Golf Resorts - Palm Springs

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djhgolfdjhgolf  753Members Posts: 753
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Just looking for advice,



Travelling to the US in Late August for a Conference and finish in LA, going to PS for golf and R&R Early September,



Which resorts has the best golf and hotel in one - won't have a car as i'm just looking to stay at one place for 4-5 days. Travelling as a single.



Some places i'm considering -



La Quinta

Rancho Las Palmas

Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage



To name a few.



Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



Thank you
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  • abergervtabergervt  204Members Posts: 204
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    Everything will still be scorched from the summer so I'd suggest the higher ends that can afford to power the course with water so your not playing on dead rye.
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    abergervt wrote:


    Everything will still be scorched from the summer so I'd suggest the higher ends that can afford to power the course with water so your not playing on dead rye.




    Thank you,



    Good to know... Which are considered higher end?
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  • loudizzzleloudizzzle  142Members Posts: 142
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    Check out Indian Wells Golf Resort or desert willow. Both have hotels and 36 holes. I personally like desert willow better.
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  • DrSchteeveDrSchteeve Scottsdale, AZ 3522Members Posts: 3,522
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    ive Stayed in a lot of Ritz’s and the one in Palm Springs is exceptional.
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    X2 for Indian Wells.
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  • mallratmallrat  3072Members Posts: 3,072
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    Westin Desert Willow should be a great stay and in good condition. I imagine the PGA West courses will be in good shape as well.
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    Thank you all,



    How does Desert Willow compare to La Quinta?

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    I know the two LaQuinta course are very close to the property, could probably walk there if you had to, but LaQuinta is also affiliated with PGA West correct?



    That's a ways away, do they have a shuttle that will take you there, since OP won't have a car.
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  • mikedejongmikedejong  656Members Posts: 656
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    Indian Wells. Two great courses, awesome hotel with a really nice pool area. Walking distance to the Beer Hunter.
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  • e-mane-man  2076Members Posts: 2,076
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    Just played desert willow and Indian wells a few weeks ago. It depends on what you're looking for, but in my opinion, desert Willow is a much better desert golf experience.
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  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2081Members Posts: 2,081
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    Classic Club is good and so is Indian Wells.....I like Desert Willow bu its a resort course and quite easy. Another good course is the Marriott Shadow Ridge. If u want a large room for cheap, then Desert Willow is the way to go but Ritz Carlton is really cheap and a great hotel. The weather gets really hot after 11 so try to start by 6:30 and u will have a pleasant round.



    Lots of good courses out there.....I don't like Nicklaus Tournament course because every single green is elevated.....I rather go straight to the Stadium course which is more interesting overall. And if you get a chance to Play Nicklaus Private course that would be awesome.
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    puresurfr wrote:


    Classic Club is good and so is Indian Wells.....I like Desert Willow bu its a resort course and quite easy. Another good course is the Marriott Shadow Ridge. If u want a large room for cheap, then Desert Willow is the way to go but Ritz Carlton is really cheap and a great hotel. The weather gets really hot after 11 so try to start by 6:30 and u will have a pleasant round.



    Lots of good courses out there.....I don't like Nicklaus Tournament course because every single green is elevated.....I rather go straight to the Stadium course which is more interesting overall. And if you get a chance to Play Nicklaus Private course that would be awesome.




    Thanks for the great information,



    Is the accommodation at Desert Willow reasonable? Or is it better to stay at a Marriot or Ritz Carlton? I do like the idea of staying at a property with courses on site, without the need for to much travel. Shadow Ridge looks to be a great option to, however Desert Willow looks to be the best overall option for my needs with no car.



    I wouldn't knock back a opportunity to play Nicklaus Private if a kind member offered image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • gotaholen1gotaholen1  128Members Posts: 128
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    Just got back from PS last weekend. Desert Willow was in great shape. The La Quinta courses (I love the Mountain Course) are really rough right now. The Stadium Course at PGA West was in great shape as was the Norman Course. I am usually a fan of the Nicklaus Tourney Course, but it was also in mediocre shape.



    The Marriott courses are always in pretty good shape, and that hotel is fun. Not a bad place to stay and it is really close to Desert Willow.
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  • gooner64gooner64 ARSENAL FAN  31Members Posts: 31
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    Indian Wells has two cracking courses..

    Shadow Ridge is a superb course..

    Desert Willow has two very good courses..

    La Quinta has great variety..

    So it all depends on budget for where you want really..
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    gooner64 wrote:


    Indian Wells has two cracking courses..

    Shadow Ridge is a superb course..

    Desert Willow has two very good courses..

    La Quinta has great variety..

    So it all depends on budget for where you want really..




    I see Shadow Ridge and Desert Willow and Indian Wells are all very close to each other... Which has the best accommodation in the area? Budget is quite generous.



