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Overview

Four Iconic Golf Courses, One Legendary Location

With the Santa Rosa Mountains as its backdrop, the La Quinta Resort & Club has been a desert getaway for the Hollywood elite since its opening in the 1920s. Stars such as Greta Garbo and Clark Gable used to seek refuge within the resort’s whitewashed casitas. The resort also possesses four championship golf courses each offering a unique desert golf experience.

Your Holiday Includes:
  • Seven nights accommodation in a poolside Casita Room at La Quinta Resort & Club
  • Breakfast each day
  • Three Presentation Group Dinners with premium drinks package
  • Four Mixed Golf Competitions (betterball stableford format)
  • 1 round playing The Stadium Course at PGA West
  • 1 round playing Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort & Club
  • 1 round playing Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
  • 1 round playing Dunes Course at La Quinta Resort & Club 
  • Buggies for all four competitive rounds
  • Use of all practice facilities before each competitive round
  • Prizes for each day and overall aggregate winners
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  • TBC

Description

Built in the 1920s, La Quinta is the original desert hideaway—and it’s retained much of its character nearly a century later. Opened in 1926 by entrepreneur Walter H. Morgan as a health retreat for Hollywood stars in need of a respite, La Quinta quickly became the place for glitterati to gather away from the pesky paparazzi.

Set on more than 45 lushly landscaped acres, the resort is made of Spanish-style casitas, some of which have been part of the property since its beginning. Whitewashed walls, Spanish roof tiles and blue doorways and windowpanes define the style of this historic property. Ample space between the rooms are filled with greenery and winding walkways accented by citrus trees.

The classic casitas in the luxury hotel boast 400 square feet of mission revival glam with historical touches like Talavera tiles. Most accommodations have enclosed outdoor patios with hot tubs or fireplaces and are just steps from one of the property’s 41 outdoor swimming pools.

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. 

The four courses to be played all sit inside the Top 100 of North America and offer desert golf of the highest quality. Two of the courses (Stadium & Nicklaus) jointly host the American Express PGA Tour event held every year in January.

When you think of PGA WEST, it is the Stadium Course that first comes to mind. Rated one of the “Top 100 Courses to play” by GOLF Magazine and 4th toughest course in America in Golf Digest’s “Top 50 Toughest Courses in America” there may be no greater challenge or excitement in the game of golf . Designed by the legendary golf architect Pete Dye, Stadium delivers multiple adrenaline rushes throughout the round. Stadium is the Host course for the PGA TOUR “Q-School” Finals every other year. Golfer’s must navigate the island green of hole #17, known as Alcatraz, as well as the menacing water-lined 18th as they end their golfing journey.

Challenge, beauty and drama permeate every Jack Nicklaus-designed course, and the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West with its masterful design is no exception. Around every corner you will find a new challenge, including the rare feature of two island greens. The Nicklaus Tournament along with the Stadium Course is the bi-annual host of the PGA TOUR’s final round of Q-School, which is attended by some of the best players in the world. Nicknamed by Members as the Nick Tourney, it is both very forgiving off the tee and extremely demanding around the greens. Without a doubt, a “must play” for not only a great test of golf, but for its magnificent desert setting.

The second of three Pete Dye designed courses to be played is The Mountain Course. Nestled at the base of the picturesque Santa Rosa Mountains, is famed for its playability and stunning visuals. This ultra-challenging course features pot bunkers, rock formations, elevations of tee boxes and well-bunkered greens.

The visual drama of the landscape and the sheer beauty of the desert showcase the Dunes Course which is situated at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Pete Dye added a twist to the traditional Scottish approach for this links-style course. It favours accuracy from the tee and rewards carefully executed approach shots to its well-guarded greens. A signature Dye design is evident even as you approach the first tee. Designed to fool the eye, the extended fairway bunkering and railroad tie wrapped water hazards need close attention throughout the round. 

Location

La Quinta Resort & Club

49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, California, 92253

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