Matt Ginella's five best places to play in Palm Springs

One of the best wintertime golf destinations in the continental U.S. is Palm Springs, home to scores of desert golf courses worth playing.

The Career Builder Challenge utilizes several courses for this four round Pro-Am event, the Nicklaus Tournament and Stadium Course at PGA West, as well as private La Quinta Country Club.

Matt Ginella shares his five best places for resort golfers to play in the Palm Springs area below.

Ginella's five best courses to play in Palm Springs

Stadium Course PGA West

Architect: Pete Dye
More: See where Stadium ranks on Ginella's Top 50 courses you can play

Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort

Architect: Pete Dye

SilverRock Resort

Architect: Arnold Palmer

Cimarron Golf Club

Architect: John Fought

Firecliff and Mountain View courses Desert Willow Golf Resort

Architects: Dana Fry, Michael Hurdzan, John Cook.

Jan 17, 2017

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Byron9181499's avatar
Byron9181499 wrote at 2017-01-19 21:59:10+00:00:

Matt....great job AS USUAL, but how did Indian Wells Resort not make the list? Just curious. Thanks.

Keith0709's avatar
Keith0709 wrote at 2017-01-19 01:48:52+00:00:

All great places

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Matt Ginella is Golf Channel's resident travel insider. He writes for and appears weekly on "Morning Drive." Before Golf Channel, Ginella was senior travel editor for Golf Digest and Golf World from 2007-2012 and covered courses, resorts and the avid amateur golfer's annual buddies trips to over 60 destinations around the country. Ginella graduated from St. Mary's College (Calif.) in 1995 and earned a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2003. Follow Matt on Twitter at @mattginellagc and on Instagram at @Matt_Ginella.