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