Palm Springs Golf Getaway 2007 – Rancho Mirage

Our final day in Palm Springs was supposed to be at PGA West, but after Silver Rock, we decided that we would give ourselves a break and play something a little less challenging. So we chose Rancho Mirage.

A very old fashioned, semi-private course, it offered a completely different experience from the other courses we played. There were a lot more trees and the greens were quite a bit slower than the other more “desert-like” courses we played. It was a nice change.

Here’s a view at the 5th hole. Pretty don’t you think?

The 8th brings one of their 10 lakes/ponds into play.

Same on number 9 – more water and lots of trees.

The 11th has a stunning view off the tee and is particularly lovely when there is snow on the mountain.

I enjoyed the 14th – a nice short par 4 where your ball would roll into the fairway if you hit left, like I did – I love holes that give you a break 🙂

The 15th was a really short, but beautiful par 3. It looked so easy, but the trees made it trickier than it looked.

Rancho Mirage was a really nice course to play – very relaxing compared to Silver Rock and yet still challenging with all the water and trees. I’d play it again for sure.

I loved my 4 days of golf in Palm Springs and will try and get back for the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship in April to try it out again. Perhaps I’ll meet some of you there? If you’re going, please let me know so we can finally meet.

Thanks again Mr. Business Golf, for all your help! I couldn’t have done it without you.


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