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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Rancho Mirage Golf Package
Dates: October 13, 2014 - December 31, 2014
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, near Palm Springs, offers picturesque mountain views and a secluded location for your golf vacation. Lounge at one of three pools or enjoy a gourmet meal. Featuring two championship Troon golf courses, the resort has been listed as one of Golf Digest's Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America.
Price range: $305

Courses

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Course City Rates from
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $50
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $89
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $25
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $89
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $35
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $99
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $25
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $42
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $35
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $35
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $35
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $45
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $11
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $89
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $43
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $29
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage N/A
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $20
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $40
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $119 - $229
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $31
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $79
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $40
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $25
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $69
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage N/A
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $62
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $19
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $39
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
The Madison Club La Quinta N/A
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Desert Island Golf & Country Club Rancho Mirage $85
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
The East Course at Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $125 - $200
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort Palm Desert $35 - $185
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
The Bantam at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $30
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Caliente Springs Golf Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
SilverRock Resort La Quinta $40 - $165
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $135
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
The Champ at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $35 - $99
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
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