Shadow Hills Golf Club: Nice season to Golf in Palm Springs (November). Well actually Indio. Shadow Hills Golf Club is all that a golf club should be. The prices are fair but not cheap. Courses are maintained and golf carts are well cared for. I seen several Marshall’s throughout the day on a 18 hole day that were willing to assist with anything. I did not see a beverage cart however there were ice chests attached to the golf carts. The restaurant was fine for lunch. Service was better than average everywhere including the restaurant, checking in and on the course.
Indian Canyon Golf Resort: This 36-hole facility (North & South) was a favorite haunt of Hollywood celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, and Jackie Gleason. Former U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson and Ronald Reagan also walked these fairways. The course is tucked away in a canyon and has some decent views of the San Jacinto mountains.
Tahquitz Creek Golf Course: You will find some of the best rates here. It is not the best course. The consistency of the Greens and Fairways varies. If you have very high standards for your whole golf experience look elsewhere. If you want to get a couple rounds in because your staying in Palm Springs on a budget, this course is a fit.
Desert Willow Golf Course and Restaurant: The Course is manicured and very well cared for. The sights are a delight. The Restaurant has outdoor seating with a wonderful view to go with a nice dish. So relaxing out there. This is a short 20 minute drive from downtown.
Cimarron Golf Course: About 10 minutes away from downtown Palm Springs by local streets. Nice, but not much shade anywhere. Of course the views are not bad. Course does get some dry spots but overall it will do.
The Westin Mission Hills: You can get there in nearly 15 minutes from Palm Springs. Another great Palm Springs course with plenty of water hazards and bunkers to make your round interesting. Clubhouse – It’s actually quite small and unassuming for such a nice course. Fairways were immaculate. Rough was pretty forgiving, pretty much where I spend my time lol. If your Slicing your shots could end up in a pool or hitting a roof. The Sand Traps are deep and surround most holes. Experienced typical Country club service – even wiped down clubs after the round. Food is good, there are ample water coolers, and a decent amount of shade here and there.
Indian Wells Golf Resort: The Clubhouse is located between Hyatt Indian Wells Resort and The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort about 20 minutes from Palm Springs off of Hwy 111. The course is picture perfect. Resort service. The restaurant is pleasant overlooking part of the course. Many of the fairways on this course slope either right or left and it drastically affects play. The layout on the course is challenging with huge sand bunkers protecting greens and blind shots, plus hidden water that encroached fairways. You will likely use most of your clubs here. Top level course.
Rancho Las Palmas: Shankers take caution. Some Fairways are narrow. Course was in overall good condition and the service I received was stellar. You should not be disappointed visiting here. The River of Rancho Mirage is literally across the street, walking distance. Nice Movie Theater, Restaurants and Shopping. Starbucks too. If you have company that doesn’t golf, send them here to stay cool watching a movie.