Palm Springs Area Golf Guide | Courses By City | Course Details

Here you will find Palm Springs golf course photos, reviews, and descriptions of Palm Springs Area California Golf Courses! Palm Springs is world famous as one of the most popular golf vacation destinations in the USA! In fact, the Palm Springs & Palm Desert Resorts area is often referred to as the "golf capital of the world," with more than 130 Palm Springs area golf courses, great weather and natural beauty adding to the area's popularity as a top golf & vacation location.

Before going out to play a round of golf in Palm Springs, golfers will want to check the calendar first. In the winter months from December through February, the temperatures are cool with the highs rarely getting out of the seventies. Players can don a light jacket or sweater, especially if playing in the morning.

Play in the summer is a different story. During June through September in the Palm Springs area, high temperatures average between 102 and 106 degrees F. Players should avoid the mid-day sun, if possible, apply sun-screen, wear a hat with a broad rim and put on loose fitting clothing, and drink lots of water!

Also, it is important to note that from mid-September through mid-November the golf courses in the area will close for approximately 4 weeks for overseeding. Not all of the 130 courses in the Desert close at exactly the same time, so there is always plenty of world-class golf to be played!

In the City of Palm Springs, many great golf courses are open to the public at reasonable rates Use our Palm Springs golf guide to find the best course for you!

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If you want to experience top-level golf courses, then a visit to Palm Springs must be part of your itinerary. The greater Palm Springs area is home to five of the top 30 courses in California as rated by Golf.com. Accordingly, the competition between these courses provides a benefit to the golfer in lower play fees with more amenities. In addition, Palm Springs is one of the top vacation destinations in Southern California.

The PGA West houses six top-rated golfing venues, including three that are consistently rated by Golf magazine as among the best courses to play in the nation. PGA West's most famous course, the Stadium, is an 18-hole, par-72 field designed by world-renowned golf designer Peter Dye. Golf Digest magazine rated it in 2007 as the fourth toughest course in the United States. The Stadium's signature hole is the 16th, which includes a 19-foot deep bunker that runs almost the full length of the hole.

La Quinta's venues are independent and stand on their own as top-rated courses for the area. In 2010, Golf.com ranked La Quinta's Mountain course at the 70th course to play out of the top 100 courses in the nation. The Mountain course is a 6,700 yard, par-72 field that boasts some of the trickiest holes in the game, such as the par-5, fourth hole where at the tee, the green is hidden from view by a mountain that you have to play around to get to the hole.

In 2010, both courses at Indian Wells Golf Resort were not only ranked among the top 20 courses to play in California by Golf Magazine, but they also ranked among the top municipal courses in the country by Golfweek, making Indian Wells the only Palm Springs golf course to have both its courses so highly rated. The higher rated of the two courses is the Players Course, which is an 18-hole, 7,300 yard, par-72 venue that has hosted such tournaments as the 2008 LG Skins Game.

Awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest magazine, Desert Willow is another multicourse facility that offers a top-rated golfing experience. The Mountain View course is a 6,913 yard, par-72 classic California venue with long, uneven fairways that integrate indigenous California flora and fauna into the field of play. The more challenging Firecliff course, while a bit longer in total yardage (7,056), is a much more difficult play with more than 100 bunker and hazard areas, and tough shots such as the par-3, 14th hole that requires precision placement from the tee to a sunken green with bunkers on two sides.

Unlike other Palm Springs courses, the Shadow Ridge, which was designed by championship golfer Nick Faldo, does not try to incorporate the desert terrain into the field of play. The course at Shadow Ridge boasts lush fairways and greens bordered by more than 2,000 trees and shrubs. The course itself is an 18-hole, 6,900 yard, par-71 venue formed in a sideways, lazy figure-8 design. In 2010, Shadow Ridge was chosen by Golf Magazine as one of the top 30 places to play in California.

Palm Springs CA Public Golf Courses

Escena Golf Club Palm Springs

Address: 1100 Clubhouse View Dr.,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 778-2737

Opened in 2009, Escena Golf Course is Palm Springs California's newest 18 hole golf course located at 1100 Clubhouse View Drive in the north eastern section of Palm Springs, Ca.

This 18 hole golf course is open to the public and is available at affordable rates.

Escena's Palm Springs Golf Course offers beautiful mountain views of the spectacular Palm Springs Desert area mountain range from every hole.

Lush landscaping and thousands of palm trees make this course feel like a paradise. Water concourses throughout this golf course offer a surprise for your senses of both sight and sound ans you play golf in this quiet desert golf oasis.

An amazing new and ultra-spacious Mid-Century Modern-style clubhouse echoes the design style of Palm Springs and includes a dining room and full-service bar. This is distinctive feature available to guests and members (open to the public) at Escena Golf Course in Palm Springs. Traditional favorites and specialty drinks are available here. Plus, here you can enjoy cool desert evenings after a great golf game with friends around a beautiful fire pit outdoors on the patio overlooking the incredible mountain views.

