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The 2011 Overseeding Schedule
Coachella Valley Golf Courses
All of the courses in the desert region overseed their courses from Aug. – Dec. Some clubs have more than one course and they stagger the schedule to allow play throughout the fall. Other clubs with just one course will close for approximately one month during this time. Each course has their own schedule, so please refer to the list below for the 2010 overseeding schedule. Please call to confirm dates. This information was provided to Desert CADDIE in June 2010.
Following is an overseeding schedule for public courses located in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Indio, CA.
If you want to learn more about what overseeding is and why desert courses use this method, please read our article titled “What is overseeding?”
|Club||Tel.||2011 – Close – Open
|Cathedral Canyon||760-328-6571||Sept. 19th – Oct. 8th
|Pebble Course||Oct. 11th – Nov. 5th tent.|
|Boulder Course||Sept. 14th – Oct. 8th tent.
|Classic Club||760-601-3601||Oct. 10th – Nov. 12th
|Desert Dunes||760-251-5370||Sept. 12th – Oct. 10th tent.
|Desert Falls||760-340-4653||Sept. 27th – Oct. 31st tent.
|Desert Princess||760-322-2280||Oct. 1st – Oct. 31st
|Desert Willow||760-346-0015||See below|
|Mountain View Course||Sept. 27th – Nov. 8th
|Firecliff Course||Nov. 8th – Dec. 26th
|Eagle Falls||760-238-5633||Oct. 2nd – Oct. 31st|
|East Valley||877-742-2500||See below|
|Champions Course||Always open
|Legends Course||Always open
|Escena Golf Club||760-778-2737||Oct. 2nd - Nov. 1st
|Golf Club at Terra Lago||760-775-2000||See below|
|North Course||Oct. 28th – Dec. 4th tent.
|South Course||Sept. 21st – Oct. 27th tent.
|Heritage Palms||760-772-7334||Oct. 3rd – Nov. 8th
|Indian Canyons North||760-327-1321||Sept. 26th – Oct. 29th
|Indian Canyons South||760-327-6550||Oct. 17th – Nov. 23rd
|Indian Palms||760-347-2326||18 holes always open|
|Indian Wells Resort||760-346-4653||See below|
|Players Course||Cart path only for 10 days after opening.||Sept. 26th – Oct. 14th
|Celebrity Course||Oct. 18th – Nov. 4th
|Indian Springs||760-200-8988||Oct. 3rd – Nov. 1st
|Indio Golf Club||760-391-4049||Oct. 1st – Nov. 1st|
|La Quinta Resort||760-564-7610||See Below|
|Mountain Course||Oct. 28th – Nov. 25th
|Dunes Course||Sept. 28th – Oct. 29th
|Marriott Desert Springs||760-341-1756||See Below|
|Palm Course||Closed until Nov. 1st
|Valley Course||Nov. 1st. – Nov. 24th
|Marriott Shadow Ridge||760-674-2700||Oct. 4th – Oct. 29th
|Mesquite||760-323-9377||Aug. 30th – Oct. 3rd
|Mission Lakes||760-329-8061||Oct. 18th – Nov. 15th
|Monterey Country Club||760-346-1115||18 holes always open|
|Oak Valley||951-769-7200||Always Open
|Oasis||760-345-2715||Oct. 1-Oct. 31|
|Palm Desert CC||760-345-2525||Closed / N/A
|Palm Desert Resort||760-345-2781||Sept. 15-Oct. 20th|
|PGA West||760-564-7170||See below|
|Stadium Course||Oct. 18th – Nov. 19th
|Nicklaus Course||Sept. 27th – Oct. 29th
|Norman Course||Oct. 19th – Nov. 26th
|Rancho Las Palmas||760-862-4551||18 holes always open|
|Shadow Hills||760-200-3375||Sept. 27th – Oct. 22nd
|SilverRock Resort||760-777-8884||Oct. 4th – Nov. 2nd|
|Tahquitz Creek||760-328-1005||See Below|
|Resort Course||Sept. 9th – Oct. 18th
|Legends Course||Oct. 18th – Nov. 19th
|*Golf Club at La Quinta||760-771-0707||Oct. 4th – Oct. 25th|
|Westin Mission Hills||760-770-2908||See Below|
|Gary Player Course||Oct. 26th – Nov. 19th
|Pete Dye Course||Sept. 21 – Oct. 15th
|Woodhaven CC||760-345-7513||Oct. 1- Nov. 1|
|*Formerly called Trilogy|
The following is a list of upcoming events offered by the SCGA. If you would like to sign up for any of these events or for more information, log on to SCGA Events: Online Registration
SCGA Desert Tour: $125 per event
March 14: Desert Falls Country Club – Stableford Format
April 3: Desert Willow Golf Resort – Individual Stroke Play
April 10: Classic Club – Stableford Format
April 26: Mission Hills Country Club – 2 Person Scramble
SCGA Summer Tour: $100 per event
June 6: Oak Creek Golf Club – Individual Stroke Play
June 20: SCGA/WSCGA Sandpiper Golf Course – Couples Stableford
June 27: Sycuan Resort – 2 Person Scramble
July12: Shadowridge Country Club – Individual Stroke Play
July 17: Angeles National Golf Club – 2 Person Scramble
July 18: Tijeras Creek Golf Club – Stableford Format
July 24: Bakersfield Country Club – Stableford Format
July 25: Goose Creek Golf Club – Individual Stroke Play
August 7: Carlton Oaks Golf Club – Stableford Format
August 15: Industry Hills Golf Club – Stableford Format
August 29: Rustic Canyon Golf Course – Individual Stroke Play
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Desert Falls Country Club
A Pro’s Perspective . . .
