golf

Such a Deal

Golfers can save some dough during the summer thanks to discount packages at Greater Palm Springs courses.

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While triple-digit temperatures may make you think twice about hitting the links, there are some seriously hot deals at Greater Palm Springs golf courses during the summer months that may be the incentive you need. Here are six deals to perk your interest. For that golf staycation or summer escape, check out the four Stay & Play package deals at

the quarry

Still Among the Best

The Quarry in La Quinta maintains its spot among Golf Digest's top 100 golf courses in the country.

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The Quarry at La Quinta remains among Golf Digest‘s top 100 golf courses in the country, checking in at No. 83. Golf Digest began its Top 100 list in 1996. The magazine ranks each course on seven criteria: Resistance to Scoring, Design Variety, Memorability, Aesthetics, Conditioning, and Ambience. • See a 2011 Palm Springs Life story on The Quarry: Pure

father's day

5 Golf Gadgets for Dad

Your father doesn’t need to be a tech genius to put one of these Father's Day gifts into play to lower his score.

Thomas Meagher Golf, The Guide, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

Father’s Day reminds Molly Faris of why she loves golf. When her father sold his business and moved the Faris family to a small Northern Illinois town, Molly began cutting her teeth on a nearby nine-hole golf course. Since his passing, she still returns to that same golf course, — now 18 holes — and she can’t help but be

desert willow

Summer Rules

Palm Desert celebrates two decades of Desert Willow Golf Resort with inaugural city golf championship.

Thomas Meagher Golf

It’s a sentiment echoed by Palm Desert Mayor Jan Harnik. “For two decades, Desert Willow Golf Resort and its visually stunning desert setting have served as an unparalleled recreational amenity for our residents and visitors and a vital economic driver for our local economy,” Harnik says. “The City of Palm Desert is proud to support this unique two-day tournament as

rancho mirage

Taming the Legacies

Have you taken on some of these favorite holes in Rancho Mirage?

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Host to two Ryder Cups and home to golf’s first major championship of the season, Rancho Mirage isn’t simply a Coachella Valley golf oasis — the city is a nexus of the game’s history. While Rancho Mirage annually makes headlines across the globe when the victor leaps into Poppie’s Pond at the ANA Inspiration, the city’s golf scene is defined

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Golf’s Biggest Hazard

It’s not water or a sand trap. A panel produces actions to confront the decline of the sport in the Coachella Valley and a way to connect to prospective youth players.

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If golf is to become an attractive alternative to a younger market in the Coachella Valley, one idea coming out of a recent “Growing the Game of Golf Symposium” is to pair select members of private golf clubs to mentor a few kids at local elementary schools. “The idea would be to send those mentors out to local elementary schools

golf memberships

Par None

Swing into summer with seasonal memberships.

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Membership, of course, has its benefits. But signing up for temporary membership has its own set of advantages. With no long-term commitment, and some great deals to boot, seasonal golf memberships can be found across the desert as tee sheets turn away from peak season. From east to west, short-term association is available at some of the valley’s top tracks,

the first tee

A ‘Link’ to Kids

The First Tee of the Coachella Valley preps for 7th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament, chance to showcase how it reaches 7,000 kids across the valley.

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A national nonprofit with chapters across the country, the programs of The First Tee not only introduce kids to the tenets of the game, but also encircle golf lessons around healthy lifestyles and the program’s “Nine Core Values,” which include honesty, courtesy, respect and perseverance. To buoy the Coachella Valley chapter, the 7th annual First Tee of the Coachella Valley

billy jean king

King Still Reigns

Billie Jean King 'elevates' the discussion about gender equality during the Inspiring Women in Sports Conference in Rancho Mirage.

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Tennis great Billie Jean King will hit the big screen next fall when Emma Stone and Steve Carrell recapture the classic 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between herself and Bobby Riggs. The duel has been made into a feature film of the same name, which occurred during the height of the Women’s Rights movement. Time has changed the

lydia ko

On the Right Course

Lydia Ko never really played well at the ANA Inspiration until last year when she found her stride to win. Now she believes the Mission Hills course matches well with her strengths.

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At the tender age of 19, Lydia Ko, the top-ranked player in the world, already has 14 LPGA titles (and five Euro wins) to her credit. Standing foremost among them: Ko’s victory leap into “Poppie’s Pond” at the 2016 ANA Inspiration. She is back and ready to attempt to become the event’s first repeat champion since Annika Sorenstam in 2001-02.