If you have a special event or a group of friends you'd like to host for a golf trip dinner, Escena's dining room is available for rent for small events or business meetings. The clubhouse and bar's outdoor patio that overlooks the Escena Golf Course and the mountain vistas is an excellent location for a re-cap of the day's golf with friends and family.This course offers 7,211 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . Escena Golf Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA. 

Stretching to almost 7,200 yards from the back tees, don't be fooled in thinking this paradise is a push over. Strategically placed hazards and acres of desert-scapes can put a challenge on shot making.

Also, while many of the undulating greens are protected by bunkers, most offer collection areas that dramatically improve your chances to save par. With generous fairways and four sets of tees to select from, each golfer can decide his or her own personal level for challenge.

If you don't feel like transporting your golf clubs all the way to Palm Springs, rental golf clubs available are available at Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs, Ca. 

Yardage: 7,211
Course: 18 holes
Tournament: 74.2/130, 71.1/124 Championship
Middle: 69.8/120; W 76.7/135
Designer: Jack Nicklaus

Website: www.escenagolf.com

Mesquite Golf & Country Club

Address: 2700 East Mesquite Ave.,
Palm Springs, Ca 92262
Phone: (760)323-9377

Directions: East on Ramon Road, south on Farrell Drive to clubhouse at Mesquite Avenue

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This Palm Springs Golf Course is Open to the Public – Public Golf Welcome!

Mesquite Golf Course is centrally located less than ten minutes to downtown Palm Springs. The course at Mesqute Golf and Country Club features five lakes and many large trees lining the fairways. The mountain views of the San Jacinto Palm Springs mountain range is gorgeous from this course. Mesquite Country Club has hosted several local PGA and Golden State Tour events. Though this course is relatively short by championship standards, playing 6,400 yards from the tips, Mesquite Golf Course offers a challenging golf game with numerous water hazards.

Notes: Moderately rolling fairways with washes that are playing factors. Some holes are very close together, so be alert. Bermuda greens.

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Holes: 18 Hole Course
Course: 18/M-72/118; W-72/120
Yardage: 6,328/5,944/5,281
Designed by: Bert Stamps, 1985.

Website: www.mesquite-golf.com

Seven Lakes Country Club

Address: 4100 East Seven Lakes Drive,
Palm Springs, Ca 92264
Phone: (760) 328-9774

The 18-hole "Seven Lakes" course at the Seven Lakes Country Club facility in Palm Springs, California features 2,712 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 58 . Designed by Ted Robinson, ASGCA, the Seven Lakes golf course opened in 1965. Silas Dreher manages the course as the General Manager.

7 Lakes Pro Shop and Golf Professional Simon Letts, PGA invites you to come in and see our new supply of golf equipment and clothing. Golf lessons are also available. They welcome outside players who are members of other private golf clubs in the USA and Canada; those who carry a USGA membership card are also welcome. For tee times call 760-328-9774

Holes: 18
Yardage: 2,712 from the longest tees
Designed by: Ted Robinson

Website: www.sevenlakes.com

Tahquitz Creek Legend Course

Address: 1885 Golf Club Drive,
Palm Springs, Ca 92264
Phone: (760) 328-1005

Directions: East on Ramon Road to Crossley; or east on Highway 111 to Golf Club Drive, north to course entrance.

Open to the Public!

Two 18-hole championship Tahquitz Creek Palm Springs golf courses offer very different golf experiences. A long-time favorite among Palm Springs golfers, the Legend Course at Tahquitz Creek is a par-72, 6,600-yard course with a traditional layout. It was originally designed by William (Billy) Bell in the 1950s. Recent renovations have added 40 new bunkers to the Legends Course.

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The newer of the two golf courses at the Palm Springs Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, called the Resort Course, is a Ted Robinson design introduced in 1995. A par-72, 6,705-yard course with four sets of tees, the Resort Course, also features a desert links-style layout. Both Tahquitz Creek golf courses offer gorgeous views of the Palm Springs mountain range.

An abundance of unique amenities are available at the Arnold Palmer-managed Tahquitz Creek Golf Course in Palm Springs include a driving range, a putting area, and short game area plus Palm Springs golf lessons and clinics.

The Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort features a well-supplied golf shop as well as the Traditions Cafe. Golf Digest has rated the Palm Springs Tahquitz Creek Public golf courses among its "Best Places to Play."

Courses: 36 holes
Legend Course: 18 M-72/117; W-73/118
Yardage: 6,775/6,484/6,211/5,861
Designer: Billy Bell, 1957.

