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 Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $25
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $18
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $20
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $15
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $34
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $27
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $40
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $8
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $44
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $17
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $50
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $22
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $15
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $29
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $11.25
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $33
The Sinatra Resort & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $88
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
The Sands Golf & RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19 - $33
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $11
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $34
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Ivey Ranch Country Club Thousand Palms $24.00 - $29.50
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $10
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $34
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $18
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $350
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $350
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $75
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Short Course from The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta N/A
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40 - $60
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $75 - $99
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $85 - $125
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $95
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $39 - $69
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