Palm Springs Golf Getaway 2007 – Cimarron

We started our golf getaway at Cimarron (Boulder) Course in Cathedral City. It is a great course, wide forgiving fairways, almost links-like, but still some interesting challenges.

Cimarron was awarded Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play in 2002-2003 and was also chosen as one of the Top 100 Women-Friendly Places to Play by Golf for Women magazine.

The club house shown below was very nice and served up some good food and beverages, post round.

You had to pay $5 for range balls, which bugged me a bit, but we probably didn’t need to buy them as there were so many left on the range by previous players. It was a chilly 60 degrees and I shivered my way through my practice, but I couldn’t be happier with the facilities or my first glimce of the course from the range.

The golf carts were very old and no GPS, but the starter told us they were getting all new carts in January, so that’ll be good.

The condition of the course was very good – well maintained and fast greens. And if you could live with the “knock you over” wind, you could really hit some nice long shots that roooollllllled a long way. But as for that wind…wow…it was really blowing. I didn’t mind from a ball flight perspective as I tend to hit lower shots. But putting was a challenge – hard to keep the club stable with the wind trying to pull it out of your hands.

I was too cold to get out of the cart and take many pictures on this course, but this shot at the 11th hole basically gives you a feel for most of the holes – like I said…very links like. I really liked playing here. I was lucky not to hit any of the deep and dangerous bunkers that the architect scattered in very strategic places on this course. They really reminded me of the ones you see at the British Open.

And here was a nice view of the clubhouse from the fairway.

There is water on the 17th and 18th holes. Here’s a shot of the 18th hole from the clubhouse.

Anyway, I’ll definitely play this course again. My score even helped my handicap, which was a nice bonus.

Tomorrow…Terra Lago North.


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