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/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $49 - $69
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $49 - $69
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $15
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
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 $15
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $49 - $69
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $14
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $30
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $20
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $15
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $11
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $10
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65-$98
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $119 - $229
The Champ at Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $22
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $29
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $34
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $42
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $15
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $18
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $15
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $23
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59 - $87
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $235
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $18
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $15
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $44
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $16
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $44
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Desert Island Golf & Country Club Rancho Mirage $85
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Bantam at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $30
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The East Course at Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $125 - $200
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Madison Club La Quinta N/A
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $135
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
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