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

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65 - $98
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $10
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $79
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $27
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $40
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $23
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $170 - $235
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22.5
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $79
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $27
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $11
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $22
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $49
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $109
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
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