Playing Desert Falls is a good test for any player. The course is set up so that if you are hitting the ball well you can score. The fairways are generous off of the tee and if you place the ball, you can access the pins to make some birdies. The greens are receptive and always in good shape. The greens are also well bunkered and an errant shot is very difficult to get up and down.
Desert Falls is another Valley course that has many memorable holes, especially on the back 9. No. 14 is a par 3 that has what we call the ”Mickey Mouse” green because it is shaped like the head of Mickey Mouse. If you put your ball on the wrong tier on 14, it is virtually impossible to two putt.
Every hole on Desert Falls has it’s own unique characteristics. You can make a birdie look easy and you can easily make a double. Work on your bunker game because the traps are well placed and nasty. If your short game is weak, bring a lawn chair and umbrella because you can get beached on #4.
John Klug, Director of Golf at Desert Falls, is an old friend of DesertCADDIE.com and a Nebraska boy. Klug has shot his share of sub-par rounds and is an active player on the Section and Chapter PGA Circuit. I doubt if John can throw down a 62 like Chip Brooke did a few years back. With a rating of 74 and 7,000 yards, Desert Falls doesn’t give up too many low numbers like that.
An Amateur’s Perspective . . .
When I first stepped out of the Desert Fall’s Clubhouse the view of the course in front of me brought one phrase to mind . . . “wide open spaces.” The Desert Falls course has a very open feel to it. It is a course that puts you in the desert amongst beautiful lakes, green fairways and many oases of palm trees.
Desert Falls is the busiest course I’ve played this season compared to Oasis, Indian Palms and Eagle Falls. We thought a 3 p.m. tee time would help us avoid the crowds, but that was not the case. Evidence that Desert Falls is a very POPULAR course for sure! With a spectacular clubhouse, driving range and practice facility.
Bring your shovel to the fourth hole. The green is protected by multiple bunkers that surround the front side from all approach angles. I’ve never seen a series of bunkers like this one. It made for a very memorable hole and it left me wishing I had a caddie on the cart to rake up my footprints . . . so much sand!
The ninth hole is a par-5 that is very difficult. The green is placed near a large lake at a strange angle. I will have to play that hole a few more times to figure it out. The green is not a straight shot unless you go over the lake . . . I’m sure Spiderman can do it! You really need to plan your approach on this hole if you want to make it onto the green without extra strokes or losing a ball in the lake. Of course, this green sits right in front of the clubhouse balcony where golfers take in the scene below while sipping on their after-golf cocktail. You can also see players coming in on the 18th hole as it parallels the 9th hole and shares the lake. With our late tee time I was only able to play the first 9 holes. The 14th hole is noted for it’s large green. It is a par-3 with an 18,000 square foot green, the largest this side of the Rockies.
There is plenty of water and sand on this course, so be prepared to drop a few balls and do a bit of raking. This course comes well ranked and highly recommended!
Golf Magazine called Desert Falls “One of the most challenging and enjoyable courses in Southern California” (June 1994).
Southern California PGA listed Desert Falls one of the top ten courses in the desert (1996).
Golf Digest’s Seventh Annual “Best Places to Play” (2007) gave Desert Falls four stars for outstanding course condition, professional staff, rate of play, and overall value.
For more information on playing Desert Falls, visit their Web site: