Course Review: Andalusia Country Club

On Thursday, I attended the SCGA member outing at Andalusia Country Club. It is also known as Andalusia at Coral Mountain, which is the name of the high-end residential community in which the course/club is situated. This was the first stop on the SCGA's annual Bob Hope Trail, though it was the only round I... Continue Reading →

Renovated Course Review: SilverRock Resort

Yesterday afternoon, I finally made it out to the renovated version of SilverRock in La Quinta. After being reduced to a 9-hole course for some time, the full course reopened last fall and revealed its new back nine configuration. I know the renovation was mainly done to make room for the eventual resort that will... Continue Reading →

Heating Up in La Quinta

On Thursday last week, I was out in the desert. I got the most out of my day, despite some crazy heat that was well over 100 degrees in the afternoon. I spent the day in La Quinta playing two different private clubs… La Quinta Country Club • La Quinta, CA • 6/2/16 I was... Continue Reading →

Seeking Challenge in the Desert

Saturday took me out to one of my favorite places, the Coachella Valley. I was there to play an exciting double-dip in La Quinta that would challenge every aspect of my game. The main event for the day was a tournament at the PGA West TPC Stadium course, but we also had a great... Continue Reading →

Dealing in the Desert

Saturday found a friend and I heading out to one of my favorite places, the Coachella Valley. We were drawn out there by a fantastic deal on one of the region’s best courses, so it was well worth the trek. We booked an 11:06 tee time at the PGA West Nicklaus course, which left us... Continue Reading →

Desert Heat Leads to Triple-Dip Treat

Saturday found me out in the desert again. Once the calendar hits June 1, the Coachella Valley golf prices go down and it seems the deals this summer are going to be even more appealing than years past. I saw nothing but ridiculously cheap rates as I browsed tee times online, yet I know most... Continue Reading →

Contrasting Styles in the Desert

As summer approaches, it’s time for me to start visiting the desert more frequently in search of great deals, quick rounds and new courses. There are so many “private” courses out there I haven’t played yet, I intend to start calling around and seeing if I can get on any during the off-season. I’m sure... Continue Reading →

A Windy Day in the Desert

It was an interesting day in the desert. The wind was whipping, the dust was flying and I experienced two very different levels of challenge on two very different courses. The main event was a visit to the notorious TPC Stadium course at PGA West, but of course I had to get a morning warm-up... Continue Reading →

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