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Palm Springs Golf - 4 Incredible Courses

Written by Jeff Shotwell
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Palm Springs is one of the country's premier golf destinations, with more than 125 public and private courses scattered throughout the Coachella Valley. Here are four of the top public courses recommended by the Golf Channel.

Escena Golf Club

This 18-hole Palm Springs test inspires visitors with its classic clubhouse and San Jacinto Mountain views. Jack Nicklaus' design group fancies long, nervous greens that demand accurate iron play. If you dare, try the 611-yard, par-5 first hole from the back tees. You'll face uphill shots that lead to a demanding, two-tiered green.

Shadow Ridge Golf Resort

Bring your best short game to this Nick Faldo design operated by Marriott. The undulating greens are closely guarded by dozens of bunkers. In fact, you'll need to consistently avoid the 89 sand traps on the course to score well here. 

Desert Willow Golf Resort

A beautiful setting supports two 18s - the Firecliff Course and the Mountain View Course. Firecliff offers over 100 bunkers, with frequent carries demanded from the tee boxes to the fairways. The Mountain View layout is a bit more forgiving, allowing higher handicappers an opportunity to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Indian Wells Golf Resort

At Indian Wells, golf enthusiasts have an opportunity to choose between the Celebrity Course and the Players Course. The latter offers reasonable greens that serve up makeable putts. However, many challenging holes await, including the 18th, a demanding 491-yard, par-4. The former is known for its rolling terrain and ample use of water hazards.

WHERE TO STAY? 

ModMansions offers the finest Palm Springs vacation home rentals for a variety of budgets - all with golf courses nearby. Give us a call to book today - (760) 209-4311

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