By Katy Treadwell
The Golf Club at Terra Lago is a links style course nestled against the mountainside in Indio. You can choose from 36 holes on two courses, the North and the South. I highly suggest you play them both.
Several dramatic elevation changes from elevated tees and greens make The Golf Club at Terra Lago unique to the valley. The Golf Club at Terra Lago is fun and scenic, but you better bring your A game. Native areas line every fairway and the sometimes knee high brush set in sand are like black holes for golf balls. Be sure to pack an extra sleeve or two of ProV1’s.
When playing the North Course, take a minute to stop and admire the view from the 7th tee box. You can see from one end of the valley to the other. The mountain side, desert landscape and golf course views alone, are worth the green fee.
The second hole is the signature hole on the South Course, a daunting par 4 that runs along a canal punishes even the slightest of fades. Aside from its’ difficultly, the second hole makes use of an old railroad car to fashion a bridge across the canal. The second hole is known as the Box Car hole, but I just call it hard.
On paper, neither course at The Golf Club at Terra Lago strikes you as being terribly long. The tips on both the North and the South courses measure out just over 7,000 yards, but the elevation changes, wind and placement shots from the tee make 7,000 seem like 8,000.
The Golf Club at Terra Lago is challenging but enjoyable. It’s always well kept, with manicured fairways and bunkers and quick, true greens. My favorite side is the South Course because it’s a little more forgiving than the North, but whichever you decide you’re sure to have a good time. A good round? Well, that I’m not so sure of.
For more information visit www.golfclub-terralago.com
Posted April 27th, 2017