FAQ

FAQ

1. What is included in the price of your green fees?
The green fee includes: unlimited practice balls before and after your round of golf, a shared golf car, and a yardage guide.

2. Is this a resort course?
Yes, The Westin Mission Hills Resort is a resort facility based in Rancho Mirage at the 512 room Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa. We have two golf courses that are available for public guests as well as those who stay in our resort.

3. How far in advance can tee times be made?
Please utilize the following booking windows to suit your needs. Advance reservations are recommended. Booking windows are as follows and a credit card is required to guarantee a reservation:

 
Public Guests: 90 days in advance
Westin Mission Hills Villa Owners: 14 days in advance
Golf Club Cardholders: 4 days in advance

 

4. Do you offer any type of memberships?
No, as a public golf course we do not have a membership program.
We offer the Troon Golf Card as our frequent player program.  The Troon Golf Card provides the card holder and guest(s) with green fees that are in excess off 50% off the regular rate at the Pete Dye and Gary Player courses as well as other Troon Golf-managed facilities in the area and nationwide. 
 
If you are a full time resident of the Coachella Valley, a resident card is offered through the Pete Dye Golf shop.  Click here to find out more.
 
5. When were both courses built?
The Pete Dye Resort Course opened in 1987.
The Gary Player Signature golf course opened in 1991.
 

6. How long does it take to play each course?
Generally it takes about 4 hours and 15 minutes to play either course.

7. What is your dress code?
As of late, Troon Golf has relaxed the dress code at its daily fee facilities to promote and grow the game of golf.  Dress can be casual including denim and tee shirts but excluding sleeveless shirts for men and inappropriate attire such as short shorts and belly shirts for women.  Although we encourage golf attire, it is not required.

8. Which course is tougher, the Pete Dye or Gary Player?
The Pete Dye is more difficult because it presents a visual intimidation factor off the teebox and has challenging greens that are both elevated and undulated.  The Gary Player Course is more straightforward with wide fairways and flatter greens that allow you to run your ball up to the flag. From an overall length factor the Gary Player course is longer at 7,062 yards playing to a Par 72, the Pete Dye is a Par 70 playing to 6,706 yards.

9. What are your course ratings and slopes for each of the golf courses?
The Pete Dye Resort Course:

Men's Black: 72.2/131
Men's Gold: 69.6/126
Men's Silver: 66.7/116
Ladies' Silver: 72.1/126
Ladies' Jade: 67.6/117

The Gary Player Signature Course:
Mens and Ladies Combo: 72.2/130
Men's Black: 73.4/131
Men's Gold: 71.3/124
Men's Silver: 68.5/115
Ladies' Silver: 75.7/130
Ladies' Jade: 68.0/118
10. Do you have a walking policy?
We do allow walking on both of the golf courses here at the resort. Since our green fees do include a shared golf car the majority of our guests here choose to ride in a golf car.