Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
La Quinta, California 92253
Phone(s): (800) 598-3828, (760) 564-4111
Fax: (760) 564-5768
There's not one, but two Pete Dye courses tied to the famed La Quinta Resort & Spa in La Quinta. The Mountain Course truly steals the show though. This is target golf under and sometimes right up against mountains.
The No. 1 handicap hole isn't some long, boring par 5, numbing even as it messes up your scorecard. Dye defies that convention and gives you a 400-yard, par 4 (No. 6) with two forced carries and water to right, the better to gobble up any wayward approach shots that somehow miss rocks.
"This is a course worth working into any Palm Springs area trip," TravelGolf.com West Coast Bureau Chief Chris Baldwin said. "It doesn't receive the acclaim and disdain of its close neighbor and fellow Dye TPC Stadium course, but it's actually a more consistently enjoyable play.
It wows you with its views and then forces you to make shots. Nothing's given in game. Those mountain vistas are earned with your shot-making sweat."
Golf course details
- Holes: 18
- Designed by: Pete Dye
- Public/Private: Semi-Private/Resort
- Year opened: 1981
- Golf Season: Year round
- Guest Policy: Open
- Tee times welcomed: Yes
- Fairways: Winter Rye Grass
- Greens: Tifdwarf Grass
- Pro in house: Yes
- Driving range: Yes
- Rental clubs: Yes
- Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees
Green fees price ranges
- Week days: $69 - $169
- Weekends: $69 - $169
- Tee times from $35 - Check prices
- Metal spikes allowed: No
- Dress code: Collared Shirt, Long Pants/Walking Shorts are accepted. No Denim, T-shirt, Tank Top, Athletic Shorts/Cargo Shorts.
- Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Length, slope and rating for each tee