Golf & Country Club Living: The Hideaway Golf Club
Is this a Mirage? ….. of course not, it’s a spectacular Oasis in the Coachella Valley called ‘The Hideaway’. The Hideaway Golf and Country Club is one of the most stunning of all the private golf and gated communities to be found in the Valley.
It started life as ‘one square mile of flat desert land’ at the base of the imposing Santa Rosa Mountains and at the hands of Discovery Land Company (who specialize in luxury high-end residential private club communities) and the creative mind of esteemed English golf course designer and architect Clive Clark (former golf professional, Ryder Cup player and voted best course designer in Europe by the Sunday Times) and the highly recognized and honored course designer Pete Dye, The Hideaway came to life!
Talking of life, with two distinctively different courses to play, The Clive Clark course, noted for it’s striking white marble sand, wild flowers and waterfalls, stimulating all the senses, and the Pete Dye course, noted for it’s rugged, native ambiance, it’s a nothing less than a golfer’s paradise! Not only that, but unlike many of the other private residential communities in the desert, The Hideaway offers its members and residents a ‘first class’ social life with an unrivaled calendar of club events and activities throughout the year including the ‘deserted desert season’ to accommodate those who stay during June, July and August. For the avid traveler their ‘Travel Series’ has exciting programs and excursions all over the world from culinary trips in Europe to wellness retreats in Costa Rica and more. The membership team at the Hideaway are resolute in ensuring an unparalleled, high level standard of service and their generosity of spirit defines the personality of the club. Life is for living at the Hideaway!
The club house, being the heart of the community, has an exquisite fine dinning restaurant and bar with beautiful mountain views. The charming Lady’s and Men’s locker rooms are mini clubs in themselves, equipped with sofas, arm chairs, tables and TVs (I think seven in the men’s room, reminiscent of a Victorian Gentleman’s Club) - one can spend the whole evening here! For the more energetic there is a fitness center with spa, gym, dance room and glistening swimming pool.
Real Estate here can only be described as an enclave of understated luxury and privacy. A total of 447 homes, ranging from the small collection of designer built bungalows and villas to the unique and stylish individual custom built homes ranging from 2,500 to 10,000 sq.ft., blend elegantly among the fairways and undulating contours of the two celebrated courses.
Venture outside the private gates, and drive approximately 2 miles west to the charming old town of La Quinta with an assortment of shops and eateries steeped in classic, Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture. Head 9 miles west to arrive at the renowned El Paseo shopping plazas described as the desert’s ‘premier luxury shopping and dining destination' with renowned designer boutiques and inviting restaurants. It would be remiss of me not to mention the famous Coachella Music Festival held annually at the Empire Polo Club which this year is hosting a special fall festival in October featuring: The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Who, Neil Young and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters. Need tickets?
There are currently 26 undeveloped Hideaway home sites of either a third or half acre of land overlooking the lush fairways amidst swaying palm trees just waiting to be to bought and build upon. So…if your dream is to own a piece of premier real estate in a private golf and gated community in one of the most luxurious and elegant settings in the desert and have an abundance of amenities to go with it, now’s you chance!
“The Hideaway is one of the best private clubs to be found in California. Both courses are fun to play and contrast each other in style and design. The way the club is run and the standard of service provided, echoes Discovery Land’s mantra of ‘life at the top’.” — Clive Clark (Course Architect)
For more information and what’s currently available, please contact Lucinda Havart- Simkin:
EQ1 Real Estate
Cal BRE # 01960764
Email: [email protected]
Cell: 1 408 480 6220
Look out for my next article in November featuring one of the UK’s leading Golf communities.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born and raised in the UK, Lucinda Havart-Simkin moved to California 18 years ago. Since embarking on a Real Estate Career she feels extremely privileged to have been surrounded by some of the most talented and successful people in the industry. Now an agent for EQ1 Real Estate and by virtue an agent in Leverage Global Partners she looks forward to working with you and facilitating your next exciting move!