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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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Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $38.25
Woodhaven Country Club
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Palm Desert $49
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
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Palm Springs $50
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $38.25
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $35
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $38.25
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $89
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $59
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $45
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $29
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $89
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $99
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $39
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $25
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39
The Champ at Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $40
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $25
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $37
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $20
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $44
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $29.5
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $69
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $62
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $89
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $48
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $99
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $55
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $50
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $29
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $45
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $43
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $29
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $14
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $45
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $41
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $89
Caliente Springs Golf Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
The East Course at Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $125 - $200
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort Palm Desert $35 - $185
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
The Madison Club La Quinta N/A
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Desert Island Golf & Country Club Rancho Mirage $85
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $135
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
The Bantam at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $30
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
SilverRock Resort La Quinta $40 - $165
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
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