Indian Wells Golf Resort: A Desert Delight

by | Feb 20, 2024 | Where to Play

Southern California’s Coachalla Valley is a stunning mix of desert and mountains. It’s one of of the more beautiful places in North America, ideal for families and, in particular, golf groups at the Indian Wells Golf Resort.

The acclaimed resort, which is celebrating its 36th anniversary, features 36 holes of exceptional golf with its Celebrity and Players layouts. The Celebrity, designed by architect Clive Clark and colloquially referred to as “Beauty,” features aesthetically pleasing water features, colorful wildflowers and narrow corridors placing an emphasis on shot making.

The John Fought-designed Players Course, or “The Beast” as it’s known, is a longer, more open layout with demanding bunkering and stunning vistas of the surrounding mountain ranges. Like The Celebrity, no roads or homes encroach the course, and each hole is designed to provide a feeling of privacy and escape in the heart of the scenic Coachella Valley.

To help makes things easier for guests, Indian Wells Golf Resort has partnered with four premier neighboring hotels to offer stay-and-play packages perfect for golf groups, families and those simply seeking a spring getaway. Guests can get accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Tommy Bahama Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, and Indian Wells Resort Hotel, each with superlative amenities within a comfortable walking distance of Indian Wells Golf Resort.

Each partner hotel and resort offers a two-night option with a round on the Players and Celebrity courses, as well as a three-night stay featuring three rounds of golf at Indian Wells Golf Resort.

“With our incredible spring weather here in the Coachella Valley, there is no better place to start the golf season in grand style than here at Indian Wells Golf Resort,” says Robin Graf, general manager. “In addition to our exceptional golf courses, our accompanying amenities include superb dining as well as world-class golf instruction for a vacation getaway that few resorts can match.”

Beginners and avid golfers alike can sharpen their skills at the Golf Academy at Indian Wells Golf Resort as well as experience expert club-fitting in the Trackman swing bays or enjoy social evenings on the family-friendly putting course during “Shots in the Night.”

The VUE Grille & Bar, located in the resort’s 53,000-square-foot clubhouse, boasts award-winning cuisine and an extensive selection of wine and spirits complemented by gorgeous views of the property and top-of-the-line customer care. Now featuring a new menu for the winter season, The VUE is the preeminent location in the region to dine while also enjoying watching major sporting events on its many high-definition televisions.

Indian Wells Golf Resort is also the ideal destination for weddings, meetings and other group outings, highlighted by the in-demand pavilion accommodating up to 700 guests and event lawn spaces accommodating a combined 1,300. The resort’s Celebrity Ballroom is another premier event space, with a beautiful outdoor patio and a total capacity of 250 guests.