2013 Overseeding Schedule for Public Golf Courses in Coachella Valley

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All of the courses in the desert region overseed their courses from Sept. – 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 2013 overseeding schedule.  Please call each club to confirm dates.  This information was provided to DesertCADDIE on Aug. 21st, 2013.

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.
2013 Close-Open
Cathedral Canyon760-328-6571Sept. 22 - Oct. 6
Cimarron
Pebble Course
Boulder Course
760-770-6060See below
Oct. 28 - Nov. 22
Sept. 30 - Oct. 25
Classic Club760-601-3601Oct. 14 - Nov. 15
Desert Dunes760-251-5370Sept. 20 - Oct. 18
Desert Falls760-340-4653Sept. 22 - Oct. 28
Desert Princess760-322-2280Oct. 1 - Oct. 31
Desert Willow
Mountain View Course
Firecliff Course
760-346-0015See below
Sept. 27 - Nov.1
Nov. 11 - Dec. 26
Eagle Falls760-238-5633Oct. 1 - Oct. 31
East Valley
Champions Course
Legends Course
877-742-2500See below
Always open
Always open
Escena Golf Club760-778-2737Oct. 1 - 31st
Golf Club at Terra Lago
North Course
South Course
760-775-2000See below
Oct. 26 - Dec. 10
closed - Oct. 25
Heritage Palms760-772-7334Sept. 30 - Nov. 1
Indian Canyons North760-327-1321Oct. 21 - Nov. 20
Indian Canyons South760-327-6550Sept. 30 - Oct. 30
Indian Palms760-347-232618 holes always open
Indian Springs760-200-8988Oct. 11 - Oct. 31
Indian Wells Resort
Players Course
Celebrity Course
760-346-4653
Cart path until Nov. 13
Cart path until Nov. 30
See below
Sept. 30 - Oct. 17
Oct. 20 - Nov. 7
Indio Golf Club760-391-4049Oct. 1 - Oct. 31
La Quinta Resort
Mountain Course
Dunes Course
760-564-7610See Below
Oct. 25 - Nov. 22
Sept. 23 - Oct. 25
Marriott Desert Springs
Palm Course
Valley Course
760-341-1756See Below
Oct. 28 - Nov. 23
Sept. 30 - Oct. 26
Marriott Shadow Ridge760-674-2700Sept. 30 - Oct. 25
Mesquite760-323-9377closed - Oct. 11
Mission Lakes760-329-8061Oct. 1 - Nov. 3
Monterey Country Club760-346-111518 holes always open
Oak Valley951-769-7200Always Open
Oasis760-345-2715Oct. 1 - Oct. 31
Palm Desert CC760-345-0222Oct. 1 - Oct. 31
Palm Desert Resort760-345-2781Sept. 9 - Oct. 25
PGA West
Stadium Course
Nicklaus Course
Norman Course
760-564-7170See below
Oct. 7 - Nov. 2
Oct. 2 - Oct. 29
Oct. 29 - Nov. 23
Rancho Las Palmas760-862-455118 holes always open
Shadow Hills
South Course
North Course
760-200-3375See Below
Oct. 14 - Nov. 3
Sept. 23 - Oct. 14
SilverRock Resort760-777-8884Oct. 5 - Nov. 5
Tahquitz Creek
Resort Course
Legends Course
760-328-1005See Below
Sept. 16 - Oct. 24
Oct. 24 - Nov. 27
Golf Club at La Quinta760-771-0707Sept. 28 - Oct. 24
Westin Mission Hills
Gary Player Course
Pete Dye Course
760-770-2908See Below
Oct. 28 - Nov. 18
Sept. 23 - Oct. 18
Woodhaven CC760-345-7513Sept. 27 - Nov. 3

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April 3: Desert Willow Golf Resort – Individual Stroke Play

April 10: Classic Club – Stableford Format

April 26: Mission Hills Country Club – 2 Person Scramble

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June 6: Oak Creek Golf Club – Individual Stroke Play

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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

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August 29: Rustic Canyon Golf Course – Individual Stroke Play

