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Palm Springs is a Vacation Oasis for Those Escaping the Cold

Posted on | August 25, 2010 | Comments Off on Palm Springs is a Vacation Oasis for Those Escaping the Cold

Article by Phoenix Delray

World famous golf courses are not the only things that vacationers flock to Palm Springs, California for. Even though golf is very popular here, there are hundreds of other attractions and activities such as tennis, biking, horseback riding, and the beaches (of course) that have made the city one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country. To fully appreciate the golfing that this vacation oasis offers as much as possible while you are on vacation there, youll need to know all that is available to you to decide which options you want to experience.

If golf is your bag, the one hundred and eleven different courses in the area are guaranteed to impress even the sternest golfers. The courses dot the terrain of the city and its surrounding areas and each one offers unique and rewarding greens for golfers of every skill level. The city enjoys an average of 350 days of sunshine per year, and along with continuously low humidity levels, it makes it easy to keep the courses maintained at optimum playing condition.

The Cimarron Golf Resort was designed by John Fought and combines views of the impressive desert with Scottish styling and character. The long course is set among lush green fairways with sparkling blue waters and impressive mountains in the backdrop. The sod walled bunkers require that players are up to par with their game, and skilled gamers will appreciate the skill that is required to meet its challenge.

Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort has two 18 hole courses for Palm Springs vacationers to enjoy. There are more than 40 bunkers and sharply sloping greens that were added not too long ago, which presents much appreciated challenges to even the most advanced golfer. The Legend is one of the most famous courses to try in the area, with a traditional layout that is both challenging and rewarding.

When the time comes to take a break from golfing, Desert Safari is a popular company that offers hiking tours through different locations around Palm Springs. Depending on your skill level and your interests, you can hike with a professional guide through exotic wilderness, thick forests, and past rock formations that pierce the desert. Walking downtown brings you to the Walk of Stars, shopping, restaurants, and spas. In addition to walking, many people enjoy a bicycle tour through the city or through the valleys in Palm Springs as well.