Escena Golf Club
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Escena Golf Club
Enjoy scenic views of the San Jacinto Mountains while playing a round at Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs, Calif. Courtesy of Escena G.C.
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Escena G.C.
Water hazards and rolling contours are just some of the challenges you'll find at Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs, Calif. Courtesy of Escena G.C.
Escena GC
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Escena GC
Escena Golf Club is as scenic as it is challenging with a backdrop provided by the San Jacinto Mountains. Courtesy of Escena G.C.
Escena Golf Club - clubhouse
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Escena Golf Club - clubhouse
Have a drink or grab a bite at the Escena Lounge & Grill inside the modern clubhouse. Courtesy of Escena G.C.
Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs
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Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs
There are swaying palms and scenic mountain views to accompany your round at Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs, California. Courtesy of Escena G.C.
Escena G.C. in Palm Springs
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Escena G.C. in Palm Springs
Escena Golf Club is a Nicklaus Design work. Courtesy of Escena G.C.
Escena GC in Palm Springs
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Escena GC in Palm Springs
In addition to the many water hazards at Escena Golf Club, you'll also face numerous strategically placed bunkers and a variety of elevation changes. Courtesy of Escena G.C.
Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs, Calif.
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Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs, Calif.
Escena Golf Club is known for its unobstructed sight-lines, generous driving corridors and the overall strength of the course's design. Courtesy of Escena G.C.
Escena G.C. in Palm Springs, Calif.
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Escena G.C. in Palm Springs, Calif.
Undulating greens and water hazards await at Escena Golf Club, but four sets of tees means golfers of all skill levels can enjoy the course. Courtesy of Escena G.C.
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Nicklaus Design's Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs is among California's best public courses

Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs, California has a stunning location that makes playing a round here worth it for the views alone. With a backdrop provided by the San Jacinto Mountains and clear blue skies framing every hole, the course is as scenic as it is challenging.

Ranked as one of the top 10 public golf courses in California, this Nicklaus Design is known for its unobstructed sight lines and generous driving corridors that give you a clear view of how to navigate each hole. The layout has plenty of challenges with strategically placed bunkers, water hazards, and undulating greens. Swaying palms and native desert landscaping accent the course throughout. It's a formidable test but at the same time there is ample room on the course.

In addition to the golf course, there is also a short-game practice area, warm-up tee, and a practice putting green. After your round, head to the Escena Lounge & Grill in the beautiful clubhouse for a drink or a bite to eat. Offering more than just standard golf course fare, it has become one of the most popular gathering venues in Palm Springs.

My Nguyen has been writing for the Golf Channel's TravelGolf Network since 2008. She has written about hundreds of golf courses throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, as well as many courses in Europe.
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Nicklaus Design's Escena Golf Club in Palm Springs is among California's best public courses