Battle In The Desert
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April 29 - May 6, 2023

The Battle in the Desert is the best damn buddies golf vacation in Palm Springs! Hosted annually for over 20 years at the "Western Home of Golf in America PGA WEST." This week long buddies golf vacation is organized around two person teams. You'll play six tournament rounds of best ball golf in the morning and if that's not enough golf to fill you up you have FREE afternoon replays on any of the five PGA WEST resort courses.

Fun Golf Vacations makes your Palm Springs golf buddy trip experience one you will never forget. So rally the golf crew from your club and come experience what 1,600 other golfers have for the last 20 years.

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Who can participate?

The Battle in the Desert is open to any golfer’s male or female that loves playing golf, traveling with their best golfing friends, and meeting new people through golf!

The biggest part of any Fun Golf Vacation event is to have FUN and create ever lasting memories with your friends.

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Two Person Best Ball

The Battle in the Desert is organized around Two Person Best Ball or also known as Four Ball.

You and your partner will play six tournament rounds of two person best ball golf at the top courses in the Palm Springs area.

If 18 holes isn't enough you get FREE afternoon replays!

Outside Villas

Stay & Play Packages

Indian Palms Intervals is tournament central, located just 10 minutes away from PGA WEST.

Enjoy seven nights lodging in a single story 750 square foot 2 bedroom 1 bathroom condo with all the amenities of home.

Check the FAQ for more details

$1,350.00 Per Player Golf Only

$1,950.00 Per Player Stay & Play

The Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

What's Included

Golf Essentials Package – 

  • Six tournament rounds of two-person best ball golf on six world class courses  
  • FREE afternoon replays Monday through Friday on any of the five PGA WEST courses  
  • Unlimited use of the range and practice facility  
  • Golf cart each day  
  • Daily skills competitions on 6 of the 18 holes
  • Overall five day prize purse  
  • Optional Tuesday afternoon Horse Race Shootout  
  • Kickoff open bar cocktail party at the Crooked Club’s 19th Hole  
  • Final nights awards dinner and ceremony      
  • Golf Life Package – 

  • Six tournament rounds of two-person best ball golf on six world class courses
  • Shared seven nights lodging in a 700 square foot two-bedroom one-bathroom condo  
  • FREE afternoon replays Monday through Friday on any of the five PGA WEST courses  
  • Unlimited use of the range and practice facility  
  • Golf cart each day  
  • Daily skills competitions on 6 of the 18 holes
  • Overall five day prize purse  
  • Optional Tuesday afternoon Horse Race Shootout  
  • Kickoff open bar cocktail party at the Crooked Club’s 19th Hole 
  • How much golf?
    • LOTS & LOTS of GOLF
    • Saturday April 30th golf is not included in your package price.  There will be practice rates between $60 – $140 depending on time of day if you wish to play at one of the PGA WEST courses.
    • Sunday May 1st Desert Willow Golf Resort Firecliff course 8:00am Shotgun
    • Monday May 2nd PGA WEST Mountain course 7:30am Shotgun
    • Tuesday May 3rd PGA WEST Stadium course 7:30am Shotgun
    • Wednesday May 4th PGA WEST Norman course 1:00pm Shotgun
    • Thursday May 5th PPGA WEST Dunes course 7;30am Shotgun
    • Friday May 6th PGA WEST Nicklaus Tournament course 7:30am Shotgun
    • FREE afternoon replays at any of the five PGA WEST resort courses are included in your package price. 
    • Some of our crazier golfers have been known to play 36 holes in the afternoon after the morning tournament rounds.
    Accommodations

    Indian Palms Intervals is tournament headquarters. We have 50 two-bedroom 1-bathroom condos located just a short 10 min drive to PGA WEST and 20 min drive to Desert Willow Golf Resort.

    Each unit is a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom 750 square feet condo and has full kitchen with all the comforts of home. You'll enjoy drinking cocktails on your verandas in the evenings and socializing with the other golfers on the Crooked Club's 19th Hole.

    Hospitality
    • Sunday Kick Off Cocktail Party 6:00pm at the IPI 19th Hole.  Come enjoy drinks and cocktails while and rekindle those old relations in addition to making new ones.  Special guest bartender every year! 
    • Tuesday Optional Afternoon Horse Race Shootout at Dusk.  Course to be determined. 
    • Friday Night Awards Ceremony May 6 at 5:30pm at the Cooper Pool BBQ Area also known as the 19th Hole. 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.
    Options

    Early arrival or late departure

    • Based upon availability, it is usually possible to come a few days early or stay a few days later. The extra cost is $150 per condo per night.

    Separate condo

    • One team can request a separate condo for each player. The additional cost is $350 per player or $700.00 for the team.

    Daily & Week Cash Honey Pots 

    • There are optional daily and weekly honey pots with cash payouts. There are separate honey pots for each division. The cost is $50 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 $25.00 per player. 

    Extra golf events

    • Tuesday Horse Race Shootout at Dusk.  Don't miss out on the rowdy afternoon horse race at one of the PGA WEST courses.  There is a $50 buy in for this event covers cart fees and prize money.  Limited to the first 24 teams. 
    Payment Structure
    • Fun Golf Vacations has a very generous deposit refund program. All but $200 of each person’s deposits is refundable through April 1, 2022. Even then, the $200 can be applied to the 2023 tournament fee.
    • The $350.00 deposit and the 2nd $650.00 payment is fully refundable through March 1, 2022
    • The deposit requirements are as follows:
    • $350.00 accompanies the entry form. To insure that you get your requested arrival date, please send this as soon as possible).
    • $650.00 – February 15, 2022
    • Balance – March 15, 2022
    • The advertised new player cash price is $1,795.00. The returning player price is $1,695.00.

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