Best golf courses: Palm Springs

Palm Springs: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Palm Springs
Hills & Fazio

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Mountains course: Arthur Hills (1991).
Canyons course: Tom Fazio (1998).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Fought, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

John Fought

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Arnold Palmer

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Panks & Angus

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Gary Panks & Michael Angus

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Restricted
Palm Springs
Fream, Ron

Visitors?

Restricted

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Ronald (Ron) Fream

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Robinson, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Ted Robinson (Sr).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Robinson, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Ted Robinson (Sr).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Hurdzan/Fry & Cook

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Hurdzan/Fry Design (Dr Michael J. Hurdzan & Dana Fry) working with PGA Tour player John Cook.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Hurdzan/Fry & Cook

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Hurdzan/Fry Design (Dr Michael J. Hurdzan & Dana Fry) working with PGA Tour player John Cook.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Clark, Clive

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Clive Clark

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Palm Springs
Hughes & Fazio

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Original design by Lawrence "Larry" Hughes (1957); extensive redesign by Tom Fazio (2003).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Nicklaus Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Nicklaus Design

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Arthur Hills

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Rsrt guests only
Palm Springs
Susalla & Robinson

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Classic course: designed by co-founder of Indian Wells CC, Eddie Susalla (1956).
Cove course: designed by Eddie Susalla and Ted Robinson Sr (1965).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Clark, Clive

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Original layout (known as the West course) designed by Ted Robinson (1986). Substantial redesign by Clive Clark (2006), and renamed as the Celebrity course.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Fought, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Original layout (known as the East course) designed by Ted Robinson (1986). Substantial redesign by John Fought (2007), and renamed as the Players course.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Pete Dye

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Pete Dye

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Palm Springs
Muirhead, Palmer & Dye

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Dinah Shore Tournament course: designed by Desmond Muirhead (1972).
Arnold Palmer course: designed by Arnold Palmer (1979).
Pete Dye Challenge: designed by Pete & Alice Dye (1988).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Pete Dye

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Gary Player Signature Course

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Greg Norman
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Husband & wife team of Pete & Alice Dye

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Palm Springs
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Faldo & Schmidt-Curley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Nick Faldo's first design in the U.S., created with Brian Curley (Schmidt-Curley Design).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

An Arnold Palmer Classic Course.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Bell, William F.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

William Francis "Billy" Bell Jr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Robinson, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Father/son team of Ted Robinson & Ted Robinson Jr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Schmidt-Curley Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Schmidt-Curley Design (Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Palm Springs
Schmidt-Curley Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Schmidt-Curley Design (Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Palm Springs
Dawson & Hughes

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Original design by owner and accomplished amateur golfer John Dawson and golf course acrhitect Larry Hughes (1951); renovation by Ted Robinson (1980).

Find a course

Or

Where2Golf Spotlight

Tournaments:
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).

Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.

Who's Who:
Patrick Cantlay: moved into the world top 5, after winning the final two FedEx Cup playoff events and scooping the $15 million first prize.

Trish Johnson: kept the Senior LPGA Championship trophy in European hands, with her second win in this event in its four-year history.

Latest Golf Course Updates

The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.

New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club "makes its tournament debut with the hosting of the Italian Open on the European Tour" by Richard Humphreys

Gamble Sands opens short course:
David McLay Kidd’s 14-hole QuickSands short course has opened for play at Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington.

Travel

Discover the world's finest heathland courses located in Surrey / Berkshire

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Ryder Cup 2021 at Whistling Straits

The Dutch Open 2021 at Bernardus

Bump Your Hips to Start the Downswing