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Club
Contact Information
Location
Cathedral Canyon760-328-6571
Cathedral Canyon Website
68311 Paseo Real Cathedral City, CA 92234
Cimarron
Pebble Course
Boulder Course
760-770-6060
Cimarron Golf Website
67603 30th Avenue
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Classic Club760-601-3601
Classic Club Website
75-200 Classic Club Blvd. Palm Desert, CA 92211
Desert Dunes760-251-5370
Desert Dunes Website
19300 Palm Drive Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Desert Falls760-340-4653
Desert Falls Country Club Website
1111 Desert Falls Parkway
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Desert Princess760-322-2280
Desert Princess Website
Landau Blvd
Cathedral City, CA ‎
Desert Willow
Mountain View Course
Firecliff Course
760-346-0015
Desert Willow Golf Resort Website
38-995 Desert Willow Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Eagle Falls760-238-5633
Eagle Falls Golf Website
84-245 Indio Springs Parkway
Indio, CA 92203-3499
Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon
(formerly East Valley)
Champions Course
Legends Course
877-742-2500
Morongo Golf Club Website
36211 Champions Drive Beaumont, CA 92223
Escena Golf Club760-778-2737
Escena Golf Club
1100 Clubhouse View
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Golf Club at Terra Lago
North Course
South Course
760-775-2000
Terra Lago Website
84-000 Terra Lago Parkway
Indio, CA 92203
Heritage Palms760-772-7334
Heritage Palms Website
44-291 South Heritage Palms Dr. Indio, CA 92201
Indian Canyons North760-327-1321
Indian Canyons Website
1100 E Murray Canyon Dr‎
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Indian Canyons South760-327-6550
Indian Canyons Website
1097 Murray Canyon Dr‎
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Indian Palms Country Club760-347-2326
Indian Palms CC Website
48630 Monroe St.
Indio, CA 92201
Indian Springs760-200-8988
Indian Springs Website
79-940 Westward Ho Dr.
Indio, CA 92201
Indian Wells Resort
Players Course
Celebrity Course
760-346-4653
Indian Wells Website
44-500 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Indio Municipal Golf Club760-391-4049
Indio Muni Website
83-040 Avenue 42
Indio, CA 92201
La Quinta Resort
Mountain Course
Dunes Course
760-564-7610
La Quinta Resort Website
49-499 Eisenhower Drive La Quinta, California 92253
Marriott Desert Springs
Palm Course
Valley Course
760-341-1756
JW Marriott Desert Springs Website
74-855 Country Club Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260
Marriott Shadow Ridge760-674-2700
Marritt Shadow Ridge Website
9003 Shadow Ridge Road
Palm Desert, California 92211
Mesquite760-323-9377
Mesquite Golf Website
2700 E. Mesquite Ave.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Mission Lakes760-329-8061
Mission Lakes Website
8484 Clubhouse Blvd
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Monterey Country Club760-346-1115
Monterey Country Club
41500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Oak Valley951-769-7200
Oak Valley
1888 Golf Club Drive
Beaumont , CA 92223
Oasis760-345-2715
Oasis Website
42330 Casbah Way
Palm Desert CA 92211
Palm Desert CC760-345-0222
Palm Desert CC Website
77-200 California Drive
Palm Desert, CA, 92211
Palm Desert Resort760-345-0222
Palm Desert Resort Website2781
77-333 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211
PGA West
Stadium Course
Nicklaus Course
Norman Course
760-564-7170
PGA West Website
55-955 PGA Blvd.
La Quinta, CA 92253
Rancho Las Palmas760-862-4551
Rancho Las Palmas
41-000 BOB HOPE DRIVE
RANCHO MIRAGE, CA 92270-
Shadow Hills
South Course
North Course
760-200-3375
Shadow Hills Golf Website
80-875 Avenue 40
Indio, CA 92203
SilverRock Resort760-777-8884
SilverRock Website
79-179 Ahmanson Ln
La Quinta, CA 92253
Tahquitz Creek
Resort Course
Legends Course
760-328-1005
Tahquitz Creek Website
1885 Golf Club Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Golf Club at La Quinta760-771-0707
Golf Club at La Quinta
60151 Trilogy Parkway
La Quinta, CA 92253
Westin Mission Hills
Gary Player Course
Pete Dye Course
760-770-2908
Westin Mission Hills Website
71333 Dinah Shore Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Woodhaven CC760-345-7513
Woodhaven CC Website
41-555 Woodhaven Dr. East
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Desert Falls Course Review

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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:
http://www.clubcorp.com/club/scripts/section/section.asp?NS=PCH&MFCODE=DSFCC&SUBGRP=15