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3 Perfect Palm Desert Golf Courses For The Best Possible Vacation

If you're planning a trip to the area, you'll want to make sure you book a tee time with at least one of these Palm Desert golf courses.


When you’re looking to plan a golfing vacation like no other, you have to find the top golf clubs that are really worth a play.  That always means that you have to do your research and plan out where you want to visit when you’re on vacation, so that you can hit the golf courses that are going to be truly memorable.  Just about every city has some form of golf available, and you can find a course literally anywhere that you choose to spend your holiday.  But that doesn’t mean you’re going to be getting the experience that you deserve. 

Traveling to places like Palm Desert may be nice for the scenery, and the amazing aura many of the locales feature like you just won’t see elsewhere in the US.  But it is also home to some golf courses that just aren’t worth your time.  Knowing this going in is key to ensuring that you only stick to the courses you know that you’re going to enjoy, and that you know will provide a worthwhile entertaining experience that’s going to ensure that you have a great time.  Here are 3 of the best Palm Desert golf courses that you can trust to deliver the experience every golfer looks for:

1) Hyatt Grand Champions Indian Wells Golf

If you’re looking for the best course that money can buy while you’re on vacation, this is by far the right choice.  Featuring several different courses with different looks and feels, you can be sure that you’re able to find the type that you like the best, and see some beautiful scenery at the same time.  In fact, there are three distinct courses to choose from, which include:

                -Celebrity Course

Opened not too far back, in 2006, this Palm Desert golf course is a par 72 championship grade experience.  This is a reformation of the original West course golf property, in which the unique landscape has been gently tweaked to provide a totally different experience, but one that still feels as natural as can be. 

                -The Classic Club

This signature Arnold Palmer design is one that you know is going to provide plenty of difficulty and fun for any golfer, with it’s 5,241 yard setup from the front tees, and challenging 7,305 yard slog through the furthest tees on the green. 

                -Fire Cliff Course

A very challenging golf course, this also presents the best opportunity to enjoy an all around vacation experience.  Located just near Desert Willow Golf Club, you’ll find  a full resort, stocked pro shop, as well as a full restaurant ready to serve you while you enjoy your time before and after you play a round of golf on the Fire cliff championship course.

2) Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa

If you’re looking for a more all round experience, that’s more ideal if you’re traveling with family or a spouse that’s less enthusiastic, this is the area for you.  The full resort comes complete with places to stay, shop as well as eat.  But they also feature a full service spa, so you can ensure that you’re able to spend plenty of time being pampered when you’re not playing a round.  There are also two championship quality courses available including:

                -Pete Dye Course

A challenging par 70, 6,706 yards award winning championship layout that’s assured to provide you with the best golfing experience that you’ll find on just about any types of Palm Desert golf resorts. 

                -Gary Player’s Signature Course

This is what you want if you’re looking for the more complete golf experience as a total challenge.  The grueling par 72 and 7,062 yard course provides you with about as much difficulty as you could want, combined with the beauty that the Palm Desert landscape offers on any hole along the course’s complete 18.

3) Marriot’s Shadow Ridge Golf Resort.

Another great location because of the full resort offered, so that you can be sure even the non golfers are perfectly entertained during their stay.  But while there is only one major course offered by the Shadow Ridge club, it’s a pretty remarkable one despite.  That’s because the Nick Faldo designed course features a par 71, and 7,006 yard design.  But as a trademark of Faldo’s work, you’ll find that the rolling hills and fairways are surprisingly deceptive, adding a whole different level of difficulty than you probably would have found or expected otherwise.  Thereby adding to the overall golfing experience, unlike so many other courses are able.

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