Palm Springs and the Desert Resorts Places

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Palm Springs

Golf

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.

Affordable Palm Springs TeeTimes. This service matches golfers with courses and arranges tee times. If you know which course you want to play, you can book online up to 60 days in advance via telephone or email. CA. 760/324–5012. www.palmspringsteetimes.com.

Indian Canyons Golf Resort. Operated by the Aqua Caliente tribe, this spot at the base of the mountains includes two 18-hole courses designed by Casey O'Callaghan, Amy Alcott, and William P. Bell. The North Course is adjacent to property once owned by Walt Disney and contains several mid-century modern houses. In the 1960s it was the go-to golf course for celebrities visiting the desert, including presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, and Ronald Reagan. 1097 E. Murray Canyon Dr., at Kings Rd. E, Palm Springs, CA, 92262. 760/833–8700. www.indiancanyonsgolf.com. North Course: 18 holes. 6,943 yds. Par 72. Slope 118–127. Greens Fee: $40–$115. South Course: 18 holes. 6,582 yds. Par 72. Slope 108–118. Greens Fee: $40–$115. Facilities: Driving range, club rentals, lessons, two restaurants, bar.

Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort. Conveniently located in Palm Springs near Cathedral City, Tahquitz Golf Resort has two popular courses. Golfers have been walking the Legend course for more than 50 years. 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. Legend Course: 18 holes. 4 configurations. 6,815 yds. Par 71. Slope 117–123. Greens Fee: $20–$100. Resort Course: 18 holes. 3 configurations. 6,705 yds. Par 72. Slope 123–139. Greens Fee $20–$100. Facilities: Driving range, putting greens, golf carts, lessons, restaurant, bar.

Tommy Jacobs' Bel Air Greens Country Club. This small executive course is a good choice if you want to walk. Although it's only 9 holes, you can configure your route to 18 or more. 1001 S. El Cielo Rd., at E. Mesquite Ave., Palm Springs, CA, 92264. 760/322–6062. 9 holes. 1,675 yds. Par 32. Slope 92. Greens Fee: $15–$30.

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