Golf has been a favorite activity in Palm Springs since Mr. O’Donnell built the first golf course back in in 1926. Today it is said there are over 120 courses in the entire valley. Palm Springs offers a number of great public courses, all of which offer great dining. Here are some to Nine and Dine options in Palm Springs.
Tahquitz Creek | 1885 Golf Club Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264, 760-328-1005
With sweeping views of the mountains, lush landscaping and two championship courses on site (the Legend course just celebrated its 50th anniversary) Tahquitz Creek is as beautiful as it is fun. They run specials all year including the popular Back 9 and Breakfast available daily.
Indian Canyons Golf Resort | 1097 E. Murray Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264, 760-833-8700
On this stunning course you’ll find plenty of water, and hundreds of palm trees, making it a favorite with out of town visitors. Keep your eyes peeled for one of the 500 Washingtonia Filifera, a cherished tree of the Agua Caliente Native American tribe. Once considered a hidden gem off the beaten path to Coachella Valley visitors, today, Indian Canyons can be found right in the heart of all the action in Palm Springs. The South Course Restaurant is popular not only with golfers but a place to meet friends.
Escena Golf Club | 1100 Clubhouse View Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, (760) 778-2737
Why not start your day playing the #6 Public Course in California? (as ranked by PGATOUR.com). Escena’s Nicklaus Design golf course is ringed by the San Jacinto mountains and filled with native plants and trees. Interestingly the course also has a partnership that’s tailor made for visitors and tourists without wheels; the club will arrange pickup and drop off of you and your clubs via Lyft so there’s no need to worry about cabs or car rentals.
Escena runs different specials throughout the year, the summer offering the biggest promotions.
Nine and Dine is a great way to play a quick round and sample the delicious food offerings available at may of the top notch courses in Palm Springs.