PALM SPRING

United States, California

PALM SPRING

The stars simply shine brighter in the desert

With plenty days of sunshine and well over 75 golf courses in the area, Palm Springs is the perfect choice for the best golf vacation packages in the Southwest. Choose from world famous golf courses at PGA West and other favorites designed by esteemed architects like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Peter Dye, Gary Player and many others. Whether you are looking for PGA Tour-quality challenges or just wanting to sharpen your short game, Palm Springs offer the stunning desert scenery that has evolved as the most sought after golf destinations in the world.

The Classic Club is a Semi-Private, high end, daily fee golf facility. Designed by Arnold Palmer Company with the input from the PGA Tour, the course features a Tuscany inspired Clubhouse with fine dining, locker rooms, banquet facilities and The Bob Hope Gallery displaying Bob Hope�s lifetime collection of golf memorabilia.

Classic Club features over 5,000 Pine, California Pepper & Olive Trees with 11,000 cubic yards of mulch and pine straw, and 30 acres of lake and water features, including 14 stone bridges. This 18 hole, par-72, 7,305 yard unique Arnold Palmer-designed course offers a variety of tee options, appealing to players at all levels of the game.

Classic Club has a rolling terrain with several elevated tees featuring a core design with pine, olive and pepperwood trees, offset by flowering bushes, shrubs, and pine straw ground cover, all playing off of the surrounding mountains and vistas that are exclusive to the Coachella Valley, to make for an incredibly beautiful golf experience.

Architect
ARNOLD PALMER
Distance
7322 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
75200 Classic Club Blvd, Palm Desert, CA 92211, United States
Normale
72
Opening year
2006

VOTED #1 for the 3rd Year in a row by Desert Golf Magazine as the BEST PUBLIC ACCESS GOLF COURSE!

The Firecliff golf course, measuring 7,056 yards, is a true test of skill where golfers must negotiate their way around extensive natural areas, numerous water features and more than 100 bunkers/waste areas. While enjoying your round, remember to take in your surroundings and appreciate the Desert Willow views and beauty.

Desert Willow Golf Resort has emerged as the favorite place to play in the Palm Springs area for many. In fact, Golf Digest named the Firecliff course one of the “Places To Play.” This tournament tested layout is one of only three courses in California and one of the best 50 in the United Sates to receive this distinction in terms of conditioning. Firecliff, measuring 7,056 yards, is a true test of skill where golfers must negotiate their way around extensive natural areas, over 100 bunkers, and numerous water features.

Architect
MICHAEL HURZDAN & DANA FRYE
Distance
7056 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
38-995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260, United States
Normale
72
Opening year
1997

The Mountain View course at Desert Willow Golf Resort was designed to be a transition between the more challenging, tournament-quality Firecliff course and the traditional course of fence to fence turfgrass, flowers and flowing water. Mountain View was intended to have each of these characteristics, but with its own distinct personality.

One of the more resort type southern California golf courses is Mountain View with wider fairways and limited desert waste areas. But don’t be deceived; Mountain View, measuring 6,913 yards, is rated just slightly less difficult than Firecliff. With more forgiving fairways, 98 well-placed bunkers, sloping greens and seven water features, Mountain View still requires the best from golfers of all levels.

Architect
MICHAEL HURZDAN & DANA FRYE
Distance
6913 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
38-995 Desert Willow Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260, United State
Normale
72
Opening year
1997

Designed in 1960 by architect, William P. Bell Indian Canyons Golf Resort’s North Course is a par 72, and measures 6,943 yards off the Blue (Championship) Tees. Water comes into play on six holes that will challenge the tee shots on all six. The largest lake situated between the 9th and 18th holes and sports the Walt Disney fountain which shoots water jets over 100 feet skyward. Over 90 sand traps are placed along the fairway landing zones or strategically situated around the green complexes.

Off the tee several holes dogleg requiring both shot and distance accuracy. Good shots here are rewarded with good scoring opportunities. Putting surfaces are slightly raised with gentle rolls. Luxury homes surround almost every hole in the course. Thousands of native and palm, and other trees couple with the majestic mountain views, provide a remarkable visual experience. The average male golfer should find the distances from each tee fairly playable but women might find it a bit challenging.

