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
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Unlimited Golf at Westin Mission Hills
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Courses

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