Indian Wells Golf Resort

Indian Wells Golf Resort

Indian Wells Golf Resort
5 Stars

Indian Wells Golf Resort is a premier 36-hole golf resort located near Palm Springs.  Indian Wells stands along as the only golf property in California with two courses ranked in the Top 20 “Best Courses You Can Play” in California by Golfweek Magazine.  Golf Channel’s popular series, “Big Break,” was contested at Indian Wells in 2011 showcasing the resort’s two championship courses, the Celebrity and the Players Courses, AKA “Beauty and The Beast”.

Affectionately known as “Beauty,” the Celebrity Course is a Picasso among golf courses.  The panoramic views of the surrounding Santa Rosa Mountains provide a rugged backdrop to the serene brooks and magnificent waterfalls flowing through beds of wildflowers and annuals that splash color throughout this stunning setting.  Clive Clark finished this par-72 masterpiece in 2006 with the idea of giving “The Celeb” the feel of an exclusive private club, while maintaining a challenging yet playable design.

During the planning and reconstruction of the two courses at Indian Wells, there was a common goal in building two tracks that are as different from each other as night and day.  The goal was met in 2007 when John Fought unveiled the Players Course.  Opening to rave reviews for its classic American design, “The Beast” pays homage to great designs such as Riviera, Winged Foot and Augusta National.  Similar to the Celebrity Course design, seven sets of tees were included to make the course fun and playable for all golfers in spite of the course measuring a massive 7,375 yards from the back tees.  Ominous bunkers placed throughout the undulating topography of the Players Course provide the perfect complement to the mature trees and natural desert arroyos.  While playable for all, the Players Course was designed to challenge the most skilled golfers: therefore making it a perfect forum for competitive golf.

Celebrity Course (“The Beauty”)

Cabernet 7050 74.2 138
Blue 6642 72.5 132
Yellow 6339 71.0 27
White 6012 69.3 124
Red 5280 71.7 128
Cabernet 7376 75.3 139

Players Course (“The Beast”)

Blue 6913 73.3 134
Orange 6538 71.7 129
White 6006 69.2 123
Red 5108 71.3 122

Indian Wells Golf Resort

Price: High-End
Year Built: 2006 (Celebrity) / 2007 (Players)
Course Architect: Clive Clark (Celebrity) / John Fought (Players)
Course Style: Classic with elements of desert golf
Course Difficulty: Moderate (Celebrity) / Challenging (Players)
Number of Holes: 36
Caddies Available: GPS on Carts
Course Amenities:
• Pro Shop
• Full Practice Facility
• Restaurant / Bar
• Banquet Facilities
• Premium Club Rentals Available