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

Rancho Mirage Golf Package
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Unlimited Golf at Westin Mission Hills
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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $83
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $40
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $79.99
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $34
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $36
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $59
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69.99
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $59
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $27
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $29
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $29
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $54.99
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $58
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $45
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $29
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $23
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24.99
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $29
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $79
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Ivey Ranch Country Club Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $85
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $16.99
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $59
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $10
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $25
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $31
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24.5
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $16.99
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $22
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $79
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $88
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $13.99
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $94
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $85
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $40
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $59
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $41
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $59
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Hidden Sands RV Golf & Racquet Club Desert Hot Springs $19 - $33
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Short Course from The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta N/A
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
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