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
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $44
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $17
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $27
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $34
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $8
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $15
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $50
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
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $40
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $20
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
The Sinatra Resort & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $88
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $22
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $18
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Big Rock Golf & Pub at Indian Springs
Tee Times
Indio $25
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
The Sands Golf & RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19 - $33
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $34
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $11
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $10
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $34
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $33
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $11.25
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $15
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Ivey Ranch Country Club Thousand Palms $24.00 - $29.50
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $29
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $350
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $75 - $99
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $45 - $55
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $95
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $50 - $200
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $85 - $125
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $350
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $75
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Motorcoach Country Club Indio N/A
Short Course from The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta N/A
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $29 - $69
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40 - $60
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
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