Indian Palms Country Club and Resort

One- or Two-Night Stay at Indian Palms Country Club and Resort in Indio, CA

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Championship Golf at Historical Coachella Valley Resort

The Mountain Course’s signature 5th hole, the island green, is a tough shot to make, especially because there are gorgeous views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and towering palm trees throughout the course. The historical Indian Palms Country Club and Resort has a total of 27 holes of championship golf, each presenting its own unique challenges amid the stunning Coachella Valley scenery. Groupon buyers receive discounts on golf, too.

Indian Palms was originally the property of world-famous aviatrix Jackie Cochran, the first woman to break the sound barrier; she lived on this sprawling 640-acre ranch with her movie-studio-owning husband, Floyd Odlum. Many notable guests have passed through, including presidents and movie stars, but perhaps the most famous guest was Amelia Earhart, who was Jackie’s good friend. Earhart spent the last months of her life on the property, riding horses and swimming in the pool before her fateful last flight.

Since transforming into a resort, Indian Palms has upgraded its property to include a second pool, five tennis courts, and La Palma Restaurant, which features an outdoor terrace where you can get views of the mountains.

Coachella Valley, California: Shopping, Desert Wildlife, and Palm Springs’ Hollywood Glamor

Indian Palms Country Club and Resort is located in Indio, just 24 miles from Palm Springs. Indio is nestled in the Coachella Valley in the Sonoran Desert—it’s the home of the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. It’s a quiet, secluded area that typically gets more than 350 days of sunshine per year.

It's worth it to visit nearby Palm Desert's El Paseo, known as the Rodeo Drive of the desert for its art galleries, high-end boutiques, and brand-name retailers such as Gucci, Ralph Lauren, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Indio is also a gateway town to the more than 750,000-acre Joshua Tree National Park, located less than 40 miles away. In addition to being the birthplace of Bono, the desert park is famous for its unusual geologic formations and mountains of twisted rock, ideal for rock climbing. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife including desert bighorn sheep, golden eagles, and coyotes.

For a guaranteed glimpse of wildlife, check out The Living Desert, a zoo, botanical garden, and animal hospital in Palm Desert. As you stroll throughout the various geographical regions—including North America and Africa's Village WaTuTu—you will see flora and fauna indigenous to that area, which can include Mexican gray wolves, giraffes, or jaguars. The Living Desert also boasts a G-scale model train that winds its way through replicas of historical scenes, including a California mining and logging town and the Grand Canyon.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in a fairway room

  • Option 1: $55 for one night, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to an $89 value)
  • Option 2: $120 for two nights, valid for check-in Friday or Saturday (up to a $198 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 7/26/13
Travel window: 6/1/13–8/31/13

  • Cancellation policy and fees: 48-hour cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 12% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $7 daily resort fee not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • 27 holes of championship golf
  • La Palma Restaurant
  • Two swimming pools with spas
  • Five tennis courts
  • Fitness center
  • Free parking
  • WiFi access

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 7/26/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 6/1/13-8/31/13
  • Limit 6 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $7 daily resort fee and 12% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Fairway Room

  • One king bed or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 in king rooms; 4 in double-queen rooms
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional adult; kids stay free
  • Refrigerator and microwave

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Checkout: noon
  • Resort fee includes: WiFi access, parking, access to fitness center, and use of tennis courts, pools, and spas
  • Parking: included in resort fee
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets up to 60 lb. may be added for an additional $15 per night.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 21 miles from Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
  • By cab: about $50 from PSP
  • By car: about 128 miles east of Los Angeles

Traveler's Tips

  • Guests can purchase unlimited golf for $25 per person per day.

Customer Reviews

Very quiet and relaxing location along the golf course. We enjoyed the pool and BBQ area. The room was clean and very adequate with amenities. I would stay there again.
Kathleen · August 30, 2013
Lovely setting & comfortable beds
Barbara H. · August 28, 2013
Thank you for a great stay.
Edward L. · August 25, 2013
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