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Desert Island

A parkland course that’s pure pleasure

The vintage course on Desert Island is a green oasis set against a sea of desert sand, 120 rolling, manicured acres meandering around a serpentine, 25-acre lake. It’s been a destination for lovers of the sport for five decades.

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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.

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.

Established in 1971

The course was designed by the legendary Desmond Muirhead (1923-2002), one of golf’s most famous, most iconoclastic architects, who spent his whole career going against the grain of conventional course design. He laid out this championship course just before beginning an illustrious, at times controversial partnership with another golf legend, Jack Nicklaus.

The Desert Island course is scenic from any angle, challenging but not outlandish, with gentle slopes, refreshment stations, shade trees, short distances between greens and tee boxes, and many personal amenities, from chilled towels to insulated water bottles. Wherever you are on the course, you’re moments from what you need. On a hot day, Desert Island is the coolest place to be.

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

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

For Those About to Drive…

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

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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.

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

Shady refreshment station and critters’ watering hole featuring snacks & entrees, ice cold beer, hand shaken cocktails, fresh squeezed juices, craft coffee and more. Conveniently located adjacent to Golf Shoppe, precisely between Holes 1, 9, 10 and 18. Open everyday, sunrise to happy hour and occasionally for dinner.

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 bathrooms between Holes 4, 5, 13 & 14. Open 7 days a week for golfers only.

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 bathrooms between Holes 4, 5, 13 & 14. 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

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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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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