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

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Course City Rates from
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $79
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $170 - $235
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65 - $98
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $79
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $27
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $23
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $27
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22.5
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $40
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $10
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $11
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $22
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $109
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $49
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
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