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.

See also


Special Deals

Rancho Mirage Golf Package
Dates: December 6, 2016 - May 31, 2017
Unlimited Golf at Westin Mission Hills
Price range: $299

Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $13
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $30
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $30
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $17
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $53
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $99
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $45
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $10
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $22
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $30
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $23
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $30
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $12
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $18
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $25
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24.5
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $52
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $41
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $79
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $16
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $52
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $13
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $52
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $55
Ivey Ranch Country Club Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $86
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $13.99
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $79
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $29
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $94
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $22
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $40
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $58
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $31
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $10
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $7.5
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Hidden Sands RV Golf & Racquet Club Desert Hot Springs $19 - $33
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Short Course from The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta N/A
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
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