Welcoming All

Recently upgraded, with tee-times now available to nonmembers, Desert Island is a private golf club experience, with traditional amenities and privileges, embracing the diversity of new-generation golfers and old-guard players alike.

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Vintage Legacy

Established in 1971, the 18-hole championship golf course on Desert Island was designed by the legendary Desmond Muirhead, one of golf’s most famous and iconoclastic architects, who spent his career challenging conventional course design.

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Private goes public

Welcome to the Private made Public, where Desert Island members and visitors mix in an updated, upgraded, thoroughly reanimated country club scene. Only on DI can you play a public course like a private club member, with many of the amenities and privileges traditionally associated with private clubs.


The Desert Island course is panoramic from every angle, challenging but not outlandish, with gentle slopes, cooling breezes from the 25 acre lake, plenty of shade from the treelined fairways and short distances between greens and tees.

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Walking is healthy, social, and helps optimize course conditions. Desert Island offers the most pleasant walking golf in the Coachella Valley:
Leather & chrome, easy-roll, Walker Trolleys equipped with chilled towels, insulated water bottles, and shade umbrellas. Generous ten-minute walking tee-time spacing. Unparalleled clubhouse showers and amenities.

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For Those About to Walk…We Salute You!

Walking is healthy, social, and optimizes course conditions. Desert Island offers the most pleasant and amenitized walking golf in the Coachella Valley:

  • Decadent leather & chrome, easy-roll, Walker Trolleys fully equipped with chilled towels, insulated water bottles, shade umbrellas and organizers.
  • Short green to tee box distances with gentle slopes
  • 2,000 mature shade trees
  • Generous ten-minute walking tee time spacing
  • Impeccable course maintenance
  • Unparalleled clubhouse amenities


We have a brand-new fleet of high-performance Club Car Tempo Lithium-Ion Golf Cars, equipped with chilled insulated water bottles and chilled towels.

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With a sprinkle of personal touches, such as chilled towels, insulated water bottles and Red’s, on-course mobile refreshment cart, on a hot day, Desert Island is the coolest place to be.

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On course refreshment

Golfers can enjoy stellar on course refreshment every 4 1/2 Holes, at 9 1/2 or Red’s Oasis.

9 1/2 Bar & Kitchen

Situated next to the putting green between holes nine and ten, 91/2 Bar & Kitchen is the ideal al-fresco watering-hole for hungry and thirsty golfers before they tee off , half way through their round, after they finish, or indeed at all three times. Casual dining classics, craft coffee, cocktails, beer and wine.


Red's Oasis

Our mid-course watering hole featuring chef-created, bite sized delights, hand shaken cocktails, craft coffee, chilled towels and more. At the southern center of the course, Red’s is conveniently located adjacent to holes 4 and 13. Open 7 days a week for golfers only.


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Scorecard & Course Ratings

Men’s Women’s
Black 71.9/128 White 75.9/131
Blue 70.4/125 White/Gold 74.5/127
White 69.5/122 Gold 73.1/123
White/Gold 68.2/119 Red 72.2/121
Gold 67.0/116 Red/Green 69.8/115
Red 66.2/113 Green 68.4/112
Red/Green 64.1/107
Green 62.9/104


Open to non-members, one would be forgiven for asking why apply for membership to Desert Island? For avid golfers, the answer is a hole in one.

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private club Life

Our strictly limited membership offers exclusive amenities to avid golfers who join Desert Island as private club ambassadors.
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