Indian Canyons, Palm Springs, CA

One of our favorite course was Indian Canyons – South Course.  My friend had played this course before last Christmas and insists on coming back and I can understand why.  It’s secluded behind the mountains, quiet, and very scenic as you can see for yourself.  The course is in great shape, including fast rolling greens and a nice practice area that we took advantage of.  Also, finally, I started to get in touch with my driver again and made some progress with my irons to get back into my usual bogey golf range.  That, combined with an afternoon of 27*C really capped off another amazing day of vacationing and golf.

 

Lucky my ball stopped rolling towards the drink! Lucky that I’m a righty in this situation.

 

Every hole is like a postcard!

From the practice green

 

 

 

Another nice shot right down the middle!

 

 

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Palm Desert Country Club, Palm Desert, CA

We played Palm Desert Country Club the next day, another well maintained public course that weaves in and out through a community.

http://www.palmdesertcountryclub.com/

Some people dislike playing so close to houses but it never bothers me- afterall, they should never be in play, right?

Well, I discovered why after my opening drive massively push sliced almost into someone’s back yard!  Even the starter gave me a hearty “WOAH There!”  🙂

In the end, despite another very rusty round, we thoroughly enjoyed the course- helpful staff, everything was very open and fair with no blind shots and no unwanted surprises.

Another early morning start

Unbelievably green and lush in the middle of a desert

Tahquitz Creek – Resort Course, Palm Springs, CA

Golfing in Palm Springs!

We had such a great trip to Phoenix last February that we decided to do another winter golf trip to some place warm again.  This time, we went with a friend to the deserts in Palm Springs to golf our hearts out.

Rusty Tin Man

A selfie after my 2 month break

It’s amazing how much the body forgets after a 2 month break.  I’ve had some elbow tendinitis (golfer’s elbow)- it’s been bothering me since late season in September and I finally took a break after my last round in mid-October.  For the first 3 rounds, I could only snap-hook my driver and couldn’t hit any irons into the air.  It was very ugly, with scores such as 100 and 104 on the first couple rounds. However, just being able to spend time with my wife and friend in warm sunny California was a treat and I eventually found a way to shoot under 90 again by the back half of the trip.

In the meantime, I’ll try to find some select photos from some of the fantastic courses we played and share them with you over the week.

Tahquitz Creek – Resort Course

https://tahquitzgolfresort.com/

Nice little municipal track- this was supposed to be an “easy” start to get us going but alas, my swing says otherwise on this day.

Par 3 No. 8

My wife in her CANADA hoodie!

Okay, this hybrid will definitely hook like my drives today…