SilverRock Resort Golf Course in La Quinta stands out as one of the most spectacular and fun courses you can play in the entire Palm Springs golf mecca. When it debuted in 2005, this Arnold Palmer design represented La Quinta s entry into the realm of municipal golf, as it was conceived as the anchor of a site to include two luxury hotels. In the shadows of a towering mountain, the playing field s emerald green irrigated turf, extensive desert washes, enormous white sand bunkers, and various water features create an almost surreal, vibrant look that positively pops. Jaws often drop in awe when the routing brushes up against the mountain. SilverRock Resort Golf Course is not just eye candy, though it boasts a championship history. From 2008 to 2011 it joined the rotation of courses used for the Palm Springs stop of the PGA, then known as the Bob Hope Desert Classic. Though the course gives highly skilled golfers all they can handle, the playing field, which was shortened and softened when the routing was altered to make room for the resort hotels, is also manageable for those who are less accomplished. SilverRock Resort Golf Course stretches to 7,239 yards, but there are five other sets of tee markers out on the links. The shortest pegs the course at 4,542 yards and completely eliminates forced carries. Additionally, the scorecard lists two combo distances, so everyone can find an appropriate yardage to play from. SilverRock Resort Golf Course may look intimidating from some of the tee boxes but its landing areas are more generous than they seem. Challenge throughout the round comes from the native areas and bunkering, from several lakes that seem like magnets for golf balls, and from the large, firm, undulating greens. You ll need to be on your short game to score well at SilverRock Resort Golf Course. Chances are you won t need to score well to enjoy the round here, however. The variety of holes, the unique look of the playing field, and the magnificent mountain that comes into play make for a memorable day of golf at SilverRock Resort Golf Course.