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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The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, near Palm Springs, offers picturesque mountain views and a secluded location for your golf vacation. Lounge at one of three pools or enjoy a gourmet meal. Featuring two championship Troon golf courses, the resort has been listed as one of Golf Digest's Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America.
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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39 - $160
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $115 - $189
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $170 - $235
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $35
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $235
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $32
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $65 - $99
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $89
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $50
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $23
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $30
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $30
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $30
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $29
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $40
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $30
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $89
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $20 - $79
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19 - $89
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage N/A
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $85
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $79
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $25
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $69
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $119 - $229
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $40
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $51
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $39
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $41
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $109
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $55
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
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
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Desert Island Golf & Country Club Rancho Mirage $85
The Champ at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $35 - $99
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
The East Course at Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $125 - $200
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Madison Club La Quinta N/A
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $135
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Caliente Springs Golf Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
The Bantam at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $30
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
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