Architect
WILLIAM F. BELL
Distance
6943 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
1100 E. Murray Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Normale
72
Opening year
1960

The South Course of Indian Canyons Golf Resort was redesigned in 2004 from the original Billy Bell 1964 design by Casey O’Callaghan with the assistance of LPGA legend Amy Alcott. This championship par 72, 6,582 yard course has four lakes designed so water will come into play on six holes. Other South Course features include rolling knolls and fairways lined with more than 850 palm trees. Fitting with the course being on Indian owned land, some 500 Washingtonia filifera palm trees, native to the Agua Caliente Tribe are situated through the course. These native palms comprise the world`s oldest and largest group, and used by the early local Cahuilla Indians for shelter, clothing, tools and basketry.

While designed as a player friendly course, the five tee boxes will still challenge golfers of all abilities. One very unique feature is the 5 par 5 holes on the course. Water comes into play on six holes and over 60 sand bunkers line the fairways and green complexes. The tee boxes and fairways are well groomed and the greens maintained to roll fast but true.

Architect
BILLY BELL & CASEY O'CALLAHAN
Distance
6582 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
1097 E. Murray Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Normale
72
Opening year
1964

Clive Clark’s much anticipated Celebrity Course opened November 2006 to rave reviews. In addition to spectacular mountain views, the Par-72 Celebrity Course features undulating fairways, and flowing water in the form of streams, brooks, and split-level lakes connected by striking waterfalls, with vibrant floral detail. From start to finish, the Celebrity Course offers an unmatched golf experience that will have players returning again and again.

Architect
CLIVE CLARK
Distance
7050 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
44-500 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210
Normale
72
Opening year
2006

The South Course of Indian Canyons Golf Resort was redesigned in 2004 from the original Billy Bell 1964 design by Casey O’Callaghan with the assistance of LPGA legend Amy Alcott. This championship par 72, 6,582 yard course has four lakes designed so water will come into play on six holes. Other South Course features include rolling knolls and fairways lined with more than 850 palm trees. Fitting with the course being on Indian owned land, some 500 Washingtonia filifera palm trees, native to the Agua Caliente Tribe are situated through the course. These native palms comprise the world`s oldest and largest group, and used by the early local Cahuilla Indians for shelter, clothing, tools and basketry.

While designed as a player friendly course, the five tee boxes will still challenge golfers of all abilities. One very unique feature is the 5 par 5 holes on the course. Water comes into play on six holes and over 60 sand bunkers line the fairways and green complexes. The tee boxes and fairways are well groomed and the greens maintained to roll fast but true.

Architect
JOHN FOUGHT
Distance
7376 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
1097 E. Murray Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Normale
72
Opening year
1964

The Pete Dye designed Dunes Course provides a relaxing round of golf surrounded by dramatic landscapes. Out of the traditional Scottish mold, this links style course favors accuracy from the tee allowing access to its well-guarded greens. The Dunes Course is ranked among Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Resort Courses” in America, and was the site of the 1998 PGA TOUR Qualifying School.

Architect
PETE DYE
Distance
6747 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
1981

The Mountain Course is famous for its unique design and visually stunning setting. This golfer’s paradise is literally carved into the Santa Rosa Mountains, demanding accurate, strategic play while providing the ultimate in breathtaking views. Pete Dye’s skillful design is ranked among Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” in the United States.

Architect
PETE DYE
Distance
6756 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
1980

The new course at PGA West is in a plain – a seabed 40-feet below sea level – that’s surrounded by an immense crescent of terra-cotta mountains. The course teems with purple, white and yellow wildflowers. The mix of tall and short native grasses produce different shades of green running almost to silver, and the trees – mesquite, paloverde and acacia – are native to the low desert and visually arresting.

Architect
GREG NORMAN
Distance
7136 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
1999

The Nicklaus Tournament Course is truly one of Nicklaus’ best. This course is a remarkable test of golf where accuracy is rewarded and errant shots are severely penalized. Visible plateau landing areas, firm elevated greens and jagged bunkers will leave a lasting impression on golfers of every level. The PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament course is ranked among Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” in the United States.

Architect
JACK NICKLAUS
Distance
7204 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
1987

PGA West enjoys an international reputation as the “Western Home of Golf in America”. This Pete Dye jewel is described as a “must” play for all who seek the ultimate thrill. Inspired by the famed Scottish seaside courses, its design is rugged and dramatic, providing the ultimate golf challenge. The PGA West TPC Stadium Golf Course is ranked among Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the world”.

