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 $39
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $25
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $20
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $25
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $25
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $50
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $12
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $30
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29.75
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $20
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $49
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $21
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $21
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $21
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $20
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $119 - $229
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $8
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $27
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $19
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $21
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $29
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $17
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $19
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $19
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $10
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $21
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $39
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $19
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $36
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $45
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $19
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $15
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $23
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
The Madison Club La Quinta N/A
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Caliente Springs Golf Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Desert Island Golf & Country Club Rancho Mirage $85
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
The Bantam at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $30
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $135
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
The East Course at Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $125 - $200
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
The Champ at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $35 - $99
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
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