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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Special Deals

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Dates: June 1, 2016 - August 31, 2016
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Courses

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Course City Rates from
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $27
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $18
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $59
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $60 - $180
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $10
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $50 - $115
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $170 - $235
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65 - $98
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $15
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $20
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $30
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $10
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $17
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $18
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $9
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $69
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $10
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
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