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
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
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Palm Desert $60 - $180
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $10
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $18
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $18
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $18
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $27
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $10
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $50 - $115
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $7
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $10
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $18
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $17
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $49
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $10
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $18
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
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