Palms Springs is a renowned destination in southern California for its awe-inspiring mountain vistas, fantastic weather, and iconic modern architecture.
But Palm Springs isn’t just a place for living and seeing, it’s also a place for playing, and to that end the entire Coachella Valley is brimming with some of the best golf courses in California.
Over 100 world-class golf courses are dotted throughout Palm Springs, perfect for golfers of all levels, or just those who want to find a new way to enjoy the sunshine.
If you’re looking for the next challenge, or a place to get started, take a look at this list we’ve compiled of the best golf courses and country clubs in Palm Springs. Not only will these clubs offer you sublime golfing, but they’re also packed with facilities and amenities to keep you busy, entertained, and healthy in any number of ways.
http://escenagolf.com/ Across Gene Autry Trail from the Palm Springs Airport, and only 10 minutes east of Downtown Palm Springs, Escena is a high-quality championship golf course offering around 7,200 yards of gently undulating fairways and greens.
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, you know that this public course brings its A-game in terms of challenge, craftsmanship, and fun. Always highly rated, Escena was once ranked #6 among public courses in California.
Visit for world-class golfing - including practice areas, pro shop, and rentals - and stay for the high-class dining, recreation facilities, and luxurious homes that you can buy next to this course.
The mountains also double as a wind-break, keeping the course calm and serene (and the flight of your ball true).
There’s a north and a south course, situated on either side of Murray Canyon Drive, each offering a complete and distinctive golfing experience.
Check out the North Course for a slightly longer experience, surrounded by beautiful homes, lakes, and a fountain (named after Walt Disney, who once owned homes in this community).
The South Course is arguably the more scenic of the two, displaying lush greens and many trees. It’s also slightly less challenging and a great place to start for relative beginners. Also - being further south and not within the residential portion of Indian Canyons - the views cannot be beaten.
https://www.classicclubgolf.com In Between the I-10 and the Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge, lies the simply-named Classic Club, one of the finest upmarket golf courses and country clubs around Palm Springs.
An oasis of green grass and sparkling waters in rugged surroundings, this course stands out for its beauty and gracefulness in design.
This 18-hole par 72 was designed by the Arnold Palmer company and hosts the annual Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. The clubhouse is also home to a museum of sorts, housing Bob Hope’s collection of golfing memorabilia.
Known for its immaculate facilities and fine restaurant, this is a golf club not to be missed if you’re prepared to take a short drive east of Palm Springs proper.
For a town that gained its reputation as a lazy getaway from urban LA, for those wanting to lounge around the pool taking in the sun, Palm Springs has become a prime destination (and residential location) for those with an active, adventurous lifestyle.
While the core of Palm Springs remains packed with cultural locations, restaurants, resorts, and mid-century modern communities, the further east you travel, the more it opens up into terrain dotted with expansive fairways and greens.
As such, there are many notable golf courses and clubs that fall just outside of Palm Springs proper, like the world-famous PGA West TPC, Indian Wells Golf Resort, and Bighorn Golf Club. And closer to home there’s the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, which also deserves an honorable mention.
Basically, if you come to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley for golf, you can stay busy for quite some time.
To learn more about Palm Springs, contact Geoffrey Moore. Armed with local knowledge and years of experience, Geoff can help you negotiate a home deal that works with your budget and your real estate goals.