The area known as the
forming the northwestern boundary, and Coachella on the southeast. There are now several other
rapidly growing communities in between:
Desert Hot Springs,
Discovered in the early '20s by Hollywood's elite, it is no longer a group of sleepy little villages. While the area
has changed over the years, the one thing that has not is the magnificent clear blue sky and the mild climate. It's a
great feeling to be soaking your body in a warm outdoor pool or playing a round of golf on a manicured course
while the rest of the country is slipping and sliding behind a snow plow.
The chambers of commerce advise you to bring warmer apparel for evening, stating that "Summer months - June
through mid-September - are warmer." This is one of the most masterful understatements of all time. I have seen
the temperature climb well over 125°. I don't care how low the humidity is. When it gets that hot this is no place for
a human being, much less a golfer.
Within this area there are over 70 golf courses, 20 or more world-class destination golf resorts, plus a few others a bit
farther south in the Borrego Springs region. While not as large, the Coachella Valley is rapidly becoming the West
Coast version of