Battle In The Desert
Battle In The Desert

April 24 - May 1, 2021

Kick off your 2021 golfing season with the ultimate buddies golf trip The Battle in the Desert. Hosted at PGA WEST, La Quinta Resort & Club, and the Indian Wells Country Club.  You and your buddy will share a 750 sf ft two-bedroom 1 bathroom condo at the nicely appointed Indian Palms Intervals only a short 10 - 15 minute drive to the courses.  UNLIMITED AFTERNOON REPLAY at PGA WEST & La Quinta Resort are also included in your package as well as daily skills competitions.  Tuesday compete in the horse race shootout at Dusk!

Starting at $1,750.00 Per Player (New)

Starting at $1,650.00 Per Player (Returning)

Group Discounts Available (Email for Details)


Kick off your Golfing Season

Kick off your spring golf season at the some of the best courses in the Coachella Valley; PGA West, La Quinta Resort & Club, Indian Wells C.C, Bermuda Dunes CC, & Mission Hills CC

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Two Person Best Ball Format

Bring your golfing buddies for a week of amazing golf!! Sunday Team Mixer, followed with a Monday thru Friday Two Person Best Ball Tournament.  Daily prizes on all the Par 3's and optional CASH Honey Pots!! 


United States Golf Challenge

NEW 2021 Qualifying event for the US Golf Challenge National Championships.  Where the country's best amateur 2 player teams battle to be part of Team USA and compete in the International King's Cup. 

Outside Villas


Enjoy seven nights lodging at Indian Palms Intervals.  Single story 700 square foot 2 bedroom 1 bathroom condos located a short 10 minute drive to PGA WEST & the Dunes & Mountain course in La Quinta. 

The Courses

Frequently Asked Questions


Registration Fee Covers the Following


For $1,700.00 per player (new player price), each two-person team gets:

  • ACCOMMODATIONS – Seven nights lodging in a two-bedroom, one bath, 750 square foot condo at Indian Palms Intervals located on the Indian Palms Country Club & Resort grounds.
  • Each condominium has a full kitchen, a dining area and a living room. The condos have nice updated furniture, plantation shutters on the windows and sliding glass door to your personal patio.
  • There is a Flat Screen TV in the living room and both bedrooms – Full Size Bed & Two Twins
  • There is a DVD player in the living room. The kitchens have every appliance you could possibly want.
  • There are three barbecues next to both the Cooper Pool and the Valentino Pool located on the resort grounds.
  • Courses are a short 10 - 15 minute drive from your unit. 
How much golf?
  • OPTIONAL Saturday golf is not included in your package price. How ever you may participate in the optional Saturday round for an additional fee.  Location is to be determined but is usually one of the nicer country clubs in the area for example Bermuda Dunes CC.  There will be practice rates between $60 – $140 depending on time of day if you wish to play at one of the PGA WEST or La Quinta courses.
  • Sunday’s golf is a 8:30am shotgun start at Indian Wells Country Club former host site of the Bob Hope Classic.  Four player mixer. High & Low Handicap Teams paired together for one best ball score and two net scores.
  • Monday through Friday each player gets:
    • Unlimited rounds of golf, range balls and cart fees at the PGA WEST's - Jack Nicklaus Tournament, Stadium, Greg Norman and La Quinta Resort Mountain and Dunes courses.
    • These rounds include the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday best ball tournament rounds in the morning and the Friday combined aggregate tournament round.
  • Some of our crazier golfers have been known to play 36 holes in the afternoon after the morning tournament rounds.
  • NEW We have changed all the starting times for the tournament to 7:30am shotguns. NO MORE AFTERNOON HEAT FEST AT NORMAN
  • Sunday Evening BBQ April 26 at 7:00pm.  Come meet your fellow competitors while enjoying the best catered food from one of the Coachella Valleys best catering companies Uncorked Cuisine.
  • There will be some nightly activities that players can participate in.  Corn hole tournament etc.. more details to come. 
  • Friday Night Awards Ceremony May 1st at 6:00pm at the Cooper Pool BBQ Area. We will award the Daily Honey Pot Payout for Friday as well as the Week Honey Pot payout.  Over 20 trophies will be awarded to the winning teams.

Early arrival or late departure

  • Based upon availability, it is usually possible to come a few days early or stay a few days later. It is always easier to stay later than come in earlier. The extra cost is $100 per condo per night.

Guests at no extra cost

  • Spouses or significant others can come at essentially no additional cost. There is no increase to the cost of accommodations. The only drawback for two couples staying in one condo is that there is only one bathroom for the two bedrooms.

Separate condo

  • One team can request a separate condo for each player. The additional cost is $295 per player or $590.00 for the team.

Cost of golf for guests

  • Players’ guests can golf for $45 any time on Saturday or Sunday at Indian Palms CC. Guests can also golf at the PGA West and La Quinta Resort and Club on Monday through Friday afternoons for only $45.

Honey pots – 5 day PGA WEST & La Quinta 

  • There are optional daily and weekly honey pots with cash payouts. There are separate honey pots for each division. The cost is $30 per player per day for each of the five daily honey pots and $50 for the one weekly honey pot.
  • Sunday’s Optional Honey Pot Mixer is $20.00 per player. With a full field there will be approximately $1,600 pot.

Extra golf events

  • Sunday gross & net competition and on course skills challenge – There is $20.00 buy in to cover these two events, all of which is paid to the winning teams and individuals.
  • The details of this competition will be explained in the 2017 complete event brochure (available November 15 on the web). Last year’s event was a lot of fun and there was a lot of excitement at the Sunday evening barbecue shootout finals.
Payment Structure
  • Fun Golf Vacations and PNWGT.COM has a very generous deposit refund program. All but $200 of each person’s deposits is refundable through April 1, 2020. Even then, the $200 can be applied to the 2021 tournament fee.
  • The $500.00 deposit and the 2nd $500.00 payment is fully refundable through March 1, 2019.
  • The deposit requirements are as follows:
  • $500.00 accompanies the entry form. To insure that you get your requested arrival date, please send this as soon as possible).
  • $500.00 – January 15, 2020
  • Balance – March 15, 2020
  • The advertised new player cash price is $1,700.00. The returning player price is $1,600.00.

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