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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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Course City Rates from
Desert Dunes Golf Course
Tee Times
Desert Hot Springs $29
South Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $25
Palm Course at Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $89
Mountain/Royal at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $23.75
Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills Resort
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Greg Norman Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $69
North Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $45
The Classic Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $99
North Course at the Golf Club At Terra Lago
Tee Times
Indio $30
Royal/Indian at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $23.75
Indian/Mountain at Indian Palms Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Indio $23.75
Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $59
Cathedral Canyon Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $29
Woodhaven Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $49
Rancho Mirage Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $40
South Course at Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $50
Pete Dye Resort Course at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $45
Valley Course Desert Springs Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $89
Date Palm Country Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $25
Palm Desert Resort Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
West/North at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $72
Mountain View at Desert Willow Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Desert $35 - $185
Mesquite Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $31
Boulder Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $39
Heritage Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $50
Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $69
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $62
Escena Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Springs $45
Santa Rosa Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $39
Oasis Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $44
North/South at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $42
Stadium Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $99
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
Tee Times
La Quinta $89
Desert Falls Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $55
The Champ at Palm Desert Country Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $45
South/West at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Tee Times
Rancho Mirage $54
Ivey Ranch Country Club
Tee Times
Thousand Palms $29.5
Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $15
Palm Royale Country Club
Tee Times
La Quinta $20
San Gorgonio Course at Mountain Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Desert $54
Pebble Course at Cimarron Golf Club
Tee Times
Cathedral City $24
Indio Golf Course
Tee Times
Indio $14
Indian Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $45
Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort
Tee Times
La Quinta $89
Resort Course at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Tee Times
Palm Springs $25
North Par-3 at Shadow Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Indio $43
Chaparral Country Club Palm Desert $50
North Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $85
The Quarry at La Quinta La Quinta $135
Mountain View Country Club La Quinta $115 - $130
North Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Grove Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
Mountains at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
The East Course at Andalusia Country Club La Quinta $125 - $200
Tradition Golf Club La Quinta $135
Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Dinah Shore Tournament at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort Indian Wells $60 - $185
Championship Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $125
Jones Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Avondale Golf Club Palm Desert $85
Eagle Falls Golf Course Indio $39 - $85
The Classic Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Sands RV Resort Desert Hot Springs $19
Marrakesh Country Club Palm Desert $70
O'Donnell Golf Club Palm Springs $60 - $74
Rancho Casa Blanca Country Club Indio $12
East/South at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
El Cielo/Los Lagos at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Tamarisk Country Club Rancho Mirage $90
Desert Horizons Country Club Indian Wells $90
Plantation Golf Club Indio $100
La Vista/El Cielo at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Tom Weiskopf Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Desert Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Palm Springs $15
Los Lagos/La Vista at Desert Princess Country Club Cathedral City $60 - $120
Lake/Classic One at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Par-3 at Tradition Golf Club La Quinta N/A
Mission Lakes Country Club Desert Hot Springs $49 - $55
Thunderbird Country Club Rancho Mirage $100
Nine Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $12
Golf Club at La Quinta La Quinta $40 - $99
Springs Country Club Rancho Mirage $87 - $95
SilverRock Resort La Quinta $40 - $165
Pete Dye Challenge at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West La Quinta $115
Caliente Springs Resort Desert Hot Springs $10
The Vineyards Golf Club Coachella $20 - $25
Citrus Course at La Quinta Resort La Quinta $105
The Reserve Club Indian Wells $125
Hidden Springs Country Club Desert Hot Springs $15
Canyons at Bighorn Golf Club Palm Desert $175
Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Palm Desert $45
Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort Palm Desert $35 - $185
North/East at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Classic Second/Lake at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
South Course at Ironwood Country Club Palm Desert $110
Eighteen Hole at Outdoor Resort & Country Club Cathedral City $25
The Golf Center at Palm Desert Palm Desert $14 - $17
Mountain Course at The Vintage Club Indian Wells $150
Challenge Course at Palm Valley Country Club Palm Desert $62
Sunrise Country Club Rancho Mirage $65
East/South at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
Classic One/Classic Second at Bermuda Dunes Country Club Bermuda Dunes $30 - $90
Par-3 Course at Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $20
Desert Crest Country Club Desert Hot Springs $12
Eldorado Country Club Indian Wells $120
Stone Eagle Golf Club Palm Desert $130
Pate Course at Rancho La Quinta La Quinta $125
Suncrest Country Club Palm Desert $35
Outdoor Resort Indio Indio N/A
The Bantam at Palm Desert Country Club Palm Desert $30
Palm Desert Greens Country Club Palm Desert $40
South/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
South Course at Toscana Country Club Indian Wells N/A
Portola Country Club Palm Desert $10
Arroyo Course at Indian Ridge Country Club Palm Desert $120
The Cove Course at Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells $200
Seven Lakes Country Club Palm Springs $50
Pete Dye Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
East/West at Monterey Country Club Palm Desert $80
The Madison Club La Quinta N/A
South/North at The Lakes Country Club Palm Desert $95 - $125
Canyon Estates Golf Course Palm Springs N/A
La Quinta Country Club La Quinta $110
The Club at Morningside Rancho Mirage $125
Arnold Palmer at Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage $185
Tri-Palm Country Club Thousand Palms $35 - $45
Desert Island Golf & Country Club Rancho Mirage $85
The Palms Golf Club La Quinta $110
Clive Clark Course at Hideaway Club La Quinta $130
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