California’s inland treasure awaits

While many might think of the coastal destinations like Pebble Beach and San Diego first when thinking of California, Palm Springs is in a class of its own and was the former playground for celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope. As one of America’s greatest golf destinations, you will find luscious green fairways among desert wasteland and jaw-dropping mountain landscapes. Boasting many championship layouts, you can follow in the footsteps of golfing legends, test your skills on world-renowned golf courses and stay in luxury resorts, making your Palm Springs golf package as memorable as possible.

What makes a Palm Springs golf package so special?

  • Stay & play at five-star, all-encompassing golf resorts
  • Experience exceptional desert golf, inc. past & present PGA Tour venues
  • Escape the winter cold to this stunning desert oasis
  • Plenty to do off the course, with shopping, hiking & more
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Enjoy the Palm Springs golfing experience

Boasting 300 days of sunshine and golf’s greatest mountain landscape, Palm Springs golf courses offer a unique experience and there’s little to wonder why it attracts golfers from around the world every year. Here is our recommendations for the best golf courses in Palm Springs;

PGA WEST Palm Springs is also a hot spot for legendary course designers; Gary Player and Pete Dye have some of the finest courses in the area. In standard fashion, the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA WEST, designed by the Golden Bear himself, is ideal for long hitters with plenty of room and optimizes all you could expect from desert golf and is a regular feature on the PGA TOUR calendar.

The Stadium Course at PGA WEST is not to be missed, for those in search of the ultimate golf challenge. Spacious fairways provide forgiveness off the tee, but bunkers line most fairways to catch stray drives. Water is present on half of the course, including the iconic 17th hole, an island green par-3 known as 'Alcatraz.' Previously ranked as the country's fourth toughest course by Golf Digest, the Stadium measures 7300 yards from the back tees, demanding top-notch skills for a good score.

PGA WEST's Pete Dye Mountain Course is celebrated for its playability and scenic beauty, featuring pot bunkers, rock formations, elevated tee boxes, and undulating greens. The back nine ascends through the mountains, offering a natural desert ambiance and stunning visuals, securing its spot in Golf Magazine's Top 100 courses. The par-3 16th hole, a signature of Pete Dye's design, is a short 167-yard downhill challenge.

Classic Club Arnold Palmer designed the Classic Club golf course in Palm Springs with over 5,000 pine, pepper, and olive trees, 30 acres of lakes and water features, and 14 stone bridges. The course is 7,299 yards with a par of 72 from the championship tees, but it's accommodating to all skill levels with multiple tee options. A standout feature is its elevated tee boxes, which provide stunning views of the Coachella Valley, enhancing the overall golfing experience.

SilverRock Situated in the La Quinta area between the La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST, the Arnold Palmer Classic Course at SilverRock Golf Resort debuted in 2005. It co-hosted the PGA TOUR’s Bob Hope Classic from 2008 to 2011. Nestled amidst the stunning Santa Rosa Mountains, SilverRock is consistently well-maintained and presents a challenging golf experience, spanning over 7,200 yards from the tips.

Stay in some of the best resorts in the country

Palm Springs, California, is renowned for its desert oasis charm, breathtaking landscapes, and a wealth of luxurious resorts that cater to those seeking relaxation and upscale amenities. Here's our picks for some of the top resorts in Palm Springs:

The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa One of the top options is The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa with the Pete Dye Resort Course on-site and Mission Hills North Golf Club located just next to the resort. Offering 500+ rooms, a golf course, seven lit tennis courts, a luxurious spa, four restaurants, and three outdoor pools. Set on 360 acres in Rancho Mirage, the stucco-style buildings capture the essence of Southern California's desert. The resort is a short distance from Palm Springs and 7 miles from Palm Springs International Airport.

La Quinta Resort & Club Located 20 miles from Palm Springs, the La Quinta Resort & Club offers premium luxury with top-notch accommodations and facilities. This Palm Springs desert retreat provides five-star lodging and amenities, including the rejuvenating Spa La Quinta and exquisite dining by world-class chefs. With 796 Spanish-style casitas, suites, and villas, each featuring private hot tubs, this 5-star property sits on 45 manicured acres at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains. The five stunning courses at PGA WEST are just minutes from the La Quinta Resort including, the Greg Norman Course, the Nicklaus Tournament Course and three Pete Dye designs – the Dunes, the Mountain and the Stadium Course.

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, is a deluxe four-star property in Greater Palm Springs, California, that offers 530 units, including guest rooms and spacious villas, each providing a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere. Guests can pamper themselves at the 'Agua Serena Spa,' enjoying stunning views and a variety of treatments. Across the road, the Indian Wells Golf Resort features two 18-hole golf courses in a rugged desert landscape, providing a challenging yet playable experience. With its picturesque setting, the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa is an ideal base for a Palm Springs golf getaway.

Palm Mountain Resort and Spa Situated in downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Mountain Resort and Spa is an excellent choice for a vacation in this desert golf paradise. Guestrooms offer spacious and modern interiors, along with private balconies or terraces providing views of nearby mountains, hotel courtyards, or the swimming pool. The hotel's prime location ensures guests are just steps away from top-notch shopping and dining in Palm Springs. It's close to renowned golf courses like Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort and Indian Canyons Golf Resort, and with over 100 courses in the Greater Palm Springs area, it's an ideal destination for a golf vacation.

Our experts say...

"For stunning desert golf, a wide range of accommodations and an ideal climate (especially for escaping the cold winters further north), Palm Springs is extremely popular for a golf vacation."

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Golf travel tips for Palm Springs

Best months for golfing weather:

February, March & November

Best months for value:

June to August

Most popular months:

February to March

Our experts recommend:

April & September

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Not sure where to play? Browse our map to find your ideal destination in a city of possibilities. We know you will have plenty of choices! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

Top attractions in Palm Springs

If you’re wondering what else this beautiful city offers aside from the spectacular golf, not to worry, we’ve got some great suggestions for you. Greater Palm Springs has many attractions and activities to keep you entertained day and night. From the museums, mountains, art galleries, boutique shops and an excellent choice of restaurants, there is so much to explore.

The aerial view Experience the picturesque views of Palm Springs as you journey on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Glide across the stunning desert to the refreshing elevations of the San Jacinto Mountains, ultimately arriving at 8,516 feet above sea level. Revel in the breathtaking vistas from the revolving tramcar, offering breathtaking views of the natural splendor of Southern California.

Traverse the Palm Desert Explore the distinctive terrain of Joshua Tree National Park as you traverse the Palm Desert. Explore the park's renowned sites, including its colossal boulders. Gain insights into the geological impacts of the San Andreas Fault that have shaped the landscape, and listen to tales of the Native Americans who once inhabited the region. The Joshua Tree National Park is perfect for those who love hiking, some other top attractions include the Indian Canyons where you can go hiking and horseback riding.

From Art to Air Palm Springs boasts two exceptional museums. The Palm Springs Art Museum stands as the largest cultural establishment in the Coachella Valley, situated in downtown Palm Springs. Its flagship building hosts captivating art exhibitions and the Annenberg Theater. Recognized by CNN as among the top 14 Air Museums globally, the Palm Springs Air Museum provides visitors with a firsthand encounter with the renowned fighters and bombers from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

Stars of the Springs Downtown Palm Springs, California, is home to the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, a walk of fame adorned with "Golden Palm Stars" commemorating individuals associated with the greater Palm Springs area. It offers excellent photo opportunities alongside stars and beloved figures such as Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Arnold Palmer.

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