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
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $79
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65 - $98
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22.5
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $170 - $235
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $10
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $40
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $23
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $79
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $14
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $79
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $11
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $22
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $109
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $11
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage N/A
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
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