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Resort Course: 18 M-72/123; W-72/119
Yardage: 6,649/6,249/5,828/5,206
Designer: Ted Robinson, 1995.

Description: An excellent golf course with Ted Robinson trademarks of water and scenic holes, punctuated by stunning mountain views. Greens are well protected by bunkers. Rolling fairways Bermuda greens.

Website: www. tahquitzgolfresort.com

Indian Canyons Golf Resort

Address: 1100 E Murray Canyon Drive,
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone: (760) 833-8700

Directions: Traveling south on Palm Canyon Drive, the road divides. Traveling south proceed on Palm Canyon Drive. Turn left on Murray Canyon Drive. Proceed one mile. Make the mandatory right on Murray Canyon Drive.

Palm Springs Indian Canyons Golf Course

Surrounded on three sides by breathtaking, colorful, natural mountain vistas, sheltered from the wind and nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains lies the jewel of the desert, Indian Canyons Golf Resort. This 36 hole resort is uniquely positioned to offer you an unrivaled golf experience in the Greater Palm Springs Area.

The facility offers two very distinctively different golf courses and each is a reflection of its time.

The South Course is an 18-hole championship course that was Redesigned by Casey O'Callaghan in 2004 along with consultant, Amy Alcott, LPGA Hall-of-Famer. This par 72, 6,582 yard championship course has four large lakes that come into play on six of the holes, but the most extraordinary feature are the 5 five par holes. The course also features rolling mounds and fairways and more than 850 palm trees, including some 500 Washingtonia filifera palm trees native to the Agua Caliente Tribe and an important tree in the history of the Tribe.

The North Course is a par 72, 6,943 yard course that was designed by well known architect, William P. Bell and is heavily steeped in tradition. This classically designed course meanders through Palm Springs' stylish "Canyon" region which boasts a wide array of authentic mid-century modern homes and stunning mountain views. The course is brought to life by thousands of palm, olive and other native trees. The course has six challenging water hazards the largest which is located between the 9th and 18th holes and hosts the course's visual centerpiece, the historic Walt Disney fountain which shoots water jets over 100 feet high.

South Course: 18 holes
Yardage: 6,582
Designer: Casey O'Callaghan

North Course: 18 holes
Yardage: 6,943
Designer: William P. Bell

Website: www.indiancanyonsgolf.com

O'Donnell Golf Club

Address: 301 North Belardo Road,
Palm Springs, Ca 92262
Phone: (760) 325-2259

Directions: Downtown Palm Springs, Ca. West end of Amado Road, one block west of North Palm Canyon Drive at the Mountains.

O'Donnell Golf Club

Established in 1944 as a private non-profit club, The O'Donnell Golf Club is located mountainside west of the heart of beautiful downtown Palm Springs, California. O'Donnell Golf Course is the oldest golf course in the entire Greater Palm Springs California Desert area. O'Donnell uniquely combines challenging golf with a casual, relaxed back-in-time atmosphere, transporting you to a place in time when things were simpler and less hurried. Special trial/seasonal offers for seasonal residents and Vacation Palm Springs guests who may be interested in sampling O'Donnell prior to joining. For information, please call O'Donnell Golf Club manager Sally at (760)325-2259. Please mention Vacation Palm Springs guest special offer when you contact Sally.

Beautiful up-close mountain vistas (so close you can actually touch the mountains) plus impeccable conditions make this golf course truly a fun course to play.

The O'Donnell golf course is known for its "playground of the stars." Hollywood celebrities such as Bob and Delores Hope, Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Bing Crosby, Clark Gable and others have either played this course or been members of O'Donnell Golf Course and Golf Club.

Course: 9/M-70/108; W-70/116
Specs: 2,655, par 35
Designer: Tom O'Donnell; founded in 1925.
Playing: Members with guests; Sponsored guests are permitted. Cart is required.

Description: 9 holes with two sets of tees. Flat and fairly open. Well maintained. Bent-grass greens. Beautiful scenic historic course. Palm Springs Oldest course.

Notes: This gorgeous scenic course is located at the base of the San Jacinto Mountain range west of Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs. Founded in 1925, this is the oldest and one of the most historic golf courses in the Palm Springs area.

Tommy Jacobs Bel Air Greens

Address: 1001 South El Cielo Road,
Palm Springs, Ca 92264
Phone: (760) 322-6062

Directions: Ramon Rd east to west on El Cielo Rd.

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Course: 9-hole executive, par 32
Yardage: 1,768/1,570/1,397
Designer: Len Gerkin, 1972.

Information: Water located on 5 of the nine holes. Traps in strategic locations. All holes relatively short. Sensational Mountain Views. Bermuda greens. Near downtown Palm Springs.

Notes: Former PGA Tour player Tommy Jacobs owns this course. The driving range is lighted and features a misting system to keep players cool in the summer.