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 Jr, 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

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

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

Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and 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

Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry and 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, Lawrence

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Lawrence (Larry) Hughes

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

Eddie Susalla (Classic course, 1956); Eddie Susalla and Ted Robinson (Cove course).

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 designed by Ted Robinson. Substantially redesigned by Clive Clark in 2006.

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. Substantially redesigned by John Fought and re-opened in 2007 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 (Desmond Muirhead, 1972). Arnold Palmer course (Arnold Palmer, 1979). Pete Dye Challenge course (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 & Curley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design, with input from Nick Faldo.

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

Ted Robinson

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Palm Springs

Designer

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 John Dawson & Larry Hughes. Remodeled by Ted Robinson (1987).

Find a course

Or

Where2Golf Spotlight

Tournaments:
PGA Championship: the first men’s major of the year will be contested at TPC Harding Park, without spectators being present (Aug 6-9).
European Senior (Staysure) Tour: the Europe-based over-50s tour for men has taken the reluctant step of cancelling the entire 2020 season, based on the additional coronavirus risk associated with the age demographic of the players.

Who's Who:
Miguel Ángel Jiménez: recorded his 707th European Tour start at the English Open in July, surpassing Sam Torrance’s record for the most appearances on the Tour.
Brooks Koepka: the former world No.1 defends his title at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind in Memphis (July 30-Aug 2).

Latest Golf Course Reviews

Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Read More...

Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...

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.

Top Golf Courses in the Americas

Top Golf Courses in Australia

Top Golf Courses in Ireland