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Highlighted by spectacular water elements including lakes, waterfalls, and fountains, our 27-hole golf course has earned a reputation as one of the most playable, versatile, and visually stunning layouts in Palm Desert.

Designed by Architect Ted Robinson, The Lakes golf experience incorporates mature shade trees, towering palms, and Scottish-style bunkers to provide challenges and rewards for both novice and experienced. We ensure your golf experience will be exciting, challenging, and enjoyable.

We provide what a player needs...golf attire, three 9-hole courses, a driving range, two chipping greens, two practice bunkers, two putting greens, and an 18-hole putting course.

Golf Course Hours of Operation


June 1 - October 1: 6:30 a.m. - Dusk
October 2 - November 8: Closed for Overseeding
November 9 - May 30: 7:00 a.m. - Dusk

Golf Shop Hours of Operation


June 1 - October 31: 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
November 1 - November 5: 6:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
November 6 - May 30: 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

November - May Accompanied Immediate Family Member $75 (18 holes) $50 (9 holes)
June - October Accompanied Immediate Family Member $50 (18 holes) $45 (9 holes)
November - May Unaccompanied Immediate Family Member
June - October Unaccompanied Immediate Family Member
November - May Guest
$150 (18 holes) $90 (9 holes)
June - October Guest
$50 (18 holes) $35 (9 holes)
  All green fees include associated cart fees.  
Accompanied Immediate Family Member 10 Rounds | $600 5 Rounds | $350
Guest 10 Rounds | $1,300 5 Rounds | $675
Tenant 10 Rounds | $1,300  
1 Month $2,000 | Unlimited Playing Privileges
3 Months $5,000 | Unlimited Playing Privileges

Includes Use of Club Cart

Annual Trail Fee / Second Cart $750 | $500
Annual Cart Rental. Unlimited use of fleet cart. $750
  • In season is defined as Opening Day through May 31. The off-season is defined as June 1 through Closing Day.
  • All guests, other than immediate family, must be accompanied by a Member. Members are required to register all guests before playing golf. Immediate family constitutes son or daughter and their spouse and grandchildren.
  • Guest play is restricted from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. daily.
  • Members may use ForeTees or call the Shop after 7:00 a.m., 7 days in advance.
  • Tee times for guests or Accompanied Family Members may be made using ForeTees or by calling the Shop after 7:30 a.m., 5 days in advance of making a tee time before 11:00 a.m.
  • Tee times for Guests or Accompanied Family Members may be made using ForeTees or by calling the Shop after 7:30 a.m., 7 days in advance of making a tee time after 11:00 a.m.
  • Tenants may call the Shop after 7:30 a.m., 5 days in advance of making a tee time after 11:00 a.m.
  • Tenants may call the Shop after 7:30 a.m., 3 days in advance for any available tee time.
  • A maximum of 3 tee times may be made per day by a Golf Member.
  • Only the names of Golf Members and guests that are expected to play at the scheduled times shall be entered in the tee time reservation.

Golf Course Rules

Tee times for Golf Members may be scheduled seven (7) days in advance. A maximum of three (3) tee times per day may be reserved by a golf member. Only names of the Golf Members that expect to play at the scheduled time should be used on ForeTees.
All Members, guests, and tenants are required to register for play at the Golf Shop before going on the course. They are required to observe any special instructions given by the Head Golf Professional or the Assistants. ForeTees and the Tee Sheets should always reflect the exact names of the members teeing off on each one of the 9-hole courses daily. Groups of Golf Members playing together must make sure that ForeTees and the Tee Sheets reflect the specific names of members teeing off at each tee time that has been reserved for the respective group.
Golf Members should strive to play within a time that is 4 hours and 15 minutes or less. The Golf Ranger is responsible to ensure this policy. All players are expected to be on the first tee and ready to play at their assigned starting time. If not ready, such players may be rescheduled at the discretion of the Starter to play at the first available time.
Players stopping for refreshments etc. must do so without undue delay to keep the pace.

Tee times for guests playing before 8:00 a.m. may be made on ForeTees or with the Shop after 7:30 a.m. five (5) days in advance. Tee times for guests playing after 11:00 a.m. may be made on ForeTees or with the Shop after 7:30 a.m. seven (7) days in advance.

For the pleasure of every golfer, the course should be kept in excellent condition. Please fill in divots to slightly over the soil level with the soil mixture provided. Ball marks on the green must be repaired.
All Golf Members are required to rake the bunkers after each shot and above all, to tap their shoes to remove sand before tracking the sand onto the greens.
Searching or fishing for golf balls in the lakes is prohibited, except when during play a player may retrieve his or her ball. Rake-type ball retrievers are prohibited (a rake-type retriever is wider than 4 inches). Golf play is not to be delayed by golf ball retrieval.
Each player must have a set of clubs and if riding in a cart, the cart must be approved and registered that displays their registration and cart number on both sides of their cart.

Walking is encouraged and pull carts are permissible. We remind our walkers that the pace of play must be followed.
Metal spike golf shoes are not permitted.
Appropriate golf attire shall be worn at all times by players; including children, non-playing riders, and spectators. Golf attire shall be consistent with the golf attire offered for sale in The Lakes' Golf Shop; i.e. golf skirts, golf shorts & golf skorts of length no less than 17-1/2 inches. Cargo pants, cargo shorts, tee shirts, Tommy Bahama-style shirts, tank tops, jeans, denim, or flip-flops are not allowed.
Golf professionals and rangers have full authority to enforce all of The Lakes’ rules related to golf.

Golf Clinics

With several Men's, Ladies', and Junior golfing groups to choose from, players at every level can always improve their golf skills. Taught by our golf pros, help bring your game to the next level.

Visit ForeTees for Clinic Schedules

The Lakes' reputation as one of the area's top year-round golf practice facilities is enhanced by our special Summer Golf Program, which helps avid players stay sharp and encourages less experience. players to hone their skills as well.

Lakes Ladies' Golf Association | 18 & 9 Holers

Our LLGA member is well participated with well over 200+ members. LLGA play during the season includes tournaments, Guest Days, Pairings, Member/Member, Social Events, Mixers, and Team Play finishing the season off with club championships.

LLGA & Niners' SCGA

Lakes Men's Golf Association

The LMGA is comprised of one golf group with various tournaments & events held throughout the season to include Super Wednesdays, President’s Cup & Men’s Team Play.


Private Coaching Lessons

Taught by our PGA Golf Professionals, this is a perfect way to get started or to get a better understanding of your fundamentals.

Summer Golf Program

June through October Lakes' Residents, who are currently non-Golf Members, have the option of joining our Summer Golf Program. This program includes unlimited play and use of all golf facilities. Please contact Membership at 760.610.8106 for details.