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Indian Wells: Things to Do

Enjoy the contrast between the Indian Golf Resort's pair of courses, see the pros olay at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and pay respects to vets at Eisenhower Walk of Honor.

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Indian Wells Golf Resort has stay-and-play packages with nearby hotels.

Indian Wells Golf Resort

44500 Indian 
 Wells Lane,
 Indian Wells

A 36-hole golf haven with stay-and-play packages available at four neighboring hotels, Indian Wells Golf Resort offers one of the most complete golfing experiences in Southern California.

Its two courses, Celebrity and Players (aptly dubbed “Beauty and the Beast”), provide a postcard-perfect setting for a day on the links. Clive Clark’s Celebrity Course stretches across an undulating landscape with streams and split-level lakes with waterfall features, while the John Fought–designed Players Course tests even the most well-seasoned golfers with sculpted bunkers and thickets of trees.

Pre- or post-game, on-site restaurant Vue Grille & Bar serves up craft beers, mixed drinks, and award-winning California cuisine. Home to the Indian Wells Academy, the resort staffs a team of PGA professionals who impart their love of the game to players at any level. Brush up your game with a skill session, sign up for a club fitting, or practice in one of the Trackman-powered virtual golf bays.

In 2022, both courses at the resort were recognized by a panel in Golfweek’s state-by-state list of “Best Courses You Can Play.” Out of all California courses, Celebrity ranked No. 3 and Players ranked No. 13. They also received a Platinum Award from the Association of Golf Merchandisers.

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

78200 Miles Ave.
, Indian Wells

World-renowned as host of the two-week BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament — and regarded as one of the most beautiful facilities in the game — this sporting complex also stages live music performances, car shows, arts festivals, and entertainment throughout the year. And for those not named Federer, Williams, or Djokovic, a fitness center and a variety of tennis membership programs are available.


Held annually in the spring, the BNP Paribas Open tournament at Indian Wells Tennis Garden is reported to be the best-attended tournament outside the four Grand Slams. See the game's biggest players when they return March 6–19, 2023.

Eisenhower Walk of Honor

Highway 111 and Eldorado Lane, Indian Wells

An eternal wellspring at this 5,000-square-foot open-air memorial honors all those who served to preserve America’s freedoms, with particular gratitude toward the many veterans who reside in Indian Wells. Towering palms and meandering pathways guide visitors to two 7-foot granite walls inscribed with the names of hundreds of resident vets who have lived in the city for a minimum of three years.

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