Golf in Palm Springs
Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Bureau. Palm Springs hosts more than 100 golf tournaments annually; the bureau's website posts listings. www.palmspringsusa.com.
Indian Canyons Golf Resort. Operated by the Aqua Caliente tribe, this spot at the base of the mountains includes two 18-hole courses open to the public. In the 1960s this was the place to play for celebrities visiting the desert, including presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, and Ronald Reagan. The North Course, designed by William F. Bell, is adjacent to property once owned by Walt Disney and has six water hazards. The South Course, redesigned in 2004 by Casey O'Callaghan with input from the LPGA player Amy Alcott, has four ponds, hundreds of palm trees, and five par-5 holes. 1097 E. Murray Canyon Dr., at Kings Rd. E, Palm Springs, CA, 92262. 760/833–8700. www.indiancanyonsgolf.com. North Course, $40–$99; South Course, $40–$115. North Course: 18 holes, 6943 yards, par 72; South Course: 18 holes, 6582 yards, par 72.
Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort. Conveniently located in Palm Springs near Cathedral City, the resort has two popular courses open to the public. Golfers have been walking the Legend course for more than 50 years—the back nine here are challenging, particularly the greens. The newer Resort course, designed by Ted Robinson, offers sweeping mountain views and scenic waterscapes. 1885 Golf Club Dr., at 34th Ave., Palm Springs, CA, 92264. 760/328–1005. www.tahquitzgolfresort.com. Both courses $25–$90. Legend Course: 18 holes, 6815 yards, par 71; Resort Course: 18 holes, 6705 yards, par 72.
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