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
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $27
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $10
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $60 - $180
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $50 - $115
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $18
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $18
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $18
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $10
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $10
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $18
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $10
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $7
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $18
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $17
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $49
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
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