The Best Palm Springs Golf Resorts
If you enjoy golf, you are probably always on the search for new courses to try out. Sure, you could stick with the same local courses you always play, but sometimes it’s nice to have a change of scenery. It also doesn’t hurt to give yourself a new challenge every now and again. If you’ve never been to Palm Springs, there’s no better time to check it out than now. After all, Palm Springs and golf go hand in hand.
What Makes Palm Springs Perfect for Golf?
You hear Palm Springs and golf immediately jumps to mind. What is it, though, that makes this area just so perfect for a round, or two or three, of golf? There are several reasons, actually. One of the biggest reasons is the climate. Palm Springs boasts over 300 days of sunshine during the year and an average annual temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Palm Springs also has a growing food scene, with plenty of incredible restaurants featuring cuisine from all around the world. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’re likely to find it in Palm Springs. There’s plenty of nightlife in Palm Springs as well, with several nightclubs, bars, and lounges. Then, of course, there’s the fact there are around 140 different golf courses in the Coachella Valley, with a majority of them being open to the public for play.
Indian Wells Golf Resort
The Indian Wells Golf Resort can be found just minutes away from the Palm Springs International Airport. It is also within walking distance of some of Palm Springs’ luxury hotels. Indian Wells features 36 holes in two separate courses, the Celebrity Course and the Players Course. Both courses provide an incredible, unforgettable experience, with breathtaking mountain views, and beautiful water features. In fact, both courses have made the list of Top 25 “Best Municipal Golf Courses in the United States” by GolfWeek Magazine.
Renaissance Esmerelda Indian Wells Resort and Spa
The Renaissance Esmerelda located in Indian Wells is a luxury resort and spa located just minutes away from Palm Desert and La Quinta. A relaxing resort, the Renaissance Esmerelda offers an on-site pool, sandy beaches, and an incredible spa. The Renaissance Esmerelda also offers access to the two courses found on the Indian Wells Golf Resort, the Celebrity Course and the Players Course. Not only will you enjoy some of the best golf that Indian Wells has to offer, but you can also relax in complete bliss off the course.
Miramonte Resort and Spa
Another resort attached to the Celebrity and Players courses found at Indian Wells Golf Resort, the Miramonte Resort and Spa is a four-diamond resort with a boutique style and unparalleled sophistication. In addition to enjoying an incredible, unforgettable golf experience, the Miramonte Resort and Spa also offers plenty of upscale amenities including two restaurants, an award-winning spa, three pools, and fitness programs. There is no shortage of things to do while you also enjoy your Palm Springs golf experience.
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa
The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa is one of the premier golf destinations in Palm Desert. Here, you will find 2 18-hole courses, the Valley Course and the Palm Course. Both courses feature 35 acres of streams, lakes, waterfalls, as well as sand traps, bunkers, all against a beautiful desert background. It was recently named one of the “Best New Courses in the Nation” by Golf Digest, and has also been named one of the “Best 50 Golf Resorts” by Conde Nast. In addition to 2 beautiful courses, you will also find a miniature putting course, 2 practice greens, and multiple dining options.
La Quinta Resort and Club Mountain Course
The La Quinta Resort and Club is home to 5 different golf courses, including the Mountain Course. Designed by Pete Dye, the Mountain Course is located right at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains. It features incredible views with significant challenges, with pot bunkers, rock formations, and the elevations of the tee boxes. Its design and stunning visuals, in addition to its famous 16th hole, have earned this course a place on Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Places You Can Play.” Several famous tournaments have been played on this course, and it is well-known as a golfer’s paradise.
With numerous courses to choose from, gorgeous scenery, plenty of restaurants to choose from, and lots of other activities to partake in, there’s no better place to golf than Palm Springs. Whether you’re looking to go on a solo trip, go with friends, or even take your family, it’s definitely worth the trip. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your Palm Springs golf trip today!
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