Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage
Back in 1964, Oklahoma businessman Max Genet and his associates envisioned a golf community in what is today the heart of world-renowned Rancho Mirage. They purchased land, and the first course was completed by golf architect Desmond Muirhead in 1972. “The Old Course”, which hosts the annual PGA’s Kraft Nabisco Championship, was renamed “Dinah Shore Tournament Course” in honor of the eponymous legendary actress and long-time resident of Mission Hills. In 1979, golf legend Arnold Palmer designed Mission Hills Country Club’s second course. A third one, designed by famed architect Pete Dye, was added in 1988. Originally called the “Dinah Shore Course”, it was renamed “Pete Dye Challenge Course”.
In addition to 3 diverse championship golf courses, Mission Hills Country Club offers a 17-acre full golf practice area, including dual-sided driving range, 10,000-square-foot chipping green, 4 putting greens and a multitude of practice bunkers. It also boasts one of the finest tennis facilities in the nation with 20 hard courts, 10 grass and 4 clay. Members of the Mission Hills Country Club at the tennis level (or higher) are invited to join the respected Croquet Club which offers introductory classes, clinics, practice games and tournaments that pair beginners with more experienced players to help new players learn the game. Further Club amenities include a 55,500 square-foot clubhouse, a 17,000-square-foot spa and sports center featuring Technogym equipment and Kinesis wall, a 21-meter lane pool complex, 2 championship bocce courts, a full-service spa & salon, an array of eateries, as well as year-round social events.
Make it your mission to visit Mission Hills Country Club today! With its desirable location near shopping, entertainment and health facilities and an abundance of exceptional amenities, this prestigious place remains a notable piece of Palm Springs Valley history.