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
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
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Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $65 - $99
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59 - $87
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22.5
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65 - $98
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $59 - $99
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39 - $160
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $49 - $185
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $60 - $150
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $23
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $14
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19 - $78
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25 - $99
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $15 - $39
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $22
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $69
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $22
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $95 - $115
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $60 - $185
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $109
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $22
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $21
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $19
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $9.99
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
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