#55: Westin Mission Hills Resort Gary Player Course, No. 9

The 9th hole on the Gary Player Course at Westin Mission Hills (Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun)

Course name: Westin Mission Hills Resort Gary Player Course

Hole info: No. 9, par-4, 447 yards

Course address: 70705 Ramon Road, Rancho Mirage

Pro shop number: (760) 770-2980

Of note: This is the only course in the desert designed by World Golf Hall of Famer Gary Player, one of five men to win a career Grand Slam.

Playing tip: The water to the left of the fairway and green is scary and with good reason. Most golfers will bail out to the right on the second shot, bringing a player’s short game into focus to make a par.