temecula

Easy on the Driver

Challenge your golf game at three courses nestled amid the rolling hills of Temecula.

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With temperatures 20 degrees cooler than those of the Coachella Valley, a quick stay-and-play swing down to Temecula offers verdant topography and a diverse range of golf options, plus more than 30 wineries to quench your thirst after the game, all centered around the charming historic village of Old Town. We’ve picked three courses to challenge your game. So gas

golf academy

6 Best Golf Instructional Schools in Greater Palm Springs

No mater what shape your game is in, these teachers will have you swinging away in no time.

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Whether you’re a full-time resident seeking improvement to your game or a visitor planning an upcoming golf visit, the Coachella Valley’s bounty of courses are complemented by exceptional instructional schools that operate all year. From the latest swing-study technology to primo practice ranges to unique mental approaches, the desert provides a full tee sheet of eduational options. Here are five

recreation

Desert Fun at Dusk in Greater Palm Springs

Summer activity options abound once the sun goes down.

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Sure, the desert’s summer sizzle can deter daytime activity levels for many. But recreation options arise (and even abound) across the valley as the sun begins to set. Explore the bounty of the desert at dusk during summer months with these options. String up after sunset with an evening match under the lights at a host of public tennis facilities,

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.

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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.

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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

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

Marriott Golf Academy

Put These Wedge Club Tips to Work

Mike Ellis, senior instructor at the Marriott Golf Academy at Shadow Ridge Golf Club, offers helpful tips on how to hit those testy 60-yard shots from both the turf and sand.

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Golf is a game of opposites, where one hits down to make the ball rise and oftentimes finds enhanced distance by swinging softer. While many players can drive the ball 250 yards a few times a round, how many golfers can consistently stick it within five feet of the cup from within 100 yards? Wedge play is the key to