La Quinta Resort dates from 1926, but it took until 1981 when Pete Dye completed the Mountain & Dunes courses for La Quinta to really become a feature on the golfing map
The Mountain Course displays many of the characteristics of other Pete Dye designs, with railroad sleepers, elevated greens, and a course that challenges all players.
The background of mountains and blue sky, with gorgeous Palm Springs weather is a great head start for any course- particularly one as well conditioned at the Mountain course.
There are some quieter holes and some memorable holes, but overall this is the ideal course to open a Palm Springs golfing holiday
Notable holes include:
hole 2- a longish par 3 with water in play all the way down the left side
hole 4- a snaking par 5 with a lovely green site tucked against the mountains
hole 5- a pretty par 3 against the base of the mountains
hole 16- the signature hole is a mid length par 3 from a high tee to a green set in the rocks
La Quinta Resort is an outstanding place to stay, with access to an enviable array of top line courses.
All players will want to play the famous PGA West Stadium course at least once during their stay, and the Norman Course and The Nicklaus Tournament courses at PGA West are also must plays- but if you have time for 5 courses I recommend you pencil in the The Mountain Course as well.
It's a nice warm up for the Stadium course- and they do share that Pete Dye DNA, after all..
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