Indian Palms Country Club and Resort is regarded as the hidden jewel of the desert in Indio, California. Located on a square mile close to Palm Springs, it has spectacular views of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Indian Palms is rich in American history and welcomes residents and visitors alike.
This getaway features a tranquil hotel and restaurant facilities that have dining and catering services. Upscale gated housing developments are nestled throughout the grounds and the stupendous 27-hole championship golf course. Condos and houses, built over four decades, offer low homeowner’s association dues and clubhouse amenities.
Hotel guests at Indian Palms have access to the tennis courts, fitness area, pool, and Jacuzzi. In-room amenities include coffee makers and wireless internet. The golf course was first built in 1946 when Jackie Cochran, famous aviatrix, and Helen Detweiler, Indian Palms’ first professional golfer, designed the first nine holes. Today’s course has undergone a three phase revitalization process. While the club intended to modernize its facility, no one wanted to lose the historic value of the property. Its three nine-hole courses help test a golfer’s accuracy on the Royal, the Mountain, and the Indian segments.
Indian Palms was the dream of Cochran and husband Floyd Odlum in the 1930’s. They fell in love with the 640 acres that would become the resort and bought the land for under $100 an acre. The present Golf Shop and Palm Terrace Room is where the couple built their home. They entertained famous friends, celebrities, and presidents. Indian Palms has been visited by the likes of Amelia Earhart and President Eisenhower.
Outside the resort, Indio offers many activities. The historic Indio Polo Grounds is nearby and many festivals are held throughout the year. There is plenty of shopping, dining, and night time entertainment. If you want even more golf, there are over 200 courses in this area. And many biking and hiking trails are available to delight the outdoor enthusiast.
47-950 Dune Palms Road, La Quinta, CA 92253-4000
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