Est. 
1951

Thunderbird Country Club

70-737 Country Club Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Luxury and history in Rancho Mirage, where premier golf, vibrant social life, and exquisite desert living converge.

Holes

18

Par

60

Length

6509
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About Thunderbird Country Club

Nestled in the heart of Rancho Mirage, Thunderbird Country Club stands as a beacon of luxury and tradition, offering an unparalleled blend of historical significance and contemporary sophistication. Founded in 1951 as the first 18-hole member-owned country club in the Coachella Valley, it has hosted the likes of the Ryder Cup and has been a playground for Hollywood's elite. Today, Thunderbird continues to enchant members with its meticulously maintained golf course, vibrant social calendar, world-class tennis and pickleball facilities, comprehensive wellness programs, and luxurious spa services. It's a place where the desert's natural beauty meets the height of luxury living, making every moment spent within its gates truly unforgettable.

Address

70-737 Country Club Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Phone Number

Year Built

1951

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday: 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Highlights

Historical Golf Course: The club boasts the first 18-hole golf course in the Coachella Valley, designed by Johnny Dawson and Lawrence Hughes, which has hosted numerous prestigious tournaments, including the Ryder Cup in 1955.

Diverse Dining Options: Members enjoy distinctive cuisine with attentive service in various dining venues, enhanced by the stunning desert backdrop of skies and mountains, ensuring every meal is a memorable experience​​.

Tennis and Pickleball Facilities: The club features top-notch tennis and pickleball facilities, with a nationally ranked Head Tennis Professional leading an active racquet community that hosts events, lessons, clinics, and tournaments for all skill levels​​.

Comprehensive Wellness Program: A focus on wellness is evident through a wide range of activities including personal training, fitness hikes, group fitness classes, and spa services aimed at enhancing members' physical and mental well-being​​.

Luxurious Spa Services: The spa at Thunderbird offers an array of services from facials to massages, providing relaxation and a sense of well-being to its members, complementing the overall luxury experience​​.

Exclusive Events and Activities: The club's beautiful grounds and clubhouse amenities serve as the perfect setting for hosting a variety of events, from intimate birthday parties to large member-sponsored galas, all set against the beautiful desert landscape​​​​.

Memberships / Cost at Thunderbird

Standard Membership

Type

Initiation Fee

Call for Details

Annual Dues

Call for Details

Annual Food & Beverage Min.

Call for Details

Other Fees

Note

Golf Course Details at Thunderbird

Course Architect(s)

John Dawson, Lawrence Hughes, Ted Robinson, Sr., John Harbottle III, David Rainville

Holes:

18

Par:

60

Length (Yards):

6509

Slope:

130

Rating:

71.4

Fairway Grass

Bermuda Grass

Greens Grass

Bermuda Grass

Tee Box Highlights

Landscape

Walking Allowed:

No

Club Rentals:

Yes

Caddie Rentals:

No

Driving Range:

yes

Chipping Area:

yes

Practice Green:

yes

Discover the historic and prestigious Thunderbird Country Club Golf Course in Rancho Mirage, a landmark in Coachella Valley's golfing community since its inception in 1951. Crafted by renowned designers Johnny Dawson and Lawrence Hughes, this first 18-hole, member-owned course in the valley has hosted iconic tournaments, including the 1955 Ryder Cup, establishing itself as a cornerstone of golfing heritage. With strategic renovations over the years, Thunderbird Country Club has successfully blended its classic charm with modern enhancements to present a challenging yet enjoyable layout for golfers at all levels. Surrounded by the stunning Santa Rosa Mountains, the course offers scenic beauty alongside a rich narrative of golfing excellence and Hollywood glamour, having been a favored retreat for legends like Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope. This blend of tradition, luxury, and sporting excellence makes the Thunderbird Country Club's golf course a must-visit destination for golf enthusiasts and history buffs alike

Tee Box Details at Thunderbird

Tee Box

Length

Par

Rating

Slope

Ryder Cup
6815
71
72.8
133
Black
6500
71
71.4
130
Blue
6179
71
69.7
126
Blue/Bronze
5940
71
68.6
124
Bronze
5778
71
67.9
122
Bronze (W)
5778
72
74.1
129
Bronze/Gold (W)
5494
72
72.2
127
Gold (W)
5248
72
70.5
124
Gold
5248
71
65.3
114
Green (W)
4830
72
68.1
120
Green
4830
71
63.3