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
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $60 - $185
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $25
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $20
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59
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
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29.75
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $12
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $30
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $15
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $25
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $21
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $21
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $20
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $21
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $22
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $119 - $229
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $60
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $8
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $15
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $19
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $15
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $45
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $21
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $19
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $15
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $40
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $25 - $115
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $60
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $39
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $19
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $23
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $21
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $10
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $36
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $60
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $19
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $29
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
The Madison Club La Quinta N/A
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
The East Course at Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $125 - $200
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
The Bantam at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $30
Caliente Springs Golf Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Desert Island Golf & Country Club Rancho Mirage $85
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
The Champ at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $35 - $99
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $135
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
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