Westin Mission Hills Resort (Pete Dye Resort course)

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Westin Mission Hills Resort (Pete Dye Resort course) Est. 1980

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Westin Mission Hills Resort: The Westin Mission Hills is home to two highly-regarded and challenging championship golf courses. Located directly behind the impressive resort hotel, the Pete Dye course is a fraction shorter than the Gary Player (located a mile away), but is no less demanding for that. Don't be lulled into thinking that the relatively straightforward opening pair of par-4's, with their beautiful views onto the San Jacinto mountains, herald an easy-going, low scoring and leisurely round.

Although a resort course by name and nature, Dye has woven plenty of golfing challenges into the relatively open and nicely undulating fabric of this skilfully designed layout. Although water is used more sparingly than on many other Pete Dye designs, it does threaten on four or five occasions, making the drives at the par-5 5th and par-4 18th, and the approach shots to 7, 8, 14 and 18 particularly testing. The often large, elevated and sloping greens, are usually surrounded by excellent mounding, bunkering and clinging grass, ensuring your short game will be thoroughly examined.

Beyond the good-width fairways and not overly penal rough, many holes are flanked by single-storey housing, while attractive palm trees stand behind many greens - accentuating the resort-style ambience of this excellent golf course. The wonderful par-3 8th is a fine example of many trademark Pete Dye holes around the course; railway sleepers line the water hazard, which unnervingly extends from the tee-boxes right across to the angled green.

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
71333 Dinah Shore Drive,
Rancho Mirage, California 92270
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Office   +1 (760) 328 3198
Pro Shop   +1 (760) 328 3198

  +1 (760) 770 4984

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

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Residential setting.
Designer: Pete Dye
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6706 5587 4841
Par 70 70 70
SSS or Slope 72.2 66.7 67.6
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Gary Player Signature Course (7062 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?

6 miles E of Palm Springs
From I-10, just west of Thousand Palms, take exit 130 (Ramon Road) and follow Ramon Road West. After 150 yds turn left into Bob Hope Drive South. After 1 mile turn right into Dinah Shore Drive West. After o.6 miles turn left into the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa.

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
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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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Latitude: (33.800565)
Longitude: (-116.417441)
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The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa 
71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270
+1 (760) 328 5955

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.

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