Palm Springs Golf Courses
La Quinta Resort Mountain Course
Soaring Peaks and Challenging Play Elevate the Palm Springs Golf Experience. Famed for its unique Pete Dye design, playability and stunning visuals, this ultra-challenging course nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains features pot bunkers and rock formations, as well as incredible elevations of tee boxes and well-bunkered greens. Ascending to the top of the elevated tee box of the signature 16th enables you to fully appreciate the majesty of this course, named one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 You Can Play.
Yardage from back tees: 6,732
Yardage from red tees: 4,875
La Quinta Resort Dunes Course
The game’s traditional Scottish roots echo throughout this Pete Dye-designed course. A great test of golf that is truly a way to hone your shot making capabilities. This course is a good trial to warm up for our TPC Stadium Course at PGA WEST. At par-72 this Pete Dye championship course is characterized by rolling Scottish-links-style fairways and thick penalizing rough. A leisurely round is punctuated by fantastic scenery and careful club selection. A dramatic left-turning fairway with a tantalizing green will tempt long hitters on the signature 17th while an insatiable lake eagerly awaits the chance to swallow the foolhardy.
Yardage from back tees: 6,712
TPC Stadium Course at PGA WEST
Walk in the footsteps of legends. Designed for golf’s biggest stage, The TPC Stadium Course—home of the Skins Game—is where legends have made history. This par-72 Pete Dye-designed jewel is a “must play” for those seeking the ultimate golf challenge. A favorite among touring professionals, and ranked among the best by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, and Golfweek, Pete Dye crafted one of the most challenging tracks you can play; creating 18 individual masterpieces, each with a character and identity all its own. The infamous 17th tee, known as “Alcatraz” was inspired by the 17th island green at TPC Sawgrass. TPC Stadium derives its mystique from unique undulations, cavernous bunkers and peninsula and island par 3s. Tournament highlights include the Skings Game, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf and the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
Yardage from back tees: 7,300
Yardage from red tees: 5,092
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA WEST
One of Palm Springs’ best designs from a legend of the game.
The same forceful presence the Golden Bear brought to his game is evident in his challenging desert layout. Long hitters will appreciate the opportunity for power off the tee with room for forgiveness, while elevated greens require you to literally raise your short game to another level. The intensity and demand of this Jack Nicklaus design is tempered by dramatic beauty and excitement of playing one of the most highly regarded courses in the Palm Springs area.
Yardage from back tees: 7,204
Yardage from red tees: 5,023
Greg Norman Course at PGA WEST
Palm Springs desert golf from the Down Under perspective. It’s only fitting that the Shark’s contribution to the Palm Springs golf experience should be carved from the floor of an ancient ocean. Greg Norman captured the essence of desert golf with an “Outback” flair in this challenging but fair design that features an abundance of sand, sage, colorful pockets of wildflowers, nine lakes and spectacular panoramic vistas, unmatched anywhere in the Coachella Valley. This Norman gem recently became Audubon Certified.
Yardage from back tees: 7,156
Yardage from red tees: 5,297
LQ Express at Mountain & Dunes
LQ Express is a special set of tee boxes and markers set up at a distance of 3,732 yards (Mountain) and 3,886 yards (Dunes), perfect for junior and beginner golfers, as well as any adult golfer who doesn’t have time for a full round. Golfers receive a complimentary bag tag and divot tool, as well as a scorecard designed specifically for this program.
Rental clubs are available and include boys, girls and left-handed clubs ranging from 41” to 63”. The golf shop has a measuring device to ensure a proper fit.The golf shop also carries the full line of U.S. Kids golf equipment, balls, gloves and apparel.
PGA WEST Golf Academy offers free Junior Golf Clinics at Mountain and Dunes on all major holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. LQ Express is available starting at 3 p.m. for a greens fee of $35, which covers one junior golfer and an accompanying adult, provided the adult tees from the same tee boxes. For more information, call (760) 564-7111.