    Thanks again
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    djhgolf wrote:

    gooner64 wrote:


    Indian Wells has two cracking courses..

    Shadow Ridge is a superb course..

    Desert Willow has two very good courses..

    La Quinta has great variety..

    So it all depends on budget for where you want really..




    I see Shadow Ridge and Desert Willow and Indian Wells are all very close to each other... Which has the best accommodation in the area? Budget is quite generous.



    Thanks again


    In order of $$: Desert Willow, Shadow Ridge and then Indian Wells.



    Have stayed at Shadow Ridge. Times share type resort. Good accommodations with decent amenities (pools etc.). Restaurant at the main bldg is good too.



    Indian Wells is more of a hotel setting. No idea on Desert Willow.
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  • *T**T*  147Members Posts: 147
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    djhgolf wrote:


    Just looking for advice,



    Travelling to the US in Late August for a Conference and finish in LA, going to PS for golf and R&R Early September,



    Which resorts has the best golf and hotel in one - won't have a car as i'm just looking to stay at one place for 4-5 days. Travelling as a single.



    Some places i'm considering -



    La Quinta

    Rancho Las Palmas

    Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage



    To name a few.



    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



    Thank you




    La Quinta is a nice place to stay and I’m

    Sure they have some golf packages available as well. There are also several courses you would be able to include as part of the package, with PGA West being part of that scenario. The Stadium course and the Nicklaus are great layouts that will provide a challenge for anyone at any level.
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  • loudizzzleloudizzzle  142Members Posts: 142
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    Its the Westin Villas at Desert Willow.
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  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2081Members Posts: 2,081
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    Ive stayed at the Dessert Willow and the rooms are large and they have a jacuzzi in the room and separate bathroom kitchen and living rooms....it resembles a 1br apartment......However the course is not walking distance.....you need to drive to the course......In terms of luxury feel, I would take the Ritz Carlton. This time of year, the prices are ridiculously cheap for everything.....im going back in a week or so......
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  • dasamsdasams  307Members Posts: 307
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    Desert Willow has 36 hole on site. Marriott's Shadow Ridge has 18 holes less than 10 min away. There's also a JW Marriott resort less than 10 min away that has 36 holes. So five courses just minutes away. Desert Willow's on site accommodations are a Westin Villas, a time share. There's also a high end resort whose name I've forgotten. Google maps is you friend. Get Uber on your smart phone and you'll have no problem getting around.



    Indian Wells also has 36 holes on site plus a cool 9 hole putting course. There's also two hotels, a Hyatt and a Renaissance. And the five La Quinta courses are nearby.



    My choice would be Desert Willow but then I just bought a condo there image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Enjoy your trip!!
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    Played both of the La Quinta Resort courses (Mountain and Dunes). Both Pete Dye designs, and can be had relatively cheaper than the other La Quinta courses (Stadium, Nicklaus, Norman). Dunes is easier IMO so I'd do that one first to warm up to the Mountain course.
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    Indian Wells and La Quinta.. Not going wrong by either!
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    JW Marriott Desert Springs! Just played there a couple weeks ago!
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    The good thing about staying in La Quinta, is that you are really close to Arnold Palmer's and Stuft Pizza.
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  • loudizzzleloudizzzle  142Members Posts: 142
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    Palmer's is a great restaurant. Also if you stay near DW or IW they have a stuft Pizza at the Mall on Hwy111.
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    JW Marriott Desert Springs! Just played there a couple weeks ago!




    How are the 2 courses at the JW. Always drive by when going to DW. Thinking of checking it this Nov when im out there.
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    loudizzzle wrote:



    JW Marriott Desert Springs! Just played there a couple weeks ago!




    How are the 2 courses at the JW. Always drive by when going to DW. Thinking of checking it this Nov when im out there.




    They are good. I I am usually in the area in January or February. They are not as visually exciting or scenic as Firecliff or the Indian Wells Resort courses but I find them challenging enough and they are a bit cheaper.



    Most of the greens have 3 tiers. Fairly hilly, deep bunkers, very lush grass, Sometimes they don’t overseed the greens but instead let them go dormant. They still seem to putt fine.
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    There is a stay and play deal on now with Underpar.com for Indian Wells
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    Was maybe looking to stay now at JW as it looks like the best accommodation with courses on site..



    What are the practice facilities like? Probably look at uber to get to Desert willlow and Indian Wells..
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  • sbjinxsbjinx Orange County 2511Members Posts: 2,511
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    JW is the best by far. The lobby and pool scene is top notch. The golf course is ok but desert willow is across the street and that is one of the top courses out there. The practice facility at the JW is ok. Grass range and free balls (included in the resort fee).



    I was there last weekend and stayed & played Rancho Las Palmas. DO NOT PLAY THERE (see below lol)



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