Photos: At Indian Wells Golf Resort, flashy Celebrity Course pulls out all stops | California Golf
Celebrity Course - Indian Wells Golf Resort - no. 4
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Celebrity Course - Indian Wells Golf Resort - no. 4
Water features, pristine conditions and great mountain scenery are the themes for the Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Celebrity Course - Indian Wells Golf Resort - no. 1
The Celebrity golf course at Indian Wells opens with a short par 4 with a generous fairway. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Celebrity Course - Indian Wells Golf Resort - no. 3
There's no shortage of backdrop views on the 400-yard, par-4 third of the Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Celebrity Course - Indian Wells Golf Resort - no. 4
The fourth is the only par 5 on the front nine of the Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Celebrity Course - Indian Wells Golf Resort - no. 6
At 237 yards from the tips, the par-3 sixth at the Celebrity Course at Indian Wells is as difficult as it beautiful. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Celebrity Course - Indian Wells Golf Resort - no. 7
The par-4 seventh at the Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort plays 445 yards from the back tee. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Celebrity Course - Indian Wells Golf Resort - no. 9
Another tough hole, the 442-yard ninth on the Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort has a sloping narrow fairway. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Celebrity Course - Indian Wells Golf Resort - no. 10
The back nine at the Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort starts with a straightaway par 4. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Celebrity Course - Indian Wells Golf Resort - no. 12
Architect Clive Clark dropped in this little drivable par 4 on the back nine on the Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Celebrity Course - Indian Wells Golf Resort - no. 14
The tee shot on the par-4 14th on the Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort plays over water. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Celebrity Course - Indian Wells Golf Resort - 14th
The second and final par 5 on the Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort doesn't come until the 14th. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Celebrity Course - Indian Wells Golf Resort - no. 15
At 471 yards, the par-4 15th is the no. 2-handicap hole on the Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Course. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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The 16th represents the other par 3 on the Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Celebrity Course - Indian Wells Golf Resort - 18th
The finishing hole on the Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort is a dogleg-left par 4 that plays over water. Mike Bailey/GolfAdvisor
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Feel like a Celebrity at Indian Wells Golf Resort near Palm Desert, California

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Designed by Clive Clark, the Celebrity Course is one of two golf courses at the Indian Wells Golf Resort near Palm Springs.

The course is the flashier of the two -- with the other being the Players Course -- with numerous water features, ornamentals and flashy bunkers. It's also unique in that it only has two par 5s and two par 4s, which still adds up to a par 72 over 7,050 yards.

Built in 1986, the golf course was overhauled in 2006 along with the Players. It hosted the LG Skins Game in 2007 and 2008.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.

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Feel like a Celebrity at Indian Wells Golf Resort near Palm Desert, California