Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players course) Est. 1986

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Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players course): Two impressive and contrasting championship golf courses, both substantially redesigned in recent years, underline Indian Wells' reputation as one of the very top resort destinations in the Coachella Valley. Whereas the Celebrity course is full of aesthetic beauty and strategic intrigue, the longer, bigger dimension Players course is less garden-like and more ruggedly handsome. Laid out on nicely undulating terrain, most of the lightly tree-lined holes are oriented to take full advantage of beautiful views onto the San Jacinto, Santa Rosa and San Bernardino mountains. Eisenhower Mountain stands sentinel to the south and also provides a wonderful backdrop to several holes, not least the excellent 6th, a dog-legging par-4, tightly wrapped around a lake. Water is less of a feature than on the Celebrity course; however, the Players course can boast equally stylish and threatening bunkering, and large and subtly sloping greens that will test your skills with the putter every bit as much. Skirting some of the holes are native barrancas (wash areas) that are home to a wonderful array of desert-like flora and fauna. With a complete absence of real estate there is a wonderfully natural feel to this layout, and enough space on the par-4's and 5's to keep your driver fully employed - especially if you take on the long carries from the back tees.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Making Contact

Indian Wells Golf Resort
44-500 Indian Wells Lane,
Indian Wells, California 92210
USA
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Office   +1 (760) 346 4653
Pro Shop   +1 (800) 248 3220
Fax

  +1 (760) 340 1035

Email   aholder@iwgr.com
Website   www.indianwellsgolfresort.com
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Golf Pro
 
Joe Williams (Director of Golf) / Anthony Holder (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Residential - but you would never know from the course !
 
Designer: Original layout (known as the East course) designed by Ted Robinson. Substantially redesigned by John Fought and re-opened in 2007 as the Players course.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7376 6316 5108
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Celebrity course (7050 yds from back-tees).
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How2Get There?

12 miles SE of Palm Springs
From I-10 between Thousand Palms and Indio, take the Washington Street exit and head south on Washington Street. After approx 3 miles turn right onto Hwy 111. After approx 2 miles turn right into Indian Wells Lane and follow signs to golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: $180. Reduced resort guest, twilight and replay rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

It is hard to imagine that the golf courses and clubhouse at Indian Wells Resort are in fact municipal facilities, owned by the City of Indian Wells and excellently maintained and operated by OB Sports. The magnificent new clubhouse opened in June 2008. >> Guests staying at the Indian Wells Resort are also able to book tee-times at the private Indian Wells Country Club courses (Cove and Classic). >> The courses at Indian Wells Resort have hosted many top level tournaments, with the Celebrity course currently hosting the PGA Tour's LG Skins Game. >> Bisecting the Celebrity course and running alongside the Players course, is the White Water Wash. This large surface water drainage channel starts in the Santa Jacinto mountains, before weaving its way through the Coachella Valley to the saltwater Salton Sea, the largest lake in California.

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Location

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Latitude: (33.724126)
Longitude: (-116.329744)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa 4-star
44-400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210
+1 (760) 773 4444
www.renaissanceesmeralda.com

Nestled at the base of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains in the exclusive community of Indian Wells, the luxurious Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa offers unparalleled service and all the amenities of a world-class resort.

Golf at this hotel Indian Wells (Celebrity and Players courses)
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Golf within 5 miles Indian Wells CC; Heritage Palms; Desert Willow; Desert Falls; Desert Springs; La Quinta Resort.
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Golf within 20 miles SilverRock; Terra Lago; Eagle Falls; Bighorn; PGA West; Quarry at La Quinta; Trilogy at La Quinta; Cimarron; Tahquitz Creek; Mission Hills; Shadow Ridge; Classic Club.
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Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas & Spa 
44-600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210
+1 (760) 341 1000
www.grandchampions.hyatt.com

Located alongside the 10th hole of the Celebrity course, the Hyatt Grand Champions is one of two luxury hotels at the Indian Wells Resort. Your accommodation choice includes 428 spacious guestrooms, 26 penthouse suites and 43 one and two bedroom villas (with backyard, spas & butler service). You are equally spoilt from a golfing viewpoint, with two excellent championship courses (Celebrity and Players), top-quality practice facilities and a fabulous new clubhouse.

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Golf within 5 miles Indian Wells CC; Heritage Palms; Desert Willow; Desert Falls; Desert Springs; La Quinta Resort.
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Golf within 20 miles SilverRock; Terra Lago; Eagle Falls; Bighorn; PGA West; Quarry at La Quinta; Trilogy at La Quinta; Cimarron; Tahquitz Creek; Mission Hills; Shadow Ridge; Classic Club.
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