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
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $59
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65 - $98
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $18
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $26
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $60 - $180
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $10
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $50 - $115
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $26
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $170 - $235
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $27
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $14
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
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
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $10
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $69
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $17
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $20
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $10
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $11
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $7
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $18
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
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