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
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $85
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $60 - $150
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $49 - $185
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $65 - $98
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $28
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39 - $160
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $39
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40 - $105
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $14
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $65 - $99
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $30 - $79
Royal/Indian 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
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22.5
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $110 - $165
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $20
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $59 - $87
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $59 - $99
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $23
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19 - $78
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40 - $45
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $22
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $9.99
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $13 - $29
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $60 - $185
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25 - $99
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25 - $55
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $10
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $19
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $109
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $22
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $17
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $15 - $39
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $69 - $99
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19
Desert Island Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $50
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $69
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $13
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $59 - $79
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $40 - $165
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $99
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $175
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
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