Girlfriends Guide to Palm Springs

With its rich history, unique nightlife, boutique shops and hotels, and a culinary scene that rivals any major city, it’s no wonder that Palm Springs has continued to skyrocket as one of the top weekend getaway spots in the country. Throw in the fact that Palm Springs sees over 300 days of sun per year and it’s official – the hottest spot for a Girl’s Getaway Weekend is Palm Springs, California!

Any good girl’s weekend includes at least the following 3 activities: a morning of brunch and shopping, an afternoon at the spa, and a night out. Here are our top places to visit and a few insider tips to help you craft a Palm Springs weekend that you and your girls will never forget.

A Morning of Brunch & Shopping

Wilma & Frieda’s
With 2 locations in the valley (the flagship store in Palm Desert and the “big brother” location in Palm Springs), there’s always a Wilma and Frieda’s open for an incredible breakfast, lunch or dinner. We’re especially fond of Kim’s Banana Caramel French Toast and the Short Ribs Eggs Benedict. Add a mimosa or Bloody Mary and you have the perfect brunch on your hand.

The Shops at Thirteen Forty-Five
The Shops at Thirteen Forty-Five boast an eclectic mix of Palm Springs finds, cactus themed décor and mid-century modern furnishing for your home.

The Fine Art of Design
Owner Nicolas Delgado has curated a treasure trove of color coded, vintage garments, accessories and hat boxes galore. If you’re looking for a statement piece for an upcoming soirée, The Fine Art of Design is a must-visit.

Insider tip – the stores hours change with the season so make sure you call ahead before you visit.

The Gardens on El Paseo
Looking for something upscale? The Gardens on El Paseo are just 15 minutes South of Palm Springs and boast a Saks 5th Avenue, Tiffany & Co, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade and more. Get lost wandering in the serene gardens and shop until you drop with the hefty list of designer brands that occupy this shopping center.

An Afternoon at the Spa

Palm Springs Spa Massage
A family owned establishment since 1999, Palm Springs Spa Massage offers specialty treatments and group pricing. Indulge in a Desert Rain Drop Massage or a package deal that’s full of relaxing moments.

Insider tip – The bride or birthday girl receives a complimentary massage with a group booking. Treat the lady of the day to a free massage!

Grounded Bodyworks
Believers in clean beauty, environmental mindfulness and locally sourced ingredients, Grounded Bodyworks is your go-to place for a thoughtful and unique experience. They feature a lash and browbar, skin studio, spa services and a marketplace to browse. The therapists and technicians at Grounded Bodyworks are empaths who strive to create a healing space for each guest.

Insider tip – Grounded Bodyworks accepts walk-ins but reservations are highly recommended.

A Night Out

Palm Springs Art Museum and Persimmon Bistro
Are you wanting to add a bit of culture to your trip? Spend an afternoon at the Palm Springs Art Museum, perusing modern and contemporary art, architecture and more. Be sure to stop by the Persimmon Bistro before you hit the town. Persimmon Bistro serves rustic, Mediterranean influenced cuisine with a twist in a unique café on the lower level of the museum. It’s the perfect spot to refuel before a night out with the girls.

Azucar at La Serna Villas
Azucar, located in La Serena Villas, is dedicated to excellence. They serve modern contemporary cuisine with an emphasis and focus on flavor utilizing high quality and local ingredients. Azucar also features the perfect slice of Palm Springs heaven in the form of a rooftop bar call Sugar High. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers at sunset with the majestic San Jacinto mountains as the

Retro Room
If you want to escape the crowds on Palm Canyon Drive, RetroRoom Lounge is just the place. They offer karaoke 7 nights a week with different hosts, often featuring Palm Spring’s hottest Drag Queens. With happy hour pricing every day until 7:00 PM, this is the perfect spot for a bachelorette party or girl’s getaway.

