Palm Springs/Desert Cities Chapter
Upcoming Events


Saturday, March 23 – Indian Springs Golf Club, Indio - 18 hole event - Registration closed


April 4-7 LPGA ANA Inspiration Tournament, Mission Hills CC Dinah Shore Course, Rancho Mirage - Free admission for members with your membership card (1 member + 1 guest)

Monday, April 15 – Eagle Falls Golf Club, Indio - 18 hole event

Saturday, April 20 – Skills Challenge – Palm Desert Academy, Palm Desert – Includes skills competition & demonstration style short game clinic + plus option for participants to play Desert Willow Firecliff

Sunday, April 28 – Chapter Championship – Tahquitz Creek Resort Course, Palm Springs


Saturday, May 11 – PGA West Greg Norman Course - 18 hole event


Sunday, June 2 – Cactus Cup – Mission Hills Country Club Dinah Shore Course, Rancho Mirage – 14th annual match play event with Orange County chapter

Saturday, June 15 - So California/ Desert SW District Semi-Final – Sycuan Resort - Willow Glen, El Cajon (San Diego area)

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Chapter News and Announcements
  • We are women who enjoy playing golf in the greater Palm Springs area, having fun, improving our game, and expanding our circle of friends and contacts.  Some of our diverse and energetic members live in the paradise of the Palm Springs area year around while others are seasonal who spend the fall and winter months in our wonderful desert. Come and be a part of this great organization!

    Please extend a warm welcome to our newest members who joined in 2019:

    Alexandra Aswad
    Nancy Boyle
    Sue Driscoll
    Karen Gutekunst
    Barbara Orr
    Nikki Pecorino
    Donna Plack
    Nancy Rogers
    Janet Seery
    Catherine Steel

    Registration for Palm Springs/Desert Cities Events

    We are pleased to announce that the Chapter Championship on Sunday, April 28 and Eagle Falls on Monday, April 15 are now open for registration by clicking on the links in Upcoming Events.

    Will You Help at the ANA?   

    We are thrilled to have the opportunity to highlight LPGA Amateur Golf Association at a complimentary expo booth at the ANA Inspiration at the Mission Hills Country Club on April 3-7, 2019! We still have a few spots for volunteers to help share our mission of providing women golfers of all skill levels the opportunity to learn and play the game of golf. 

    If you are available during April 3-7, we would appreciate your assistance by agreeing to spend a few hours helping at our booth during the Tournament. To show our appreciation for your willingness to assist with this request, volunteers will receive a logo'd polo shirt if they sign up by March 21. All volunteer helpers will be provided “talking points” and additional resources to share with potential new members who stop by the booth.
    Click below to view open shifts and sign up!

    Volunteering at an LPGA expo booth is a wonderful opportunity to get involved and connect with new friends and potential members in your area. If nothing more, the work you contribute to your Chapter will always be valued as we all strive to pursue our mission of providing opportunities for women to learn and play the game of golf.  We truly appreciate your support and thank you for your consideration. 

    Handicap Challenge - Leader Board - March 15 Revision

    Who’s on top of the leaderboard after 3 rounds? 

    Jumping from sixth place to third place, and now to the top spot is Karen Whitaker.  Congratulations, Karen!  Way to shave off those strokes! 

    Donna Basil is still holding on to the second spot.  Donna has placed either first or second after all 3 rounds.  

    Also, making a strong move during the third round is Lana Bohnet.  Lana has climbed from the sixth position to third place. 

    All three of these ladies are within striking distance to win the challenge, but it’s not over until it’s over.  The winner just may leap from the pack!

    Here we go ladies.  The final round is upon us.  Until the April 15th revision, you know what to do…Practice, Play and Post!

     The Challenge:

    The member whose index declines the most, by percentage, from December 15 through April 15, 2019 will win the Handicap Challenge. The Grand Prize is a $100 Gift Card from the PGA Superstore. Yes, 100 PGA Bucks! Yippee! In the event of a tie, members will split the prize. The winner will be crowned at the Chapter Championship on April 28.

    Questions?  Contact Elise at 

    Click below to see where you stand and verify your handicap.

Association News and Announcements
  • New Chapter Sites have launched. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to launch their new Chapter sites!
  • The LPGA Women’s Network has launched their new podcast “Talk Birdie to Me.”  Hosted by former LPGA Tour player turned journalist Anya Alvarez, this podcast is the first of its kind and is dedicated to sharing conversations centered around women's golf and the issues you care about most.  Click here to listen to the first episode featuring Cheyenne Woods and Shasta Averyhardt who share their thoughts on diversity and representation in golf.
Member Benefits

The LPGA Amateurs offers a welcoming golf community for all women to learn to play, play better, have fun and make friends.  Highlights of LPGA Amateurs member benefits include:

  • Organized golf: leagues, outings, regional & LPGA Amateurs competitive events, golf experiences and trips
  • Golf education, instruction and clinics
  • Social and networking events
  • Free entrance (member plus one guest) to all LPGA, Symetra, and LPGA Legends Tour events in the US and Canada
  • Discounts on apparel, equipment, travel, greens fees and more

View all member benefits

Access the Member Clubhouse to view benefit details (members only)

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