The Mission Hills North Gary Player Course in Rancho Mirage has been one of the finest courses in the Palm Springs area ever since it opened in the early 1990s. Though the course was a longtime amenity of the Westin Mission Hills Resort, it is now an independent facility. Backdropped by the San Jacinto Mountains, the Mission Hills North Gary Player Course, which has houses alongside many holes, provides a traditional rather than desert-style target game. Like other old-school Palm Springs layouts, wall-to-wall grass lends a player-friendly aspect to the game. This is a playing field women tend to enjoy. Wide, flat fairways with containment slopes and mounding at the boundaries of the landing areas help keep errant shots in play and assists with the pace of play. If your ball drifts beyond the short grass, you will likely be left with a sidehill lie and stance in noticeable rough. At the Mission Hills North Gary Player Course, water enters the fray on the majority of holes. Lakes and lagoons run the length of several holes, and these hazards occasionally require forced carries. On the par-5 11th at the Mission Hills North Gary Player Course, the water on the right side of the hole veers in front of a very narrow green. The design team inserted plenty of fairway bunkers some of which are pot bunkers to help defend par at the Mission Hills North Gary Player Course. While the landing areas are generous throughout the round, the difficulty mounts on the second shot, as trees or water can obscure your entry to the putting surfaces. The greens on the Mission Hills North Gary Player Course are usually at the same level as the fairway. Many are small with intriguing shapes. Plenty of risk/reward challenges await skilled players, while less accomplished golfers who play from the correct tee boxes will be able to manage the course nicely. No matter your skill level, the well-maintained, old school Mission Hills North Gary Player Course in the Palm Springs golf mecca.