Tee Off at One of Palm Springs' Best Golf Resorts

If there's one thing that draws throngs of visitors to the Coachella Valley above all else, it's the golf. More than 100 top notch courses can be found throughout the desert, making it a widely popular destination for golfers. Plus, year-round golf tournaments offer everyone a chance to flaunt their skills. The year-round warm weather doesn't hurt your golf game, either. For the ultimate golf getaway, though, there's only one way to go: a stay at one of the desert's top golf resorts, where you won't even have to leave the property to play 18 holes.

Large resorts like the Renaissance Esmerelda in Indian Wells, the Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort in Palm Desert and the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage are a few of the most notable golf resorts in the Coachella Valley. These grand properties boast designer courses on site with beautiful desert views and pristinely manicured holes. Plus, you'll find amenities like spas, pools and kids' clubs to keep your travel companions occupied while you're on the back nine. Other properties, like the La Quinta Resort, offer access to PGA-rated courses designed by the likes of Arnold Palmer.

Check out the full list of the 10 best golf resorts in Palm Springs below.

The Hyatt Grand Champion offers family-friendly activities, onsite fine dining and both leisure and medical spa services, but golfers love the resort for its Golf Hyatt program. Through it, guests of the Hyatt Grand Champion in Indian Wells can...  Read More

While the Miramonte is best known as one of the best spa resorts in the desert, this Indian Wells property also helps guests relax with a round of golf. Guests of the Miramonte can tee off at the nearby IW Club, where two championship courses...  Read More

The Renaissance Esmerelda is more than just a family-friendly hotel with restaurants and a sandy beach pool on site: the resort also offers access to one of the best golf courses in town, right next door. There are two courses hosted by the...  Read More

Westin Desert Willow Villas

Westin Desert Willow Villas offers access to the nearby Desert Willow Golf Resort, which offers two of the area's best courses for those looking to tee off in the desert. The pristinely kept greens of both the Firecliff and Mountain View courses...  Read More

Doral Desert Princess Resort Palm Springs

This low-key resort in Cathedral City is home to three championship courses, each offering nine challenging holes for golf enthusiasts. If you're looking for a no-frills, traditionally designed course, book a tee time for the open greens of the...  Read More

The Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage offers something for everyone: a spa for parents, a water park for families and three golf courses for those looking to hit the greens. There are three 9-hole courses on the property, keeping you on...  Read More

La Quinta Resort offers access to five courses: its Mountain and Dunes courses, as well as the three resort courses at PGA West. The Dunes course is filled with sand traps (hence the name), but it's also a player-friendly course that's fun for...  Read More

Desert Springs JW Marriott is a local favorite for its scenic 460-acre property, lined with lush greens and extravagant water features. While some appreciate these solely as eye candy, golfers know these landmarks for what they are: the makings...  Read More

The Nick Faldo-designed course at this Marriott timeshare location in Palm Desert has been ranked one of the best resort courses and the 19th best course in California by GolfWeek Magazine. So why do people love the 18 holes at Shadow Ridge?...  Read More

With 360 acres of land to play with, it stands to reason that the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage would have not one, but two of the Coachella Valley's best golf courses. Both courses were designed by heavy hitters in course design (Pete...  Read More


Meet Marissa Willman

Marissa Willman moved to the Coachella Valley in 2001 and loves discovering the best that the desert has to offer. As a Palm Springs local, Marissa enjoys sharing her knowledge of this desert...  More About Marissa

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