gives the first great angle towards the nearby mountains. The tee shot is strategic and can't go too long left or too short right, where desert lurks.
Silverrock Resort Hole 5: Mentioned more for its quirkiness than anything else, this short dog leg left part four is drivable for a long hitter. The tee shot must cut the dogleg and fly several tall trees to do so. There is waste bunker left to catch an errant shot and the green is very narrow from that angle. The green is right up against the mountain, which makes the hole feel very isolated and serene.
Silverrock Resort Hole 6: This very long par four features a very tight drive between waste area and a large bunker left, and a lake to the right that pinches in rather close near the landing area. The approach will be a long one and the green is angles between two bunkers, making any pin placement other than front-right difficult.
Silverrock Resort Hole 7: This long par five snakes its way between two lakes. The drive must stay left of the first lake. The second shot must then cross over some portion of the first or second lake (now on the player’s left) depending on the angle. The green is nestled between the lake and bunkers right, up against the mountains, which makes for a very visually appealing approach.
Silverrock Resort Hole 8: Not long or difficult, this hole is unique due to the "mini-mountain" that forms the right back of the green complex.
Silverrock Resort Hole 10: A great, short par four, this one runs between the canal and a large lake, upon which the green nestles. There is a also a huge bunker to the right of the green that will make for some nerve-wracking shots with any up and down shot from there heading towards the lake.
Silverrock Resort Hole 12: A very long par five, the drive is fairly simple, but the second shot must clear the canal and avoid the large bunker framing the tiny fairway on the far side. The green is then fairly accessible, although the canal is a stone’s throw away on the right side.
Silverrock Resort Hole 15: This brutal par four is framed by the canal on the left from tee to green. There is a bunker in the middle of the fairway that must be avoided off the tee. The second shot is scary due to the canal and bunkers left, but one can bail out a little to the right.
Silverrock Resort Hole 17: This long par three over water leaves very little room for error due to the stream that wraps around the right side of the green and the huge bunker to the left of the green.