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
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $63.2
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $79
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $15
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $50
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $55
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $75
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $25
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $25
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $40
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $79
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $29
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $99
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $70
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $70
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $50
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $40
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $50
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $19
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $50
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $29
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $20
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $12 - $33
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $35
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage N/A
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $40
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $75
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $39
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $59
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $19
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $42
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $70
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $70
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $23
The Vineyards Golf Club
Tee Times
Coachella $20 - $25
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $20
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19 - $89
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $30
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $79
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $45
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
The Champ at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $35 - $99
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
The East Course at Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $125 - $200
The Bantam at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $30
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Desert Island Golf & Country Club Rancho Mirage $85
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
The Madison Club La Quinta N/A
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $135
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Caliente Springs Golf Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
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