Hardship in the desert
The surest sign of a recession in the Coachella Valley, home to the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, is the fact that not a single golf course is under construction. This is a first in his 22-plus years of covering golf for the Desert Sun, Larry Bohannan said.
The Coachella Valley, from Palm Springs to Indio, is a winter wonderland for golf, featuring 126 courses. But two years have now passed since the last course opened, Eagle Falls Golf Course at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio.