Appeared in Fall 2013 LINKS
By Robin Micheli
You can argue which destination is the true golf capital of the U.S., but Palm Springs’s abundance of varied courses set in beautiful desert scenery—not to mention its warm, dry weather—make it a strong contender. The city lost its luster for a while in the ’90s, but glamor has made a comeback, with new hotels and restaurants drawing stylish crowds. What most visitors think of as Palm Springs actually is several cities that run along Highway 111 through the Coachella Valley, all just a few hours by car from Los Angeles but also serviced by a sleek mid-century airport.