Mission Hills - Gary Player CourseGary Player Course at Mission Hills

Gary Player Course at Mission Hills
70705 Ramon Road
Rancho Mirage, California 92270
Riverside County

Phone(s): (760) 770-2908
Fax: (760) 321-5927
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It's not easy to outdo and overshadow Pete Dye. But many golf observers feel that Gary Player's done just that with this design at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage.

Player fit his course into the natural surroundings, taking advantage of the desert. When possible he worked the greens and tees into land that was already there. Player also uses waterscapes, waterfalls and the peaks of the San Jacinto Mountains to dramatic effect. The fairways are wide. Blind shots and doglegs are virtually nonexistent.

In other words, Player almost went Dye opposite. And it works. This course isn't tricky in its challenges. Intricate rock formations are featured, they are more for effect than to bring water into play. Player's challenge comes in course length and the brisk winds that can send shots every which way.

"You really get the feeling of being in the country on this course," former TravelGolf.com writer David Holland said. "If you are first off the tee you will be chasing off the countless jackrabbits who are playing in the early-morning dew."

This country does have houses and the hotel in view, typical of many resort courses.

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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Gary Player
  • Public/Private: Resort/Public
  • Year opened: 1992
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
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  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Collared golf shirts and proper length bermuda shorts or pants required. Prohibited are denim or blue jeans, halter-tops, bathing suits, sweat pants and t-shirts
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Silver 72 6044 117 68.8
Gold 72 6643 126 71.5
Silver (W) 72 6044 136 75
Black 72 7062 131 73.6
Jade (W) 72 4907 122 68.7
Combo 72 5525 130 72.2

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