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5 Golf Gadgets for Dad

Your father doesn’t need to be a tech genius to put one of these Father's Day gifts into play to lower his score.

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Father’s Day reminds Molly Faris of why she loves golf. When her father sold his business and moved the Faris family to a small Northern Illinois town, Molly began cutting her teeth on a nearby nine-hole golf course. Since his passing, she still returns to that same golf course, — now 18 holes — and she can’t help but be

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Summer Rules

Palm Desert celebrates two decades of Desert Willow Golf Resort with inaugural city golf championship.

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It’s a sentiment echoed by Palm Desert Mayor Jan Harnik. “For two decades, Desert Willow Golf Resort and its visually stunning desert setting have served as an unparalleled recreational amenity for our residents and visitors and a vital economic driver for our local economy,” Harnik says. “The City of Palm Desert is proud to support this unique two-day tournament as

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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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Par None

Swing into summer with seasonal memberships.

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Membership, of course, has its benefits. But signing up for temporary membership has its own set of advantages. With no long-term commitment, and some great deals to boot, seasonal golf memberships can be found across the desert as tee sheets turn away from peak season. From east to west, short-term association is available at some of the valley’s top tracks,

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A ‘Link’ to Kids

The First Tee of the Coachella Valley preps for 7th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament, chance to showcase how it reaches 7,000 kids across the valley.

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A national nonprofit with chapters across the country, the programs of The First Tee not only introduce kids to the tenets of the game, but also encircle golf lessons around healthy lifestyles and the program’s “Nine Core Values,” which include honesty, courtesy, respect and perseverance. To buoy the Coachella Valley chapter, the 7th annual First Tee of the Coachella Valley

Marriott Golf Academy

Put These Wedge Club Tips to Work

Mike Ellis, senior instructor at the Marriott Golf Academy at Shadow Ridge Golf Club, offers helpful tips on how to hit those testy 60-yard shots from both the turf and sand.

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Golf is a game of opposites, where one hits down to make the ball rise and oftentimes finds enhanced distance by swinging softer. While many players can drive the ball 250 yards a few times a round, how many golfers can consistently stick it within five feet of the cup from within 100 yards? Wedge play is the key to

ana inspiration

6 Fan Friendly Ways to Experience the ANA Inspiration

From a new food courtyard to the best vantage point to watch a stellar player field, enjoy one of pro golf’s longest running tournaments.

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Ready to take a leap into “Poppie’s Pond” and not get wet? That’s just one of the experiences available to golf fans attending the 46th annual ANA Inspiration, which returns March 27 through April 2 to The Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. The ANA Inspiration is the longest running professional golf tournament, save

al geiberger

Mr. 59

Sometimes life's greatest achievements are off the field of play.

Bill Dwyre Golf

To most in the desert, March 27 will be just another warm and lazy Monday. For Al Geiberger, it will be the 40-year anniversary of the unimaginably horrifying. Geiberger is one of many famous residents in the Coachella Valley, a longtime resident of La Quinta. Many days, he can be found giving golf lessons at The Golf Club at La

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5 Toughest Golf Courses in Greater Palm Springs

If you're looking for that ultimate golf challenge, here are five public courses guaranteed to test your skills.

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With the desert’s high-season in full swing, it’s time for the golf excuses (and sloppy scores) to fade. Your best move is to up your game and tackle one of the five toughest public golf courses in Greater Palm Springs. Here they are in no particular order. In part to improve on pace of play, the Desert Willow brass wisely

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Score a Hole-in-One

The golf course will be first to undergo some changes as a new luxury development takes shape at SilverRock Resort in La Quinta.

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Recognizing the grandeur of what will eventually prove to be a Coachella Valley mecca, the City of La Quinta and SilverRock Development Company, LLC will soon begin the long-planned development project at SilverRock Resort. Already one of the desert’s most popular golf courses, the $420 million renovation project — overseen by the highly-respected Robert Green Company out of San Diego