Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort (Legend course)


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort (Legend course) Est. 1959

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Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort (Legend course): Named after a large stream that slices through the impressive San Jacinto mountain range, Tahquitz Creek is home to two enjoyable and distinctly different golf courses. The Legend course started life in 1959 as the Palm Springs Municipal Golf Course, and is a relatively easy-going, resort-style layout. Weaving through a community of single-storey housing, the holes are generally quite flat, often characterised by good-width (sometimes very generous) fairways. The rough and bunkering is never too penal, although stiffer bunker defences are to be found around the slightly elevated and often smallish greens. With many nicely tree-lined holes, and the spectacular San Jacinto mountains never far way in the background, there are some good-looking stretches on this layout, especially on the back-nine, which makes a large anti-clockwise loop around the neighbourhood. The 1st and 10th, both similar looking par-4's, require tee-shots over a river-wash, which also cuts across the 14th, 17th and 18th holes. The 2nd and 11th, also twin-like par-4's, run in parallel before each nine heads-off in a different direction. The par-3 12th is the only hole where water threatens (although even here it is not too dangerously), while the par-3 9th is one of the more memorable holes, fiercely ringed with bunkers. With Palm Springs airport just a mile away you might get one or two fly-pasts, but nothing that should be too disruptive to your game.

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Making Contact

Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
1885 Golf Club Drive,
Palm Springs, California 92264
USA
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Office   +1 (760) 328 1005
Pro Shop   +1 (800) 743 2211
Fax

  +1 (760) 324 8122

Email  
Website   www.tahquitzgolfresort.com
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Golf Pro
 
Brandon Alexander (General Mgr)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Residential setting.
 
Designer: William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6815 6161 5811
Par 71 71 72
SSS or Slope 72.3 69.7 74.4
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Resort course (6705 yds from back-tees).
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How2Get There?

3 miles SE of Palm Springs
From I-10, at the Palm Springs end of the Coachella Valley, take the Ramon Road exit and head west on Ramon Road, direction Palm Springs. After 4.5 miles turn left into Crossley Road (which becomes Golf Club Drive). After 1 mile, opposite 34th Ave, turn right into golf club. >> FROM HWY 111 (East Palm Canyon Drive) between Cathedral City and Palm Springs, turn into Golf Club Drive at traffic lights and head north. After 1 mile turn left into golf club.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Jan thru' March): $75 (all days). Golf cart included. Reduced twilight (from 1pm), super twilight (from 2pm), sundown (from 3pm) and senior 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
Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Tahquitz Peak (almost 9,000 feet above sea level), as well as the Valley, Creek and Falls of the same name, are well-known to local hikers who follow the trails in the San Jacinto mountains. The San Bernardino and San Jacinto ranges are home to Southern California's highest and most rugged mountains, San Jacinto Peak reaching up to almost 11,000 feet above sea level. Desert cactus and pine trees, snow-capped peaks and palm oases, are all to be found in close proximity in this unique mountain and desert environment. The river wash that cuts across the 1st, 10th, 14th, 17th and 18th holes on the Legend course originates in Murray Canyon in the San Jacinto mountains, and joins into the White Water Wash which flows through the Coachella Valley and out into the Salton Sea (California's largest inland lake).

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Location

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Latitude: (33.801024)
Longitude: (-116.484620)
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Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs 
4200 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92264
+1 (760) 770 5000
www.theparkerpalmsprings.com

The luxurious Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs has reciprocity arrangements with many of the best private clubs in the Coachella Valley, and can get you on most of the great public/resort courses.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Cimarron; Tahquitz Creek; Mission Hills (Player course)
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Golf within 20 miles Desert Dunes; Mission Hills (Dye course); Shadow Ridge; Desert Willow; Desert Falls; Classic Club; Desert Springs; Heritage Palms; Indian Wells Resort.
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Best Western Inn at Palm Springs 
1633 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92264
+1 (760) 325 9177
www.bestwesterncalifornia.com

Newly remodeled in 2007, the Best Western Inn at Palm Springs is a secluded retreat amid lush landscaping, framed by the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. Guests to this hotel will find spacious rooms and thoughtful amenities.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Cimarron; Tahquitz Creek
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Golf within 20 miles Desert Dunes; Mission Hills; Shadow Ridge; Desert Willow; Desert Falls; Classic Club; Desert Springs; Heritage Palms; Indian Wells Resort.
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