(Greater Palm Springs, CA) – March 10, 2020 – Seven Greater Palm Springs golf courses scored top placement in annual rankings of California courses. Golf Advisor, an industry leader in digital golf content, recently published its rankings of the Top 30 public, semi-private or resort-guest accessible golf courses out of 558 eligible California courses. These ratings are compiled from members of Golf Advisor’s Review Community throughout the year.

Greater Palm Springs golf courses that made Golf Advisor’s “Top 30” are located in four of the nine cities that make up the destination famous for golf experiences:

#5 - Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, CA

The John Fought-designed Players Course features a classic American design complete with sculpted bunkers. Most of the holes are oriented to take full advantage of jaw-dropping views of the San Jacinto, Santa Rosa and San Bernardino mountain ranges and majestic Eisenhower Mountain to the south.

#6 - Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, CA

Golf architect Clive Clark's par-72 Celebrity Course features undulating fairways and flowing water in the form of streams, brooks, and split-level lakes connected by striking waterfalls, with vibrant floral detail. From start to finish, the Celebrity Course offers an unmatched golf experience that will have players returning again and again.

#17 - Heritage Palms Golf Course, Indio, CA

A true gem of the desert, this 18-hole par 72 championship Arthur Hills-designed course is one of the best nurtured and more enticing courses with 6,722 yards of pure golfing pleasure. The course has 4 large lakes and plenty of greenside bunkers. Equally challenging and rewarding, this magnificent layout has superb conditioning and playing surfaces.

#21 - The Oasis Country Club, Palm Desert, CA

The Oasis Country Club is an 18-hole executive golf course featuring a 3,489-yard track with 22 lakes, surrounded by 360 degrees of stunning mountain views. The immaculate condition and playability of The Oasis Country Club was high on the reviewers’ scoresheets along with value, friendliness, pace, amenities, central location and overall ease.

#26 The Classic Club, Palm Desert, CA

This nationally recognized championship course designed by Arnold Palmer and a host site of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Bob Hope Classic, creates a new spin on desert golf with rolling terrain, wide landing areas, 30 acres of water features and14 bridges as well as an abundance of pine trees, pine straw ground cover with 6 sets of tees on each hole.

#28 - Firecliff Course at Desert Willow, Palm Desert, CA

The Firecliff golf course, measuring 7,056 yards, is a true test of skill where golfers must negotiate their way around extensive natural areas, numerous water features and more than 100 bunkers/waste areas.

#30 - Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West, La Quinta, CA

The challenging Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA WEST is one of the destination’s best designs from a golf legend. The intensity and demand of this Jack Nicklaus design is tempered by dramatic beauty and excitement of playing one of the most highly regarded courses in Greater Palm Springs.

The entire list of Golf Advisor ‘Top 30 California Golf Courses’ may be viewed at: www.golfadvisor.com/best-of/golfers-choice-2019-california

Greater Palm Springs is home to America’s finest collection of championship golf courses, designed by some of the sport’s most acclaimed architects, including Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo. Proudly known as the Golf Capital of the West, the nine resort cities that comprise Greater Palm Springs offer more than 100 world-class, eye-popping courses for players of all skill levels, all with spectacular mountain views and year-round sunny skies.

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About Greater Palm Springs, California

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