Outdoor Activities

Incomparable Outdoor Activities in Palm Springs

All our best outdoor activities gravitate to Coachella Valley. Hiking and biking trails are numerous and sprawling. Horseback riding helps families connect with nature on a personal level. Guests can even leave fresh tracks in the sand by renting a four-wheeler. The ultimate experience, however, is viewing the mountains from above. Ride the wind currents in a hot air balloon for truly unique desert views at awe-inspiring heights. Moreover, commuting to these activities from Hyatt Palm Springs is ridiculously quick, thanks to our location directly west of the Valley. Speedy drives translate into more time in the sun, and when you spend more time outdoors, our cool swimming pool, luxury bath amenities and soothing hot tub look better by the minute.

Gorgeous Rolling Greens with a Breathtaking Mountain Backdrop

Strut your stuff on our local golf courses as the perfect follow-up to a long business day in the boardroom. With more than 40 greens to choose from, it couldn’t be easier to impress your superiors. Skill level isn’t an issue thanks to the diverse terrains and unique hole patterns. And when all is said and done, the only obstacle in your way is deciding which facility fits the occasion. You don’t have to travel any longer than ten minutes to reach world-class courses, and each spot offers spectacular views of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Palm Springs is called the “Golf Capital of the World” for a reason, and we look forward to seeing you stop by to discover this fact firsthand.

Escena Golf Club (3 miles)
Blending championship golf with a classic Palm Springs setting, a round at Escena Golf Club is as much about the surroundings as it is about unforgettable golf. The towering San Jacinto Mountains and blue desert skies frame the flight of every tee shot. Abundant palm trees, native desert landscaping and dramatic waterscapes add to the sensory feast as you wind your way through this stunning oasis. A meal or a drink in the stunning mid-century environs of the Escena Grill is a perfect way to round out your day.


Of course, the golf is memorable, too. Ranked as the #6 Public Course in California by PGATOUR.com, this Nicklaus Design golf course is noted for its unobstructed sightlines, generous driving corridors and the overall strength of its design. Strategically placed bunkers, water hazards and undulating greens are there before you, but at the same time there is ample room for you to decide how much you want to flirt with them. With back tees stretching to nearly 7,200 yards, Escena offers a formidable test for the skilled player, but with four sets of tees and room to roam, how you satisfy your personal appetite for challenge is entirely up to you.


Hyatt guests should use promo code HYATT at check out to receive preferred pricing. They may call the pro shop at 760-778-2737 for further details.


Indian Canyon Golf Resort

Grabbing the number one spot on GolfAdvisor’s best Palm Springs golf courses, Indian Canyon is a breathtaking 36-hole facility nestled in the heart of Coachella Valley. Visit the North Course for wind-free games, stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains and landscapes surrounded by homes previously owned by Walt Disney. The older of the two, North Course has seen the likes of Presidents Eisenhower and Reagan, as well as Hollywood celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope.


Desert Dunes Country Club

Voted one of the best public golf courses in Southern California, Desert Dunes is a spectacle, thanks in large part to its status as one of the best desert courses in the country. By incorporating water hazards, desert trees, speedy greens and narrow fairways, Desert Dunes has earned a reputation for difficulty. At the end of the day, golfers simply don’t care, because the untamed beauty and looming mountain ranges more than make up for a little extra sweat.


Desert Willow Golf Resort

The first thing about Desert Willow that jumps out at golfers is the luscious, vibrant color of the golf greens. Maintenance is a key factor in their success—every hole is meticulously cared for. And it shows, too. This course is the first design created in the United States by Nick Faldo, winner of six Major Championships and all-time leading Ryder Cup point scorer. Inspired by the sand belts and bold bunkers of Australian courses, Desert Willow is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


  • Mesquite Golf & Country Club – 2.8 miles
  • Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort – 5.5 miles
  • Shadow Ridge Golf Club – 12.4 miles
  • Classic Club – 13.8 miles
  • Palm Royale Country Club – 18.2 miles


Exquisite Tennis Courts Only a Short Walk Away

Don’t call it a commute. If you happen to head to the tennis courts surrounding our Hyatt Palm Springs, all it takes is a leisurely stroll. Two are less than a mile away, and all of them are public, well-organized and thoughtfully maintained. Ruth Hardy Park is the crème de le crème, offering tennis courts as well as three sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, picnic tables and more. For dog owners taking advantage of our pet-friendly accommodations, this park even provides an area for your pooch.

  • Palm Springs Tennis Club – 0.8 mile
  • Ruth Hardy Park – 1 mile
  • Plaza Racquet Club – 1.4 miles

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