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Palm Spring, California

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The greater Palm Springs area consists of 9 cities covering the Coachella Valley with Palm Springs on the West side of the valley East to Coachella and beyond. The nine unique towns along Highway 111 that make up the Desert Cities are Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. Each city has its unique feel with things to do for everyone!
Palm Springs is world famous as one of the most renowned golf vacation destinations in the country! The area is often called the “golf capital of the world,” with more than 130 area Public and Private golf courses. FABULOUS weather and natural beauty add to the area’s popularity as a top golf and vacation location.

Before heading out to play a round of golf in Palm Springs, you will want to check the calendar first. In the winter months, from December through February, the temperatures are cold with the highs rarely getting out of the seventies. Players can don a light jacket or sweater, especially if playing in the morning.

Play in the summer is a different story. During June through September in the Palm Springs area, high temperatures average between 102 and 106 degrees F. Players should avoid the mid-day sun, if possible, apply sunscreen, wear a hat with a broad rim and put on loose-fitting clothing, and drink lots of water!

Also, it is important to note that from mid-September through mid-November the golf courses in the area will close for approximately four weeks for overseeding. Not all of the 130 classes in the Desert close at the same time, so there is always plenty of world-class golf to be played!