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

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Course City Rates from
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $32
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $29
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $50 - $115
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $65
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $89
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $29
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $115 - $189
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $65 - $99
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $74
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $55
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $45
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $35
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $32
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49 - $60
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $85
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $60 - $150
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $40 - $180
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $19
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $20
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $25 - $99
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19 - $89
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $25 - $39
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $25 - $115
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65-$98
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $119 - $229
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage N/A
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $39
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $30
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $41
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $20 - $79
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $147
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $39
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Tee Times
Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
Desert Island Golf & Country Club Rancho Mirage $85
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
The Champ at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $35 - $99
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Bantam at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $30
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
The Madison Club La Quinta N/A
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Caliente Springs Golf Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $135
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The East Course at Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $125 - $200
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
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