La Quinta Resort - Mountain - La Quinta, CA

The 36 holes at La Quinta Resort is split up between the Dunes and Mountain courses.  In my opinion, the mountain course offers more character with the routing bumping up next to the mountains briefly on the front nine and for several holes on the back nine.  Both courses were designed by Pete Dye and offer some classic Dye design concepts.

With the pace of play play bumping up towards 5 hours, I had plenty of time to climb the hills to get pictures and golf without shoes on.  As a reminder to the reader/golfer, it is always the correct time to golf shoe-less.