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
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $15
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $34
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $50
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $44
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $32
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $17
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $8
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $20
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $27
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $25
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $24
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $12
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $40
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $18
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $34
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $19
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $34
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $15
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $29
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $33
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $25
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $22
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $10
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $10
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $10
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $15
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort
Tee Times
Indian Wells $39
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $69
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $11
SilverRock Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $35
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $11.25
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $13
Ivey Ranch Country Club Thousand Palms $24.00 - $29.50
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $22
Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $25
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $18
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $12
The Sinatra Resort & Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $88
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $75
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $135
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Porcupine Creek Golf Club Rancho Mirage N/A
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $39 - $69
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $350
Hidden Sands RV Golf & Racquet Club Desert Hot Springs $19 - $33
Rancho Mirage Country Club Rancho Mirage $39 - $95
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $150 - $350
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Short Course from The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta N/A
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40 - $60
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $65 - $85
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Madison Club La Quinta $150
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $95
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Andalusia at Coral Mountain La Quinta $50 - $200
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells $65 - $250
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $75 - $99
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $125 - $190
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $85 - $125
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125 - $200
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
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