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Bloom and Grow

Leon’s Landscaping has grown along with Greater Palm Springs.

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Founded in 1993 by Serafin Leon, Leon’s Landscaping has been built on humble beginnings, a hard work ethic, and constant attention to customer service.

Pickle Ball 2019

Pickle People

Local pro Marcin Rozpedski provides the lowdown on the pickleball craze and how to play.

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A seismic shift has been shaking up the recreational landscape as venues across the Coachella Valley convert their tennis courts for pickleball play.

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An Audience Awaits

Golf legend Barney Adams believes the cure for what ails the game’s dwindling numbers lies in the impending senior population boom.

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By the year 2020, the 65-and-older population in the U.S. will increase to 55 million, to 70 million in 2030, and 88.5 million in 2050, according to the American Association of Retired Persons. “A lot of these people are going to be looking for something to do, and golf is a great outlet,” say Adams, 78, who founded eponymous Adams

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Easy on the Driver

Challenge your golf game at three courses nestled amid the rolling hills of Temecula.

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With temperatures 20 degrees cooler than those of the Coachella Valley, a quick stay-and-play swing down to Temecula offers verdant topography and a diverse range of golf options, plus more than 30 wineries to quench your thirst after the game, all centered around the charming historic village of Old Town. We’ve picked three courses to challenge your game. So gas

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6 Best Golf Instructional Schools in Greater Palm Springs

No mater what shape your game is in, these teachers will have you swinging away in no time.

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Whether you’re a full-time resident seeking improvement to your game or a visitor planning an upcoming golf visit, the Coachella Valley’s bounty of courses are complemented by exceptional instructional schools that operate all year. From the latest swing-study technology to primo practice ranges to unique mental approaches, the desert provides a full tee sheet of eduational options. Here are five

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Desert Fun at Dusk in Greater Palm Springs

Summer activity options abound once the sun goes down.

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Sure, the desert’s summer sizzle can deter daytime activity levels for many. But recreation options arise (and even abound) across the valley as the sun begins to set. Explore the bounty of the desert at dusk during summer months with these options. String up after sunset with an evening match under the lights at a host of public tennis facilities,

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Such a Deal

Golfers can save some dough during the summer thanks to discount packages at Greater Palm Springs courses.

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While triple-digit temperatures may make you think twice about hitting the links, there are some seriously hot deals at Greater Palm Springs golf courses during the summer months that may be the incentive you need. Here are six deals to perk your interest. For that golf staycation or summer escape, check out the four Stay & Play package deals at

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Down on the Bayou

Just slightly removed from their Louisiana home, this duo hope to spur the Palm Springs Power back to a SCCBL title.

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The Palm Springs Power will begin its quest to reclaim the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League (SCCBL) title that eluded them for the first time in five years in 2016 with a season-opening series starting June 2 against the So Cal Catch at Palm Springs Stadium. And typical to a roster that features players from all parts of the country,

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Taming the Legacies

Have you taken on some of these favorite holes in Rancho Mirage?

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Editor’s Note: This story was written in 2017. Some of the people quoted in the story may have moved on to other positions since then. Thank you. Host to two Ryder Cups and home to golf’s first major championship of the season, Rancho Mirage isn’t simply a Coachella Valley golf oasis — the city is a nexus of the game’s

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Golf’s Biggest Hazard

It’s not water or a sand trap. A panel produces actions to confront the decline of the sport in the Coachella Valley and a way to connect to prospective youth players.

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If golf is to become an attractive alternative to a younger market in the Coachella Valley, one idea coming out of a recent “Growing the Game of Golf Symposium” is to pair select members of private golf clubs to mentor a few kids at local elementary schools. “The idea would be to send those mentors out to local elementary schools