Learning to Golf in Palm Springs

By Karla Silver | Empower Network

Feb 22

Golf in Palm Springs, Palm Springs Golf

 

Living in Palm Springs, California has tremendous advantages.

  1. Beautiful weather
  2. Lots of fun stuff to do
  3. Interesting people
  4. Proximity to Los Angeles
  5. Great hiking, biking, tennis… and GOLF!

I’ve never been a golfer, but since there are over 400 (!) golf courses within 20 miles of my house, my husband and I decided to take up the sport.  Golf in Palm Springs is just “what people do” here.

Golf in Palm Springs

There are endless courses to choose from.  Here are three fine courses to play golf in Palm Springs.

Indian Canyon Golf Course

I live very close to a course that sits on Native American tribal lands called Indian Canyon.  Most of the courses in Palm Springs have been frequented by our former citizens, like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bob Hope and Jackie Gleason, to name drop a few.  This course is no exception.  Tee times are difficult to get in our high season – October through May.  If you are a local, make sure to stop by in the Summer – they have a great locals deal.

Taquitz Creek Golf Course

Taquitz Creek is probably the best deal for cheap golf in Palm Springs.  The club consists of two courses, Legend and Resort enjoy spectacular views of mountains, snow and sky.  We hired a pro from this course to teach us how to golf.  Dave Shackelford has been wonderful!

Cimarron Golf Resort

I love Cimarron resort the best.  They have wonderful service – a “helper” comes and loads your bags onto your cart as you leave your car.  And, even better, the “helper” cleans your clubs and unloads everything for you at the end of your day.  This is not unusual at most golf resorts, but it is unusual for a resort, where, if you look online, you can go for a round of golf for $29!!!  If you are a beginner at golf in Palm Springs , then their Pebble Course is for you.  It makes a great transition to “actual golf” for those of us that are just beginning to understand all the clubs in our bags.

The Boulder Course received one of golf’s top honors being selected as one of Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play in 2003 along with highest of rankings in the ESPN Zagat Survey and Palm Springs Life.

The Pebble Course was recently voted the Top Shorter Length Course in California. If you are looking to hit every club in your bag, finish an 18 hole round in 3 hours and have plenty of energy left to enjoy the rest of the day, the Pebble Course is for you.

Last Words on Golf in Palm Springs

Have fun!

 

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