One of the best and most unique features of this desert we live in is the world-class golf we are lucky to have. There are a number of fantastic courses within walking and driving distance of many of the homes in the Valley. This article will sum up the best courses in the Valley.
SilverRock Resort – Arnold Palmer Classic Course
One of the most beautiful golf courses in California, SilverRock is the former home of the PGA’s Bob Hope Classic. With stunning natural backdrops of the Santa Rosa Mountains, this resort features the Arnold Palmer Classic course, which is spread over 200 acres and features a challenging 7,578 yards of golfing pleasure. You might be lucky to see some wildlife out on this course as well. Winning a number of accolades, this course is well worth checking out.
La Quinta Resort & Club – La Quinta Mountain Course
Nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains, five challenging courses await you. With fun pot bunkers, rock formations, well-bunkered greens and a variety of elevations to play in, this is one course that residents and visitors to the Valley won’t want to miss. Once your game is over, feel free to check out one of the three PGA West’s clubhouses for relaxation and socialization.
Playable for all levels, this course is gorgeous, challenging and fun. The course is over 7,000 yards long, and also the host of the final round of the PGA tour’s Q-School. Some of the best players in the world have played golf at this course and it is easy to see why. The desert landscape could be one reason, but also the nature of the course that is both forgiving and challenging. Be aware that there isn’t a GPS on the golf carts and bring your own.
Rated one of the top 100 golf courses in the world, you’ll want to golf here if you are visiting the area. But, this course isn’t for the light of heart as it was also voted on several lists as being one of the toughest courses as well. It has the highest stroke and slope ratings of all PGA West courses. It is also host to the Q-School every year. This course was named the stadium course due to the sculpted spectator seating that is set into the natural terrain.
Home to the Palm Desert Golf Academy, you’ll get 36 holes with two championship courses at Desert Willow. The Firecliff course and the Mountain View course are both stunning, challenging and were named as one of the “Places to Play” by Golf Digest. If regular golf has you bored, you can partake in the newest craze of footgolf, which is basically soccer and golf combined. Looks interesting!
Golfing in the Valley is definitely something residents and visitors should try, as it really is an experience not to be missed.