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Mission Hills Country Club: Tournament

Rancho Mirage, CA Private

Overview

Former site of the ANA Inspiration, now to be a senior tour event, opened in 1972 and was designed by Desmond Muirhead. It is an old school parkland course with hazards, primarily bunkers defining the landing areas off the tee. The green complexes offer a variety of recovery shots unless you are short-sided, then they require a high pitch or flop to end up close to the pin. Bunkers are well maintained and consistent while the greens have defined and subtle slopes that make putting a challenge. Mature trees intrude into the fairway and often represent an unfair challenge where shots in the fairway are blocked or require the shot be shaped to access the pin. Some of the holes do not allow a driver as the risk is not commensurate with the reward. The finishing five holes are the standout on the property—with the well-known 18th hole and Poppie's Pond, the concrete-lined pool that is part of Champions Lake and site of the famous jump by ANA winners.

About

Holes 18
Length 7221
Slope 140
Facility Type Private
Designer Desmond Muirhead

Awards

Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 20, 1987-'89. Ranked inside the top 30, 1995.
2023-'24 ranking: 53rd.
Previous ranking: Unranked.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

3.3

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.8339
Character
6.8366
Challenge
6.7899
Layout Variety
6.7304
Fun
6.924
Aesthetics
6.7786
Conditioning
6.9815

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