Bighorn Golf Club

255 Palowet Drive,

Palm Desert, California 92260

  • Office

    +1 (760) 341 4653

About the course

  • The Course:

    36 holes. Desert-style. Undulating terrain (especially on the Mountains course).

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and desert.

  • Designer:

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

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7043
6259
5150
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.8
70.8
70.5

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Canyons course. The 18-hole par-72 Mountains course measures 6874 yards from the back tees.

Location

Latitude:

33.679077

Longitude:

-116.408998

How to get there:

16 miles SE of Palm Springs

Bighorn Golf Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1991

Bighorn Golf Club: This private golf club (open to members and their guests only) is home to two of the area's most famous championship courses - the Canyons and Mountains courses.

Completed in 1998, Bighorn's Canyons course was designed by Tom Fazio and includes wide, rolling fairways, plenty of water features and a less undulating character than its counterpart. The meandering layout climbs in altitude and culminates in a fabulous three-part challenge, with the uphill par-5 16th, tricky par-3 17th with its carry over a canyon, and finally the daunting and dramatically downhill par-4 18th.

The Mountains course, designed by Arthur Hills, edges into the Santa Rosa Mountains, providing wonderful views from its higher elevations. Laid out over rugged terrain this exacting design brings large rocky outcrops into play, as well as several holes with dramatic elevation changes.

List of courses: Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Bighorn is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Did you know?

Both Canyons and Mountains courses at Bighorn have hosted top-level PGA Tour and LPGA Tour events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Bighorn).

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: Mountain course rated 22nd best course in California; Canyons course rated 26th best in California.

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