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explore Adventure Time to Play Desert’s Oasis There are nearly 2,000 holes of golf to play in Palm Springs. by Jeff Wallach If you’re lucky enough to play two rounds of golf each week, it would take you more than a year to test-drive every course in the Palm Springs area. During a recent visit to the California desert, the Golf Road Warriors tried to knock off as many as we could in six days. Sure, you can spend your time riding the aerial tram, hiking the Indian Canyons, or shopping in chichi El Paseo. Despite the allure of these diversions, golf is a no-brainer when more than 100 layouts of every mood, demeanor, style, and challenge await. If you are what some might describe as overly intense about golf, then the La Quinta resort and club is your first choice, hands down. Arguably among the best resorts for serious golfers in the known universe, La Quinta and affiliated PGA West offer play on five top-tier public venues. ★ Options at the resort include Pete Dye’s TPc Stadium course at PGA West, which has earned the kind of prickly and meanspirited reputation that some golfers love. Charged with designing the most difficult golf venue ever, Dye apparently took his inspiration from the Marquis de Sade. When this monster course debuted for the 1987 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, most Tour players hoped to never have to walk the 150-slope layout again. Fellow Road Warrior John Strawn hated the course for all the reasons I loved it, but we must attribute this at least in part to the fact that he lost the match here on the famous par-3 island-green 17th, called Alcatraz, when my second tee shot bounced off a rock in the pond and landed 30 feet from the hole. I made the putt for a four. La Quinta’s equally famous mountain course is photos courtesy of Greater palm sprinGs cVB From top: No. 7 at the TPc Stadium course and Silverrock december 2012 31

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - December 2012

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: New Year's Eve
Hub Crawl: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Wine & Dine: Holiday Spirits
Wine & Dine: Beaudevin Wine Bar, Charlotte, NC
Adventure: Creek Ranch, Florida
Adventure: Palm Springs Golf
Great Escapes: Universal Orlando® Resort
Gear Up: Gifts for Good
Travel Feature: Into the Yucatán
Mapping It Out: US Airways' Route Planning Department
University Spotlight: University of California, Berkeley
Great Tastes: College Eats
Celebrate Tucson, AZ
Must Read: The Socialstructed World
Special Section: Kentucky
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - December 2012