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
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65 - $98
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $65 - $99
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $60 - $150
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39 - $160
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $23
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $119 - $229
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $59 - $99
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22.5
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59 - $87
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $49 - $185
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $14
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49 - $60
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19 - $78
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $19
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25 - $99
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $9.99
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $95 - $115
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $22
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $69
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $15 - $39
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $30
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59 - $87
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $60 - $185
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $22
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $109
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
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