News & ToursJanuary 22, 2009

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.

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