Palm Springs, California, lies on the western edge of the Coachella Valley, in the Colorado Desert. Located approximately 110 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 140 miles northeast of San Diego, the area is an easy two-hour drive by freeway. This desert oasis has a glorious climate, especially during the winter months when the temperatures are perfect for golf. More than 100 courses can be found in and around Palm Springs, including PGA layouts and designs by such world famous golfers as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. While each player will find his or her personal favorites, one perennial favorite is Desert Willow Golf Resort, which offers two Palm Desert courses that together meet the needs of novices and experienced golfers and everyone in between. The Stadium Course at PGA West, designed by Pete Dye as part of the historic La Quinta Resort, is one of the most challenging and breathtaking courses on the planet, being surrounded by the sculpted panorama of the Santa Rosa Mountains. The North and South courses at Indian Canyons are also excellent layouts, perfect for a stay-and-play golf vacation. Other courses to be highlighted in the area are: Eagle Falls Golf Course, Escena Golf Club, Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort, Palm Desert Country Club, Shadow Ridge Golf Club, Silverrock Resort - Arnold Palmer Classic, Stone Eagle Golf Club, The Classic Club and Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa.