A Dream golf Experience
ARNOLD PALMER’S DESERT VISION
Golf at Tradition perfectly embodies the charisma, charm, and natural magnetism of its designer, Arnold Palmer. Every tee, green, fairway, and bunker is meticulously manicured to the level of care required to create the purest golf experience — a direct reflection of our appreciation for the game and its traditions.
“What other people find in poetry, I find in the flight of a good drive.”
Legendary Championship Course
Ranked as one of the top Palmer-designed courses in the world by Golf Digest, Members enjoy an eminently playable 18-hole Championship Course featuring lightning-fast greens, plenty of Augusta White sand bunkers, and captivating water features. Just to keep it interesting, there are also dramatic elevation changes, split greens, and Arnie's secret tee boxes.18-Hole Course Tour
The Front Nine
The front nine holes feature stunning mountain views played through our wildflower landscapes and challenging water features. Even regular players may not know about the "secret" tees hidden throughout, and our par-4 Hole 7 also features a unique split green that plays to the same yardage.
The Back Nine
Mountains and natural desert landscape define the back nine holes. The par-4 Hole 17 is Tradition's signature hole — playing from an elevated tee, your shot drops over 200 hundred feet to the fairway below while offering one of the most spectacular views in all of La Quinta. Seek out Arnie's personal tee box if you're up for the hike!
Standout Short Course
Shorter but not necessarily easier, the Short Course is a 796 yard, par 27 experience that offers plenty of fun and challenge for everyone. Characterized by small, well-bunkered greens with water coming into play on holes 8 and 9, the serious player can sharpen his or her game here. The Short Course is also where you'll find parents and grandparents enjoying time with children, and groups settling ties.9-Hole Course Tour
INSTRUCTION THE PGA WAY
PGA instruction comes with the Tradition territory. Course insights, group clinics, personal instruction – all informed by our Golf Staff’s deep experience and expertise. Tradition’s commitment to player improvement will find you training at the highest level — and carding your lowest scores yet.
A superb double-ended driving range is the signature feature of our comprehensive practice facility, accented by six target greens, along with three greens for shots 75 yards or less on our newly renovated short game area, practice bunkers, and a large practice putting green. This is where you can take your game to a higher level.
TRADITION OF TOURNAMENTS
Friendly competition distinguishes our golf culture and Members are quick to mark their calendars for notable tournaments including multiple member/member events, Losi Cup, Arnold Palmer Pro-Am, Kings Crown (Men’s Member/Guest), Talking Rock (Ladies Member/Guest) and several guest days.