Best Public Golf Courses in Palm Springs, CA

Best Public Golf Courses in Palm Springs, CA

Golf courses in Palm Springs, California, offer exciting greens and stunning views. Golfing in Palm Springs is one of the best ways to enjoy California's beauty because each course is surrounded by picturesque mountains and full of spectacular water features and designer landscapes. 

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced golfer, you will surely have an incredible time at the top Palm Springs golf courses listed below!

Best Golf Courses in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is famous for its lush golf courses. If you are looking to golf in Palm Springs, public courses offer some of the area's best greens. Public golf courses in the Palm Desert let you enjoy incredible views and engage in fun challenges without an exclusive membership. To enjoy some exciting rounds, consider the following courses:

1. Indian Canyons Golf Resort

If you are looking for public golf courses in Coachella Valley, Indian Canyons Golf Resort has been a popular course in the valley since 1961. Enjoy 550 acres of holes spread across the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. Tee time rates vary between $40 and $84. For additional fees, golfers can also rent golf clubs and golf carts. 

At Indian Canyons Golf Resort, you can also practice your best swings and fine-tune your skills at a grass driving range, a chipping area, two putting greens and a convenient practice area. Enjoy golfing on the same greens that Hollywood celebrities and former United States presidents once played. Once you work up an appetite, stop at the resort's South Restaurant to enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch or have a drink at the restaurant's bar.

If you are new to golf, Indian Canyons Golf Resort offers golf lessons to help you develop your skills. Learn from a Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) professional and choose between half-hour and one-hour sessions or special packages.

2. Desert Willow Golf Resort

Desert Willow Golf Resort offers stunning views and two incredible courses. The Desert Willow Golf Resort's Firecliff Course offers myriad water features and extensive natural areas for a challenging game. With over 100 bunkers spread across 7,056 yards, you will surely have a fantastic time showing off your skills on this course. 

If you are looking to play a more relaxed game, you can visit the resort's Mountian View Course. This relaxed course offers stunning natural beauty with flowing water features, rolling fairways and gorgeous desert flowers surrounded by picturesque mountains. Tee times at Desert Willow Golf Resort cost between $67 and $161. You can also visit The Terrace Restaurant for some tasty breakfast, lunch, desserts and drinks after a fantastic round of golf. 

3. Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort

Enjoy an exciting round of golf in the San Jacinto mountain range when you golf at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort. This Palm Springs municipal golf course offers two putting greens, a chipping green, a 50-stall driving range and professional instruction opportunities. After a game at Tahquitz Creek, you can also have some refreshments while watching the sunset at the Traditions Café. 

Tee times at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort cost between $69 and $126.

4. Escena Golf Club

Escena Golf Club is the perfect blend of challenging greens, room to roam and stunning views. Whether you want to show off your skills or enjoy a relaxed game, the Escena Golf Club course features four sets of tees to choose from. Enjoy unobstructed views while you play a round of golf surrounded by gorgeous mountains, desert landscaping, dramatic waterscapes and blue skies. 

When you golf at Escena Golf Club, you can test your skills among undulating greens, strategically-placed bunkers and water hazards. Tee times cost between $76 and $79 and offer an incredibly memorable golf experience. After a day of roaming the greens and showing off your skills, you can enjoy indoor or outdoor dining at the Escena Lounge and Grill for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

5. SilverRock Resort

SilverRock Resort is home to the Arnold Palmer Classic Course. This beautiful course covers over 200 acres and features 7,239 yards of exciting greens. Large native bunkers make this course a fun challenge, while the gorgeous water features and views of the Santa Rosa mountains provide breathtaking scenery. Start your day with a hearty breakfast before beginning your golf rounds, or take a break for a delicious lunch at the SilverRock Grill, which offers both indoor and outdoor seating. 

Tee times at SilverRock Resort are $160.

Benefits of Golfing

Golf is an exciting sport that lets you set troubles aside and live in the moment. Each round of golf is an excellent opportunity to spend time with friends or family and challenge yourself to improve your skills. It's also an excellent chance to spend time outdoors and get some exercise. You may do a lot of walking between swings, so an adventure around the golf course can also help you reach your step goal for the day. 

Golfing can provide the following health benefits:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved heart health
  • Decreased anxiety and depression
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased balance
  • Lower stress

Golf is a sport that places minimal to no stress on the body, making it an activity that individuals of all ages can enjoy. 

How to Improve Your Golf Skills

One of the most exciting thrills of golf is the opportunity to challenge yourself. With each round, you can improve your golf game and take pride in your new skills. You can build your skills with the following tips:

  • Gather the right equipment by getting fitted and purchasing golf balls and clubs that meet your needs and stature.
  • Set short-term and long-term goals.
  • Practice your swing on the greens and at the driving range.
  • Experiment with a variety of golf swings.
  • Practice holding your pose after each swing to check your balance and form.

Stay at Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA to Enjoy the Area's Best Public Golf Courses

When you golf at a public golf course in Palm Springs, you can experience California's designer landscaping, stunning mountain views, challenging greens and delicious restaurants. Show off your incredible golf skills or learn some new ones at one of the many exciting golf courses in the Palm Desert. When you stay at Kampgrounds of America, you can enjoy the best that the area has to offer from a fun and relaxing base camp.

Palm Springs / Joshua Tree KOA is nestled within the Coachella Valley, just a short drive from Palm Springs. KOA offers convenient amenities and plenty of fun recreational activities, so you can continue your fun after a day of golf. KOA staff can provide various discounts for local golf courses, so you can enjoy the area's best courses before engaging in some campground activities with friends and family. 

Reserve a stay at KOA today to experience California's most exciting golf courses! 

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