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Score a Hole in One at SilverRock Resort in La Quinta

SilverRock Resort Pulls Out All the Stops on This Championship Course

Written By: Jeannette Swanson Score a Hole in One at SilverRock Resort in La Quinta

When you think of the perfect golf course, the Coachella Valley likely comes to mind. The desert basin seems an unlikely location for over 100 golf courses, but the valley’s golf industry is thriving. Would you believe that the Coachella Valley is home to the world’s greatest concentration of golf courses? It’s true. The valley’s very own La Quinta is well recognized as the golf capital of the world.

Designed by American professional golfer Arnold Palmer and opened in 2005, the 200-acre SilverRock Resort offers a 7, 578-yard course that runs through a lush landscape of natural rock formations, water features and over 50-acres of native shrubs and plants.

The immaculate course offers numerous opportunities and amenities for golfers to get their tee on. Golfers can rent a cart equipped with a GPS system that operates from a color, animated television monitor. The GPS system offers such a convenience by alerting golfers to key mechanics of the course such as the layout of the hole, location of the bunkers and lakes, and where the pin is on the green.

If you haven’t the time or the cash to spend four or five hours on an 18-hole round of golf, consider the resort’s Walk the Rock program. The program promotes walking, so although a cart is not included, you’ll get a 9-hole program that begins just two hours before sunset. This one is optimal for families.

If you’re looking for lessons, golf instruction is available on a walk-in basis or by booking in advance. After a lesson or two, golfers may break in their spiked or spikeless shoes with the resort’s offered seven sets of tees.

Lessons and amenities aside, one might wonder how a lush, green golf course in a man-made desert oasis is surviving the California drought. Unlike many golf courses, SilverRock resort does not rely on well water. The course is instead irrigated with water from the Colorado River. In addition to non-reliance on well water, SilverRock has state of the art weather stations that communicate with their pump stations. The weather station identifies how much water the course does or does not need on a daily basis, creating a highly efficient water system.

As for the future of SilverRock resort, a $420 million dollar project is in the works this year. Golfers can expect massive expansion with the inclusion of a 140-room, 5-star quality luxury hotel and spa. In addition, the resort will offer 150, 000 square feet of resort residential units;  the renovation of the Ahmanson Ranch House Facility and 5, 000 square feet of temperature controlled space consisting of outdoor patios and an event lawn.

Tee Up, Wind Down: The on-site SilverRock Grill is a relaxing spot for all-day breakfast or lunch. Guests feast on fish tacos, a wide assortment of salads, Kobe beef burgers and panini sandwiches.

Pick Your Tee Time!: During the months of daylight savings, the resort will see an upwards of 300 golfers per day.

Coffee Buzz on the Greens: La Quinta locals are buzzing about the organic coffee on Main St at Old Town Coffee Company. Get your chai latte, espresso or bakery item and head to the outdoor patio.

SilverRock Resort
79-179 Ahmanson Ln
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.777.8884

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