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  • Palm Springs Golf
    Palm Springs Golf

    A Modern Classic

    Escena Golf Club epitomizes what makes desert golf great.

  • Highly Acclaimed Nicklaus Design
    Highly Acclaimed Nicklaus Design

    One of California’s Top Ranked Public Courses

    Our 18-hole championship layout stretches to nearly 7,200 yards, but four sets of tees and two extra combo tee options make it playable for all.

  • Escena Grill
    Escena Grill

    Come Early, Stay Late

    Our award-winning Escena Grill is a dining destination in its own right, perfect to enjoy with friends – even if you’re not golfing.

  • Escena Golf Shop
    Escena Golf Shop

    Style With a Palm Springs Twist

    The Escena Golf shop carries the latest brand-name apparel and accessories that will get you noticed on and off the course.

  • Tournaments & Outings
    Tournaments & Outings

    When You Have More than Four

    Whether you’re with a big group of friends, business associates or raising money for a cause, we have the course and the team for you.

A must-add to your Palm Springs playlist

Blending championship golf with a classic Palm Springs setting, a round at Escena Golf Club is as much about the surroundings as it is about unforgettable golf.

The towering San Jacinto Mountains and blue desert skies frame the flight of every tee shot. Abundant palm trees, native desert landscaping and dramatic waterscapes add to the sensory feast as you wind your way through this 18-hole delight. A meal or a drink in the stunning mid-century environs of the Escena Grill is a perfect way to round out your day.

Of course, the golf is memorable, too. Ranked among the top public courses in California, this Nicklaus Design golf course is noted for its unobstructed sightlines, generous driving corridors and overall strength of design. Strategically placed bunkers, water hazards and contoured greens are there before you, but at the same time there is ample room for you to decide how much you want to flirt with them. With back tees stretching to nearly 7,200 yards, Escena offers a formidable test for the skilled player, but with four sets of tees, two additional combo tee options, and room to roam, how you satisfy your personal appetite for challenge is entirely up to you.

Interested in making Escena your home course for your golf handicap? Click here to join the SCGA Handicap program.

Open for Summer!

Our pro shop opens at 6am daily. Tee time availability during the summer is limited to morning hours.

*Note: The course will be closed from 7/15-7/19 for greens aerification. The grill will be closed from 7/15-7/25 for updates and maintenance.

The grill is fully open for indoor and outdoor dining, and full bar service, too! Our hours are Sun-Mon 7a-2p, and Tues-Sat 7a-9p. Visit our Hours & Menus page for more information.

We look forward to seeing you!

Tee time reservations may be made up to 30 days in advance. Rates are dynamic and are posted with the corresponding tee time on the booking engines (links above). You can also download our mobile app to your iPhone or Android phone. Just visit Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search for the “Escena Tee Times” mobile app. It’s FREE!

Escena Course Tour

Escena offers four sets of tees, plus two combination tee options, allowing golfers of all skill levels plenty of options to enjoy the course.

Tournament (Blue):

7,173 yards (74.4 / 133 Men; 81.2 / 147 Ladies)

Championship (Orange):    

6,615 yards (71.8 / 127 Men; 78.1 / 134 Ladies)

Middle (Green):

6,115 yards (69.4 / 122 Men; 75.0 / 132 Ladies)

Forward (Yellow):

5,503 yards (66.6 / 114 Men; 71.6 / 124 Ladies)

Orange/Green Combo:

6,407 yards (70.8 / 125 Men; 76.7 / 136 Ladies)

Green/Yellow Combo:

5,893 yards (68.4 / 119 Men; 73.8 / 129 Ladies)

Please see the scorecard for additional combo tee details

  • Golf With Us

    1

    Par 5

    A strong par 5 usually into a prevailing breeze. Dissect the fairway and club up into this slightly elevated green to avoid the front bunker.

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    2

    Par 4

    Favor the left side off the tee to avoid the fairway bunkers on the right. Approaching into the right side of this green is never a bad idea.

