If you’re looking for a good spot to park the RV, enjoy some resort type amenities including a nine hole golf course and you don’t want to have to pay those exorbitant luxury Palm Springs RV site prices, then the Sands RV & Golf Resort is a perfect place to stay. It’s conveniently located a few miles from I-10 freeway, about 8 miles from downtown Palm Springs, and a couple miles from the heart of Desert Hot Springs.
It’s a gated park and has a security guard at the entrance to the RV sites. Sands RV & Golf Resort is a mixture of RV sites and park models a large portion of which are filled with some full timers, snowbirds during the winter months, and weekend vacationers. All of the roads are paved and the sites are laid out in 8 different horseshoes. You shouldn’t have any trouble maneuvering into your site and a park host will be there to assist you and make sure you don’t take out the hedges or utility box.
The park is very active with lots of events and all of the guests and park staff we met were friendly and outgoing. Management, which was new in 2007, does a superb job of keeping the park very clean and well maintained. The restrooms and showers were spotless.
Sands RV & Golf Resort is a convenient place to stay if you want to explore the Palm Springs area, head up to hike in Joshua Trees National Park, take a desert tour, or play some of the best golf courses in the United States.
Sands RV & Golf Resort has 521 sites for RVs and Park models. All of the sites are back- or pull-in full hook-up (30 and 50 amp) sites with a cable hookup and concrete pad for an extra car. Most of the hooks-ups are at the back end of the sites and a few have them closer to the front of the site if you want to pull in rather than back in. The sites range from level to sloping which will require jacks and possibly blocks to get level. All of the sites are lined with hedges on two sides which give you some privacy and the site pads are crushed gravel.
The majority of the sites are 40’ long and 30’ wide – ample room for four slides and a tow vehicle. Most, if not all of the sites, will have a restricted view to full view of at least one the mountain ranges – we awoke one morning, glanced out the window, and had an unbelievable view of the San Jacintos which were snow capped and awe inspiring!
The sites are side by side and laid out in 8 horseshoes with sites in the middle and along the edge of the horse. All of the roads are paved and wide enough for bigger rigs to maneuver. Throughout the park you’ll find tall stately palms swaying in the breeze and a variety of desert shrubs and landscaping, some of which is very colorful.
The premium sites are 40' to 45' - a little longer than the standard sites. They also back up to an open area giving you the feeling that the site is more spacious.
If you don't have an RV or your RV isn't large enough to handle all your friends and relatives who want to stay with you, then the Sands has 4 park models for rent. The park models will sleep 2 and have full kitchen, TV, living area, bathroom and shower, dining table, front or back patio with great views, and they are fully furnished with linens, pots and pans, and everything you need for a fun weekend.
One of the other reasons to stay at Sands RV & Golf Resort is to enjoy all of the outstanding amenities that the Park has to offer. For example,
If you’re a golfer, then you’ll enjoy the nine hole 2127 yard par 32 course. It’s a great walking course and with a chip shot or three wood from your site or you can rent a cart to zip around the course. The course has four par threes ranging from 120 to 168 yards and five par fours that are 280 to 363 yards. The fairways and greens are in good shape and very small. To learn more about the golf course read our review of Sands RV Resort Golf Course.
We stayed at Sands RV & Golf Resort on a trip from Dallas to San Jose and we picked the park because we had heard some good things about it and we liked the fact that it had a golf course and was convenient to the freeway.
Our main objective on this stay, which was just a few days, was to play golf. The Palm Springs area is home to over 125 golf courses, some of which are some of the best in the United States. After a warm up nine on the Sand’s course it was off to play some of the big boys. First up was playing both courses at Indian Wells Golf Resort (wow, these courses are very impressive and a must play) and then a fun round on Indian Springs Golf Course. All that golf pretty much ate up all of our time and we hated to leave this beautiful area.
As mentioned earlier, the Palm Springs Area is home to excellent golf courses. During the winter they are a tad pricey and stay very busy. In the heat of the summer you can typically play the best courses for around $50. Look for some coupons. Here is a link to our review of Palm Springs Golf Courses that we have played.
On previous trips we have:
To get some more details on what we enjoyed, read our Palm Springs Vacation article. If you like hiking or off roading, then visit Anza-Borrego State Park which is about 90 minutes away. Read our article on a vacation in Borrego Springs to learn more. The Palms Springs Visitors Bureau’s website has some good info on what to see and do in the area – it’s impossible to get bored when you visit Palm Springs. Have fun.
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