Tahquitz Creek, Resort Golf Course Review
Palm Springs, CA
71.8 rating; 125 slope
Review by GolfTop18
Rating: 3 out of 5
Year Last Reviewed: 2012
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Tahquitz Creek, Resort Course Overview: This golf course is a fairly wide-open and easy affair in Palm Springs. There are good views of the surrounding mountains and enough good holes characterized by water and/or desert hazards to make the course interesting. The strongest golf holes are reviewed below:
Tahquitz Creek, Resort Course Hole 5: This par dogleg right par four provides the first look at water on the course and any drive that is hit right will find it. There are a good series of bunkers running down the left side of the fairway to catch the timid. The approach is slightly uphill to a well-bunkered green.
Tahquitz Creek, Resort Course Hole 7: It is rare to find a hole that has an island fairway, but this is one. While the fairway is pretty wide, it is theoretically possible to find water short, right, left and long of the fairway, which is intriguing. The approach is uphill to a green with a couple bunkers.
Tahquitz Creek, Resort Course Hole 8: This pretty par three is fairly long and has a lake well short of the green that wraps around to the right. However, there is a little creek that feeds this lake from the left, so the motto on this hole is: don’t be short or left. A well-placed drive will make birdie an opportunity as the green, while narrow, is easy to putt. The nice flora and landscaping makes this a true resort hole.
Tahquitz Creek, Resort Course Hole 12: This short par four has a great name: “Never Lay Up”. This advertisement may get in the player’s head as the hole is definitely reachable, and most of the trouble is short left and right. However, if aggressive and pulled or pushed, the approach will be difficult and possibly taken after a penalty stroke. A mid and short iron can get the job well done for the faint of heart.
Tahquitz Creek, Resort Course Hole 17: This par three is short and over water, with a series of waterfalls to the right. It also has a huge tier separating the back and front halves of the green. The backdrop is of the Palm Springs water adventure park and is somewhat surreal, but the hole is fun.