The Golf Club at La Quinta (760-771-0707)
Palm Springs Golf Course Review
Surrounded by natural desert vistas and complimented by meandering fairways, crystal lakes and flowing greens, the Golf Club at La Quinta is a Gary Panks championship design that was created for the fun, challenge and reward of all levels of players. Formerly known as the Trilogy, The Golf Club at La Quinta features a course that has had the pleasure of hosting the Merrill Lynch Skins Game, with players like Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Adam Scott and Annika Sorenstam.
The clubhouse at the Golf Club at La Quinta features a full service pro shop plus restaurant/lounge that serves breakfast and lunch menus daily, with dinners on Friday evenings. The Chicken Caesar Salad is great! There also is a comfortable outdoor patio which affords wonderful golf course views. On property is a complimentary, targeted grass range stocked with Nike practice balls, plus a large putting green and short game area with sand bunker. Golfers will find ball & club washers and ice chests on each cart.
Despite numerous ponds and streams, plus abundant high quality sand bunkers, golfers will find this course a fair challenge. The forced carries off the tee are reasonable in length, with the distances scaled down from the six sets of tees. The tips play to a formidable 7175 yards with a slope of 130 and the black tees are also a challenge at 6883 yards/127 slope. The blues measure 6455 with a 124 slope for men and 133 for women and the golds (recommended for the average player) play to a reasonable 6004 yards and a 118 slope for men/ 128 for women. The green complexes are large and mildly undulating, and are frequently framed with gorgeous mountain backdrops. Throughout, golfers will encounter manicured conditioning and exquisite landscaping, with native shrubbery, flower arrangements and plentiful palm trees adorning the property.
Set at the base of the ruggedly beautiful Santa Rosa and Coral Mountains, the Golf Club at La Quinta provides golfers will all the info they will need to play an enjoyable round. On course players will find sprinkler heads that are measured to the center of the green, and pin placement locations diagrammed on each scorecard. The starter notifies each golfer of the day's pin placement. Water hazards are frequently in play on the back nine, which is featured in this pictorial review.
The area surrounding the 17th green and 18th tee is outrageously beautiful, and is representative of our impression of Palm Springs golf - mountain views, palm trees, water - set in an aesthetically pleasing environment that features wonderful course conditions and interesting golf holes. The 17th is a par three featuring a carry over water, with the wind frequently calling for an extra club - as the saying goes - take one extra club or use two extra balls! The 18th begins from a slightly elevated tee to an ample but well bunkered fairway, and leads to a plateau green protected by water hazard short left and behind. This is a great way to finish a truly enjoyable round.
The Golf Club at La Quinta promotes ecology and sound environmental practices by supporting wildlife habitats and by incorporating and protecting natural desert washes. Reclaimed water is also used. Residential opportunities are available here, and annual golf memberships and coupons are also offered. The public is always welcome, with rates varying seasonally from $39 to $99, including cart and range balls. For more info on the course and property, visit our page for this course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.
This is a great golf property with efficient and friendly service, which merits our highest recommendation!