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La Quinta Resort & Club

200 Ave Vista Bonita,

La Quinta, California 92253

  • Office

    +1 (800) 598 3828 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (760) 564 7820
  • Fax

    +1 (760) 564 5768
  • Academy

    Jim McLean Golf School

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Mountains and canyons.

  • Designer:

    Pete Dye

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6732
5768
4875
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.9
68.5
68.7

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Mountain course. Also at La Quinta is the 18-hole Dunes course (par-72; 6712 yds from back-tees; rating 72.4).

Location

Latitude:

33.683215

Longitude:

-116.313036

How to get there:

18 miles SE of Palm Springs

From I-10 between Thousand Palms and Indio, take the Washington St exit and head south on Washington Street. After approximately 5 miles turn right onto Eisenhower Drive. After 1.2 miles turn right into Calle Mazatlan (opposite Avenue 50 on your left). After gatehouse, follow Calle Mazatlan. After 400 yards turn left into Avenida Vista Bonita and golf clubhouse.

La Quinta Resort & Club (Mountain course)

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

Est. 1980

La Quinta Resort & Club (Mountain course): Few courses in the Coachella Valley can boast a closing stretch of holes as stunning as those found on La Quinta's Mountain course. There are few courses in the world that possess a par-3 as fabulous as the Mountain's 16th.

The open, gently undulating terrain of the front-nine provides some hints of what's to come later in the round, with the dog-legging par-5 4th, stunning par-3 5th and water-flanked par-4 6th, all getting you right alongside the base of the Santa Rosa mountains. Pete Dye's probing and challenging design will require good-quality driving and accurate approach work to avoid the combination of expansive bunkering and small mischievous pot bunkers around the greens.

As you head out on the back-nine, the first four holes bring you, for the first time, into a more residential area. Although this is the least dramatic stretch of the course, the holes are still top-quality, with the housing set well back from the good-width, palm-fringed fairways. From this residential setting, you are quickly transported into a spectacular natural canyon, where the uphill par-4 14th and downhill par-5 15th signal your arrival into golfing nirvana.

The 16th on La Quinta's Mountain Course is as scenic a par-3 as you can find in a mountain-desert setting. Played downhill to a raised, bunker-surrounded green, the target looks unnervingly small against the majestic desert backdrop. The par-4 17th continues to hug the base of the mountains before the turn for home at the par-5 18th and a chance to reflect on that most dazzling of closing stretches.

Stay & Play at La Quinta: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Visitors

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 (Jan thru' April): Mon-Thur $179; Fri-Sun $205. Golf cart included.

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

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Golfers journey from around the world to vacation and test their golf skills at La Quinta Resort, which includes nearby PGA West. La Quinta's Dunes and Mountain courses (both Pete Dye designed) are complemented at PGA West by the publicly accessible Stadium course (Pete Dye), Jack Nicklaus Tournament course and Greg Norman course.

La Quinta and PGA West have a long tradition of hosting major golf tournaments. Through the years, the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, the Skins Game, PGA Grand Slam of Golf and the PGA Tour's Q-School, have been hosted on both the public-access and private golf courses at La Quinta and PGA West.

Where2Stay

  • La Quinta Resort & Club4-star

    49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253.

    +1 (760) 564 4111

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    La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is a legendary destination, renowned since 1926 for its charm and serenity. Offering a full range of top-quality amenities and activities, the resort includes five top-quality golf courses at La Quinta and nearby PGA West, including the famous PGA West Stadium Golf Course and the picturesque Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort. The Spa La Quinta provides guests with a variety of unique indoor and outdoor treatments, while the resort also includes tennis amongst its activities, as well as a range of dining options.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      La Quinta (Mountain and Dunes courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      SilverRock; PGA West; Quarry at La Quinta; Indian Wells Resort; Indian Wells CC; Heritage Palms.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Desert Willow; Desert Falls; Desert Springs; Terra Lago; Eagle Falls; Bighorn; Trilogy at La Quinta; Mission Hills; Shadow Ridge; Classic Club.

  • Embassy Suites La Quinta - Hotel & Spa4-star

    50-777 Santa Rosa Plaza, La Quinta, California 92253

    +1 (760) 777 1711

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    Located in the city of La Quinta, the Embassy Suites is within walking distance or a short drive from numerous shopping, dining, parks and golf courses. Old Town La Quinta is right across the street from the hotel, with a mosaic of unique shops, restaurants and art galleries in an early California setting.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      La Quinta (Mountain and Dunes courses); SilverRock; PGA West; Quarry at La Quinta; Indian Wells Resort; Indian Wells CC; Heritage Palms.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Desert Willow; Desert Falls; Desert Springs; Terra Lago; Eagle Falls; Bighorn; Trilogy at La Quinta; Mission Hills; Shadow Ridge; Classic Club.

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