• Overview

    Doubletree Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs

    Named among Palm Springs Life Magazine’s best hotels and resorts, the recently renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort Palm Springs sits at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains. The Resort boasts a 27-hole championship golf course, which we will play twice, with views of the mountains around. The Resort also features the ‘Spa at Desert Princess’, an Olympic-sized pool, which features two hot tubs, private cabanas and a 5,000 sq. ft. sundeck, as well as modern fitness centre featuring state-of-the-art equipment.  The Resort is a super location to commence our tour of Southern California, with high quality accommodation in a most relaxing and comfortable setting. With two rounds on-site and three off-site, we have a super balance between exploring the area, whilst never feeling too rushed.

    Please see Itinerary for details of the courses to be played.

  • Itinerary

    Saturday 9th February:                  Welcome to California    

    ~ Arrive at Los Angeles Airport

    ~ Meet & Greet

    ~ Transfer to the Doubletree Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs

    ~ Meet Barney for an introduction to the tour

    Overnight – The Doubletree Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs

    Sunday 10th February:                     Desert Princess Golf Club

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ 18 holes Desert Princess Golf Club

    The Desert Princess Country Club is a 27-hole championship golf course designed by David Rainville. Each nine offers a slightly different style of golf challenge. All three nines boast impeccable Tifdwarf Bermuda grass greens and majestic views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

    On the Lagos 9-hole loop, water comes into play on six of the nine holes.  The Vista 9-hole loop offers the variety of a links style golf course with rolling fairways.  And the Cielo 9-hole loop provides both a challenging and scenic experience, with water on eight of the nine holes.  With four sets of tees the course offers a challenging experience for golfers of all abilities, the championship tees play up to 6,781 yards and the forward tees play at a reasonable 5,217 yards.

    Overnight – The Doubletree Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs

    Monday 11th February:     Desert Willow Golf Club – Firecliff Course

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ 18 holes Desert Willow Golf Club – Firecliff Course

    We head off-site today to the Desert Willow Golf Club, and to play the Firecliff course.  The Firecliff course measures 7,056 yards and is a true test of skill where we must negotiate our way around extensive natural areas, numerous water features and more than 100 bunkers. Whilst enjoying our round, we must also take in the beautiful surroundings, as the setting is quite something.

    Overnight – The Doubletree Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs

    Tuesday 12th February:      Indian Wells Golf Club – Players Course

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ 18 holes Indian Wells Golf Club – Players Course

    The John Fought-designed Players course at the Indian Wells Golf Club opened in November 2007. The Players Course features a classic American design complete with sculptured bunkers in a style reminiscent of Riviera, Winged Foot and the brilliant golf courses created by Dr. Alistair Mackenzie near Melbourne, Australia. Uniquely, John Fought was able to seamlessly integrate many stately trees found on the original properties into his new designs to create the feel of an older generation course, yet at the same time delivering a modern approach to golf course design. Most of the holes are oriented to take full advantage of jaw-dropping views of the San Jacinto, Santa Rosa and San Bernardino mountain ranges, as well as the majestic Eisenhower Mountain that overlooks the course from the south.

    Overnight – The Doubletree Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs

    Wednesday 13th February:            Non-Golfing Day

    ~ Breakfast

    ~  Non-Golfing day

    A day to relax and enjoy the environment of the Resort.  Alternatively, if you wish to play a further round on-site, we can arrange this for you (approximately £60.00 per person with a buggy).  Nearer to the time of the commencement of the tour, we will present two optional sight-seeing tours, which can be booked in advance and added to your tour cost.

    Overnight – The Doubletree Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs

    Thursday 14th February:                  Desert Princess Golf Club

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ 18 holes Desert Princess Golf Club

    We play our second round on the Desert Princess Golf Club taking in the 9-hole loop that we did not play on the first round.  If time allows, Barney would also be very happy to provide an informal golf clinic for any members of the party wishing to fine-tune aspects of their game.

    Overnight – The Doubletree Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs

    Friday 15th February:   Desert Willow Golf Club – Mountain View Course

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ 18 holes Desert Willow Golf Club – Mountain View Course

    We return to the Desert Willow Golf Club to play the Mountain View course today.  The Mountain View course was designed to have the feel of a Members’ course rather than the more challenging, tournament orientated Firecliff course.  The Mountain View course features a wonderful mix of turfgrass, flowers and flowing water, and very much has its own distinct personality.

    Overnight – The Doubletree Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs      

    Saturday 16th February:  Departures or extend to Temecula Golf Week

    ~ Breakfast

    ~ Check out and departures

    Time to check out and move on to the second week of the tour, in the heart of the California wine growing region, Temecula.  The transfer to Temecula will be an overland coach transfer.  If, however you plan to return home after the first week of the tour, transfers will be arranged to Los Angeles Airport on a request basis


  • Booking Procedure

    To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.

    Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.

    Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.

    David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.

    Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.

Price Per Person

Price per golfer:
£ 2,400.00

Price per non-golfer:
£ 1,955.00

Single room supplement:
£50.00 per person per night

Premium room supplement:
£46.00 per room per night

1-Bedroom Suite supplement:
£130.00 per room per night

For this event we can take:
18 clients


Notes on the Prices:

Price includes:

– Services of your Tour Host, Barney Puttick

– Daily transfers

– Accommodations

– Daily breakfast

– Five rounds of golf

– Transfer to Temecula Creek for the second week of the tour

Price Excludes:

– International airfares

– Soft drinks, tea / coffee, alcohol or any other beverages

– Telephone, laundry or any other services offered at the hotel

– Expenses of any personal nature

– Services other than those specified

– Departure transfer to Los Angeles Airport (price available on request)