Travel Guide to California - - GOLF -

bar­barasi­na­tra­chil­dren­scen­ Dec., Palm Desert film and arts fes­ti­vals are world-renowned, as is the city’s hip trade­mark mid-cen­tury ar­chi­tec­ture.

Sports and Ac­tive Ad­ven­tures

You might be for­given for think­ing that a desert of­fers lit­tle to do and that it’s just too darn hot to do it in any event. Wrong on both counts! The re­gion is re­plete with ex­cit­ing re­cre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties.

There’s no more quin­tes­sen­tial im­age of the Palm Springs re­gion than an emer­ald greensward stud­ded by palms and framed by boul­der-strewn moun­tains glo­ri­ously snow­capped in win­ter. In fact, the Coachella Val­ley has earned the dis­tinc­tion of “Golf Cap­i­tal of the World,” with more golf courses than you can shake a 4-iron at. More than two mil­lion vis­i­tors come an­nu­ally to play golf on more than one hun­dred courses. Al­most as many ar­rive to ex­plore the palm groves, alpine sum­mits or spec­tac­u­lar

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