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
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $10
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65 - $98
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $29
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $79
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $79
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $23
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22.5
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $170 - $235
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $40
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $14
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $109
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $22
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $11
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $79
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $11
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage N/A
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $20
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
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