La Quinta, California
There is something special at Tradition Golf Club; You experience it at every turn. As you enter the gate, Tradition Trail is lined with towering mature palms; you’re taken by that indefinable sense of place. You’ll find that same feeling in the curve of a proudly manicured green, in the warmth of a gracious welcome, in the sense of all that endures.
Tradition Golf Club is a Platinum Club of America, ranking #33 in the top Platinum Golf Clubs in America. The friendly membership, the outstanding golf course, and excellent staff who focus on member service add up to an unparalleled experience.
Golf Membership is available to Tradition property owners and non-property owners. Golf members, their spouse or significant other, and any children under the age of 26 enjoy all the privileges of membership including unlimited access to the 18-hole Championship Course, the 9 Hole Short Course, all golf practice facilities, full use of the Clubhouse and Fitness Center and Spa, Bocce Ball and all dining and social events.
Junior Golf Membership is available to Tradition property owners and non-property owners under the age of 50 years old. Junior Golf Members, their spouse or significant other, and any children under the age of 26, enjoy all the privileges of membership extended to Golf Members. Amenities include unlimited access to the 18-hole Championship Course, the 9 Hole Short Course, all golf practice facilities, full use of the Clubhouse and Fitness Center and Spa, Bocce Ball and all dining and social events. Junior Golf Membership may be converted to Golf Membership at age 50.
Club Members, their spouse or significant other, and any children under the age of 26, may enjoy amenities and services including full use of the Clubhouse, Fitness Center and Spa, 9 Hole Short Course, Bocce Ball, dining and many social activities.
Memberships are by invitation and subject to approval. Please contact Tesha Vann at email@example.com or (760) 564-8723 for additional details or questions.
Life at Tradition is a never-ending vacation. Whether you choose to kick back or take it all in, there are plenty of opportunities to push boundaries, make discoveries, forge friendships and feel more alive. Our active, inclusive culture creates a strong sense of belonging among a community of lifelong friends who appreciate good manners, good cheer and good fun. In other words, we’re a vibrant group.
Our active social calendar features everything from competitive tournaments to friendly get-togethers. The Club may be exclusive, but our Members are warm and inviting. Tradition’s strong sense of community makes it easy to meet people and get involved — new members are pleasantly surprised at how quickly they feel right at home!
Our Bocce Ball courts are located above the historic Hacienda gardens and provide members with friendly competition and camaraderie through open and league play.
With the mountains as a stunning backdrop, members enjoy an eminently playable and immaculately maintained 18-hole championship course that features dramatic elevation changes, lightning-fast greens, plenty of Augusta White sand bunkers, and captivating water features.
Adjacent to the championship course is the club’s Short Course, which Palmer designed as the ideal venue for novices and better players who want to refine their skills. The course is relatively short, but requires good pitch shots and solid putting. Golf at Tradition perfectly embodies the charisma, charm, and natural magnetism of its designer. Every tee, green, fairway, and bunker is meticulously manicured to the level of care required to create the purest golf experience — a direct reflection of our appreciation for the game and its traditions.
Members experience the social side of golf through our fun Men’s and Ladies’ Toss-up groups, Spring Twilight Golf, Get Golf Ready programs, Lessons, Clinics, and Demo Days. Our tournaments allow members to enjoy a bit of friendly course competition followed by extraordinary dining experiences. Our members enjoy creating ‘Traditions Outside of Tradition’, through trips to Ireland and Scotland. These exciting events showcase the warm and friendly culture that makes Tradition Golf Club so special.
An enhanced quality of life awaits in the Fitness Center, where old-world architecture plays host to state-of-the-art strength training and high performance cardio equipment.
Innovative fitness classes and organized group activities include yoga, HIIT, Pilates reformers, boot camps, and Zumba. We also offer TPI consultations and programs to help understand and modify your golf swing. A variety of specialty spa services feature restorative massage, beauty treatments, chiropractic treatments and much more. Our team of certified professionals will help you reach your personal goals with customized fitness and wellness programs designed to have you looking and feeling your best.