Girls Weekend Vacation Rentals
For the ultimate bonding experience, rent a beautiful vacation home in Palm Springs and enjoy the luxury of a private pool and high end amenities. For the perfect vacation rental, check our listings or call 844.325.5944 for help selecting the perfect palm springs weekend home for your girlfriend getaway. (844) 325-5944


June is undoubtedly the busiest month for wedding ceremonies to occur. Although we know that summer in the Coachella Valley can get pretty steamy, and if you’re looking for a quieter and even cooler time to say, ‘I do,’ head to one of our stunning Palm Springs villas this winter season. Did you know that McLean Company offers gorgeous villas for lavish ceremonies? That’s right, so if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, with an amazing desert backdrop, you’ll love taking on the adventure of a wedding destination to California’s Coachella Valley.

Get the Lowdown on the Locale

When you think of Coachella Valley, you might think of fun music festivals and lots of dancing. Well, you’re sure to dance the night away at your reception when you embark on a top destination wedding to Palm Springs. Our lovely desert communities make for an unforgettable trip to California that you might not find anywhere else. Stunning local flora and fauna will help create the perfect bouquet or boutonniere for your bridal party. You’re in luck as well, with incredible vistas as your backdrop, whether it’s at a rental location or somewhere within the valley, your photographer is sure to produce jaw-dropping imagery for you to cherish and remember forever.

Finding the Right Venue

It might be hard to decide with a handful of beautiful venues to choose from; our repertoire boasts three stunning properties that also filter as event space for your ceremony or party. Colony 29 is one of our larger group venues, with six separate buildings for housing you’ll love the fantastic private hillside home retreat. With a European style, Colony 29, is reminiscent of a village rather than a simple rental property. Situated right on the hillside with stunning rock walkways, swimming pools, and beautiful patios that feature native plant scapes. You’ll find this venue is a charming place for wedded winter bliss.

If you think you might need more space or want to host your wedding right on the grounds of your Palm Springs villas, take a look at our beautiful Polo Villas. These 11 rental properties can be booked as one, whole grouping or separate, individual bookings. These homes feature a modern and contemporary estate community. Plus, they highlight sharp lines and stunning mid-century architecture that makes Palm Springs famous. If you opt for one of these Palm Springs villas. They have enough room for a small cocktail party, such as a grooms dinner or an intimate backyard wedding ceremony. Plus, If you choose the entire package, you’ll have a lot more room to expand.

For a magical time, step right into Coachella Canyons for your big day! Walls of steep canyon rock will keep privacy at the top of your list. While also allowing you to experience the lovely desert paradise that awaits for your event. Whether you choose a smaller rental and opt for this opulent venue. You are sure to find the beauty of Palm Springs here the Coachella Valley. Nature takes hold within this site to bring you a stunning, multi-level setting that will encompass a ceremony and reception from the beginning of the day to end of the party. And if you love Coachella Canyons for your wedding, you can book for other private parties, corporate events and more!

Palm Springs Villas for your Wedding

Whether it’s a small elopement or grand festive event, we’ve got an extensive selection of all the fantastic Palm Springs villas you could ever dream of, for your big day. When you book your stay with McLean Company, we’ll not only ensure you have a cozy retreat this winter, but we’ll bring the venue right to your rentals’ backyard! Whether you opt for a large group villa or small condo just for two, you’ll find what you’re looking for when you pick Coachella Valley as your winter wedding location.

Winter Romance at a Luxury Villa in Palm Springs

February is here and love is in the air this season! While it might still be winter in many spots throughout the country. California a dream vacation destination this time of the year, especially during the month of love. McLean Company Rentals offer wonderful Luxury Villas in Palm Springs, California, for your next romantic getaway. Surprise your sweetheart with a trip worthy of enchantment as you reconnect during the season of love.

With the sun shining bright and the temperatures rising, get out and experience what a romantic winter retreat can do for you and your loved one. Let the desert bring out something new for your relationship. We’ve added a few fun ideas to enjoy while spending your vacation days in the sunshine.

