Are You Ready for a Tour Event?

If you’re a golfer, how would you like to play in a tour event?

Confession time: I’m not talking about the PGA tour, I’m talking about the annual La Quinta Summer Golf Tour. Last year it was held from the end of May through August and players were able to enjoy 13 weeks of golf on some of the finest courses in the Coachella Valley.

Included in last year’s lineup of courses were the Escena Golf Club, Eagle Falls, Classic Club, Indian Wells Country Club, and Desert Willow, among others. To “join” the tour it only cost $69 plus the weekly green fees.

Indian Wells Country Club
Indian Wells Country Club

Play new courses
Avid golfers in La Quinta, Indian Wells, and the greater Palm Springs area often enjoy their home courses so much, they don’t get around to some of the other fantastic golf and country clubs. The La Quinta Summer Golf Tour is the ideal vehicle to find your next favorite course.

The tour ends with a banquet where plaques are awarded to the top finalists in both the single and team divisions. Of course, many golfers participate just for the fun, exercise, experience and opportunity to make new friends. I should add that if you have friends or family visiting you, they can jump into the week’s tour event for a nominal fee and play a course they might not otherwise get onto.

Where else could golfers play a 13-week local summer “tour,” never play the same course twice, and never have to venture far from home? Players who sign up for the La Quinta Summer Golf Tour certainly see a wide variety of courses, but even after the 13 weeks are over, there are many more courses to explore in the Coachella Valley.

Our free golf resource guide
The best way to see a complete list of courses, their locations and relative costs in terms of memberships as well as neighboring real estate, is to download our free golf resource guide. As much as we love AAA maps and guides, and the map apps on our smartphones, our golf course guide is still the best way to get an overview of our area.

La Quinta Resort & Club
La Quinta Resort & Club

And if you live here in La Quinta and participate on the summer tour, you have a distinct advantage that pro golfers are unable to enjoy on their tour: You can return to your own home each night after the day’s golf and relax in real comfort. And if you want to hone your swing the next day to get ready for the following week’s competition, you can play a few rounds on your home course or another nearby course.

At La Quinta Resort, for example, there are three courses, two that are public along with one private course. And with 10 gated residential communities spanning these courses, your options in homes are incredible.

We would be privileged to introduce you to these communities as well as other wonderful neighborhoods and have the opportunity to answer your questions. So please, download our guide, look it over and then give us a call.

That summer tournament is getting closer every day.


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Featured Community: Mountain View Country Club

Mountain View Country Club in La Quinta was developed in 2004 by Toll Brothers. The Spanish Colonial designed community consists of 376 homes and 50 condominiums with prices of these homes ranging from $600,000 to $1,500,000. The condominiums range from $400,000 to $550,000.

Mountain View Country Club Clubhouse
Clubhouse Patio

The 13,880 square foot clubhouse is beautifully designed in La Quinta’s Spanish Colonial architecture with main restaurant and private dining for up to 20, Golf Pro Shop, Cantina, Mens and Womens locker rooms and bag storage. The main restaurant hosts weekly Wine Wednesday and “Fresh to Table” menu Friday evenings and Jazz Brunch on Sunday. The Cantina opens daily in season. The fitness center features state of the art Cardio and Aerobic machines, free weights, strength and conditioning classes, Yoga, Pilates, and personal training. A lap pool and whirlpool spa are there for a relaxing afternoon. The onsite spa provides over 30 different treatments for facials and massage, steam rooms and locker facilities. There are 4 lit tennis courts with singles and doubles clubs and tennis clinics with the club’s tennis pro.

Mountain View Country Club Golf Course
Golf Course

The Par 72, 18-hole championship course is an Arnold Palmer Signature design with multiple sets of tees to challenge all levels of skill players and incorporates a full practice range with separate chipping and putting areas. Golf membership to this beautiful club and course is an initial fee of $75,000, 80% of which is refundable upon leaving. The monthly dues are $999.00, and those include social membership as well. If only a social membership is desired, that cost is $408.50/month and is included when a home is purchased in the community. This is a totally private club, and therefore the social membership can only be gotten through the purchase of a home. The social membership includes full use of Club facilities, Clubhouse, Dining, Social Events, Tennis Courts and Fitness and Spa Facility.

Currently at Mountain View Country Club there are 37 homes and 6 condominiums for sale.  Most homes include pools and spas, and are on the golf course.

For more information about Mountain View Country Club and other golf course communities in our Desert, please download our free golf resource guide where you can easily find and compare golf membership deposits, monthly dues, and real estate prices! Simply click the button below.


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Coachella: The Valley, the Festival and the Fashions

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

At this time of the year, music lovers around the world as well as all the locals in our area start to anticipate the huge two-week Coachella Music and Arts festival that opens on April 10th. And this year there’s an interesting little fashion twist in the pre-festival news: Swedish clothing designer and retailer H&M has introduced a Coachella-inspired line of women’s fashions.

Women who can’t make the concerts can still get into the spirit of the event by adding some pieces from this collection to their wardrobes. The clothing goes on sale starting March 19th and will be in 350 stores across the country. H&M has been a sponsor of the festival for six years and I think their creative department had a brilliant idea when they decided to design a line of clothing to reflect the festival.

Concerts already sold out
If you don’t have your tickets yet, donning your Coachella apparel might be the best way to share in the experience. All the concerts are already sold out and with performers like Jack White, AC/DC and Steely Dan on the bill, that’s quite understandable.

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Through the years, I’ve seen various celebrities who have clothing lines marketed in their names, but to have fashions sold under the name of the valley where we live here in La Quinta is truly an original idea.

If you browse through the fashions, you’ll see that they have a certain retro bohemian look to them. They would be great not only for the festival, but for wearing at any outdoor warm weather event. In a way, the style reflects the diversity of lifestyles in La Quinta, Indio and the general Palm Springs area.

Something for all ages
Whether you’re younger and enjoy the latest hot indie rock group, or you’re older and like to spend your time outdoors playing golf or tennis, you can find a supportive community and circle of friends here. And as a real estate professional, I need to point out that not only can you buy a line of clothing inspired by Coachella, you can buy a home that is actually located in the Coachella Valley. If you do that, you can enjoy the uniqueness of this area all year long.

La Quinta Resort
La Quinta Resort

In some ways, our free downloadable guide to golf courses puts this quality in a graphic form. You can see at a glance the great number of courses you have within minutes of your home when you live here. And while I often give you information about special events that are happening in our community, when you live in a place like La Quinta Resort, for example, there is always something to do and local happenings to attend. You have golf out your front door and great dining in restaurants like Morgan’s.

Staying in is good too!
Of course, with our climate and the extraordinary design of the houses in La Quinta, Indian Wells and the Palm Springs area, you can stay at home and have a wonderful time as well. If this sounds appealing to you, please download our guide and then call us so we can answer your questions and give you additional information.


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