La Quinta Resort - Dunes Course - La Quinta, CA
While Channing Benjamin and I had originally planned to take on the Quarry at La Quinta, the rain in Palm Springs would force us to call an audible. The day of golf was saved with a tee time at the Dunes course. The rain gloves would keep the clubs in our hands and the smiles on our faces.
This par 72, Pete Dye layout, has hosted the PGA Club Professional Championship, PGA Tour Q School, The California State Open, and the Ladies NCAA Championship. With hazards everywhere and plenty of rail road ties to bounce your golf ball off of, the course draws a distinct line between an OK shot and a good one. I hit far too many OK shots to score successfully, but I considered the experience a success regardless.