Hitting the course in Greater Palm Springs with the family is big-time fun. Within the more than 130 courses in the area, you’ll find an abundance of options for family and junior golf. Making memories as your kids perfect their drives, focus on improving their short games, and the smiles you’ll share as they sink what looked like an unsinkable putt will stay with you forever. 


Did You Say Free? 

Indian Wells Golf Resort 2023

Through the Troon Family Golf Program, at Indian Wells Golf Resort, juniors play one round for free when accompanied by a paying adult on the impressive Players Course or Celebrity Course after 3 p.m. On top of this, juniors can rent Callaway Golf Clubs year-round, anytime, when playing with a full-paying adult. Please note that this program is availability-based, and certain restrictions and other details may apply. 


Par 3 Golf Courses

Fun for all, par 3 courses are especially a blast for kids. Imagine reaching the green in fewer strokes than your dad; that’s a huge deal for any aspiring young golfer. Greater Palm Springs is home to some out-of-this-world par 3 courses with stunning views that hopefully won’t distract you too much from your game. 

For a challenging par 3 course, look to The Lights at Indio, which has holes ranging from 120 to 240 yards. You and your young golfers will love battling it out over 3,004 total yards. This one is also the sole Coachella Valley night-lit golf course, so keep on swinging after sunset! 

With one par 4 and 17 delightful par 3s, Cimarron Golf Resort’s Pebble Course won the distinction of the Top Shorter Length Course in California. This is a great course where you and your family can knock out 18 holes in three hours and still have gas in the tank for further adventure.


Junior Golf 

At Desert Willow Golf Resort, there are several junior golf promotions available. Juniors can use the practice facility on their quest to be the next big name in golf for just $10. On the course, juniors accompanied by a paid adult qualify for preferred rates that change seasonally. After the final reservation of the day, juniors can walk the course for a mere $10. 

The College Golf Center is a highly popular place where juniors can buy a bucket at an affordable rate and hang out on the range, hitting balls and honing their skills. The center also offers lessons with talented private instructors with high skills in teaching kids.

BIGHORN Golf Club has a fantastic Junior Golf & Development Program in Greater Palm Springs. Through group clinics, competition, tournaments, and more, junior golfers expand their skill sets as they learn about proper golf etiquette and the rules and respect needed for playing on tournament-level courses. Included in the program, kids will love the unlimited use of practice facilities and access to the courses, 20 hours of lessons, entry into tournaments, and more.


With over 100 renowned golf courses and more than 300 days of sunshine each year, Greater Palm Springs earns its reputation as a top destination for golf. Courses offer play at all challenge levels, whether you’re looking for a casual round or demanding greens. Designs by legendary architects...

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