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

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Course City Rates from
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $59 - $99
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $60 - $150
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59 - $87
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39 - $160
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $49 - $185
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
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
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65 - $98
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $65 - $99
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $23
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22.5
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19 - $78
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $17
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25 - $99
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $60 - $185
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $69
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $22
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $19
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $13
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $109
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $15 - $39
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $9.99
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $22
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
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