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    3

    Par 3

    A large green encourages coming in from the right due to the front left greenside bunkers and the severe fall off to the waste area on the left.

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    4

    Par 5

    With a split fairway that comes into play on your second shot and water to the right of the green, this par 5 whets your risk/reward appetite. 

  • 5

    Par 3

    A long narrow green framed by bunkers on either side rewards a straight, controlled shot. A par three wins you this hole most of the time.

  • 6

    Par4

    The tee shot is low stress but be mindful of the approach. Gauge your carry distance to avoid trouble short or an awkward situation long.

  • 7

    Par 4

    A great short par 4 which offers plenty of strategic options off the tee and tests your short game mettle around the green.

  • 8

    Par 3

    This short par 3 features a shallow and wide saddle-shaped green that demands a well-placed shot. Factor in the breeze when selecting your club.

  • 9

    Par 4

    A postcard finish to the front, water short and left of the green tests your nerve and skill. Fortunately there is plenty of room right to be safe.

  • 10

    Par 4

    Favor the left side off the tee to avoid the trees at the corner of the dogleg. The wide green requires attention for your approach.

  • 11

    Par 4

    This wide fairway still requires a good line off the tee. Carry the large slope fronting the green or be left with an awkward uphill pitch.

  • 12

    Par 3

    Staying left into this masterfully tiered green guarded by bunkers front right is a wise play. You may still get close even with a back right pin.

  • 13

    Par 5

    The first of three par 5s coming home. Swing freely and stay center-left on your second shot for a good look into the green for your approach. 

  • 14

    Par 4

    This long and slightly uphill hole with water along the left side is arguably the most demanding par 4 at Escena. Par feels like a birdie.

  • 15

    Par 5

    This short but beguiling par 5 teases you to go for it in two, but a narrow green saddled by water left and a bunker right requires precision.

  • 16

    Par 4

    A wide fairway split by artful cross bunkering requires you to choose a route from the tee. The path up the left side leaves an optimal angle in.

  • 17

    Par 3

    This most formidable of par 3s into a prevailing breeze could require all you have, but laying up for a chip and putt is never unwise here.

  • 18

    Par 5

    A strong par-5 bookend to your round. Avoid the cross bunkers off the tee and be sure you have enough to carry the creek to an elevated green.

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Golf With Us

Golf Promotions

Looking for a deal on green fees? Check our Daily Deals page to see what special rates might be in store for you. Tee times and offers are subject to availability; full advanced payment is required. Other terms and conditions may apply.

There’s almost always a sale or promotion going on in our golf shop. Bring home something for yourself or a family member or friend. And when in doubt, we offer gift cards in digital and physical format…anytime, any occasion!

Escena Evening

Escena Grill

Some of Palm Springs’ best food and dining views are a key part of our golf experience. It’s also the perfect spot for non-golfing members of your party to join you before or after golf. Our Golfer’s Lounge features multiple TVs, comfort seating, and a private patio and cornhole court to keep the fun going after your round.

  • This is a must play course for me every time I come down to Palm Springs.

  • Very clean and well manicured property. Course is fun but challenging. Hot dogs at the turn were outstanding. Will return and it’s a definite recommend.

  • Beautiful course, pace of play was excellent. Starter and people meeting us were super friendly. We ate lunch afterwards and it was awesome! We will definitely come back.

  • This golf course is our favorite in Palm springs for a reason. The restaurant has good food, the staff is friendly and the greens are amazingly maintained.

  • Gorgeous sweeping views, well maintained greens and fantastic thoughtful staff. Such kind people they made our day! This will be a regular course in our rotation!

  • Escena is the BEST course in the Palm Springs area…a great layout that plays fair to all levels of golfers.

  • Best golf experience in Palm Springs all around. Nice modern property run by a very courteous and professional staff. The course was in perfect condition from tee to green.

  • A challenging but fair Nicklaus design. Staff is excellent. A must play in Palm Springs.

Calendar of Events

A lot happens at Escena! Bookmark our calendar page to stay up to date with seasonal changes, golf course maintenance schedules, special events, holiday hours and more.