Set at the foot of the stunning Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta has been welcoming guests since 1926 and is seen by many as the original Palm Springs luxury hideaway. The hacienda-inspired accommodations offer unrivalled levels of comfort, luxury, charm and service and with five stunning golf courses on offer this is truly a desert oasis for travelling golfers.
The Stadium Course at La Quinta hosts the Desert Classic on the PGA Tour, attracting the best players in the world to come and compete, with John Rahm taking the title in 2018. However The Stadium Course is not the only reason to visit, all five of the amazing golf courses have picturesque backdrops onto the scenic Palm Springs surroundings, complemented by three superb clubhouses to relax after your round.
Typical to many Pete Dye course designs, the Mountain Course is a serious challenge to all golfers thanks to pot bunkers, rock formations and significant elevation changes that make club selection very difficult. The stunning views of the surrounding landscape are evident from all over the course but to truly appreciate their magnificence you must wait until you arrive on the raised 16th tee.
Jack Nicklaus needs no introduction and in recent years it has become evident that his ability on the golf course has translated perfectly into skills as a course architect. His Tournament course in Palm Springs is one of his finest efforts and the breathtaking backdrop compliments the challenging layout perfectly. Like many Nicklaus designs the fairways are generous and allow the golfer to really go for his drives. From there an emphasis is placed on precision as many raised greens will punish any errant approach shots and make getting up and down for par a tricky proposition.
Not to be outdone, Greg Norman has also created a beautiful and enjoyable desert layout that rivals any of its neighbouring courses. Featuring great swathes of sand, sage and awash with colourful wild flowers, this course is well protected by nine lakes and as such precision is the key to a good score. The Shark’s course is more exposed than its neighbours and subsequently boasts the most stunning panoramic views to be found anywhere in the Coachella Valley.
The ultimate in luxurious accommodation comes in the form of Casitas, Suites and the lavish Spa Villas and no matter what accommodation you choose you can rest assured it will be supremely comfortable and replete with top class services and amenities. Many of the accommodations boast their own private gardens, patios and hot tubs which are perfect for enjoying the stunning desert sunsets.
Dining options on the resort are extensive and of course serve up delicious fare of the very highest quality. Those seeking a fine dining experience should head to Morgan’s in the Desert while more relaxing but equally impressive meals can be had at the Adobe Grill and Twenty6, a charming modern American bistro. Golfers who require refueling directly after a round of golf on one of the five top golf courses can also enjoy delicious food in any of the popular clubhouses on the resort.
La Quinta is perfect for the golfer and non-golfer alike thanks to its wealth of on-site facilities that include a lavish spa, a world class tennis centre and a staggering collection of over 40 swimming pools. The resort's proximity to Palm Springs also provides guests with easy access to a wide range of local activities and attractions including shops, bike trails, horse riding and jeep tours that take you on a whirlwind tour of the stunning local landscapes.