Destination Guide

Destination: Palm Springs

Desert hotbed Palm Springs anchors the Coachella Valley, a region home to a collection of cities with a wealth of golf communities. The valley is a favorite spot for seasonal residents and retirees, especially those after sunny winters on golf courses in prime, lush and green condition.

Located about 110 miles west of Los Angeles, the region has been heavily influenced by such celebrities such as Bob Hope, who brought the Bob Hope Classic Pro-Am to the valley in 1960. Star power like Bing Crosby, Desi Arnez and President Dwight D. Eisenhower have all competed in the legendary event.

The desert valley extends 45 miles between the San Bernadino and Santa Rosa mountains, south towards the saltwater Salton Sea, California's largest lake. A collection of communities make up what is often grouped together as "Palm Springs" including La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage - all of which golf plays a major role in the way the each was planned.

Between January and April, few spots on earth are better for desert golf, with more than 100 golf courses ranging from exclusive private clubs to resort courses and over-achieving municipal plays. Locals enjoy steep discounts in their respective municipalities, while vacationers from northern climates can enjoy the same rye and bent grass they play back home, only with palm trees and spectacular mountain backdrops.

In the winter months, afternoon highs still peak out around 70 degrees, making for ideal hiking and biking weather in the mountains when off the golf course. In the summer, highs can reach the 120s, and most snowbirds head back north and the valley's population shrinks significantly. The heat can be intense, but locals find relief in at a shady pool or day spa.

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Courses

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Course City Rates from
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $60 - $150
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $23
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59 - $87
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $49 - $185
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22.5
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39 - $160
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $65 - $99
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $59 - $99
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $14
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65 - $98
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19 - $78
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $9.99
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $95 - $115
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $60 - $185
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $109
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $22
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25 - $99
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $15 - $39
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $22
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $21
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $22
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $69
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $19
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
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