The pleasures of golf in Greater Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley don't come to an end after shaking hands on the 18th green. Myriad facilities in the region are designed to segue one fine time to another once that last putt is rolled. Here are four post-round ways to treat yourself after enjoying some premier desert golf.
Cigars and a Shave at La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
Start at the historic La Quinta Resort & Club, where guests have enjoyed a mix of play, privacy and pampering since the 1920s. After your round at either the Pete Dye-designed Mountain or Dunes Courses, a host of amenities await. For the fellas: Enjoy a shave at the handsome Havana Club. While you await your appointment or relax as your pals are beneath the blade, be sure to pair the fresh face with a cocktail and cigar.
Entertainment at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Eagle Falls Golf Course at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio is a prime place to golf on the east end of Greater Palm Springs. After taking on the ample elevation changes of the Clive Clark-drawn grounds, trade in clubs for chance at the adjacent casino floor, where a full spread of table games and machines await. For the non-gambler or family trip, take in the ongoing entertainment at the Special Events Center or enjoy one of the 24 lanes at Fantasy Lanes Bowling Center.
Golf Practice at Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Feeling the need to shave a few strokes after your round? Schedule an appointment at the Marriott Golf Academy at Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club in Palm Desert. Matching a private practice tee with a full driving range and an exceptional pitching and chipping range, the instructors at Marriott are aptly-regarded among the best in the country. The most modern technology and club-fitting studio are on-site for students seeking anywhere from a one-hour fix to full-on three-day golf school.
Cocktails at the Clubhouse at Escena Golf Club
Rare is the golf course known just as much for its architecture off-course as is it for on-course design. Palm Springs' Escena Golf Club is among those exceptions. After testing the tough Jack Nicklaus-designed track, lovers of the mid-century architecture for which the area is famed will be enchanted by the sophisticated, sleek lines of the Escena clubhouse, bar and patio. Study the surrounds while enjoying a cocktail and regular live jazz and R&B performances that complement the vibe.
With more than 110 golf courses in Greater Palm Springs, there are plenty of options for the perfect golf getaway.