Westin Mission Hills Resort (Gary Player course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Westin Mission Hills Resort (Gary Player course) Est. 1991

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Westin Mission Hills Resort (Gary Player course): Home to two highly-regarded and challenging championship golf courses, the Westin Mission Hills is one of many legendary names in the Coachella Valley. Pete Dye's acclaimed Resort course is tucked in behind the resort hotel; a mile away you will find the second of the resort's 18-hole gems, this one crafted by another golfing legend - Gary Player.

With a stunning backdrop provided by the San Jacinto and San Gorgonio mountain ranges, this challenging layout takes you on an enjoyable and modestly undulating journey around two nine-hole loops. Housing lines the way on several occasions, while a challenging mix of pot bunkers and small lakes are also much in evidence alongside the generally good-width fairways. The rifle-straight par-5 3rd, introducing the first of a plentiful array of water hazards, will banish any thoughts of this layout being an easy-going, resort-style push-over. From the par-3 8th, through the turn to the par-4 14th, water will be a constant companion, either flanking the fairways or guarding the front or sides of the greens (or just as likely, both).

There is generally less mounding and less elevation to the greens than on the Pete Dye Resort course, but clinging grassy rough will require some deft pitching work if you want to hit and stay on the often quite small greens. The back-nine is perhaps the more demanding, with seven of its nine holes guarded by rock-lined water features. Of the two "dry" holes the par-3 15th is instead surrounded by a sea of sand.

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

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Making Contact

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
70705 Ramon Rd,
Rancho Mirage, California 92270
USA
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Office   +1 (760) 770 2908
Pro Shop   +1 (760) 770 2908
Fax

  +1 (760) 321 5927

Email  
Website   www.westinmissionhillsgolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Jon Vesper (Director of Golf); Jeff Beier (Head Professional)
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Academy
 
Barry Clayton Golf Academy at Mission Hills.
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Residential setting.
 
Designer: Gary Player Signature Course
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7062 6044 4907
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.4 68.5 68
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-70 Pete Dye Resort course (6706 yds from back-tees), located approx 1 mile away. >> Adjacent to the Resort's Dye and Player courses lies the private Mission Hills Country Club, with three 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Desmond Muirhead and Pete Dye. The Muirhead designed Dinah Shore Tournament course, annually hosts a women's Major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
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How2Get There?

5 miles E of Palm Springs
From I-10, just west of Thousand Palms, take exit 130 (Ramon Road) and follow Ramon Road West. After 1.2 miles golf entrance is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Feb thru' mid-April): $150; golf cart included. Reduced hotel guest (Westin Mission Hills), twilight, super 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 (hotel guests up to 90 days in advance; other visitors 30 days in advance).
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Other Information
Soft-spikes preferred. Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Troon Golf, a world leader in golf course management, manages and operates the golf facilities at the Westin Mission Hills Resort. | The original Mission Hills, which gave its name to this Rancho Mirage resort, is a suburban community in the San Fernando Valley, in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles. The community is home to the Mission San Fernando Rey de España (Mission of Saint Ferdinand, King of Spain) and the Andrés Pico Adobe, the second oldest residence still standing in Los Angeles. The name Mission Hills has since been used by other golf developments around the world, most notably in China with seven Mission Hills courses in Shenzhen, five in Dongguan and ten in Haikou; there are also two in Thailand.

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Location

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Latitude: (33.814347)
Longitude: (-116.427087)
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The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa 
71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270
+1 (760) 328 5955
www.starwoodhotels.com

Set on 360 acres within the Rancho Mirage community, the luxury Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, is surrounded by landscaped courtyards and extensive waterways. Guests enjoy elegant accommodations, ample meeting space, and a relaxing desert climate. The resort offers two world-class golf courses, the Pete Dye course immediately behind the hotel and the Gary Player course just 1 mile away. Extensive recreational facilities allow guests to take full advantage of the ideal climate.

Golf at this hotel Mission Hills Resort (Pete Dye course); Mission Hills Resort (Gary Player course - 1 mile away).
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