Play Golf in the Coachella Valley | RTX Traveler Magazine

With more than 100 courses and warm, sunny winter weather, golfers flock to Palm Springs for challenging play set in some of the most picturesque landscapes imaginable. Whether you want to play with the pros, compare some of the sports’ best designers at various courses or just have a little fun, you’ll find your dream golf experience in Palm Springs.

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Indian Springs Golf Club in Indio: This course is a great value as your green fee includes lunch. While the first few holes are challenging and there are a few water obstacles, the course is geared toward easier play. Premier putting surfaces and friendly staff top off the experience. The Classic Club in Palm Desert: This Arnold Palmer design was built for the pros, and hosts a number of charitable tournaments throughout the year. This public course is also recognized as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, making the challenging play that much more rewarding in such a lush setting. Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs: The stunning scenery at this public course makes each hole a picture-worthy moment with lush landscaping and thousands of palm trees. Four sets of tees offer a variety of challenges on this Jack Nicklaus Design Team course.
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Shadow Mountain Golf Club in Palm Desert: The town’s first golf course was designed by the legendary Gene Sarazen. With affordable public play and lessons available, this course is in the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains, providing protection from the wind as well as stunning views. The TPC Stadium Course in La Quinta: This course is known as one of the most challenging courses in all of Southern California and was named the 4th toughest course in the country by Golf Digest. Avid golfers will love the exhilarating play through the water-lined slopes. Taquitz Creek Golf Course in Palm Springs: If you think you can’t find water in the desert, you haven’t been to a course touched by the “King of Waterscape,” Ted Robinson. His trademark water features grace eight holes at this premier public course.

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