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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Special Deals

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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $170 - $235
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $40
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $59
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65 - $98
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $170 - $235
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $10
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22.5
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59 - $87
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $109
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $22
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $14
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
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