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

Palm Desert Golf Package
Dates: June 14, 2017 - December 31, 2018
JW Marriott Desert Springs Unlimited Golf Package
Price range: $189

Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $27
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $17
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $36
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $20
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $25
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $12
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $18
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $8
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $20
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $20
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $10
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $25
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $8
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $12
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $12
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Ivey Ranch Country Club Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $8
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $15
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $40
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $15
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $27
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $18
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $14
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $20
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $12
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $58
The Sinatra Resort & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $88
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $15
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $11
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $35
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $12
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $75
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Short Course from The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta N/A
Hidden Sands RV Golf & Racquet Club Desert Hot Springs $19 - $33
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40 - $60
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $95
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $39 - $69
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $85 - $125
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
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