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A sneaky, tough play combines with storied past and 27 holes at Indian Palms Country Club in Indio, Calif.
To place tee into turf at Indian Palms C.C. is to dig into some serious golf history. Founded in the late 1940s, the original nine-hole grounds served as the first public golf course in the Coachella Valley. Since course overhauls in 2003 and ownership changes in 2012, the unique status of Indian Palms remains well intact. While many of the desert's august, resort-style courses serve as oft-benign play days in contrast with the area's modern long and strong tracks -- Indian Palms is no pushover. The three nine-hole courses each sport their own distance, nuance and challenge.
Your stay-and-play reality: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and Eagle Falls G.C. in the SoCal desert near Palm Springs
There are seven casino options across the Coachella Valley, but only Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has golf on site, which makes it a favorite stay-and-play option for golfers.
The Stadium Course at PGA West, host of the PGA Tour's CareerBuilder Challenge, is hardly the only "tournament-tested" course you can play in the Coachella Valley.