46000 Fairway Drive,
California (CA) 92210,
- +1 760 346 8081
10 miles SE of Palm Springs
Members and their guests only
Lawrence Hughes, Tom Fazio
Two years after the Eldorado Country Club was formed in 1957, it hosted the 13th series of Ryder Cup matches, so its course is historically important.
Set dramatically at the feet of the Santa Rosa Mountains, Eldorado Country Club was originally designed in a rather rudimentary manner by Lawrence Hughes and this early desert course played second fiddle to the luxurious homes that flank many of the fairways.
In 2003, Tom Fazio carried out extensive alterations at Eldorado, which effectively put the course back on the map by introducing water aplenty in the shape of lakes and streams that have added both interest and strategic merit.
In its current guise, Eldorado could never host a modern day Ryder Cup but the course does have pedigree and history that many golf course aficionados seek.