California, United States
La Quinta Golf Resort is the original Palm Springs hideaway located at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains. And the inviting warmth of hacienda-style charm and the fine touch of luxury are nothing short of heavenly. Whichever star you choose to follow, they all lead to La Quinta.
In the early 1920s San Francisco businessman Walter H. Morgan envisioned a tranquil retreat that captured the essence of quiet hacienda-style living. Purchasing 1,400 acres from the native Cahuilla Indians, he enlisted the renowned architect Gordon Kaufman, along with scores of artisan craftsmen to make his dream a reality. From more than 100,000 hand-formed adobe bricks and 60,000 locally fired roof tiles, a small grouping of quaint casitas and a cozy dining room sprung up. And Morgan called it La Quinta. Since then La Quinta has remained a secluded hideaway in the desert and the quintessential California resort.
La Quinta Mountain Course is famed for its unique Pete Dye design, playability and stunning visuals, this ultra-challenging course features pot bunkers and rock formations, as well as incredible elevations of tee boxes and well-bunkered greens. The Mountain course named one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 You Can Play.
La Quinta Dunes is another Pete Dye design characterized by rolling links-style fairways and thick rough. A leisurely round is punctuated by fantastic scenery and careful club selection.
The TPC Stadium Course is a par-72 Pete Dye-designed jewel and a must play. A favorite among touring professionals, and ranked among the best by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek, Pete Dye crafted one of the most challenging tracks you can play; creating 18 individual masterpieces, each with a character and identity all its own. Its mystique is derived from unique undulations, cavernous bunkers and peninsula and island par 3s. Tournament highlights include PGA Tour’s Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
Other courses at PGA West include Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course and the Greg Norman Course. The intensity and demand of the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course design is tempered by dramatic beauty and excitement of playing one of the most highly regarded courses in the Palm Springs area. Greg Norman captured the essence of desert golf in this challenging but fair design that features an abundance of sand, sage, colorful pockets of wildflowers, nine lakes and spectacular panoramic vistas, unmatched anywhere in the Coachella Valley.