Keep it Low key

Nothing is better than staying in after a day out on the town. Many of our villa’s offer fantastic amenities that will allow you and your loved one to have an amazing night in. It’s okay if you decide to stay indoors. We know that sometimes all you need is to relax and let everyday stresses melt away. Take a dip in one of our rental pools or hot tubs, rent a movie to watch after the sun goes down, or enjoy a nice homemade meal together. Whatever you choose to do while staying close to your villa, rekindle your romance with one another.

Wine and Dine Palm Springs Style

There are plenty of places to eat while visiting Palm Springs. This desert city, (known for hosting a slew of celebrities) means the dining options will delight any palate. If lavish food is in your name, get dolled up and head to one of the many upscale restaurants in the city. You’ll want to scoop up some pastries and pasta while on date night with your honey.

Restaurants to try: Pinzimini, Le Vallauris Restaurant, and Miro’s Restaurant.

Adventure in the Desert

When it’s nice and sunny outside, you should take some time to explore the surrounding Palm Springs area. The Palm Spring Aerial Tramway or a Private Hot Air Balloon Ride are perfect ways to explore the sights with your sweetie by your side. Both of these options will take you high above the sky for an unbelievable view. We highly recommend seeing the Coachella Valley as the sun begins to transform from day to night. Whether it’s from the sky or by land, you’ll get to experience California like never before.

There is no better time than right now to head out on a couples retreat with your special someone. Whether you’re visiting for a special occasion, celebrating your anniversary, or vacationing just for fun, we know you’ll have a blast revitalizing your romance in Palm Springs. Start planning your vacation to Palm Springs and book your stay with McLean Company Rentals for your next romantic getaway.


Weekends are all about the best place to brunch with family or friends on a Saturday or Sunday morning.  We’ve compiled a list of our favorite brunch places in Palm Springs and surrounding cities to enjoy Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Eggs Benedict and so much more…

Spencer’s Restaurant

Sunday brunch from 8am – 2:30pm

Brunch with a backdrop! Spencer’s Restaurant is hidden at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, providing an enchanting ambiance with two exceptional patios. The Sunday brunch menu caters to everyone and can be enjoyed via the standard menu or as part of a three-course prix fixe menu. Try one of their many varieties of Eggs Benedict, which are also all available gluten free.

We recommend: One of the house specialties, like the Maine Lobster Omelette or Banana Stuffed French Toast.


Sunday brunch 11am and 12:30pm

Just when you thought it was safe to Brunch… Oscar’s introduces the Bitchiest Brunch in Palm Springs. With the most fab Queens in Palm Springs serving bottomless mimosas and endless attitude, this Sunday brunch becomes a fun and entertaining experience. Chef Arturo’s Stuffed French Toast is to die for, and the Smoked Salmon Benedict will have you asking for more.

We recommend: Call in advance for reservations or get your tickets online here.

Le Vallauris

Sunday brunch from 11:30am – 2pm

For a phenomenal outdoor Sunday Brunch, with your choice of champagne or wine, you’ll love Le Vallauris. Tucked just behind downtown Palm Springs in a historic property originally built as a private residence in 1927, awaits a gorgeous tree-canopied intimate patio with a French cuisine presented to your table-side on an easel. As the French say, “C’est un delice”!

We recommend: Make reservations for patio seating, one week in advance. You’ll thank us later!

Las Casuelas Nuevas

Sunday brunch from 10am – 2pm

Weekly Champagne Brunch Buffet

Featuring a strolling mariachi as you choose from a fresh array of traditional Mexican specialties including Enchiladas, Chiles Rellenos, and Fajitas. Enjoy brunch staples such as made to order omelet’s and waffles, fresh fruit, salad and vegetables, and a complete dessert selection.  The beautiful display of endless food invites you to keep coming back.

We recommend: Come with an empty stomach. This brunch buffet is huge.

