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
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $17
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $10
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $28
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $8
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $18
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $8
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $8
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $30
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $21
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $8
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $25
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $25
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $8
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $25
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $35
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $36
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $8
The Sinatra Resort & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $88
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $8
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $8
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $25
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $8
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $15
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $8
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $8
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $21
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $8
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $8
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $18
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $40
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $8
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $11
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $12
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $8
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $58
Ivey Ranch Country Club Thousand Palms $13 - $29
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $8
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $18
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $8
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $15
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $27
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Hidden Sands RV Golf & Racquet Club Desert Hot Springs $19 - $33
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Short Course from The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta N/A
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
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