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