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