Perhaps the biggest allure of Palm Springs is the golf. Magnificent weather all year long, the majestic San Jacinto Mountains towering in the backdrop, and over 120 magically sculpted courses offer hours of putting, driving, bunkering, chipping, wedging, plunking and of course, winning!
That's not all. Palm Springs is also home to some of the most popular golf tournaments in the country including: the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and many fine others.
75-200 Northstar Resort Pkwy.
Palm Desert, CA 92211
The Classic Club, designed by golf extraordinaire Arnold Palmer, offers incredible golfing for professionals and visitors of all skills levels. Visitors will realize immediately that this incredible course ventures far beyond your average run-of-the-mill golf experience. A barrage of swift rolling topography nestled amidst adamant pine trees portrays portions of the landscape. Other notable course features include the remarkable San Jacinto Mountains billowing in the background.
For those who'd rather be onlookers, the Classic Club offers some astoundingly great opportunities to watch a tournament. After all, this is where the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic takes place each January. Also under construction is a remarkably grand 63,000 square foot clubhouse that will have all the features and amenities of a world-class clubhouse and much more.
Escena Golf Club
1000 N. Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Poised in the desert of a Palm Springs gated community, the Escena Golf Club is heralded by many as one of the "hottest golf spots" in the Western United States. Golf great Jack Nicklaus devised the course schemata for these brilliantly sculpted greens, bunkers and fairways, and his designs deliver big.
On nine of the featured 18 holes, water obstacles suggest slightly ponderous play, yet those of all skill levels will certainly respect the necessary drives, chips and wedges needed for success. One of the most astonishing aspects of the course is maneuvering through low-lying vegetation and tricky bunkers. Equally impressive are the wide-open views of the San Jacinto Mountains.