Prepare for Your Best Game at the Top Golf Pro Shops in Palm Springs

If there's one thing that draws visitors to Palm Springs, it's golf. The Coachella Valley's championship courses have attracted celebrities and pro golfers alike, with names like Frank Sinatra, Bill Murray, Bill Clinton and Phil Mickelson representing only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to big names who have teed off in the desert. Renowned golf architects like Pete Dye and Arnold Palmer keep everyone on their toes when playing in the desert, and the quality of the local courses have even attracted annual golf tournaments like the Humana Challenge (formerly the Bob Hope Classic) and the Kraft Nabisco Golf Championship (formerly the Dinah Shore Golf Tournament). Palm Springs is also a regular stop for the PGA Tour.

But you don't have to be a celebrity or a professional golfer to enjoy the greens in Palm Springs. You do, however, need to be prepared. Lucky for golfers visiting Palm Springs, there are plenty of top notch golf pro shops throughout the Coachella Valley. Longstanding local institutions like Lumpy's and Pete Carlson's Golf & Tennis Shop are favorites among locals and visiting golfers alike, though high-end facilities by the likes of Callaway at the IW Club and TaylorMade at the JW Marriott Desert Springs are hard to resist.

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



When it comes to golf pro shops in Cathedral City, your best bet for finding the perfect replacement club or a set of golf balls is Roger Dunn Golf Shop. This specialty chain offers 10,000-square feet of golf clubs, accessories and apparel to help you prepare for a round on one of the desert's finest courses. Roger Dunn Golf Shop can also perform repairs of your current clubs if they're in need of a little TLC, or you can try out a new driver on the indoor hitting stall. Custom fittings are also available at Roger Dunn if you're in need of new clubs, and the staff is more than willing to help you navigate the extensive selection of top tier brands.



A former host of the famed Bob Hope Classic golf tournament, the Classic Club in Palm Desert offers more than just one of the desert's most idyllic spots for a round of 18 holes. The Classic Club also boasts a golf pro shop that has earned its way onto Golf World's list of 100 top golf shops, thanks to its selection and service. Practice facilities are available, as are a wide range of rental clubs by Callaway. Every rental comes with six complimentary balls, too. Private and small-group golf lessons are available, as are instructional clinics for those looking to improve their game.



This Indian Wells gem offers an impressive selection of ever-rotating golf equipment and accessories, ensuring you can always find the latest and greatest when it comes to your golf needs. Dozens of brands are carried at the Golf Shop at Toscana Country Club, including Fairway & Greene, TaylorMade, Titleist, Callaway, Cleveland Golf and Nike. The golf pro shop's extensive selection and quality of service has even earned it a place on Golf World's list of 100 Best Golf Shops. Plus, if you're shopping for the golfer in your life, the Golf Shop at Toscana Country Club will even gift wrap your purchase free of charge.



The Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage is home to two championship golf courses that draw golfers from far and wide, thanks to the challenging holes and scenic views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Before you hit the Pete Dye or Gary Player designs, though, you're going to want to prepare for your best game at the Pete Dye Pro Golf Shop. This golf pro shop specializes in brands like Nike, Polo, Antigua and Greg Norman, and there's an extensive selection of apparel to stock up on before hitting the links. There are plenty of desert musts to play in comfort, too, like sunscreen, hats and sunglasses.



With two of the desert's most enviable golf courses, it only makes sense that the Golf Shop at Marriott Desert Springs offers everything you'd need to enjoy the resort's 36 holes of golf. The JW Marriott Desert Springs' golf pro shop sells golf equipment like clubs, balls and apparel, and the knowledgable staff members are experts at helping you tackle the resort's two Ted Robinson-designed courses. Club rentals are available, or you can get fitted for a new set of custom clubs tailored especially to your golf game. Before you hit the greens, you can also sign up for lessons or practice on the putting green.



There are ordinary club fittings at run-of-the-mill golf pro shops, and then there's the state-of-the-art experience at a world-class facility like the Callaway Performance Center. Located at the prestigious Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, the Callaway Performance Center uses precise digital tools to analyze your swing and fit you for the perfect set of clubs that will take your golf game to the next level. The process can fit you for drivers, irons, hybrids or every club in your entire golf bag. There are only a few dozen such facilities in the world, so take advantage of the services offered at the Callaway Performance Center in Indian Wells.



It's probably safe to assume that if a golf accessory is good enough for the PGA Tour, it's probably good enough for you, too. At least, that's the idea behind the PGA Tour Superstore, which made its Coachella Valley debut with the opening of its Palm Desert store in 2013. The 50,000-square foot facility offers everything the average golfer could possibly need under one roof, with the quality and expertise you'd expect from a store bearing the prestigious PGA name. You'll have access to all of the same high-quality golf equipment that the pros use while on tour, including equipment by brands like TaylorMade, Nike, PING and Mizuno.



Located in Palm Desert just off the I-10 Freeway, Golfsmith is an expansive golf pro shop serving golfers of all skill and ability levels. This golf pro shop is not for the faint of heart, though; only golfers serious about upping their game need enter. You can rest assured that if Golfsmith doesn't carry what you're looking for, you probably didn't need it. After all, the impressive selection runs the gambit of men's and women's apparel, shoes, GPS systems, balls, bags and a club selection that will make your head spin. Luckily, you can test out the clubs on the indoor driving bay to see how they feel before you buy.



Practically a Palm Springs institution for golfers, Pete Carlson's Golf & Tennis Shop on Highway 111 in Palm Desert has been providing the best equipment to desert golfers for more than 30 years. What's more, Pete Carlson's is also known for having some of the best prices in the Coachella Valley. You'll find everything you need to improve your game, including clubs by the likes of TaylorMade, Callaway and Ping. You're also sure to find the best threads at Pete Carlson's so you can hit the local courses in style. Golfers also appreciate the service provided at Pete Carlson's, where knowledgable associates are prone to taking extra time to get to know you, your game and your needs.



It might have a funny sounding name, but Lumpy's has earned its reputation as one of the top golf pro shops in the desert. From apparel to clubs, you'll find everything you need for your game at Lumpy's. The sheer size of the Rancho Mirage store can be overwhelming, but rest assured, you'll find everything you could possible need at this megastore. Whether you're new to the game or an old pro, the friendly staff is happy to help you find whatever it is you're looking for. As an independent store, Lumpy's offers competitive prices and plenty of sales to keep locals and visitors coming back.


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