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8 Arnold Palmer Landmarks in Greater Palm Springs

Explore the golf great’s desert kingdom with an Arnold Palmer landmark tour around the Coachella Valley.

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In the year since golf legend Arnold Palmer’s death, Sept. 25, 2016, there’s been a subtle change in the atmosphere and a healthy uptick in business at the La Quinta restaurant that bears the King’s name. “There seemed to be a lot of people coming to pay respects,” says Dustin Nichols, general manager of Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant, an estate-like establishment

golf channel am tour

Passion Play

Returning to the Coachella Valley, the Golf Channel Am Tour showcases talent and true love for the game.

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The caller phoned from his car, sitting in traffic in Los Angeles but thinking about golf in Greater Palm Springs. Carol VanNatta, director of the Golf Channel Am Tour’s Palm Springs branch, says the caller was hoping to get into an upcoming tournament just a couple of days away. “He was sitting there in that traffic jam and I could

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A Fitting Answer

One of the Coachella Valley’s master club-fitters can help you add some “Wow!” to your golf game.

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Golf is tough enough. Why make it more difficult by playing with equipment that doesn’t really fit you? Nine out of 10 of us do, according to a 2011 study by Sports & Leisure Research Group. That’s like choosing to run a marathon in untied, incorrectly sized sneakers. The solution? Work with a good club-fitter to select a set designed

barney adams

An Audience Awaits

Golf legend Barney Adams believes the cure for what ails the game’s dwindling numbers lies in the impending senior population boom.

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By the year 2020, the 65-and-older population in the U.S. will increase to 55 million, to 70 million in 2030, and 88.5 million in 2050, according to the American Association of Retired Persons. “A lot of these people are going to be looking for something to do, and golf is a great outlet,” say Adams, 78, who founded eponymous Adams

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

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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

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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

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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