Big Rock Pub

Saturday & Sunday brunch from 10am – 2pm

No need to wait until Sunday for this champagne brunch, it’s rockin’ on Saturday too!  Enjoy live music on stage as you sip endless mimosas. That’s right, they’ll keep pouring as long as you are sitting there. The live music takes place from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm and you are more than welcomed to dance. Chef Tony’s creative gastro pub brunch menu is sure to make your eyes and stomach happy, but if you are already a fan of their regular menu, that is also available.

We recommend: The Eggs on Avocado Toast is amazing but if you are looking for some sizzle, try the Chorizo Verde Hash!


It may be winter, but The Greater Palm Springs area’s weather forecast is sunny with scattered fun! From celebrity sporting events to buzz-worthy fashion shows and art festivals; the desert is alive with exciting activities this season!

Put the pedal to the metal for a good cause! Participate with thousands of others in this annual event that has both bike enthusiasts and casual riders pedaling through the beautiful Coachella Valley to raise funds for local charities. If you’re not up for cycling, there’s a walking option or you can simply experience the event as a spectator. Bring the whole family to enjoy all the excitement of the Tour de Palm Springs, featuring entertainment by various bands, a raffle and food vendors for your brood to enjoy.

Madly in love with Mod? This year’s Modernism Week festival kicks off Valentine’s Day – perfect for a Palm Springs getaway with your sweetheart or favorite pals. Begin the day with a tour such as the Heart of the City tour or chic it up and head over to Modernism Week’s featured home, Green Gables, for a poolside fashion show. There are tons of events to enjoy with your mod squad, including a Desert X return this year! You won’t want to miss this iconic festival.

Enjoy the desert in full bloom while attending the BNP Paribas Open.  A true Tennis Paradise, enjoy world-class dining at the Indian Well Tennis Gardens after watching renowned tennis players compete amid a breathtaking desert landscape backdrop. Stay and enjoy two amazing tennis-filled weeks at the tournament or visit for a day or two to catch all the excitement of the prestigious sporting event.

Lights, camera, action! Come find out why Fashion Week El Paseo is hailed as the west coast’s largest fashion show while celebrating style, innovation, and trends at the height of the season in the desert. Gather your fashion-forward friends for dazzling cocktail receptions, runway shows by iconic and emerging designers, and inspiring designer meet and greets. The week-long event is sure to stir the imagination and leave you feeling absolutely glam among models and designers.

Top 3 Vacation Rentals for your Summer Getaway

Summer brings about an array of fun things to do, one of them includes vacations. Many couples, families, and friends opt to travel during the summer season to warmer places or just to explore a new location. Palm Springs is the best place to visit when the days are longer and the nights are cooler. Spending quality time with one another is essential, and here at McLean Company, we want you to feel at home when you select our vacation rentals Palm Springs for a luxury and modern appeal everyone will love.

Family Getaway

Do you want the perfect family getaway for summer vacation? Check out our fantastic Modern Mediterranean vacation rental for the ultimate family trip. Close to downtown Palm Springs, this fabulous home boasts three bedrooms and three bathrooms ideal for a group of six. Kids will enjoy splashing around the cold pool while parents relax nearby. You’ll also like the marvelous mountain views you’ll experience when choosing this home for your next retreat. Comfortable and modern you’ll feel right at home in this luxury rental.

Cute Couples Retreat

Looking to bring your significant other somewhere special this summer, look no further than our Biltmore Midcentury. This impressive home is perfect for those wanting a gourmet kitchen. Purchase groceries at the local store and get to cooking up a romantic meal for two on top of the clean quartz countertops. If you don’t want to make a meal together, you’ll find that its’ central location right in South Palm Springs is just a few minutes away from an exceptional dining experience.

One of a Kind Trip

Just outside of Palm Springs you’ll find the charming town of Vista Santa Rosa, and within that, you’ll find our one of a kind rental at Lago Vista Ranch. Perfect for large groups or small groups, this rental option hosts a maximum of 24 guests and has everything you could imagine wanting. You’ll find a mix of western appeal and modern luxury within the home itself as dark, rustic woods mix well with clean white linens. Not only will you experience stunning views of Coachella Valley and the nearby lake, but you’ll also enjoy hanging out in the game and media rooms, savor a drink at the wet bar, slip into a swimsuit and cool off in the summer heat by the pool, or just revel in the beautiful outdoors. There is so much that this area offers and you won’t want to miss one minute of your time there.

