September 07th, 2022

Enjoy a Weekend Getaway at the Breathtaking Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa

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With a rich history of 35 years, the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa will offer a memorable experience to all golf players who choose this astounding destination. Until recently, it had been known as the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. Located in the Palm Springs desert in California, this resort is home to the Pete Dye Resort Course at the Westin Rancho Mirage, which first opened in 1987. It's one of the tamer golf courses the famous designer has ever devised, often being described as "Potentially Diabolical, Yet Indescribably Playable".

The Pete Dye course features pine, olive, and palm trees screening the upwards of 70 bunkers. Undoubtedly, it's a must-play golf course that also offers breathtaking views of Rancho Mirage. Set among picturesque rolling hills, the golf course allows players to relish the spectacular sights of the nearby desert mountains. This 18-hole public course is open year-round. While it may not seem very difficult at first glance, the Pete Dye Resort Course at the Westin Rancho Mirage is a challenge even to veteran players, requiring precise shots and plenty of practice.

Following the classic design of Pete Dye, the golf course features railroad tie borders around the tee boxes and ponds. It has four Par 3s, twelve Par 4s, and two Par 5s. People only have to come once to the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa and play there to fall in love with this amazing course. Moreover, golf players often say they got great value for their money. If you thought the Pete Dye course was the only thing this resort has to offer, you couldn't be more wrong – the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa also hosts the Mission Hills North Gary Player Course.

The Mission Hills North Gary Player Course – A Unique Golf Course with 12 Water Hazards

With extraordinary waterscapes, views, and waterfalls and the peaks of the San Jacinto Mountains as the golf-playing backdrop, the Mission Hills North Gary Player Course is famous for its environmentally careful integration within the desert landscape. It opened in 1991. This 7,062-yard golf course features a full grass tee line with multiple target areas that allow players to use all the clubs in their bags. The Gary Player course has 18 holes, and the eleventh is perhaps the toughest of the Par 5s. Still, players must also be careful on:

  • The 3rd hole, as it has a lake in the fairway
  • The 17th hole, which has a lake near the green
  • The 18th hole, as it requires a good drive over the lake

The Mission Hills North Gary Player Course is also open year-round. It's by far one of the most versatile golf courses in the Coachella Valley. Another unique aspect concerning it is the fact that it's the first and only Gary Player course situated in the desert. Golf players with or without experience will find the Gary Player course very enticing, fun, and challenging. So, if you've run out of ideas for your next golf trip, we highly recommend the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa with its two legendary courses. In addition to the outstanding golf courses, this destination has many other great amenities.

If you're interested in playing at the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa, check out our best golf packages for this destination below.

Ultimate Mission Hills

Starting from $112 per golfer per night (Low Season)

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»Ultimate Mission Hills

Golf in a Dome

Starting from $121 per golfer per night (Low Season)

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»Golf in a Dome

Spend Quality Time with Your Friends or Family at the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa

Ranked as one of the Top 50 Golf Resorts in North America by Golf Digest, this destination is bound to offer golf players and their loved ones a memorable experience. After several rounds of golf, you can enrich your stay in Palm Springs by opting for a spacious hotel suite with luxury amenities and superb views of the mountains and desert around Rancho Mirage. The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa offers multiple types of rooms, all of which are pet-friendly, such as:

  • Deluxe guest rooms with one King bed, one Sofa bed, and a golf course view
  • Traditional guest rooms with 2 Queen beds and a resort view
  • Deluxe guest rooms with one King bed, one Sofa bed, and a pool view

The resort has six places where you can eat, one of the most notable being Pinzimini, which serves Italian food. At this exquisite restaurant, you can share warm bread and some wine with your friends or family in a relaxing atmosphere defined by golden light and deep wooden hues. Other good options when it comes to food and drinks include Chef's Secret Window, which serves American dishes, Pinz & Pints, a pub where you can play classic arcade games while relishing some high-quality beer, and Fireside Lounge, which mostly serves tapas.

The Takeaway

By virtue of the two renowned golf courses it hosts, the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa is a destination you shouldn't miss if you're a golf aficionado. Regardless of how strong your game is, going on a weekend getaway in Palm Springs is definitely worth it. So, gather your loved ones and prepare to enjoy the mesmerizing views, challenge other players to a game, and master your skills!