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
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $40
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $27
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $20
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $15
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $44
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $50
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $8
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $17
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $18
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $34
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $25
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Ivey Ranch Country Club Thousand Palms $24.00 - $29.50
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $34
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $22
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $29
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
The Sinatra Resort & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $88
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $11.25
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $11
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $18
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $33
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $10
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $34
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
The Sands Golf & RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19 - $33
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $15
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40 - $60
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $95
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $39 - $69
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $85 - $125
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $350
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Short Course from The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta N/A
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $75
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $350
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $75 - $99
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
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