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 $11
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $10
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $59
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22.5
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $170 - $235
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59 - $87
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $170 - $235
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $40
Mountain/Royal 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
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65 - $98
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $109
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $22
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $14
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
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