Workers add new liners to a sand trap at Desert Willow Golf Resort's Firecliff Course

Change for the Better

Makeover at Desert Willow Golf Resort Firecliff Course retains challenges, but could speed up play.

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One of the desert’s most popular and equally potent courses has enjoyed a makeover in recent months, which should make the beatific grounds a little more manageable for the mid-to-high range handicapper. A bunker renovation project at the Firecliff Course at Desert Willow Golf Resort will debut after the course re-opens from overseed in October. Generally regarded as the more

USA Womens Rugby players practice on the field

Olympic-sized Commitment

Vintage Club Members have a vested interest in USA Women's Rugby team's quest at Rio Olympics

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Members at The Vintage Club are used to going for the green. Now, they’re going for the Gold. While up at his Alaskan home last year, Vintage member Bob Penney learned that the USA Women’s Rugby team headed for the Summer Olympic Games was visiting the desert. Not familiar with the game of women’s rugby? Well, neither is the Olympics.

Palm Springs Power pitcher Morgan Earman

Making His Pitch

Desert Christian Academy grad Morgan Earman is back home ready to POWER the home team to another title

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Summer baseball reminds players why they first began playing the sport. “You kind of relive when you were just a kid and your coach told you you’re playing this spot today and make it happen,” says Desert Christian Academy graduate Morgan Earman. “You get to go out there and compete and have a good time every night and playing here

Putting Green

Going Green in Golf

Synthetic putting greens roll across the desert landscape

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Once considered an at-home amenity for the true golf nut, there has been an upswing in synthetic putting greens being installed in Coachella Valley backyards in recent years. The uprise is happening as California’s drought conditions have given rise to Gov. Jerry Browne’s statewide water reduction mandates in April 2015 — an effort preceded across desert fairways by the Coachella