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Escena Golf Club

1100 Clubhouse View Drive, (entrance on Vista Chino), Palm Springs, CA 92264
760-778-2737
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Ranked #14 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Golf Courses
Owner description: 18-hole, par 72 Nicklaus design, rated #6 public course in California by PGATOUR online. Wide fairways, great views, highly acclaimed cuisine,... more » Owner description: 18-hole, par 72 Nicklaus design, rated #6 public course in California by PGATOUR online. Wide fairways, great views, highly acclaimed cuisine, ultra-cool mid-century modern clubhouse. Open to the public for golf, breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. « less
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Fort Worth, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The course is in great shape. A challenge for golfers of all levels. The staff is friendly and courteous. Concerned that the price seems to be escalating a little but still worth it at this point. Great restaurant for food or just for drinks.

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

the sandwiches are ordinary, the view spectacular, and the potatoes are yummy. Sorry the food declined in quality. I used to need my fix there, but not anymore.

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What a spectacular golf course. We literally jumped off a plane next door at the airport and were teeing off within the hour. The course is challenging but fair. This track was also in great shape. The only downside is there is no driving range. You warmup by hitting into a net which for someone that needs to get their... More

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Vista, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Excellent food, great views. Quintiessential Palm Springs. Nothing here not to like! I hear the golf is good too.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

the course is beautiful and busy. 18 holes is about $90. We did the nine and dine, which is 9 holes and dinner. Your select from a designated menu, but it was good. Beautiful views from the club house.

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Rancho Mirage, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I always enjoy Escena! Sitting outside on the patio overlooking the golf course and Mount San Jacinto for Sunday brunch or dinner is a real treat. The restaurant has a hip vibe, the drinks and food are consistently good and the staff very friendly. Some evenings have live music too. Check this place out -- you won't be disappointed.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Great views , beautiful room and patio , good food , poor service. Went with friends for dinner and though the meal was okay , the service was very poor. Our waitress was nice but after taking our orders we really never saw her again til she brought our bills. Never checked to ask if we wanted anything or how... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband and I recently went to Palm Springs for a golf weekend with another couple and booked a round at Escena for the first day we were there. My husband had played there before and raved about it, so we knew going in that it would be nice. But it exceeded every expectation! The course itself is beautiful -... More

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Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you get in early or fly out late you can easy squeeze in a round before or after your flight. Nice track, plenty of challenge nice wide fairways and no tricks. Easy to figure this one out and not have to play it a couple times first, of course a few rounds always helps. Very cool clubhouse and restaurant... More

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San Jose, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had 1 last morning to play. This was right near the airport and on a couple of the 'top 5' lists I had found. We went out at 7am and staff was great. Course was in great shape - very open. Some deep grass, but your job is to stay out of it. Greens slow in the AM and... More

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