Pure Gold

Golf Digest’s survey of America’s Best New Courses – ranked #3 in Best New Private Courses – 1994

Golf Digest’s award – ranked #1 in Conditioning in the United States – 2003

Golf Digest’s prestigious biennial list of the Top 100 courses in the country.

  • 1999 ranked #73

  • 2001 ranked #91

  • 2003 ranked #88

  • 2005 ranked #54

  • 2007 ranked #47

  • 2009 ranked #44

  • 2011 ranked #73

  • 2013 ranked #88

  • 2014 ranked #88


"If  you are looking for pure golf, The Quarry should be on your short list of consideration. It's on mine. The Quarry is the ultimate golf experience built on what is arguably the most distinctive piece of land in the Low Desert of Southern California." 
Tom Fazio, renowned golf course architect and designer of The Quarry.

"It is hard to imagine a golf club more beautiful than The Quarry at La Quinta. It is consistently ranked by Golf Digest’s prestigious biennial list of the top 100 courses in the country and with good reason. Golf Digest’s survey of America’s best new courses, also ranked The Quarry number three in Best New Private Courses."

"The Quarry golf course and golf experience are priceless.  The walk down the 15th fairway is stunning and not matched anywhere.        The Quarry has been total enjoyment for my wife, Sandy, and I for over 15 years and is always a challenging experience."
Frank Rossi, Quarry member and former Board Member

"The Quarry is your private sanctuary. It is your opportunity to exhale, enjoy the great desert climate, and the camaraderie of a membership dedicated to the game."
Paul Porteous, Quarry Board Member

"If you like golf, then you will love The Quarry. Our exclusive, strictly private club has topped Augusta National in Golf Digest's rankings of best conditioned courses. Our membership takes great pride in caring for the course. There is hardly a blade of grass out of place and every bunker is hand-raked each morning."
Linda Porteous, Quarry member

"Out of the over 100 golf courses in the Coachella Valley, The Quarry is a step up to what I consider a work of art. The stunning beauty of the vistas as you make the rounds is breathtaking. It makes me so satisfied, that whether I play well or not, I enjoy every moment."
Christian Title,  World renowned artist.

"The most beautifully manicured course I've ever played. Landscape is magnificent. Staff top notch. If you get the chance to play this course, do not turn it down."
Luke Boyd, Quarry guest player

"My experience at The Quarry at La Quinta wildly exceeded my expectations. I’m not an enormous fan of desert golf so I wasn’t expecting to discover a course that really spoke to me or that I found unique. It was a very pleasant surprise to find that this is NOT your typical desert golf course. In my opinion the course is considerably more playable and infinitely more fun than any of the desert courses I’ve played previously. What I really liked about The Quarry is that you have all the positives of desert golf like the beautiful surroundings and excellent weather, but you don’t have the exceedingly penal golf course architecture usually found in desert golf courses. The course itself played more like what would be expected from a parkland style course . . . it just happens to be located in the desert. The bottom line is that The Quarry at La Quinta is a desert golf course for golfers who aren’t fans of desert golf. In my travels I’ve not found anything quite like it which makes it unique in my book. It’s tough to get a game there, but if you can, its not to be missed!"