Architecture and design buffs from all over the country will soon descend on the desert for Modernism Week, a celebration of Palm Springs’ signature Midcentury Modern architecture. And if you happen to be one of those buffs, you’ll surely work up an appetite admiring all the clean angles and breeze block around town. These five Palm Springs restaurants have taken cues from the area’s marked look and feel by incorporating its revered design elements into their dining rooms.
Dining and golf can often prove boorish playing partners: Grab an energy bar while running to the first tee; pound a hot dog at the turn; drink a fast can of macrobrew post-round. But at Escena in Palm Springs, golfers come for the fairways and stay for the fare. Surrounded by views of the San Jacinto Mountains, Escena’s 1950s-style clubhouse and the Grill & Lounge therein, present a vibe of classic Palm Springs cool.
Joe Montana stranded at Escena! No car. No wallet. No phone. Joe’s got more issues than the Cowboy’s did in the mid-80’s facing the 49ers as he tries to get to the Bay Area for the Big Game. Fortunately he stumbles across YouTubers Brittani Louise Taylor & Brandon Armstrong, who agree to help him get from Palm Springs to Los Angeles for the first leg of this incredible trip.
If you’re looking for a golf course that is not only well-groomed but also includes a remarkable view, then look no further. The Escena Golf Club does a wonderful job of combining championship golf with the classic Palm Springs desert setting we all know and love.
After a wonderful (or even not so great) game of golf or tennis, it’s hard to beat a relaxing meal or drink with friends, while you replay the outing.
Cool used to get the cold shoulder when it came to golf. The aura surrounding golf these days can be traced to Tiger Woods and a new cast of fitter, hip-looking and talented players.
To save enough cash for the imported stuff, try the region’s best bargain, Escena Golf Club.
Escena Golf Club has become one of the Coachella Valley’s most popular golf courses, termed as one of “the most eminently playable courses in the desert.”
In keeping with the “hip” theme of the Escena Golf Club, architect Douglas Fredrikson updated the clubhouse, paying homage to the prevalent design styles of the 1950s.