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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Rancho Mirage Golf Package
Dates: October 13, 2014 - December 31, 2014
The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, near Palm Springs, offers picturesque mountain views and a secluded location for your golf vacation. Lounge at one of three pools or enjoy a gourmet meal. Featuring two championship Troon golf courses, the resort has been listed as one of Golf Digest's Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America.
Price range: $305

Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $49
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $50
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $30
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $30
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $25
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $30
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $35
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $99
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $25
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $42
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $40
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $51
The Champ at Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $40
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $51
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $40
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $19
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $25
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $89
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $45
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $119 - $229
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $11
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $20
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $12
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $19
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $31
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $69
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $51
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $79
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $43
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage N/A
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $19
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage N/A
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $135
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
SilverRock Resort La Quinta $40 - $165
The Madison Club La Quinta N/A
Caliente Springs Golf Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort Palm Desert $35 - $185
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
The East Course at Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $125 - $200
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Desert Island Golf & Country Club Rancho Mirage $85
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
The Bantam at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $30
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
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