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
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $27
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $15
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $17
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $40
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $25
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $44
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $50
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $34
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $8
Gary Player Course at Mission Hills
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $18
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $20
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $11.25
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $33
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $10
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Big Rock Golf & Pub at Indian Springs
Tee Times
Indio $25
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $29
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
The Golf Center at Palm Desert
Tee Times
Palm Desert $14 - $17
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $22
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $34
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $15
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $29 - $69
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $75 - $200
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $18
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $11
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Ivey Ranch Country Club Thousand Palms $15 - $30
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $34
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $75 - $200
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $29
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
The Sands Golf & RV Resort
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $19 - $33
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
The S at Rancho Mirage
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $88
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $95
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $45 - $55
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
The Springs Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $350
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $350
La Quinta Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $110
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $50 - $200
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Motorcoach Country Club Indio N/A
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Short Course from The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta N/A
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40 - $60
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Coral Mountain Golf Club La Quinta $80 - $109
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $75
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $85 - $125
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $55 - $80
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $55 - $80
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $55 - $80
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