The first and only Gary Player course in the desert, the Mission Hills North Course is designed for golfers of all levels and preserves and enhances the natural beauty of the desert environment. The course features 20 acres of lakes, four waterfalls and beautiful landscaping.
The longer of the two championship golf courses, the Gary Player course plays to 7,062 yards at a par 72. GOLF Magazine praises this remarkable course as being "difficult, well-designed and joyful" and adds that it "may be the best golf course in the Palm Springs area." This course is well suited for golfers of all skill levels and is the only Gary Player course in Palm Springs. This 7,062-yard, par 72 course is renowned for its environmentally careful integration with the desert landscape.
The Mission Hills North Course has proved to be a popular one with both public and resort golfers. It is used as an alternative to the Pete Dye Course and is generally easier for the average golfer to play. Player's design makes extensive use of water, with lakes coming into play on 10 holes. On the par-5 11th, water is reachable on all three shots before reaching the green. Three of the course's par-4s - the fifth, eighth and 12th - all feature water in some way. The 11th is the toughest of the par-5s, though a golfer must also be careful on the third hole - which also has a lake in the fairway - and the 17th, with a lake near the green. Both nines end with demanding par-4s with water. The 18th requires a good drive over a lake to a fairway that doglegs to the right.
DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS FROM PALM SPRINGS AIRPORT:
Take the Date Palm Drive/Cathedral City exit south off Interstate 10 (I-10) and drive three miles to Dinah Shore Drive. Turn left and drive 1.5 miles to the club. Dinah Shore and Bob Hope Drive.