Golf in the Canadian prairies is a fickle sport. You need to be prepared for rain, sleet, and yes even snow has fallen in summer. The season doesn’t last nearly long enough; but fortunately there’s a way to get golfing during winter, and for you to get out of the blustery winter temperatures too.
Palm Springs is just a quick direct flight from many Canadian cities in the west, like Vancouver Edmonton, and Calgary, and other spots like Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg also have connecting flights. How to get there? Westjet, Air Canada and Alaska Air are just three of the carriers who fly these routes.
Once in the desert, there are dozens of beautiful public golf courses laid out through the Coachella Valley, and several in Palm Springs itself. Whether you have access to a chi-chi private club or want to play one of the fine public courses, you have options… These are the most popular public golf course in the city of Palm Springs.
Guide to public golf in Palm Springs California
Taquitz Creek Golf Resort
P: 760-328-1005, 1885 Golf Club Drive, Palm Springs
Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort (photo above) is quite close to both the Palm Springs International Airport and the always exciting Downtown Palm Springs.
Featuring not one but two championship golf courses, you have choices for hitting the links here; play the traditional Legend Course or the arid desert style Resort Course.
Indian Canyons Golf Resort
P: 760-833-8700, 1097 East Murray Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
You’ll love the views at Indian Canyons Golf Resort. It’s circled on three sides by beautiful mountain views, which also keep it sheltered from the wind. here too, you’ll have a choice of two different courses; the lake-rich South Course or the more traditional North Course rimmed by mid-century modern homes.
Escena Golf Club
P: 760-778-2737, 1100 Clubhouse View, Palm Springs
If you want top-notch golf, Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs has been ranked in the Top 6 Public Course in California by PGATOUR.com. The wide open spaces of this course provide clear views, generous driving corridors and the minimalist design will keep your focus on the golf.
Located next to Palm Springs International Airport, Escena is a popular first or last stop for visitors.
Mesquite Golf & Country Club
P: 760-323-9377, 2700 E. Mesquite Avenue, Palm Springs
Mature trees, lakes and breathtaking mountain views make Mesquite Country Club a lush track golfers keep coming back to. Nestled along a stream bed, this course is a traditional and mature 18 hole championship layout designed by Bert Stamps in 1985.
Mesquite Golf & Country Club also provides a large grass practice facility and driving range, and sprawling Spanish style clubhouse.
Coming to Palm Springs is the perfect warm weather winter getaway and for golfers, there’s an endless amount of fabulous courses to keep you busy.