Golf vacations — Palm Springs golf

 
 

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Great current deals:

Golf Club at Terra Lago;  currently, the club's green fees are often available at 40-50% off

Westin Mission Hills Resort;  home of the riotous Kraft-Nabisco Championship; multiple packages available

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Palm Springs golf vacations and golf schools

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Top golf school vacations

Palm Desert Golf Academy;  Desert Willow Golf Resort

Jim McLean Golf School;  La Quinta Resort and PGA West

Indian Wells;  Callaway Performance Center

 

Top Palm Springs golf resorts

SilverRock Resort;  one of the Bob Hope Classic hosts;  still a relative unknown with several hotels coming - get it while you can

Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa;  36 holes with excellent Pete Dye and Gary Player courses

Indian Wells Golf Resort;  one of the granddaddy's of desert golf

Cimarron Golf Club;  Motto? "It's another beautiful day".  We like it, and players love the course, too.

Rancho Las Palmas Golf Resort;  luxury resort recently completed a massive makeover, with top-notch golf

La Quinta Resort & Club;  classic major resort - home of 9 major courses including PGA West; a member of Hilton's new Waldorf-Astoria Collection

The Classic Club;  excellent course managed by Troon Golf

Desert Dunes Golf Club

Golf Club at Terra Lago;  36 holes - hosted The Skins Game from 1999 - 2002

Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort;  36 holes - sister club to the Golf Club at Terra Lago - rated a Best Places to Play

Desert Falls Golf Club;  Golf Digest Best Places to Play 2007

Desert Willow Golf Resort;  Firecliff and Mountain View courses combine to make this a Best Places to Play winner

Indian Springs Golf Club;  2009 Best Places to Play

Desert Springs Golf Club;  a JW Marriott luxury resort

Trilogy Golf Club at La Quinta;  2009 Best Places to Play - host of The Skins Game from 2003 - 2006

Woodhaven Country Club;  a very playable, well-manicured club great for players of all levels

 

Secrets and Tips for Palm Springs golf vacations

Play a rising star in Palm Springs golf

If you want to play “the rising star” on your Palm Springs golf vacation before it gets mobbed, play the Arnold Palmer-designed course at SilverRock Resort in La Quinta, Calif.

SilverRock will continue to be “discovered” as word continues to spread that this municipal course has been a regular host and star attraction of the tournament since 2008.

SilverRock Resort is surrounded by picturesque mountains and rife with lakes, and it is planning a full resort with multiple hotels and spas, and is therefore likely to get a boost on the buzz-o-meter, so play it on your Palm Springs golf vacation while tee times are still fairly easy to get.

 
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Palm Springs golf - The Classic Club

by Michael Castello

Palm Springs is in the Mojave Desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.  But you wouldn't know that when playing the beautiful Classic Club, because there is more water on this Arnold Palmer course than any other club I've ever played.  It's truly an oasis and one of the finest layouts in memory.

The Classic Club is a 7,305 yard par-72 with 30 acres of lakes and 14 stone bridges.  Pine trees make much of the course look like it's back East since there are no palm trees, and the Classic Club features over 5,000 Pine, California Pepper & Olive Trees.

 
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Palm Springs golf - Escena Golf Club

by Jerry Martin

Escena Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus design in Palm Springs, was the first course built within the Palm Springs city limits in over 20

years.  Everything on opening day was a first, because we and 25 other invited golf pros, were the first guests to ever play the golf course, setting an inaugural course record of 66.

What a terrific golf course! It was in perfect shape, encompassing 172 acres, as well as lakes and streams on 9 of its 18 holes.

 
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