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Golf

Golf is the unofficial "sport" of the Coachella Valley. It is enjoyed by all, young and old, single digit or duffer. The District helps make golf accessible and fun for everyone.

 

The Golf Center at Palm Desert offers an award-winning practice facility designed to meet all of your needs in the heart of Palm Desert. In addition to our highly rated practice facility, we have an inviting 9 - hole, Par 3 executive golf course designed to provide every golfer an enjoyable round whatever your abilities.

The Golf Center at Palm Desert is the proud home of The First Tee of the Coachella Valley, which is one of 177 First Tee chapters around the country and in select international locations. The program focuses on building character through The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

 

THE FIRST TEE OF
THE COACHELLA VALLEY
GOLF CENTER
AT PALM DESERT

The Golf Center at Palm Desert

Centrally located in the desert's golf community, The Golf Center at Palm Desert was selected a Top 50 Practice Facilities in the Country by Golf Range Association of America. Our award-winning facility includes a 9-hole, par 3 Executive golf course which offer a great golf experience for players of all ages and ability levels all amidst a backdrop of panoramic mountain views.

 

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Amenities include:

  • - Newly renovates hitting area including re-grading, laser leveled with all natural turf surfaces.
  • - Double ended hitting tees allowing for hitting with the sun always out of your eyes
  • - Three distinct practice putting greens
  • - Two chipping areas with practice sand bunkers

Being one of the few courses in the desert that allow walking, the subtle rolling terrain makes for a pleasant stroll while soaking in all the aspects of desert golf. We also have rental clubs and rental pull carts available.

The Golf Shop

Our full service golf shop is staffed with friendly and knowledgeable team members, and offers new and used golf equipment, apparel, accessories, as well as snacks and beverages.

Golf Instruction

Whether you are a beginner or just need a swing tune-up, we offer both group and individual instruction to help improve your golf game. We also hold seasonal clinics, so stop by our Golf Shop for more information.

Event scheduling

Host your next golf event at the Golf Center at Palm Desert! Families, community and business organizations, and groups can stage their next outing or fundraising tournament right here at our course. Our golf staff can help make your event a great success.

Footgolf of the golf center

FootGolf combines the popular sports of soccer and golf where players use soccer balls on a traditional golf course with 21-inch diameter cups, resulting in a fun and inviting activity for all ages! We have 9 holes of FootGolf built within the existing 9-hole golf course and is designed to be able play both traditional golf and FootGolf simultaneously.

The Golf Center at Palm Desert
Home of
The First Tee of the Coachella Valley
74-945 Sheryl Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-779-1877
Open Daily

The first tee of the Coachella Valley

The First Tee of the Coachella Valley impacts the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.
Check out the nationally-acclaimed First Tee Coachella Valley youth golf programs

Hosted by the Desert Recreation District and The Golf Center at Palm Desert, The First Tee of the Coachella Valley is one of 177 chapters around the country and in select international locations. More than 6,000 young people in the Coachella Valley have been served since the program began in 2008. Through our traditional course programs and The First Tee National School Program in 14 of our elementary schools, we focus on building character through The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

All First Tee of the Coachella Valley programs require a First Tee Membership and are NOT available for online registration. For more information on how your child can acquire a First Tee of the Coachella Valley Membership please call (760) 779-1877. Visit our website at www.thefirstteecoachellavalley.org

Q School

These camps, designed for PLAYer through Eagle program level children ages 7 to 17 years old, are one week long. Camp participants will learn core values and life skills along with the life long game of golf!
 

 

Golf for Everyone

Tee up at the First Tee Golf Course, open daily to players of all ages and levels of experience. Enjoy the recently renovated grass tee driving range, 9-hold Par 3 Course and chipping and putting greens, all amidst a backdrop of panoramic mountains views. Private lessons, free clinics and event scheduling are also available.

 

Player

The PLAYer program is The First Tee's introductory class level. Regardless of age and experience, all NEW participants ages 7 and up will begin in a PLAYer class. PLAYer 3, recommended for ages 7 - 8 exclusively utilizes the use of SNAG (Starting New at Golf) equipment throughout the session. Emphasis is placed on learning the game through a series of creative and interactive activities on the golf course. The First 3 of the 9 core values are introduced and then reviewed in order to create an element of mastery of those values.

Par

PAR is the second level of The First Tee program and has a prerequisite of PLAYer level. Each participant must certify to achieve BIRDIE status. It addresses: Golf skills at a basic level Interpersonal skills, self-improvement and self-management skills. Minimum age recommendation for PAR level participation is 9. PAR level students have to be certified out of PLAYer 9 level curriculum to be considered for eligibility. PAR level curriculum focuses on inter-personal skills and self management. A minimum of 2 sessions in PAR are required in order to certify into BIRDIE level.
 

Birdie

Once a participant has entered the BIRDIE level, they have put in a significant amount of hard work and commitment to their knowledge and retention of the 9 core values and life skills curriculum. In addition, their golf skill set is more advanced. Recommended age requirement for BIRDIE level is 11. The life skills curriculum is focused on goal setting.
 

Little Linkster

For ages 4 to 6, the Little Linkster is a First Tee program designed to introduce basic concepts of the game of golf to young children. Using large, safe plastic equipment, SNAG equipment (Starting New at Golf); young children have an opportunity to experience the beginnings of a life-long recreational game.

Homeschool Player

Home School PLAYer is designed for golfers who are schooled at home.  The PLAYer program is The First Tee's introductory level. Regardless of age and experience, all NEW participants ages 7 and up will begin in a PLAYer class. PLAYer 3, recommended for ages 7 - 8 exclusively utilizes the use of SNAG (Starting New at Golf) equipment throughout the session. Emphasis is placed on learning the game through a series of creative and interactive activities on the golf course. The first three of the nine core values are introduced and then reviewed in order to create an element of mastery of those values.

LPGA USGA Girls Program

The LPGAUSGA Girls Golf program is open to all girls between the ages of 7 and 17 years old. Classes are held at The First Tee of the Coachella Valley in Palm Desert, Thursday nights from 3:30-5:30P.M. The cost for the membership is $30.00 per session. A First Tee Membership IS NOT required to participate in the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program.

 

The First Tee Golf Team

Members of The First Tee of the Coachella Valley are eligible to try out for The First Tee of the Coachella Valley Golf Team. Tryouts are open to current members between the ages of 12 and 17. The purpose of The First Tee Golf Team is to teach The First Tee life lessons in a competitive atmosphere. Between each 8 week session, juniors trying to earn a spot on the team will play 18 holes of golf for three consecutive days at The First Tee of the Coachella Valley. The top five boys and top five girls will be accepted with 10 additional spots available for a
developmental squad. The Golf Team meets twice each week,
one day for practice and one day for competition.

 

Have an idea or suggestion for a new class or program?  
Contact us at: fun@myrecreationdistrict.com or call (760) 347-3484.
We would love to hear from you!