UpdatedTuesday, July 17, 2018
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, an average annual temperature of 75 degrees, and a gorgeous backdrop of mountains, the Palm Springs area is a golfer’s dream. And with over 125 different golf courses to choose from, you certainly have plenty of options. Whether you are a seasoned golfer or just beginning, Palm Springs has something for you. Here are some of the best golf courses in the Palm Springs area.
Indian Wells Golf Resort
Located just minutes away from the Palm Springs International Airport and within walking distance of some of Palm Springs’ luxury hotels, Indian Wells Golf Resort boasts two courses for a total of 36 incredible holes of golf. Both courses have been named in the top 25 “Best Municipal Golf Courses in the United States” By Golfweek Magazine. Considered a desert masterpiece, Indian Wells features playability and challenge with incredible water features and a stunning mountain background. In addition to the Celebrity and the Players courses, Indian Wells also has a 53,000 square foot clubhouse with a vast array of upscale amenities including the Vue Grille and Bar.
Escena Golf Club
Ranked as the #6 public golf course in California by PGATour.com, the Escena Golf Club is the pinnacle of desert golf. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the course features nearly 7,200 yards of strategic bunkers and water hazards with incredible views from every tee. The course has 4 sets of tees to choose from and plenty of room to roam, letting you choose how challenging you want your experience to be. In addition to the golf course, Escena also offers a fully stocked pro shop, a practice area, warm up tees, and tournament services. There is also the Escena Lounge and Grill, which pairs American fusion cuisine with amazing views that many would claim the best views in the valley.
La Quinta Resort and Club
Considered the “Western Home of Golf in America”, the La Quinta Resort and Club features 5 different courses to choose from. These courses provide an experience for players of all levels, whether you are a resort guest or you are playing as a public guest. Each course provides breathtaking views and its own unique experience. If you’re searching for a true challenge, the TCP Stadium Course is one of the toughest in the country. Along with 5 different courses, La Quinta Resort and Club also offers 3 different clubhouses, each with their own unique style and incredible dining experiences.
Listed as one of the “Best Places to Play” by Golf Annual and one of the “Top 10 Best Desert Courses” by Desert Golf, the Classic Club is a nationally recognized championship course that has also hosted the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic from 2006 to 2008. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the Audubon certified course features over 30 acres of water features, 14 bridges, and plenty of pine trees. Each hole has 5 sets of tees, allowing you the freedom to tailor your game to your experience level. The Classic Club also has a 63,000 square foot, 3-story clubhouse, a full-service pro shop, private rooms, and banquet facilities.
Desert Willow Golf Resort
The Desert Willow Golf Resort has two 18-hole championship courses, the Firecliff and the Mountain View, that are designed to test your skills and your character. With a desert landscape, gorgeous mountain views, as well as plenty of water features and bunkers, Desert Willow is truly a premium public golf facility. If you want to start easy, begin with the more forgiving Mountain View course before you decide to take on the Firecliff course. At Desert Willow, you can also find a complete practice facility, PGA instruction, a golf academy, a full-service pro shop and a restaurant with patio dining.
No matter what kind of golf experience you’re looking for, the Palm Springs area has something for you. Whether you’re doing a solo outing, hitting the course with a friend, or even organizing a work meeting, complete your Palm Springs golf trip with BunkerMates. Call today for more information!