Palm Springs Golf Guide Definitions and Explanations

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To make the guide of most use, the following information explains the various listings.


Regulation: Courses of 5,000 yards or more in length for18 holes, and 9 hole courses of  2,500 yards or more.
Executive: Courses of  3,000-4,999 yards. Rated by the US Golf Association.
Par 3: All holes are par 3’s. Can be rated if longer than 3,000 yards.
NOTE:  Courses of less than 3,000 yards are not rated.


(Includes 3 categories. All are available to the public but have varying limitations on tee time availability.)

Public: No limitations on tee times or access.
Resorts: Hotels with courses adjacent to the property or owned by them. Guests have priority in booking tee times and may get lower green fees. The public has access.
Semiprivate: Members have preference in booking tee times and have lower fees. The public has access.

(Includes 2 categories.)

Private: Restricted to members and their guests. No public access.
Private-Reciprocal: Members of other private clubs are extended limited playing privileges. No public access

DLL-Dogleg left. Enough of a turn to require ball placement.
DLR-Dogleg right. Enough of a turn to require ball placement.
W- Number of holes with water in play.
SB-Number of bunkers on the course.             


Yardages and slopes are from the shortest rated tees to the longest, for both men and women.. The number of tees indicate how many are rated. All data is for 18 holes, and for 9 hole courses it is based on playing it twice.


Since fees vary widely, we show approximate costs for both winter and summer. We indicate the highest fee, usually a weekend or holiday rate. All public access courses have lower fees such as weekday, twilight, and some have same day replays.  Discounted promotional rates are not uncommon.  Junior rates are available at some of the public courses


These are a selected number of excellent courses out of the immediate Palm Springs area.  All are well worth the drive from Palm Springs, or a stop when driving to or from Los Angeles. They are moderately priced.  Longest drive is approximately 1 1/2 hours, except during the rush hours.

Membership Fees/Annual Dues: Initiation Fees are usually charged by Private clubs and are a one time cost.  Annual dues are the cost of maintaining the memberships.  Some public and semiprivate courses have only an annual cost for playing and no cost to join.

Telephone Numbers:  All are area code 760, except for the “Out of area courses” which list their area code. Numbers are for the pro shops for the public access courses, and the club offices for the Private clubs.

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