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
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $20
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $25
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $20
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $27
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $20
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $36
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $25
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $20
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $18
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $17
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $10
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $12
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $8
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Ivey Ranch Country Club Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $15
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $12
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $12
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $11
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $35
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $12
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $15
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $40
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $14
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $15
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $58
The Sinatra Resort & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $88
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $8
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $27
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $18
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $8
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $12
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $20
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Short Course from The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta N/A
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Hidden Sands RV Golf & Racquet Club Desert Hot Springs $19 - $33
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
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