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Bring Your Best Clubs, These Spots are a Hit

Written By: Jordan Ligons  Palm Springs Golf

Golfing is one of America’s favorite past times. The smell of fresh cut green grass, the commodore that comes with playing 18 holes with your best buds, and the wheelies you attempt in your golf carts (Wait, is that only me?). La Quinta and Greater Palm Springs house some of the nation’s top (and most beautiful) golf destinations. The late and great Arnold Palmer once said, “You must play boldly to win.” So grab your gloves, your clubs, and your golfing shoes to aim boldly for a hole in one.

 

SilverRock Resort

Are you ready to challenge the rock? Chip away on the luxurious greens of the City of La Quinta’s SilverRock Resort’s 18 holes. Arnold Palmer’s Classic Course gives you yet another reason to love this game with the scenic backdrop to your near-perfect golf swing. And don’t worry if your skills are a tad rusty, get on-course PGA lessons to sharpen those skills in no time. If you’re wanting to switch things up, another challenge that SilverRock offers is footgolf—The combo creation marries soccer and golf into a game you don’t want to miss. Psst, watch out for the occasional mountain goat nibbling in the tee box though, they’re just there for the snack.

79179 Ahmanson Ln
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.777.8884

 

Indian Wells Golf Resort

Let’s break this down: 53,000 square-foot clubhouse, 36-hole course, and the only place to have two courses ranked in the top 25 by Golfweek Magazine. Not impressed yet? The gorgeous course surrounded by palm trees also offers a free round for juniors that are accompanied by an adult, so you can show your kid a few tricks on their dime.

44-500 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.346.4653

 

Classic Club

Classic Club is one of the greenest courses around. No really, they were named as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” for high-level environmental quality. Don’t forget to pop your collar after you drive a ball high over the glistening 30 acres of water features that surround the course.

5-200 Classic Club Blvd
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760.601.3600

 

PGA WEST

Six courses, six days a week, and 109 holes are all at your fingertips at this championship caliber course, which exposes breathtaking views of Coral Mountain. Channel your inner golf legend, like one of the five that collaborated to design the course: Arnold Palmer, Pete Dye, Tom Weiskopf, Greg Norman, and Jack Nicklaus.

55-955 Pga Blvd
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.564.7111

La Quinta Country Club

This course truly lays out the green carpet for the pros and amateurs alike. This paradise has allowed club members to enjoy almost 60 years of golfing excellence. Their Career Builder Challenge in January will have World Golf Hall of Fame member Phil Mickelson as official tournament ambassador.

77-750 Avenue 50
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.564.4151

 

BIGHORN Golf Resort

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that BIGHORN members call these championship courses home. Whether it’s the Canyons or Mountains Course, hole one to 18 each come with its own challenges, with their own scenic touches, and sand holes guarding the flag. Good luck!

255 Palowet Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.341.4653

The Hideaway Golf Club

These exclusive invitation-only golf courses are each par 72, 18-hole beauties. Each designed by their namesake, the Clark Clive Course will give you British Isle vibes while the Peter Dye Course makes it manageable to walk the green.

80-440 Hideaway Club Ct
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.777.7400

 

Toscana Country Club

Pick your course: North or South. Each with a par 72 scorecard, the South Course has more bunkering and dramatic slopes to challenge yourself. Bring along your sweetie so you can start training for the members-only Ti Amo Tournament. It is sure to be love at first swing.

76009 Via Club Villa
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.772.7000

 

The Madison Club

For the Tom Fazio Course, don’t get too distracted by the breathtaking Mediterranean-style clubhouse. Stay focused; holes 1-9 have large ponds to the left of the green. But, when you’re finishing up the back nine, stop by the Madison Market for a quick pick-me-up.

53035 Meriwether Way
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.777.9320
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