Classic Club in Palm Desert: A former PGA Tour host provides a unique taste of desert golf
PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Just off Interstate-10, the Classic Club opened in 2006 with the intention to lure the Bob Hope Classic. It was designed by Arnold Palmer, but the PGA Tour ordered 13 holes altered a year later. The golf course was removed from the Bob Hope Classic rotation after the 2008 event in order to keep all the host courses in close proximity.
Classic Club features five sets of tees and plays to a maximum yardage of 7,322. It's set on 240 acres and features no housing developments on the golf course or in surrounding areas. Also unique, you'll find no palm trees here, as Palmer designed it to give the golf course a Northern or Midwestern feel.
Classic Club, owned by the Berger Foundation, is a charitable golf course and hosts many internship and junior programs, also offering Palm Desert residents a sharp discount on green fees. Facilities include a large practice area, a clubhouse with a restaurant and locker room facilities.
- Classic Club in Palm Desert: Former Bob Hope Classic stop still plenty worthy of traveling golfers
- Golf courses in Palm Springs