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Larry Ellison’s Fifty Unit Luxury Retreat In Rancho Mirage Receives Approvals

(Rancho Mirage, CA) The new luxury retreat calls for approximately 191 acres of Ellison’s Porcupine Creek’s 230-acre estate in Rancho Mirage to be turned into an exclusive retreat to include up to 50 luxurious studio, single-bedroom, and multi-bedroom units. In

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LPGA’s first major, in Rancho Mirage, celebrates Its 50th

Known today as the ANA Inspiration, after All Nippon Airways took over sponsorship in 2015. The Rancho Mirage event is again the first major of the year when its 50th edition tees off Thursday morning, after being shifted to September

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Golf Industry Surges in the Greater Palm Springs Area Despite Pandemic

By Bob Marra / Marraintel.com At the beginning of 2020, golf courses in Greater Palm Springs, and nationwide, were experiencing business as usual. There was no indication then that it would turn out to be the biggest year ever for

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Tiger Woods involved in Los Angeles car crash, ‘jaws of life’ used

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg released a statement following the crash. “Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support,” Steinberg said.

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DID you Know the 2021 American Express Will Start Thursday at PGA West

The $6.7 million American Express begins Thursday at the PGA WEST Pete Dye Stadium Course and Nicklaus Tournament Course in La Quinta, Calif. and awards $1,134,000 to Sunday’s champion. Andrew Landry is the tournament’s defending champion. GOLF Channel will provide

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Phil Mickelson Announced as Host of The American Express™ PGA TOUR Event

The Mickelson Foundation will also serve as the new tournament host organization and will continue to support Coachella Valley causes LA QUINTA, Calif. – During a special event at the Madison Club on Saturday, Phil Mickelson announced that he will play

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2019 DESERT CLASSIC, PGA TOUR’S first U.S.mainland tourney of the year, tees off in La Quinta — THURSDAY’S ROUND 1 PAIRINGS

2019 DESERT CLASSIC (PGA TOUR) — THURSDAY’S ROUND 1 PAIRINGS The $5.9 million Desert Classic, the PGA TOUR’s first U.S. mainland golf tournament of 2019, is a 72-hole tournament played  January 17-20, 2019,  Thursday-Sunday at the Stadium Course and Nicklaus

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Wickenburg Arizona Where the West Still Wins

Wickenburg Arizona Where the West Still Wins By Françoise Rhodes Host of Traveling With Françoise Television & Radio     I recently returned from a media trip to Arizona that consisted of writers, radio show hosts and television reporters/hosts whose focus

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Ramona California Is Still A Stagecoach Stop For Visitors

Ramona California Is Still A Stagecoach Stop For Visitors By Françoise Rhodes, Host of Traveling With Françoise Television and Radio It’s interesting how most visitors consider the Coachella Valley a small town community, however, Southern California is loaded with fascinating

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50-Year old Tamarisks in Palm Springs being removed

PALM SPRINGS – Controversial tamarisk trees started being removed near Tahquitz Creek Golf course by the city of Palm Springs on Tuesday. They have been deemed “Racist trees” by some, as it was believed that they were planted to block

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2018 ANA Inspiration March 26-April 1, 2018 – Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, CA

The LPGA’s first Major. March 27 – April 2, 2017 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA. – Tickets on sale NOW!   The ANA Inspiration is golf’s first major and one of the LPGA Tour’s most prestigious events.

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Palm Desert High School senior will do something no one has ever done before

Palm Desert High School senior Charlie Reiter will do something no one has ever done before Reiter is the first amateur ever to receive an exemption into the professional division of the CareerBuilder Challenge PGA tournament in the event’s 59-year

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Coachella Valley Gold

Coachella Valley Gold By Kat Ballard Did you know there’s Gold in them there Golf Courses! It’s that time of the year, when we turn our paradise green for the winter.  Every golf course and gated community in the valley

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What’s Right with Golf in the Coachella Valley

What’s Right with Golf in the Coachella Valley by Bob Marra Last weeks article provided some enlightening and impressive economic data about the golf industry from a national perspective. During the week of May 16 the industry celebrated National Golf

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What’s Right with Golf in the Coachella Valley, Eye Popping Statistics

I would like to share some eye-opening statistics about the golf industry that I suspect you didn’t realize by Bob Marra Welcome to the first edition of my blog focusing on golf in the Coachella Valley. I am grateful to

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New CareerBuilder Ambassador – World Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson Will Serve as Ambassador for CareerBuilder Challenge The PGA TOUR, Desert Classic Charities and CareerBuilder announced today that World Golf Hall of Fame member Phil Mickelson will serve as an official ambassador of the CareerBuilder Challenge beginning in

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No.1 in world – 17 yr old Lydia Ko enters ANA Inspiration

No.1 in world – 17 yr old Lydia Ko enters ANA Inspiration 17 yr old teen enters ANA Inspiration (formerly Kraft Nabistco Championship) and her second season after remarkable rookie year that saw her seize No.1 spot in world. March

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ANA INSPIRES NEWLY DESIGNED CHAMPIONS ROBE

ANA INSPIRES NEWLY DESIGNED CHAMPIONS ROBE ANA Inspiration, the LPGA’s most iconic major championship and the first of the 2015 season, today unveiled a fresh new design to the legendary champion’s robe in partnership with title sponsor ANA, a global

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An interview with MICHELLE WIE, ANA Inspiration

An interview with MICHELLE WIE Coachella Valley Welcome to the media center here at the ANA Inspiration at Rancho Mirage. Good to have Michelle Wie here. I know this place brings back good memories for you. I was looking at

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An interview with 2014 LPGA KNC Winner – LEXI THOMPSON

An interview with: 2014 LPGA KNC Winner – LEXI THOMPSON Good afternoon once again, Coachella Valley. It’s a great pleasure to be here not only at the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills, but also with the defending champion who has

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