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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Special Deals

Palm Desert Golf Package
Dates: October 23, 2013 - May 31, 2014
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa's new Unlimited Golf Package includes breakfast in the Rockwood Grill, unlimited golf including use of the driving range, bag tag and club storage for two.
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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $20
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $65
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $79
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $55
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $29
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $79
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $70
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $60
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $30
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $15
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $20
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $33
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $40
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $33
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $19
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $33
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $59
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $70
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $23
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage N/A
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $42
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $55
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $40
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $85
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $20
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $39
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $20
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $65
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $30
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $45
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $29
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $70
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $19
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $135
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
The Bantam at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $30
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
The Champ at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $35 - $99
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Desert Island Golf & Country Club Rancho Mirage $85
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
The Madison Club La Quinta N/A
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Caliente Springs Golf Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
The East Course at Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $125 - $200
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