Architect
PETE DYE
Distance
7266 yards
Holes
18 holes
Normale
72
Opening year
1986

SilverRock Resort is home to the Arnold Palmer Classic Course and is one of the Home Courses of the Bob Hope Classic. Measuring at 7578 yards from the back tees, the Arnold Palmer Classic Course is the longest layout in the Coachella Valley and is one of the longest courses on the PGA Tour. Opened in early 2005, this layout is situated at the base of Santa Rosa and Coral Mountains – and is closer to these mountains than any other public course in the Coachella Valley. As a result, the views are postcard quality, with gorgeous backdrops and surrounding vistas. Combined with outstanding conditions from tee to green and wonderful service, SilverRock Resort provides one of the most memorable golfing experiences in La Quinta – or anywhere! You will absolutely love this golf course!

Architect
ERIK LARSEN
Distance
7578 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
79-179 Ahmanson Ln, La Quinta, CA 92253, United States
Normale
72
Opening year
2005

William Francis Bell also designed Torrey Pines, La Jolla Country Club and Bermuda Dunes CC along with many other courses in Southern California and across the country. Legend Course formally Palm Springs Municipal Golf Course was designed in 1957. It was originally 9 holes, and then the back 9 was added shortly later in 1959.

Arnold Palmer Golf Management added 40 bunkers in 1996 to enhance the character and challenge of the traditional layout of just over 6,800 yards. Currently the Legend has 4 sets of tees for various handicaps and can play as short as 5,800 yards. The course meanders through several different neighborhoods most as old as the Legend Course itself. Many trees along the fairway are over 50 years old. 4 holes on the Legend Course play across or through the Palm Canyon Wash.

This course is a traditional golf course layout similar to most courses across the country. The greens on the Legend Course are “push up” greens, a common green matrix construction that is still used today. The greens are basically designed to be raised above the terrain and contain undulation that slopes drainage from back to front. Consequently this creates fast and tricky putting surfaces for the golfer. The Legend is a fun, fast, and challenging golf course for every golfer. Come out and see what locals have known for 50 years.

Architect
WILLIAM F. BELL
Distance
6815 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
1885 Golf Club Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, United States
Normale
71
Opening year
1957

Famed designer Ted Robinson Sr. applied his philosophy of letting nature take it course in 1995 for the City of Palm Springs. This modern desert layout rivals most other desert courses in the valley for it uniqueness, use of natural surroundings, and playability. Ted Robinson and his environmentally friendly concepts are held true with this design. The use of natural draught tolerant desert landscape, reclaimed irrigation, and recycled materials like used tires for mounding are an intricate part of the Resort.

The layout features an island fairway, multiple water features combined with flowers and magnificent views of surrounding mountains. Most noted for it’s fairness to all golfers, the Resort is just over 6,700 yards has 4 set of tees for various handicaps and can play as short as 5,200 yards. This links style course has 2 holes that share a large green and consist of holes that go out towards the San Jacinto Mountains and return home to the clubhouse reminiscent of an “old country” design. Running parallel to the Palm Canyon Wash it also has 3 holes that play over the Tahquitz Canyon wash.

Tahquitz Canyon Wash is known to fill with running water on warm Spring afternoons from the melting snow in the mountains. The Knott’s Soak City Water Park as well as the City of Palm Springs’ Demuth Park can be seen and heard when playing this course. The Resort also offers many varieties of natural wildlife that call the washes, landscape, and even the fairways their home. Often overheard “My best round ever”, the Resort is friendly, fun, and unforgettable.

Architect
TED ROBINSON SR.
Distance
6705 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
1885 Golf Club Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, United States
Normale
72
Opening year
1995

The Gary Player Signature Golf Course opened in 1991 and is the only Gary Player Signature course in Southern California. Regarded as one of the best courses in the Coachella Valley, many locals and travelers make this a must play and consider it the “hidden gem” of Palm Springs.

Architect
GARY PLAYER
Distance
7062 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Normale
72
Opening year
1991

The Pete Dye Golf Course opened in 1989. This Pete Dye design follows typical Dye design with railroad tie borders around tee boxes and ponds. This Pete Dye is tame compared to most, but will challenge every skill level while having fun.

Architect
PETE DYE
Distance
6706 yards
Holes
18 holes
Location
71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Normale
70
Opening year
1989

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