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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La Quinta Golf Package
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Put your golf skills to the test at The Western Home of Golf in America®. Rated the number one golf resort in North America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, La Quinta Resort & PGA WEST is home to five public courses designed by legends Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Greg Norman.
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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $25
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $50 - $115
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $29
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $47
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $45
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39 - $160
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $65 - $99
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $235
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $35
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $21
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $21
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $21
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49 - $60
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19 - $89
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25 - $99
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $20
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $21
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $170 - $235
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $60 - $150
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $15 - $39
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $19
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29.75
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage N/A
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $119 - $229
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage N/A
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $85
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49.5
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $35
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $170 - $235
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $8
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $109
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $39
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $36
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $25 - $115
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65-$98
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $135
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
The Madison Club La Quinta N/A
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
The East Course at Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $125 - $200
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
The Bantam at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $30
The Champ at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $35 - $99
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Desert Island Golf & Country Club Rancho Mirage $85
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
Caliente Springs Golf Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
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