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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions at The Westin Mission Hills
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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: 3 or 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. If you are a full time resident of the Coachella Valley, a resident card is offered through the Pete Dye Golf shop.

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?
All players are expected to wear appropriate golf attire. Collared shirts for men, bermuda length shorts, no tank tops, cutoffs or denim are allowed. Soft spikes are preferred. The following is the acceptable dress attire for men and women playing golf at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa. Proper attire must be worn by all golfers who are using the golf course.

Men

  • Slacks or Bermuda length golf shorts
  • Collared shirts/mock turtleneck golf shirts are acceptable

Women

  • Slacks or Bermuda length golf shorts, skorts, skirt
  • Collared golf shirts
  • Sleeveless/collarless golf shirts

The following attire will NOT be acceptable for men and women

  • Denim jeans, slacks or shorts
  • Athletic shorts including beach or bathing suit style
  • T-shirts or tank tops

8. Which course is tougher, the Pete Dye or Gary Player?

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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, demanding a more elevated and strategic approach shot. The Gary Player Course is more straightforward with wide fairways and less undulated 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.

GOLF IS CALLING YOUR NAME
The Pete Dye Resort Course is described as potentially diabolical, yet indescribably playable - test your mettle!