No matter which rental you choose for your summertime vacation, make sure it’s with McLean Company where all your dreams will come true around the Coachella Valley. We’ve got spectacular one of a kind retreats, adorable couple getaways, and homes perfect for families. Choosing your top vacation rentals Palm Springs, will be the best decision of the entire summer!


Palm Springs is one of the leading locations for outdoor activities. From pools and spas to the stunning outdoor recreation of the desert. When you plan your vacation to a place hidden in the valleys of California, you’re going to want to spend some time outside. What better way to do this than a fall and winter retreat to our stunning town. McLean Company has a wide selection of vacation rentals Palm Springs, and you’ll find just what you need to have a comfy night in, while you’re enjoying your wild desert adventure during the day. Here are three of our favorite desert activities for you to try!

A Hiker’s Paradise

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced hiker, you’ll love putting on a pair of tennis shoes and athletic-wear and moving around! The Coachella Valley is not only a beautiful, picturesque landscape but it’s full of beautiful trails for you to enjoy, like Joshua Tree National Park. At Joshua Tree, You’ll see incredible boulders and exotic trees that give the park its’ namesake. If you need even more hiking space head to the Indian Canyons, visitors love the outdoors there with access to easier trailheads. Plus, the canyons offer more than just the desert local, some beautiful streams and waterfalls flow through the area. It’s a place to go for the views as well as the exercise!

Sky High

If you’re in the mood for more than hiking, there are some other fantastic adventures you’ll want to try out in the valley. Balloon Above the Desert get’s up sky high with a beautiful hot air balloon ride over the Coachella Valley. Perfect for a date or just for someone wanting to experience the area from a different angle. You’re sure to love every minute as you float high above the ground. Make sure to bring your camera to capture this lovely moment! Here a few hot air balloon companies that will you up in the air having a blast: Balloons AboveFantasy Balloon FlightsHAVINFUN Hot Air BallooningMagical Adventure Balloon Rides

Need even more fun in the sky? Check out these two excellent biplane adventures at Ackland Biplane Adventures and Palm Springs Biplane Rides. You’ll get to sit in an open cockpit while you traverse the sky above some of your favorite outdoor locations.

Wild Desert Rides

Off-roading is a typical thing in the desert, make people enjoy more than just being outdoors by foot, and there are plenty of ATV, Hummer, and Jeep outfitters that’ll get you where you want to explore! With a desert adventure, you’ll get to experience guided tours of the area and the mountains. Plus, get to see local wonders such as the fantastic San Andreas Fault, or ride through the dunes and experience the Mecca Hills and more! With lots of options to choose from you’re sure to find something here to get you out in the desert. Here are a few of our favorite ATV, Hummer, and Jeep adventures you can enjoy, Adventure HummerATV ExperienceBig Wheel ToursDesert Adventures Jeep ToursFive Star AdventuresOffroad Rentals. Let your adventurous side shine as there are plenty of fun things to do when you book the best vacation rentals Palm Springs is known for.  

No matter what you decide to do during the day that gets you moving around our fun desert city, make sure you enjoy some time relaxing at one of the best vacation rentals Palm Springs has, especially when you book your getaway with McLean Company! We’ve got it all here for you, now all you have to do is pack your bags and head to southern California for a fabulous desert trip you’ll ever experience.


It’s that time of the year where garland is strung and holiday lights sparkle brightly throughout the night. Where lavish parties and champagne begin to flow, so what better time than the most festive season of the year, to pack your bags and head to one of McLean Company’s fabulous Palm Springs rentals. We have an array of stunning homes for you to choose from while gearing up for the countdown to 2018. With lots to do and see this season, check out all of the activities with a fun, festive flare, then enjoy some much-needed time spent at your rental!