What are the ingredients of delight? An evening cocktail – toasting sunsets with good friends on the terrace. A family gathering – with a childhood recipe magically recreated by our Chef. A private dinner – in the Eisenhower Cottage or the Kennedy Suite where past Presidents have dined.
Whether it’s a special occasion or a casual meal, our culinary team regularly creates experiences that delight every sense – interesting and flavorful cuisine expertly prepared and creatively presented. Our celebrated Chef serves up dishes that are locally sourced and globally inspired, complemented with an impressive list of unique and limited-edition wines all presented in an unrivaled setting by a team of friendly service professionals.
We have several dining options for our members: the main Dining Room with its indoor and patio views of the natural beauty of the course, soon to be mixed grill/bar, the Coyote Café located on the course for a more casual dining experience and of course our three private and historic dining rooms, the Eisenhower Cottage, the Kennedy Room, and the Hacienda Dining Room.
The estate that became Tradition Golf Club was originally homesteaded in 1902 by John Marshall. The Marshall family eventually sold their ranch to a Los Angeles oil and real estate tycoon, William Rosecrans, who renamed the estate “Hacienda del Gato” in gratitude for the family’s beloved grey cat, who saved Mrs. Rosecrans from a severe rattlesnake strike.
Rosecrans was friendly with the Hollywood legends of the era, and Hacienda del Gato soon became the hideaway where celebrities like Clark Gable, Ginger Rogers, Kathryn Hepburn, Errol Flynn, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Rudolph Valentino escaped the pressures of stardom, or to spend time with family and friends.
Hollywood elite were not the only visitors here; the Hacienda’s warmth and serenity were sought by Presidents and politicians as well. Both President Eisenhower and President Kennedy enjoyed extended visits to the ranch. This tradition of retreat continues to this day.
It remained a working ranch until 1991. Arnold Palmer discovered the site in the mid-1990s. He was immediately captivated by the awe-inspiring mountains that gave the site visual drama and would ultimately inspire him to create one of golf’s crown jewels…Tradition Golf Club.
“I had already designed several courses in Palm Springs when the opportunity came to do Tradition. When it was finished, I knew that it was something special, a crown jewel, and I knew that I wanted a home where I could spend part of every winter in such a magnificent setting. Tradition has lived up to all my expectations. I cherish my residence and my membership.”
- Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer chose Tradition Golf Club to be his winter home on the West Coast. His wife, Kit, still frequents the home and club throughout the season.
Located in beautiful La Quinta, California, Tradition is just 30 minutes from Palm Springs International Airport and just minutes from Thermal Airport/Executive FBO. World-class dining, high-end retail, exciting entertainment, hiking and modern health care are just outside our gates.
La Quinta is nearly surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains and is located on the floor of the Coachella Valley.
The Desert Cahuilla Indians, hunters and gatherers, were the first ancestors of the La Quinta area. They were one of a few Native American tribes who dug wells. The Cahuilla Indians still exist today. Hollywood royalty of the past and present have loved traveling to this charming town.
Neighbors feel like family here — we are a tight-knit community that appreciates the best of the best while eschewing status symbols… although we have been named “the prettiest course in Palm Springs” by Golf World Magazine.
Located in beautiful La Quinta, California, Tradition is just 30 minutes from Palm Springs International Airport. World-class dining, high-end retail, exciting entertainment, and modern health care are just outside our gates. This is the perfect location to consider the home of your dreams.
Regardless of whether you custom build or purchase an existing home, our in-house professionals will help guide you and provide details related to membership at Tradition Golf Club (residency here is not a requirement for membership).
As the exclusive on-site real estate sales operation, we are uniquely positioned to provide unparalleled customer service. Located just few steps away from the main clubhouse in the Hacienda building, we work side by side the membership director of Tradition Golf Club. Our cohesive approach to marketing and selling, gives buyers a chance to explore the club and real estate with comfort and ease. We are available 7 days a week and can easily show potential buyers real estate at a moment’s notice. You are welcome to contact our Sales Team at any time regarding your real estate needs.
Phone: (760) 774-8245
Phone: (760) 564-8723
78505 Old Avenue 52, La Quinta, CA 92253