La Quinta: A World Renowned Golfing Destination
November 12, 2015
Home to Award-winning golf courses and high profile tournaments, including the upcoming PGA Tour’s CareerBuilder Challenge (formerly the Humana Challenge), La Quinta has been recognized many times over as a world-renowned golfing destination.
La Quinta has been lauded as the “golf capital of the world,” and earned international recognition when the City was named as “America’s ultimate golfing destination” by the auspicious Robb Report. It’s no wonder aficionados flock to this premier destination which fulfills even the most scrutinizing golfer’s dream attributes including, a variety of course challenges and opportunities, excellent course conditioning and design, exhilarating landscape views, and luxurious welcoming clubhouses.
Golfers can enjoy a variety of spectacular courses open to the public, as well as membership opportunities. Here’s a quick tour of some of La Quinta’s most notable greens:
SilverRock Resort has proudly served as the home course of the PGA Tour’s former Bob Hope Classic from 2008-2011. The Arnold Palmer Classic Course is a challenging 7,578 yards sprawling over 200 acres with massive native bunkers and stunning water features against the backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains. The resort boasts 36 holes of championship golf, a world-class practice center, and The Clubhouse, a charming renovation of the former working-ranch hacienda, built by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ahmanson.
This course is owned by the City of La Quinta, managed by Landmark Golf Management and has been named in Palm Springs Life “Best of the Best.”
La Quinta Resort & Club & PGA West
The most historic and decorated of the La Quinta golf family, La Quinta Resort & Club offers a diverse line-up of golf options including 90 holes of “golf heaven” at the resort and nearby PGA WEST – a spectacular master-planned 2,200-acre country club community and the site of numerous high profile tournaments. The resort is home to five award-winning golf courses and four private courses designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf.
All La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST courses offer premium club rentals, as well as chipping areas, putting greens and practice bunkers. The resort recently launched La Quinta Express, golf for children and adults of all ages featuring 3700 yard courses on the Mountain and Dunes.
Need a little help with your swing? Improve your game at the PGA WEST Golf Academy which offers advanced instruction for player of any skill level. When it’s time to relax, resort guests can take advantage of La Quinta Resort’s three stunning, state-of-the-art golf clubhouses.
The Golf Club at La Quinta
Invites you to take your game to a new level at their challenging 18-hole championship golf course which received a four out of four-star rating by Golf Digest. Graced by such golf legends as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Adam Scott, Annika Sorenstam and Mark O’Meara, The Golf Club at La Quinta is also the home of the 2003, 2004, 2005, and the 2006 PGA Tour SKINS GAME events. Check out the Skins tees that play at nearly 7,200 yards.
The course is framed by the eastern mountain range of the Coachella Valley and includes dramatic water features and sand perils which complement the golf course fairways and rolling greens. Grab a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner in Bistro 60, named the 10th best outdoor dining restaurant in America by Open Table.
Palm Royale Country Club
The public is welcome at “the desert’s premier short” course! These scenic greens at the Palm Royale Country Club are uniquely positioned to challenge both novice and professional golfers with undulating fairways guarded by both strategically positioned lakes and sand hazards. This par 3 course is 1,992 yards in total length with a 51.8 rating, and a 113 slope. Fairway yardage varies from 71 up to 150 yards.
Fun weekly golf events, golf instruction, PRCC golf tournaments, and a welcoming atmosphere make this club a must-visit.
Make your reservations today and discover why La Quinta’s natural beauty and superior amenities offer a golf experience as rare as a hole-in-one. We’ll see you on the green!