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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Rancho Mirage Golf Package
Dates: October 13, 2014 - December 31, 2014
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, near Palm Springs, offers picturesque mountain views and a secluded location for your golf vacation. Lounge at one of three pools or enjoy a gourmet meal. Featuring two championship Troon golf courses, the resort has been listed as one of Golf Digest's Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America.
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Courses

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Greg Norman Course at PGA West
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La Quinta $79
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $32
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $35
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $50
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $89
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $65 - $99
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $115 - $189
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $19
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $29
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $235
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $26
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49 - $60
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $26
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $26
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $20
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $119 - $229
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $85
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $62
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $39
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $29
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $39
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $147
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $85
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage N/A
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $41
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $25 - $115
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $45
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $25
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $89
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $20 - $79
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $25 - $99
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $48
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
The Champ at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $35 - $99
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $135
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
The East Course at Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $125 - $200
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
The Bantam at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $30
Caliente Springs Golf Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
The Madison Club La Quinta N/A
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Desert Island Golf & Country Club Rancho Mirage $85
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
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