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Don’t let the stunning backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains induce a false sense of security: the links at SilverRock Resort are riddled with challenges. The home course for the Bob Hope Classic from 2008 to 2011, SilverRock sends players past massive bunkers and intersecting water hazards. Hole 12 reserves the title as the course’s longest, where players must wallop drives or construct tiny kayaks to get their golf balls across a canal. The course finishes with a dramatic 18th hole, as a lake alongside the fairway devours misguided shots. After rounds, players can visit the clubhouse, a charming renovation of a former working-ranch hacienda nestled into the rocky outcroppings.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 7,587 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 76.3 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 139 from the back tees
  • Six sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard

79179 Ahmanson Ln
La Quinta,
CA
US

At both of Cimarron Golf Resort's John Fought–designed courses, one massive, unblinking spectator watches on: the San Jacinto Mountain Range. Its massive rockfaces jut above the fairways and greens, adding visual drama to every westward drive and putt. Nodding to those rocky outcrops with its name, the championship-length Boulder course challenges golfers with 6,782 open yards, including a formidable 569-yard, par-five 18th hole. At the Boulder's sibling course, the Pebble, 17 par-threes tempt players with 17 chances for a hole-in-one. Before any round, a driving range with five target greens hosts swing rehearsals, on-site golf lessons, and clinics that help golfers hit farther and yell "Fore!" louder.

Boulder Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Length of 6,782 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 71.6 from the back tees
  • Slope rating of 122 from the back tees
  • Four tee options
  • Scorecard

Pebble Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 55 course
  • Length of 2,020 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 54.6 from the back tees
  • Three tee options

67603 30th Ave
Cathedral City,
CA
US

The snow-capped peaks of the San Jacinto Mountains peer over the treeline, creating a scenic backdrop to Cathedral Canyon Golf Club’s 18-hole course. Designed by prolific California course architect David Rainville—in consultation with Hall of Famer Billy Casper—the course winds across more than 6,500 yards dotted with ponds that reflect the distant mountains and the fearful grimaces of birds as they evade speeding tee shots. To prepare their swings for their next round, golfers can warm up at the club’s driving range or schedule a lesson with PGA Class A instructor Steve Creps.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,505 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 71.1 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 130 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard

68311 Paseo Real
Cathedral City,
CA
US

Golf Digest give Cross Creek Golf Club a rating of 4.5 stars and three Insider Pagers give it average of five stars.

43860 Glenn Meadows Rd
Temecula,
CA
US

Cottonwood Golf Center's nine-hole executive course sharpens straight shots with one par 4 and eight par 3 holes. Duffer duets amble through the meandering fairways, launch dimpled orbs through 2,466 yards of emerald alleys, and defeat lesser opponents in pull-cart street races. The scenic course overlooks rugged hills and scraggly pines, thwarting off-kilter shots with a petite water hazard filled with foghorn-wielding ducks. Players can supply their own clubs, rent one of the facility's sets ($5), or thwack golf balls with the neighbor's flamingo lawn ornaments.

13671 Frederick St
Moreno Valley,
CA
US

PGA Class A Professional Scott Marson imparts swing-honing advice to aspiring aces from Links at Summerly’s verdant golf course and practice facilities. The passionate pedagogue eats every meal with a modified divot tool to maintain the well-oiled swing mechanics he has mastered through 20 years of teaching. Bolster your orb-blasting skills with today’s first option, which grooms golf swings during a one-hour lesson to impart solid form and smooth out herky-jerky backswings. The package also includes a five-hole playing lesson, during which players can enlist Scott’s sage counsel through strategic quandaries, such as when to hit driver, when to play it safe with a 3-iron, and how to break a disobedient nine-iron’s rebellious spirit. With the second option, Scott augments each lesson with the use of video swing analysis, providing players with an invaluable visual aid while also documenting their progress through three, one-hour sessions.

29381 Village Pkwy
Lake Elsinore,
CA
US