INDIAN PALMS COUNTRY CLUB & RESORT (760-347-2326)
Palm Springs Golf Course Review
Indian Palms Golf Club in Indio is a 27-hole golf facility featuring traditional designs along a fairly level, tree lined terrain with spectacular desert mountain vistas. The three nines wind through a residential community and provide a nice mix of tight and open fairways that lead to large mildly undulating green complexes, which are often protected by bunkers on either side.
Three sets of tees play to distances measuring between 5490 and 6554 yards, with slopes ranging from 113 to 123. This review features photos of the Indian and Royal nines. The Royal is one of the more picturesque of the three, and also is the shortest. On course sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green, and both plates and stakes are visible on the fairways at 100, 150 and 200 yards. Color coded flags indicate front, middle and back pin placements.
The property includes a grass range and practice green, plus clubhouse with pro shop and restaurant/lounge open with a lunch menu year round, and for breakfast in season. Indoor and terrace dining are available. Amenities for club members include lighted tennis courts, a LifestyleCenter, community swimming pools, a "Celebrity House" available for private banquets, parties and special events, and more. There also is an on-site boutique hotel.
Golfers will encounter many narrow fairways that will test their driving accuracy skills. Playing out of the rough here is a formidable chore, as this tough grass will grab your club and cause offline shots. Water comes into play on 15 of the 27 holes, including the beautiful island green on the short but challenging par four 5th hole of the Mountain Course. The toughest hole ( and one of the most gorgeous) is the long par four ninth of the Mountain, which plays to a beautiful green complex with water to the right that winds behind. The clubhouse and spectacular mountains form a postcard-perfect backdrop.
Indian Palms is one of the best golf values in the Palm Springs area. Land on the fairways and greens and good scores can be had. Reach the rough and tough recoveries will result. This is a fair and at the same time challenging experience. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.
These last two pics are of the Mountain nine taken in December, 2014