#5: The Quarry at La Quinta, No. 17

The 17th hole at The Quarry at La Quinta (Marilyn Chung, The Desert Sun)

Course name: The Quarry at La Quinta

Hole info: No. 17, par-3, 223 yards

Course address: One Quarry Lane, La Quinta

Pro shop number: (760) 777-1100

Of note: This is currently the only course in the desert listed in Golf Digest’s famed Top 100 Courses in the Country list.

Playing tip: A big and spectacular par-3, the elevation on this tee shot can divert your focus from the true danger, the lake to the right. If you are hitting a lot of club here, aim left and be happy to find land.