My wife Jamie and her family have been coming to the Palm Springs Valley for years. Now it’s also become one of my family’s favorite get-away destinations. In less than a two hour drive from our L.A. home, my wife and our two daughters can be in the pool in Rancho Mirage and I can be starting a round of golf far away from our hectic everyday schedule in the City.
David Thompson founded the Los Angeles architectural firm Assembledge+ in 1997 and ever since has been one of Southern California’s hottest young architects. His award winning projects have been featured in such diverse publications at Sunset Magazine and The New York Times.
David’s Rancho Mirage
- The 18th hole on the Pete Dye Course at The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa is a stunner. The view of the mountains, the water features and the resort all add up to the end of an amazing golf challenge.
- The 4th hole at Rancho Las Palmas Country Club dead ends at the resort. Everything about the hole is perfect — the mountain views through the palm trees, the water features filled with migrating birds, the patio of bluEmber populated with happy folks enjoying the sunshine where as soon you’ve finished your round of golf you can enjoy a beer.
- No reservations needed — a late night game of poker at The Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage