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.

See also


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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $36
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $6
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $6
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $38
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $33
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $35
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $6
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $29.99
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $34
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $33
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $35
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $39.99
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $89
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $30
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $19.99
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $49
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $36
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $59
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $85
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $10
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $85
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $79
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $31
Ivey Ranch Country Club Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $19
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $94
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $29
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $12
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $19
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $59
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $79
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $59
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $13.99
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $22
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $89
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $40
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Short Course from The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta N/A
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Hidden Sands RV Golf & Racquet Club Desert Hot Springs $19 - $33
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
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