Festive Lights

There is still plenty of time to get out and see the beautiful WildLights at the Living Desert Zoo! Celebrating its 25th year, you’ll be able to view the twinkling lights as you stroll through the pathways of the zoo. Make sure to check out the tunnel, which is a local favorite, where festive music and lights dance together. This event is perfect for any family or group looking at enjoying an array of holiday decor while viewing some remarkable animals.

A Holiday Tramway

One of the best things to do year-round is taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway all the way up the mountain to see some stunning views of the valley below. As it’s the world’s most extensive rotating tram, you’ll see fantastic 360-degree views of Chino Canyon. This year, during the holidays, you’ll get to experience more than the broad vista of Palm Springs. For those who celebrate, Santa will be visiting the Tramway on December 16th at the Mountain Station, and you won’t want to miss out when the man from the North Pole comes to town.

The Rink at The River

This winter season, the Rancho Mirage Mall will once again turn into a winter wonderland. The Rink at The River, an ice skating event and rink for the public to enjoy, will be open through the beginning of the new year. Just like skating in NYC at Rockefeller Center, you’ll love how our desert community will bring a refreshing winter sport to our city. Set amongst the luxury shops and fabulous fine dining, you’ll find the heart of this event between two delicious restaurants, The Cheesecake Factory and Acqua California Bistro. Whether you’re looking at spending a few bucks or gliding on the ice, the Rancho Mirage Mall is an excellent stop for families and friends alike.

Cheerful Days at Your Palm Springs Rentals

We know that there is plenty of amazing things to do in the area, but there is something particularly special about spending your days and nights at your rental during the holidays. Whether it’s at one of our unique Palm Springs rentals or you’re out for a night on the town, you’ll find the comforts of the holidays at your home away from home.

We know that hosting an elaborate gathering can seem like a lot of work, but at our Polo Villa location, you and your guests will find the comforts of separate housing and luxury amenities while being able to come together to celebrate a joyous moment in life. Whether that’s a winter wedding, a fabulous family reunion, or just simply clinking glasses and cheering on the beginnings of 2018. There is something for everyone when you choose to invest in one of our  Palm Springs rentals that will work for larger groups, families, and friends for any sort of occasion you need this holiday season.

Cozier Times in the Desert

Now, we know that larger groups in our Palm Springs rentals might not be what you’re searching for this winter. If you’re looking for an exceptional option for your family or loved one, we have many condo rentals that will cater to smaller occasions as well. Our houses and condos for rent will make you feel like you’re right at home this season. Featuring pools, fireplaces, and the lovely desert locale you’re sure to find just what you need to satisfy your stay. Learn more about our vacation home options and start to imagine what life can be like during your winter getaway to one of the best California desert communities.

Come deck the halls with us this season when you choose to enjoy your days and nights at one of our stunning Palm Springs rentals. With a wide array of homes to pick, whether large or small, you’re sure to find the right option to fit your family or group. Enjoy your time with McLean Company for a festive end to 2017, let the holidays bring you joyous feelings and lots of good cheer. With the dawn of 2018, just a short month away, we know you’ll be itching to get away before the ball drops, the champagne pops, and midnight strikes!  


Of course, Palm Springs is known for endless golf courses, designer shopping, and fine dining, but what’s in it for the kiddos? Well, A LOT actually! So, don’t leave the kids behind, let them decide on the fun this year and check out some of these year-round adventures the whole family will love.

Smoketree Stables Horse Rides

This is the kind of horsin’ around nobody can get in trouble for. Horseback riding is a great way to enjoy nature and experience the rugged desert in all its beauty. Guided rides along the base of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains run a couple hours and are great for the whole family. Open even on holidays. Yee-haw!

