The Quarry at La Quinta

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The Quarry at La Quinta

Architect: Tom Fazio
Year: 1994

1 Quarry Lane
La Quinta, California 92253
(760) 777-1100

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available

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With parts of the course built on the remnants of a gravel quarry it’s no wonder where this course got its name.  Located in amidst the Santa Rosa Mountains the golf course is a departure from typical desert golf with its generous turf coverage and overall lack of penal golf architecture.

Local Knowledge: Take note of the untrimmed, “bearded” palm trees that can be found all around the course.

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The Itinerant Golfer

The Quarry at La Quinta

When I started working on my southern California golf trip I began lining up Los Angeles Country Club and Riviera first which I assumed would be a bit of a struggle because of their reputations as being very private. Those courses came together quicker than expected so when I turned my attention to finding a game at The Quarry at La Quinta I had a bit of a rude awakening. I quickly discovered that The Quarry was also extremely private and in my initial inquiries I couldn’t even find anyone who had played there let alone a member! I had been thinking that I would play the three southern California courses on the list and this would likely be my last trip to The Golden State for my Top 100 quest. Suddenly that did not appear to be the case. If I was unable to get a game at The Quarry on this trip I was surely going to have to come back to California another time. That said, I wasn’t ready to give up quite yet. In my initial inquiries to find a member at The Quarry at La Quinta I contacted all the guys I knew who were well networked in southern California and not one of them had been able to help. For the second round of inquiries I decided to touch base with my golfing friends in Northern California to see if anyone had a friend down south that could get me on the right track.… More >