There is nothing like a really grand golf vacation at California’s Palm Springs, especially if money and time are at one’s own disposal. No pressures, no limitations – just sheer golfing goodness. When in Palm Springs with every bit of intention to explore the best of this paradise’s golfing scene, then the South Course of the Indian Canyons Golf Resort is one very good place to start.
Not only is this golf vacation destination very beautiful – with its sweeping views of the oveshadowing Mt Jacinto and the surrounding mountain ranges. Another is its playability. The layout of the South Course is impressively both challenging and playable, a very smooth touch to the rough edges of the desert setting. And that is not to be in any way surprising. This golf spectacle was crafted with a woman playing a major role. Golf course architect Casey O’Callaghan had LPGA Hall of Famer Amy Alcott for consultant. Thus the 6,582-yard, par 72 beauty came to life. Four lakes grace the whole property and are present on six of the eighteen holes, paired with rolling mounds and fairways.
The South Course is best known for the series of par-five holes that never fails to make golfers’ toes curl either in fear or in happiness. Either way, they end up with a smile – whether with a scratch on the head or a high five, depends on the scorecard. Golf trips here are always extra beautiful and picture-perfect thanks to the more than 800 palm trees dotting the course. If course-hopping excursions were to start here, the other courses might have to wait a little longer. Here, there is always room for seconds.