Lights at Indio Golf Course
Play in summer without fear of heatstroke, courtesy of the City of Indio. This is the only course in the Coachella Valley with lights. Tee times start at 7 a.m. and the last tee time is 8 p.m. Hole length on the par-3 course ranges from 110 to 230 yards. You can also play footgolf (see Desert Willow Golf Resort).
Extra credit: One of the most popular Mexican restaurants in the Coachella Valley is the Pueblo Viejo Grill. If your round was more frustration than fun, maybe the vast tequila bar can soothe what ails you.
83040 Avenue 42, Indio. www.indiogolf.com
Footgolf at Desert Willow Golf Resort
A combination of golf and soccer, footgolf offers two ways to feel like a klutz, but at least you get a cardio workout. You play with soccer balls and 21-inch-diameter holes, and rounds can range from 90 minutes to three hours. Dress code alert: no cleats allowed; knee-high socks recommended. Golf
carts are available (but, come on!).
Extra credit: You deserve a mile-high pastrami sandwich for your bravery. Get one at Sherman’s Deli in Palm Desert.
38995 Desert Willow Drive, Palm Desert. www.desertwillow.com/footgolf
Two Bunch Palms
This resort is built around the healing
powers of the mineral-rich hot springs,
which many people find rejuvenating. It
was also featured in the film The Player.
Extra credit: During your stay, visit Cabot Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs. Its art and artifacts tell the story of Native American cultures. You can’t miss the Waokiye, a 43-foot sculpture of a Native American head carved from a section of a 45-ton giant sequoia.
67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail, Desert Hot Springs. www.twobunchpalms.com
Content sponsored by Trilogy at The Polo Club, 51750 Polo Club Drive, Indio, 760-775-5522.
For more information, please visit the Explore 52 day trip kiosk at the Trilogy at the Polo Club clubhouse.