#9: Tradition Golf Club, No. 17

The 17th hole at Tradition Golf Club (Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun)

Course name: Tradition Golf Club

Hole info: No. 17, par-4, 360 yards

Course address: 78505 Old Ave. 52, La Quinta

Pro shop number: (760) 564-1067

Of note: Tradition Golf Club was built on the grounds of an old La Quinta date ranch named Hacienda del Gato.

Playing tip: What might at first seem an illusion from this tee is not really an illusion at all. You need to hit a lot of club off the tee, maybe even driver, to assure you clear the bottom of the mountain. Don’t forget about that big beach bunker and lake to the left, either.