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: May 11, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Indian Canyons Golf Resort has been a jewel of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley since 1961. Once a private club, this 36-hole facility was a favorite haunt of Hollywood celebrities and even Presidents. Indian Canyons' Stay & Play Golf Package for One includes deluxe room accommodations and up to $25 free cash play. Located just minutes from downtown Palm Springs.
Price range: $129

Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $22
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $5
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $15
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $55
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $29
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $19
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $30
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $30
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $18
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $14
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $15
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65-$98
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $12
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $59
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $10
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $29
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $19
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $22
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $18
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
The Champ at Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $15
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $18
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $22
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $12
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $135
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
The Madison Club La Quinta N/A
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort Palm Desert $35 - $185
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
The Bantam at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $30
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Desert Island Golf & Country Club Rancho Mirage $85
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
SilverRock Resort La Quinta $40 - $165
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The East Course at Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $125 - $200
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
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