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
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $8
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $50
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $44
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
PGA WEST Pete Dye Mountain Course
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $40
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $20
Gary Player Course at Mission Hills
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $18
PGA WEST Pete Dye Dunes Course
Tee Times
La Quinta $25
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $27
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $34
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $17
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $15
Big Rock Golf & Pub at Indian Springs
Tee Times
Indio $25
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $34
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $15
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $75 - $200
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $29
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $29
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $11
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $34
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $75 - $200
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $10
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $29 - $69
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $33
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $22
Ivey Ranch Country Club Thousand Palms $15 - $30
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $11.25
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
The Sands Golf & RV Resort
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $19 - $33
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
The Golf Center at Palm Desert
Tee Times
Palm Desert $14 - $17
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $18
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
The S at Rancho Mirage
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $88
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $55 - $80
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $75
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Short Course from The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta N/A
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $95
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Coral Mountain Golf Club La Quinta $80 - $109
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $45 - $55
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $350
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $85 - $125
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $55 - $80
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
The Springs Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40 - $60
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $55 - $80
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $50 - $200
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $350
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
La Quinta Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $110
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Motorcoach Country Club Indio N/A
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
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