Palm Springs Golf Courses are centered in the heart of the Coachella Valley in southeastern Riverside County, California, and less than 16 miles from Palm Springs. For golfers, the area has become something of a Mecca. Combine 350 days of glorious sunshine each year with more than 110 stunning golf courses and you have a golf destination without compare. But there’s more, much more to Palm Springs Golf Courses. The entire area offers more things to see and do than I had ever bargained for. The great desert, anything but dry and arid, along with nearby San Andreas Fault, the Santa Rosa Mountains, and the city of Palm Desert itself, offer a unique vacation destination.
The Golf CoursesAll of the venues in and around Palm Desert are, of course, desert courses. One of the finest is the renowned Desert Willow Golf Resort, but there are many more just as good: the Bighorn Golf Club, for example, has hosted The Skins Game, The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament.
Where to Play Golf in Palm Desert
- Avondale Golf Club, Palm Desert
- Desert Willow – The Firecliff
- J.W. Marriott Desert Springs – The Palm Course
- Hyatt Grand Champions Resort - Indian Wells
- The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
- Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Resort
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Where to Stay in Palm Desert
The Spas, of Course
Where to Dine in Palm Desert
- Desert Willow Club House
- Desert Falls Grill Room
- LG’s Prime Steak House
- Nick Faldo’s Bar & Grill at Shadow Ridge
Things to Do in Palm Desert
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