Mission Hills Country Club

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Mission Hills Country Club
Club information
Mission Hills Country Club is located in the US
Mission Hills Country Club
Mission Hills Country Club is located in California
Mission Hills Country Club
Coordinates33°47′53″N 116°25′59″W / 33.798°N 116.433°W / 33.798; -116.433Coordinates: 33°47′53″N 116°25′59″W / 33.798°N 116.433°W / 33.798; -116.433
LocationRancho Mirage, California, U.S.
Established1971 [1]
TypePrivate
Owned byClubCorp
Total holes54
Tournaments hostedANA Inspiration
Websitemissionhills.com
Dinah Shore Tournament Course
Designed byDesmond Muirhead
Par72
Length7,250 yards (6,629 m) [2]
Course rating75.2
Slope rating140 [3]
Arnold Palmer Course
Designed byArnold Palmer
Par72
Length6,805 yards (6,222 m) [4]
Course rating72.6
Slope rating131 [5]
Pete Dye Challenge Course
Designed byPete Dye
Par72
Length6,975 yards (6,378 m)
Course rating74.2
Slope rating143 [6]
For the course in Kansas see: Mission Hills Country Club (Kansas)

The Mission Hills Country Club is a country club in the western United States, located in Rancho Mirage, California, southeast of Palm Springs.

Overview[edit]

Among the facilities at the club are 3 championship golf courses (54 holes), 27 tennis courts of various surfaces, a spa and sports center. It has been owned by ClubCorp since 1993. The tennis venue of the club hosted finals of the Davis Cup in 1978.

Golf[edit]

The first course at Mission Hills was designed by Desmond Muirhead and opened 47 years ago in 1971.[1] It is over this course, now known as the Dinah Shore Tournament Course, that the ANA Inspiration, one of the five major championships in women's professional golf, is played. It debuted in April 1972 as the "Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle," the richest event on the LPGA Tour, and became a major in 1983.

The second course was designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer and opened in 1979. A third course was added in 1988, and originally called the Dinah Shore Course, but with Dinah Shore's name being transferred to the old course after her death in 1994, was renamed as the Pete Dye Challenge Course.

The ANA Inspiration winner takes the traditional jump into Poppie's Pond, next to the bridge at the 18th green. Amy Alcott was the first in 1988, and it has been an annual ritual since 1994.[7]

Scorecards[edit]

Dinah Shore Tournament Course
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold 75.2 / 140 450 520 475 418 185 393 393 185 538 3557 382 554 438 448 191 405 437 192 646 3693 7250
Blue 73.6 / 135 375 508 454 410 173 381 363 180 527 3371 375 536 399 424 191 382 418 192 618 3535 6906
ANA Inspiration M: 72.6 / 136

W: 78.3 / 141

377 517 420 380 182 391 395 169 538 3369 388 536 389 424 148 387 418 179 531 3400 6769
White M: 70.9 / 128

W: 76.4 / 137

344 482 420 375 153 346 334 166 501 3121 354 504 359 387 160 351 384 170 565 3234 6355
Silver M: 69.5 / 124

W: 74.8 / 136

336 450 402 356 140 335 322 155 476 2972 330 493 334 370 150 345 355 145 496 3018 5990
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap Men's 11 9 3 5 15 1 13 17 7 10 12 14 4 16 8 2 18 6
Red M: 68.2 / 120

W: 73.1 / 132

312 446 327 350 139 329 264 128 454 2769 323 488 324 345 132 326 350 137 485 2910 5679
Handicap Women's 9 11 13 7 5 1 15 17 3 12 6 8 14 18 4 10 16 2


Arnold Palmer Course
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold 72.6 / 131 406 418 518 166 413 517 174 372 434 3418 370 180 393 405 384 494 408 208 545 3387 6805
Blue 71.3 / 127 401 411 512 156 393 492 145 355 415 3280 370 175 379 389 374 481 387 190 474 3219 6499
White M: 69.9 / 125

W: 76.0 / 138

385 382 480 147 384 488 141 341 402 3150 354 152 346 367 369 451 324 167 457 2987 6137
Silver M: 68.4 / 120

W: 73.9 / 133

363 361 463 137 372 470 122 332 378 2998 344 132 319 366 355 442 313 139 426 2697 5482
Par 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap Men's 11 5 9 15 3 7 17 13 1 16 18 2 6 14 8 4 10 12
Red M: 66.9 / 115

W: 72.1 / 129

306 337 423 123 367 436 119 298 376 2785 339 121 312 291 350 433 306 136 409 2697 5482
Handicap Women's 13 9 3 17 5 1 15 7 11 12 18 6 14 10 8 2 16 4


Pete Dye Challenge Course
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold 74.2 / 143 352 396 215 521 453 185 457 381 563 3523 476 176 367 465 521 353 529 167 398 3452 6975
Blue 72.3 / 137 352 388 206 484 415 166 413 361 538 3323 426 176 346 412 505 353 498 157 372 3245 6568
Blue/White Combo 71.0 / 134 352B 362W 164W 477W 415B 166B 373W 361B 538B 3208 380W 176B 346B 380W 482W 353B 498B 140W 343W 3098 6306
White M: 69.7 / 131

W: 76.0 / 141

325 362 164 477 375 155 373 333 501 3065 380 154 318 380 482 333 470 140 343 3000 6065
Silver M: 67.3 / 122

W: 72.9 / 131

325 314 154 426 352 127 304 308 499 2809 331 132 277 338 448 327 433 117 328 2731 5540
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap Men's 13 1 3 7 5 17 11 9 15 8 18 14 2 10 6 12 16 4
Red W: 70.4 / 124 271 311 131 426 301 102 296 263 423 2524 325 119 277 318 400 294 421 117 284 2555 5079
Handicap Women's 3 1 15 7 13 17 11 5 9 14 18 8 12 6 10 2 16 4


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McDermott, Barry (April 24, 1972). "Bracing for a rich breakthrough". Sports Illustrated. p. 26.
  2. ^ "Dinah Shore Tournament Course scorecard". PGA of America. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  3. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database™: Mission Hills Country Club - Dinah Shore Tournament Course". USGA. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  4. ^ "Arnold Palmer Course scorecard". PGA of America. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  5. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database™: Mission Hills Country Club - Arnold Palmer Course". USGA. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  6. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database™: Mission Hills Country Club - Pete Dye Challenge Course". USGA. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  7. ^ Crouse, Karen (April 2, 2011). "At women's Masters, plunge in Poppie's Pond is victory lap". New York Times. Retrieved April 16, 2018.

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Preceded by
White City Stadium
Sydney
Davis Cup
Final Venue

1978
Succeeded by
Bill Graham Auditorium
San Francisco