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

The fun begins with a scenic ride in the world’s largest rotating tram car along the cliffs of Chino Canyon to the refreshing wilderness of the San Jacinto Mountains. Once at the top, explore hiking trails, go to the museum, watch a documentary film or dine in one of the restaurants. This is one “cool” place, so don’t forget your jacket! It’s usually 20-30 degrees cooler up there.

The Living Desert

Mountain lions, giraffes and wolves… oh my! The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens has them and SO much more for the family to experience. Get up close and personal with a giraffe or take a peaceful stroll through the park and all it’s beautiful gardens with stroller friendly pathways. Take a private and behind-the-scenes tour to learn more about animals and how nature’s gifts are being protected.

Desert Rocks Indoor Climbing Gym

Is your family a little competitive? This is the place for you! Challenge each other to a race to the top of the wall at Desert Rocks Indoor Climbing Gym. Fun for all ages and abilities; even as a bystander you will enjoy watching families test their strength and agility as they rock climb at different levels as fast as they can. See ya at the top!

Laser Oasis

New to the desert and offering a 6,000 square foot laser tag arena, 20-foot tall ropes course that has you suspended eleven feet in the air, and a state-of-art arcade! Also, it’s all INDOORS! Oh, and don’t think they left the parents out… Laser Oasis also has two bars and a restaurant serving beer and wine. Are you ready? Let’s go!

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert

Kids have the chance to explore, investigate and discover at the Children’s Discovery Museum. By using their imagination’s and interacting at various exhibits from cooking, gardening, and so much more, the fun never stop’s. Learn by participation and have a blast while doing it.


Winter in Palm Springs is the definition of perfect. The weather is warm, and while nights can get chilly in the valley, daytime is suitable for outdoor activities where you don’t have to worry too much about the desert heat. This season, we recommend that you head out on the green! That’s right; It’s time to tee off when you vacation to one of our beautiful Palm Springs villas, at McLean Company. Here are some essential tips for desert golfing, that you’ll want to know before you hit your first hole in one.

The Right Attire

Golfing requires a different type of clothing, so you’ll want to make sure you have the right attired packed for this golfing vacation. As most golf courses abide by a dress code, it’s best to check out websites, clubhouses, or ask when booking your game to learn about what is acceptable. Collared shirts, dress pants, and golf shoes are more of the favorite items people tend to wear, but some courses do not allow metal spikes on shoes, or even denim clothing.

Summer Desert Golfing

While it’s currently winter in the desert, summer golfing is also something you might want to do if you’re planning a trip in 2018. The desert produces temps in the triple digits, which can make golfing in the summer a hot one. Always have water with you, so you stay hydrated. It’s best to see if the Clubhouse will let you bring your water bottles on the course, or if you have to buy them on site, as some locations prohibit outside food and beverages. We also recommend you bring some H2O with you even when playing in the winter. As rounds can take up to 4 hours, you’ll want to ensure you don’t get dehydrated.

The Desert Rule

Desert golfing means that on some courses you’ll be playing the desert rule. This rule turns the desert into a lateral hazard if a player loses their ball, that ball is no longer playable. Which leads to the player having the option to drop a new ball within two club lengths of where the ball entered the desert or grassy area. The Desert Rule is then met with a one-stroke penalty against the player.

You’re Not Alone on the Course

Something to always remember when playing golf in the desert is that you’re honestly not alone. That means you don’t want to mess with whatever else is on the course such as the desert critters that call the area home. If you happen to lose a ball in grass or bushes, do not reach your hand in there, as you’ll want to inspect the area with your club first. Rattlesnakes and scorpions, plus other animals call the area home, and sting on the hand isn’t something you want to deal with during your trip to Palm Springs!

Whenever you decide to get out on the green, you’ll have a blast! Whether it’s with the family or you’re just out with your buddies, there are plenty of locations to try and practice on or play a game. This winter, enjoy your time at the tee when you book your trip with McLean Company. Take a look at this list of all the golf courses in our town then enjoy our Palm Springs Villas; we’ll be waiting for you and your golf clubs!