Top 7 Best Public Golf Courses in Palm Desert

Golf is one of the most iconic activities in Palm Desert and the entire Coachella Valley. The beautiful year-round weather and stunning landscape are the perfect combinations to offer an idyllic golf outing. From championship courses ideal for expert golfers to beginner greens, Palm Desert has it all.

We’ve compiled a list of the best public golf courses in Palm Desert.

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Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort

Named as “One of the Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest, Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort features two championship golf courses. Tahquitz is just a few minutes from the Palm Springs International Airport as well as downtown Palm Springs. The golf resort features top-notch amenities and resources including the Traditions Cafe, a 50 stall grass driving range, chipping green, two large putting greens, and PGA/LPGA golf instruction.

Indian Wells Golf Resort

Indian Wells Golf Resort is among the top 25 “Best Municipal Courses in the United States” by Golfweek Magazine. The 36-hole golf resort has also been ranked as one of the best courses you can play in California. The 53,000-square-foot clubhouse and Vue Grille & Bar make it easy to spend an entire day here.

Desert Willow Golf Resort

Desert Willow Golf Resort features two award-winning championship golf courses in Palm Desert. Golf Digest named Desert Willow as one of the best “Places to Play.” Featuring the Firecliff Course and Mountain View Course, Desert Willow was designed by Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. Desert Willow also has a FootGolf course, which is a hybrid of soccer and golf.

Escena Golf Club

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Escena Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and is ranked as the No. 6 public course in the state by PGATOUR.com. The golf club also features the Escena Golf Club Lounge & Grill, which is known for its stunning view and architecture.

SilverRock Resort Golf Course

SilverRock Resort Golf Course is located in La Quinta and has been the host of the Bob Hope Classic for several years. SilverRock has received numerous awards and accolades, including being ranked among the “Top 10 New Golf Courses You Can Play in America” by Golf Magazine and “Best Municipal Golf Courses” by Golf Week.

Eagle Falls Golf Course

Eagle Falls Golf Course is a Clive Clark-designed course that is ideal for both expert and beginner golfers. Located at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Eagle Falls Golf Course opened in 2007 and has been among the local favorites ever since.

Classic Club Golf

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Classic Club Golf is a nationally known course designed by Arnold Palmer. Known for its high environmental standards, scenic landscape, and variety of accolades, Classic Club Golf is one of the most well-recognized courses in Southern California. The course has been ranked as the California Golf & Travel Magazine Best of 2016 and Golfweek’s Best: State by State Courses You Can Play in 2016, among many others.

If you’re planning a Palm Desert golf vacation, book your stay with Shadow Mountain Resort. Our convenient location is near the best public golf courses in Palm Desert as well as all the other great things to do in the Coachella Valley.

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