Due to Palm Springs’ rich climate, springtime golfing in this area of California can commonly be mistaken for peak summer.
The desert themed golf courses further enhances its appeal to visiting golfers and here are four fantastic facilities for you to trial during your next golf trip.
La Quinta Resort
La Quinta is a luxurious resort that is also located conveniently close to PGA West, with five other golf courses part of the complex. Pete Dye has been employed as designer for three of the loops – Dunes, Mountain and Stadium Courses – and both Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman also have their own gems to showcase to travelling golfers.
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
Westin Mission Hills is a beautiful resort that features just one golf course: The Pete Dye Resort Course. Considering the magnitude of its designer, we’re adamant that this is not an experience that you want to miss out on. The loop is visually stunning, as is the norm with Dye, yet it’s incredibly daunting too – the ultimate juxtaposition. Residing next to the resort is Mission Hills North Golf Club, which boasts the Gary Player Signature Course.
The Classic Club is one of the premium experiences in Palm Springs, and it has hosted the Bob Hope Classic on two occasions in 2006 and 2007. Featuring more than 5,000 pepper, pine and olive trees, this marvelous Arnold Palmer design provides the perfect environment for a majestic round of golf. The loop also features in excess of 30 acres of water, which should garner the interest of golfers looking to score well. Measuring 7,200 yards from the tips and boasting otherworldly vistas of Coachella Valley, this is golf done right.
Indian Canyons rests peacefully at the foothills of the San Jacinto mountains but the aggressive gusts spawned from the Coachella Valley are heavily protected by the peaks of the mountains. Visitors will have the option of two routes – North and South Course – and the former is the longer of the pair. Measuring just short of 7,000 yards, it’s certainly not the longest but the course augments its defense through numerous water hazards. The South is the easier of the two and it has become popular among female golfers, as the collection of par-5s deserve special mention. Whatever route you decide upon, you will be greeted with surreal scenery.
There’s four excellent recommendations if you are looking to book a golf trip in the Palm Springs area this spring.
With plenty of world-renowned facilities and excellent external activities to keep your party occupied, there’s little wonder as to why Palm Springs is such a popular golfing hub.