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
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $35
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $99
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $41
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $30
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $31
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $42
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $45
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $45
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $30
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $31
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $34
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $30
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $25
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $35
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $43
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $45
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $15
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $33
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $45
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $30
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $12
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $59
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $34
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $10
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $7.5
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $35
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $63
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $17.5
Ivey Ranch Country Club Thousand Palms $13 - $29
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $34
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $62
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $20
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $88
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $34
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $19
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $44
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $23
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $22
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $50
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $59
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $36
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Hidden Sands RV Golf & Racquet Club Desert Hot Springs $19 - $33
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
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