Indian Wells Golf Resort

44-500 Indian Wells Lane,

Indian Wells, California 92210

  • Office

    +1 (760) 346 4653
  • Pro shop

    +1 (800) 248 3220
  • Fax

    +1 (760) 340 1035
  • Golf pro

    Joe Williams (Director of Golf) / Anthony Holder (Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential - but you would never know from the course !

  • 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.

SSS or slope

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Players course (7376 yds from back-tees)






How to get there:

12 miles SE of Palm Springs

From I-10 between Thousand Palms and Indio, take the Washington Street exit and head south on Washington Street. After approx 3 miles turn right onto Hwy 111. After approx 2 miles turn right into Indian Wells Lane and follow signs to golf.

Indian Wells Golf Resort (Celebrity course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1986

Indian Wells Golf Resort (Celebrity course): Indian Wells' "celebrity" status comes not just from the fabulous resort itself, but also from its two impressive and contrasting championship golf courses. The Celebrity course, originally designed by Ted Robinson, has recently been substantially re-worked by Clive Clarke to produce one of the Coachella Valley's most elegant gems.

This very attractive and pleasantly undulating layout, comprises two nine-hole loops played on either side of the White Water Wash. Each nine has one par-3 and one par-5. Always immaculately presented, the course will thoroughly test your game, not least on the back-nine where water hazards are ever-present from the par-4 13th through to the dog-legging par-4 18th.

Beautifully planted with all manner of trees, shrubs and flowers, much of the course has a stylish garden-like quality, with the impressive San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains also providing a stunning backdrop to many holes. Among many picturesque and elegantly created holes, the par-3 6th is attractively flanked by a tumbling waterfall, as is the par-5 14th and par-3 16th.

The not overly wide fairways will require straight hitting from the tee, while good approach work is needed to avoid the plentiful water hazards and attractive bunkering that guard the greens. The less work you leave yourself on the often dramatically sloping greens, the better your eventual score will be.

Stay & Play at Indian Wells Resort: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Palm Springs / Palm Desert


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: $180.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

It is hard to imagine that the golf courses and clubhouse at Indian Wells Resort are in fact municipal facilities, owned by the City of Indian Wells and excellently maintained and operated by OB Sports. The magnificent new clubhouse opened in June 2008. >> Guests staying at the Indian Wells Resort are also able to book tee-times at the private Indian Wells Country Club courses (Cove and Classic). >> The courses at Indian Wells Resort have hosted many top level tournaments, with the Celebrity course currently hosting the PGA Tour's LG Skins Game. >> Bisecting the Celebrity course and running alongside the Players course, is the White Water Wash. This large surface water drainage channel starts in the Santa Jacinto mountains, before weaving its way through the Coachella Valley to the saltwater Salton Sea, the largest lake in California.


  • Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas & Spa

    44-600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210

    +1 (760) 341 1000

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    Located alongside the 10th hole of the Celebrity course, the Hyatt Grand Champions is one of two luxury hotels at the Indian Wells Resort. Your accommodation choice includes 428 spacious guestrooms, 26 penthouse suites and 43 one and two bedroom villas (with backyard, spas & butler service). You are equally spoilt from a golfing viewpoint, with two excellent championship courses (Celebrity and Players), top-quality practice facilities and a fabulous new clubhouse.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Indian Wells (Celebrity and Players courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Indian Wells CC; Heritage Palms; Desert Willow; Desert Falls; Desert Springs; La Quinta Resort.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      SilverRock; Terra Lago; Eagle Falls; Bighorn; PGA West; Quarry at La Quinta; Trilogy at La Quinta; Cimarron; Tahquitz Creek; Mission Hills; Shadow Ridge; Classic Club.

  • Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa4-star

    44-400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210

    +1 (760) 773 4444

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    Nestled at the base of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains in the exclusive community of Indian Wells, the luxurious Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa offers unparalleled service and all the amenities of a world-class resort.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Indian Wells (Celebrity and Players courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Indian Wells CC; Heritage Palms; Desert Willow; Desert Falls; Desert Springs; La Quinta Resort.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      SilverRock; Terra Lago; Eagle Falls; Bighorn; PGA West; Quarry at La Quinta; Trilogy at La Quinta; Cimarron; Tahquitz Creek; Mission Hills; Shadow Ridge; Classic Club.

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