How to Find the Best Palm Springs Golf Deals
Palm Springs and golf go hand in hand. When most people think about golfing in the Coachella Valley, however, they tend to conjure up images of wealthy golfers swinging expensive clubs on courses with sky-high greens fees. Many people mistakenly believe that they simply can’t afford Palm Springs golf. This couldn’t be further from the truth. While there are plenty of golf courses in the region that do have some pretty high fees, there are also plenty that are much more affordable for the average golfer. Here are some of the best Palm Springs golf deals that you can find in the Coachella Valley.
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
The Shadow Ridge Golf Club is an 18-hole course that draws inspiration from the sand-belt courses that are found in Australia. With the snow-capped Santa Rosa mountains as your backdrop, Shadow Ridge provides generous fairways and bold bunkers. Plenty of tee locations provide a great experience for golfers of all skill levels. Prices for golfing at the Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf Club range from $48 to $68.
Mountain Vista Golf Club
The Mountain Vista Golf Club, located in Palm Desert, features two courses, the Santa Rosa and the San Gorgonio. The Santa Rosa course stretches out over almost 7,000 yards and is playable for golfers of all levels. In addition to having the Santa Rosa, San Jacinto, and San Gorgonio mountain ranges in the background, you are also treated to gorgeous waterfalls, beautiful flowers, and palm trees. Prices for the Santa Rosa course range from $29 to $32.
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
The Shadow Mountain Golf Club has a lot of history behind it. It was the first golf course to open in Palm Desert when it opened in 1958. It can be found just a few blocks away from the El Paseo shopping district and is one of the few courses in the desert that can still be walked. Snug in the foothills of the Santa Rosa mountains, Shadow Mountain is protected winds that can be troublesome on other desert courses. While a semi-private club, Shadow Mountain offers affordable rates for public play, ranging from $12 to $29.
Escena Golf Club
The Escena Golf Club is considered to be the pinnacle of desert golf. Spanning almost 7,200 yards, the course features beautiful views, strategic bunkers, and water hazards. 4 sets of tees let you choose just how challenging you want your golf experience to be. Escena has been ranked the #6 public golf course in California by PGATour.com. In addition to an unforgettable experience, fees for Escena range from $29 to $39.
The Westin Mission Hills
Located in Rancho Mirage, The Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa features two championship golf courses, the Pete Dye Course and the Gary Player Course. Each course offers its own unique experience with challenges for even the most seasoned players, whether you are a resort guest or coming in as a public player. The Gary Player Course ranges from $35-$49, while the Pete Dye Course ranges from $25 to $49.
Palm Springs is home to well over 100 different golf courses. Sure, some of them may be costly, but there are also plenty in the area to choose from if your budget is a little tighter. These are just a few of the most affordable courses. Take a look around and you are sure to find more than enough affordable courses to whet your golfing appetite!
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