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.

See also


Special Deals

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Unlimited Golf at Westin Mission Hills
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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $45
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $39
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $49
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $28
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $32
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $40
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $35
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $70
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $25
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $39
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $35
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $38
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $59
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $39
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $100
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $45
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $39
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $36
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $36
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $30
Ivey Ranch Country Club Thousand Palms $13 - $29
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $94
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $13.99
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $40
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $36
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $85
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $19
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $31
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $29
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $59
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $85
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $88
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $59
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $25
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $12
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $19
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $8
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Hidden Sands RV Golf & Racquet Club Desert Hot Springs $19 - $33
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Short Course from The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta N/A
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
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