Tahquitz Golf Course – Palm Springs

By on January 7, 2016
Tahquitz Golf Course

This is a Palm Springs gem of a golf facility located just a few minutes from Downtown. Tahquitz features two unique 18 hole championship golf courses that play to the skill of all golf enthusiasts from the low handicapper who seeks a challenge to the weekend warrior that wants an opportunity to score well and have a memorable round of golf. The Legends Course was originally built in 1961 by William Francis Bell as the Palm Springs Municipal Golf Course. Bell also designed Torrey Pines and the La Jolla Country Club as well as many other Southern California golf courses. The Resorts course was added in 1995 for the city of Palm Springs in 1995 by legendary golf course architect Ted Robinson Jr.

The Resort Course is a contemporary desert style track that offers unique layout and playability including an island fairway and multiple strategically placed water features that enhance an already beautiful and scenic setting with snow peaked San Jacinto Mountain range stretching from the desert floor. This is a course noted for being “fair”, but challenging. The Resort Course is plays to a little over 6,700 yards and offers 4 set of tees to ensure all golfers can choose the best game for their skill and experience. This is a links style course that features a large shared green on 2 holes, several holes that lay adjacent with the Palm Canyon Wash and requires shots that carry over the Tahquitz Canyon wash. This course has it all, undulating terrain, challenging approach shots with water features and deep sand bunkers that protect many greens.

The Legend Course formally known as Palm Springs Municipal Golf Course was designed in 1957 by William Francis Bell who also designed Torrey Pines and La Jolla Country Club in San Diego and many other courses in Southern California.

This course has championship character and appeal as it will challenge even the low handicappers from the tips playing to just over 6,800 yards. The Legend course offers 4 sets of tees to accommodate golfers of all experience levels. The course winds its way between different neighborhoods, many that were built even before the original Legend Course itself. The narrow fairways are protected by trees and deep pot bunkers and the greens are in some instances severely sloped. There are 4 holes on the Legend Course that require golfers to play across or through the Palm Canyon Wash and will require thoughtful second and sometimes third shots.

The Legends is a wonderfully unique experience with natural desert landscaping and the mountains as a welcome distraction. The putting surfaces are designed to be slick and difficult. The Legend is a fun, fast, and challenging golf course for every golfer. Come play either of these courses to enjoy what local golfers have known as a well-kept secret for over 50 years.

Tahquitz Golf Course is located at 1885 Golf Club Drive in Palm Springs, CA 92264 and can contacted by calling 1.800.727.8331

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