9 of the Best Palm Springs Golf Course Reviews & Rating

Palm Springs has plenty of fantastic golf courses and below are some of our reviews and ratings of some of the best Palm Springs Golf Courses we have played and can highly recommend as some of the best golf courses in Palm Springs. The ratings and reviews of the Palm Springs Golf Courses will have golf course information, pictures, a rating of the course, yardages, slope, rating, and more. We welcome your comments.

If you're heading to Palm Springs, than check our our Palms Springs Vacation where we summarize some of the courses we played and highlight several other fun things to see and do during your Palm Springs Golf Vacation. Have fun.

Best Palm Springs Golf Course Reviews & Ratings

Classic Club

Palm Desert, CA

Texas Outside Rating 9.5

Classic Club in Palm Springs Area

Wow, what a treat and a joy to play. Classic Club's terrain is rolling with undulating fairways and a number of elevated tees. The greens and fairways were lush and immaculate and the landscaping was spectacular. Classic Club features over 5,000 Pine, California Pepper & Olive Trees, and 30 acres of lakes and water features, including 14 stone bridges.
Classic Club will be a lasting memory - its scenic beauty, lush and meticulous grooming, challenge for all skill levels, and fantastic amenities will be difficult to forget. You can't leave the Palm Springs area without playing this course. Read Texas Outside's Review of Classic Club to learn more.


Escena Golf Club

Palm Springs , CA

Texas Outside Rating 9

Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs Area

Every hole offers a new perspective on the spectacular mountains that frame the Coachella Valley. Lush landscaping and thousands of palm trees make each hole feel as if you found your own personal paradise. Water concourses that meander throughout the property offer both a visual and auditory treat as you play in this quiet desert oasis.

Stretching to almost 7,200 yards from the back tees, don’t be fooled in thinking this paradise is a push over. Strategically placed hazards and acres of desert-scapes can put a premium on shot making.

Here is a link to Texas Outside's Review of Escena Golf Club.


Indian Springs Golf Club

Indo, CA

Texas Outside Rating 8.2

Indian Springs Golf Course

Indian Springs Golf Club is a perfect layout for ladies, families, or couples who what a round that won't beat you up and is fair for all levels and challenging from the tips. You'll encounter 47 bunkers, 8 beautiful lakes, 3 cascading waterfalls, 2 streams, and majestic views of the Santa Rosa and Chocolate Mountain ranges. The conditions are good, the price is right, and the greens are some of the best in the area.

Here is a link to Texas Outside's Review of the Indian Springs.


Indian Wells Golf Resort - Celebrity Course

Indian Wells, CA

Texas Outside Rating 9.6

Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort

Wow - this could be our favorite course in the United States! In fact at times we felt like we were golfing in Hawaii with swaying palm trees, cascading waterfalls, lush conditions, white sand bunkers, and majestic mountains as a backdrop. As pretty as this course is, Celebrity will challenge your game and shot making with contoured narrow twisting fairways, blind shots, water, strategically placed bunkers, and challenging green complexes.

Here is a link to Texas Outside's Review of the Celebrity Course.


Golf Resort - Players Course

Indian Wells, CA

Texas Outside Rating 9.2

Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort

The Players Course at Indian Wells is a perfect example of why we continue to play this expensive, time consuming, and frustrating game.

It's fun, challenging but fair, every hole is unique and memorable, the scenery is stunning, the green complexes are demanding, and the service and facilities are first class. Shot makers will enjoy playing this track.

Here is a link to Texas Outside's Review of the Players Course.


Marriott Shadow Ridge

Palm Desert, CA

Texas Outside Rating 9.0

Marriott Shadow Ridge

Six time major champion Nick Faldo designed Shadow Ridge and stated: "The fairways are typically generous, but our bunkering style is impressively bold." And he's right on - off the tee you can let it rip but you better miss the 97 bunkers that line the fairways and surround the greens, they are big, steep, and deep. The course if fairly traditional with some very good holes, stunning views, excellent conditions, good service, and up scale facilities.

Here is a link to Texas Outside's Review of Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Course.


PGA Stadium Course

La Quinta, CA

Texas Outside Rating 8.5

PGA Stadium Course in the Palm Springs Area

Rated one of the "Top 100 Courses in the World" by GOLF Magazine and the 4th toughest course in America in Golf Digest’s "Top 50 Toughest Courses in America" (2007), you'll be hard pressed to find a more challenging and exciting round then what'll you find at the PGA Stadium Course.

At 7,300 yards, the TPC Stadium Course has the highest stroke (76.1) and slope (150) ratings of all the courses at PGA WEST. Bring your "A" game when you tee off on this beauty. It's tough, but fun and very unique and interesting. Here is a link to Texas Outside's PGA Stadium Course Review.


SilverRock Resort

La Quinta, CA

Texas Outside Rating 9.5

SilverRock Resort

Designed by Arnold Palmer, SilverRock Resort was host to the Bob Hope Classic for three years and it's not surprising that it's won several awards and accolades like: Best Tour Golf Course You Can Play by Golfweek Magazine, Zagat America's Top Golf Courses Award, Top 10 New Golf Courses You Can Play in America by Golf Magazine, and Voted Best of the Best by Palm Springs Life Magazine.

Massive native waste bunkers, cascading waterfalls into sparkling ponds, huge steep and deep sand bunkers, challenging green complexes, wide-open landing zones, near-perfect conditions, and friendly service make SilverRock one of the best in the Palm Springs area and a must-play. Read our review of SilverRock Resort.


Westin Mission Hills

Rancho Mirage, CA

Texas Outside Rating 8.9

Westin Mission Hills in the Palm Springs Area

Among its many accolades over the years Golf Digest in 2010 has made this course one of the Top 75 courses in America. The Westin Mission Hills Gary Player Course is distinguished by hidden pin placements, carries over water, pot bunkers, elevated tees and railroad ties. oles, cascading waterfalls, fountains, lush greens, swaying palm trees, and the mountains looming in the background make the Gary Player Course visually stunning as well as fun to play. Read our review of Westin Mission Hills Gary Player Course.


Westin Mission Hills Pete Dye Course

Rancho Mirage, CA

Texas Outside Rating 8.6

Westin Mission Hills Pete Dye Course

The Pete Dye Course at The Westin Mission Hills can be described as a fairly typical Pete Dye resort course - straight ahead holes, lots of strategically placed bunkers, wide open fairways, and raised rather challenging greens. It's fun and fair for all levels of play.

When we played, the course was in excellent condition from the tee box to the cup. And Troon does a superb job of providing excellent service and keeping the course pristine and well manicured. Bring you camera - the mountains, trees, lush fairways, and sparkling ponds make for some Kodak moments. Read our review of Westin Mission Hills Pete Dye Course.


If you're in Palm Springs, you should take a day trip to the quaint town of Borrego Springs in the middle of the 600,000 Anza Borrego Desert. In addition to some excellent golf courses, Borrego Springs is perfect for hiking, biking, off road adventures, and lots more.


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