The Coachella Valley is a great place for outdoor activities, especially this time of year with blue skies and sunshine. Two of my passions are hiking and golf. Hiking trails are so abundant in Coachella Valley. Do you want to stroll or work out? What city do you want to start from? Palm Desert, La Quinta, Palm Springs or ????
All trail levels tend to offer mountain views, flora, fauna, and sometimes waterfalls. The contrast between the mountain rocks and the desert plants is breath-taking. There’s something about the desert that is very calming. It could be the aura of the Indian ancestors who once lived here. And, if you want history of how the Indians lived off the land, some trails can be ranger-led. One time when we were strolling on a guided hike through Tahquitz Canyon, our guide came across a nest of baby hummingbirds. It was a rare site and amazing. One of the most popular trails is the Palm Desert Bump and Grind Trail. Yup, that’s its name. You can see the trail from Highway 111 and it is usually very crowded because it easily accessible.
As for golf, there are so many golf communities with private courses that are so beautiful. There are semi-private golf courses like the one I live on. There are many public courses that range from classy like Indian Wells Resort to rustic, like Indio golf club. If your game needs work, The Lights at Indio Golf Club is the place to go. It’s inexpensive and the only course in Coachella Valley that has night lights!!
One of my specialties in real estate is golf communities, such as Sun City Palm Desert, which is an active adult community. Since I put golf on hold while in the San Francisco area, I’m working on my golf swing right now. Sometimes I picture myself as Kevin Costner in Tin Cup but I hope I look more like Rene Russo #golfswingblues.