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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Special Deals

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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $79
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $23
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $10
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $40
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22.5
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $79
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $170 - $235
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65 - $98
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $14
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $79
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $11
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $22
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage N/A
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $11
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $109
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
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