Owned by the City of La Quinta in the California Desert, SilverRock Resort is impressive upscale public golf course. The Arnold Palmer Classic Course sits up against the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains. The $45 greens fee is attractive for residents for a superb golf course that rivals other upscale courses in the desert. Greens fee for non-La Quinta residents is $80-120 is during the peak season.
A SilverRock Resort master plan includes a luxury hotel, residencies and village. Montage International and The Robert Green Company have signed an agreement to collaborate. Three hundred and forty hotel rooms under the Montage and Pendry brands are planned along with sixty-six Pendry Residences and a Montage Spa, a major recreation center, multiple food and beverage facilities, a mixed-use village, all integrated alongside the Arnold Palmer course.
Impeccably conditioned holes wind through large sandy areas interspersed with desert shrubbery – all with expansive views of the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains. A former course in the rotation of the PGA Tour’s Bob Hope Classic the course sports large native bunkers and impressive water features. The SilverRock Resort Arnold Palmer Classic Course is impeccably manicured, with ample water, large bunkering and undulating greens. The fairways are generous but it still helps to know your best target lines off the tees. As long as you keep it in the fairway the lies are perfect. But there is an abundance of waste areas with loose sand and gravel interspersed with large bushes. These areas are punishing if you don’t know how to play from them and it’s just as likely you’ll end up in or near a well placed bush. The greens are large, undulating, fast. Subtle undulations are common but locking putting lines is not tricky and they roll true. Solid stone engraved tee markers are embedded in sand providing a desert flair. GPS on the carts is the best we’ve seen. Service is excellent. Greens fees are on the low-end for this top quality golf experience.
It’s exciting that a municipally owned golf course like SilverRock Resort can compete with the best public access courses in the Coachella Valley.