Palm Springs Golf Getaway 2007

Well, it was December 2007 and I was going through major golf withdrawal. I hadn’t played golf in over 2 months due to horrific weather in Vancouver. I’m not sure about this global warming stuff – in Vancouver, it’s got to be global cooling. We’ve had more snow and sleet in the past 2 months than in the past 4 years I’ve lived here.

Anyway, we just couldn’t stand it, so we got online and booked a last minute golf getaway to Palm Springs through Westjet – a great deal with direct flight, car and hotel.

So I had the travel planned, but when looking online at Palm Springs golf courses, I was elated and depressed at the same time – there are over 100 golf courses in that desert. Which ones should I book? I was stumped.

But then I thought about all my golf blogging buddies and decided to ask for some advice. Thankfully, Mr. Business Golf had lots of experience playing golf in Palm Springs and generously recommended 8 courses to choose from, and even restaurants and shopping around the area.

I’m almost as addicted to outlet malls and golf shops as I am to golf, and Scot’s recommendation to visit Pete Carlson’s on Hwy 111 was really helpful along with the Premium outlet mall just 10 miles from Palm Springs west on I-10. I got warmer golf clothes at IZOD in the Premium outlet mall and even picked up last minute Xmas gifts for the kids….and I have to admit, I shopped at Pete’s twice in 4 days. Scot told me he’d seen some LPGA players in there before and when I walked into the shop (dressed in my new cool golf duds), one of the ladies who worked there came up to me and said, “Don’t I know you?”. I said, “No I don’t think so.”. She then said, “I’m sure I’ve seen you before – I knew it the moment you walked into the store.” Hee hee…Charles thinks she thought that I was “a player” – Yeah..right đŸ˜‰

But I digress…back to golf…

I checked out the courses and they all looked great. After doing a bit more research on all the courses and checking out the many tee time packages and discounts being advertised online, I discovered that I could get the cheapest rates by booking my tee times through US Golf, and I’m glad I did. They were very helpful, did all the work for me and I just showed up at the courses at the exact tee times I wanted – no coupons required, no hassles. I’ll definitely use them again.

Anyway, let’s get to the golf…I’ve posted a review of each course below

We started playing a links style course called Cimarron and really enjoyed the wide, forgiving fairways.

Next we tried Terra Lago North – a wonderful mountain course with lots of elevation and “fun” holes.

Next was Silver Rock – a deadly PGA course where target golf is the name of the game.

Finally we played a traditional tree lined course called Rancho Mirage – nice normal golf.

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


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One comment

  1. Now you see why I love to play golf in Palm Springs.

    Glad you enjoyed it, the next time you will like it even better because the fear of the unknown will not be affecting your golf game.

    Hate to hear you did not get to eat at Arnold Palmer…wait a minute, you did not review the restaurants there…hope that is going to be in another blog.

    Anyway, I’ll see what I can do to meet you out there to show you around. It is a great golf get-a-way.

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