The Palm Springs area has more golf courses than any other part of California. Here are some insider tips on the best courses in order to narrow down your search.

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Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

Westin Mission offers two distinct courses for golfers:

The Pete Dye course is quite challenging with bunkers, water features, and a diverse landscape. A downside, however, is the proximity to the resort, which can interfere with game concentration.

The Gary Player Signature course is more forgiving and best for all skill levels. It is longer than the Pete Dye course and further from the resort area, which gives more tranquility and less resort noise in the background.

Classic Club Golf

An oasis in the midst of desert, the Classic Club course is challenging for many. Designed by Arnold Palmer, there are many sand traps and water holes. Home of the Bob Hope Classic, there is a feeling of nostalgia in the environment.

Shadow Ridge Golf Club

Designed by championship player Nick Faldo, the Shadow Ridge course boasts large fairways and impressive bunkers. The Shadow Ridge Club also has an excellent practice facility for just $30 a day.

Golf at La Quinta Resort & Club

The La Quinta Resort has something for everyone. There are five courses to choose from. Three are designed by Pete Dye: Mountain, The Dunes, and The Stadium. The most notable of these is the Stadium course.

There is also the Greg Norman course, and - the most highly regarded in the area - the Jack Nicklaus Tournament course. Many golfers rave about the beautiful desert scenery and well-constructed Nicklaus course, which is challenging and enjoyable.

SilverRock Resort

A little more pricey than many other Palm Springs courses, the SilverRock course in La Quinta offers a desert mountain-style terrain. It is about a 30-minute drive from Palm Springs, so not too far.

Designed by Arnold Palmer, there are recent renovations to the back 9. The front 9 remain in the original design.

Desert Willow Golf Resort

The Desert Willow Resort has two golf courses, designed by Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. The Firecliff course is popular for golfers of all levels, combining a varied terrain with over 100 bunkers, many stunning views, and water features.

The Mountain View course is a little less challenging than a tournament course, but with more character than a basic greens course.

These are just a few of the many Palm Springs area golf courses to choose from, topping the list for both local and tourist players alike.

So, get ready for your trip and don’t forget to rent clubs with ClubSuite. Pack light and pay one fee for club rental during your trip - it’s quick and easy.

The ClubSuite Team