Palm Springs, a couple hours south of Los Angeles, is one of the major centers of golf in the US, and Eldorado Country Club in nearby Indian Wells, CA, is one of the establishments that got the ball rolling in the area. Situated on what was once a farm that raised various fruits, the grounds are tucked into the lands around the Santa Rosa Mountains. The club is part of high-end real estate development, the most famous resident of which was Dwight Eisenhower, who retired here after leaving the White House. The design was created in the mid-Fifties by Larry Hughes, and the club was able to attract the Ryder Cup in 1959 that established its reputation. Tom Fazio carried out major renovations around the turn of the millennium that replaced much of the original layout, which was no great loss, and the result is a course that plays much better.