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Swing Into Season

Coachella Valley ryegrass turf is back in season, providing golfers a prime opportunity to play some of the area’s most formidable tests. Take on these must-play public venues — ranked in order of difficulty.

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Ryegrass turf is back in season, providing golfers an opportunity to play some of the toughest tests, like the Gary Player course at Westin Mission Hills.

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Indian Wells

Gathering Spot of the Desert.

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When people think of Greater Palm Springs, words like “swimming pools,” “movie stars”, and “vacation” often come to mind. For the City of Indian Wells, there’s even more to consider. This is because idyllic Indian Wells, perhaps more than any city in the region, has become not only a vacation favorite but also a renowned global gathering spot — a


Such a Deal

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


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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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.


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


The Best 19th Holes

These five golf courses offer a gourmet transition off the green.


Even the best day of golf day doesn’t need to end after you sink the last one at the 18th hole. Post-round pleasures really do abound across the desert. Here are five favorite on-site spots to enjoy a meal or cocktail while you review the pleasure and the pain written on your scorecard. Escena sports some terrific San Jacinto views