2013 Overseeding Schedule for Public Golf Courses in Coachella Valley


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?”

2013 Close-Open
Cathedral Canyon760-328-6571Sept. 22 - Oct. 6
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
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


Indian Wells Golf Resort (IWGR) Junior Academy

IWGR Junior Golf Academy
 (Ages 5-13) Tuesdays or SaturdaysTuesday Academy Dates
2:30pm-5pm June 5 – July10Saturday Academy Dates
9:30am- 12pm June 9 – July 14

Six weeks of Instruction all for $140

Prizes, snacks and drinks provided
Clubs provided if needed
(Limited Availablity)More Information:
Golf shop (760) 834-3838 or
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Big Break Indian Wells

Starting May 16th, stunning mountain vistas play backdrop to the Big Break Indian Wells season 15. The all-male cast will tee off the 10-episode series on the Indian Wells Golf Resort’s two championship golf courses – Celebrity Course and Players Course.

These beautifully landscaped courses are ranked as California’s only 36-hole public golf facility on Golfweeks’ Top 20 “Best Courses You Can Play”. The famed Celebrity Course is also a two-time host to the PGA TOUR’s Skins Game.

During Big Break Indian Wells, one contestant will be eliminated each week, with the last player standing awarded the coveted sponsor’s exemption to a 2012 PGA TOUR event—a once and a lifetime opportunity to compete against some of the top players in the world.

Catch the action on the Golf Channel every Tuesday at 9 PM EST/6 PM PT to watch highly skilled golfers compete in a variety of challenges on world-class Indian Wells golf courses fit for legends.


Desert Chapter PGA Recognizes 2010 Award Winners

Brady Wilson wins Golf Professional of the Year Award.

Palm Desert CA-The Classic Club hosted the 2010 Desert Chapter PGA Awards Banquet this passed week.  The night consisted of discussions on how the PGA can help grow the game of golf in the Coachella Valley as we move forward in a tough economic climate and recognizing the top PGA Award winners for the 2010 season. The crowd was standing room only as professionals from across the region showed up to honor their peers.

Former National PGA President and current SCPGA CEO Tom Addis III was present for the festivities.  Outgoing President Tony Letendre of Toscana Country Club passed the gavel to incoming President Craig Freeman of The Citrus Club.  Brady Wilson of The Classic Club was the recipient of the top honor, 2010 Desert Chapter Golf Professional of the Year.

The following is a list of award winners:

Golf Professional of the Year: Brady Wilson, PGA- The Classic Club

Assistant Professional of the Year: John Birchard, PGA- Ironwoood Country Club

Teacher of the Year: John Shelden, PGA- Mountain View Country Club

Junior Golf Leader of the Year: Paul Bucy II, PGA – Desert Willow

Bill Strausbaugh Award: Mike Clifford, PGA- The Lakes

Horton Smith Award: Meredith Johnson, PGA- Desert Horizons

Private Merchandiser of the Year: Ben Dobbs, PGA- Mission Hills Country Club

Resort Merchandiser of the Year: Joe Williams, PGA- Indian Wells Resort

Public Merchandiser of the Year: Gordon Leith, PGA- Heritage Palms

Media Colleague of the Year: Tony Schieffer, PGA- Desertcaddie.com

Salesperson of the Year: Barry Brewster – Ping

Two teams on top at Pro-Assistants Championship

Butch Sheehan

Indian Wells, CA-The Desert Chapter PGA Pro-Assistants Championship was held Monday on the Players Course at The Indian Wells Golf Resort.  Twenty-three teams of head professionals and assistants teed it up in a partners better ball format.  There is no handicap involved in PGA tournaments and all players are playing against each other “scratch.”

Kyle Kelly of Tamarisk Country Club paired-up with Lindsey Winch of Andalusia and finished in a tie for medal honors with the team of Butch Sheehan and Ben Arrington of Indian Wells Country Club.  Both teams finished the day at 7-under par 65.  The winners took home $1750.00 per team.  Five teams were tied for third 2 shots back at 67.