Palm Springs is potentially facing the loss of an important part of our community - the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort.
Oswit Land Trust had approached the City with the goal of purchasing both 18-hole courses and turning them into a "desert preserve". In response, the city commissioned an appraisal of the property, as a first step. Since then, due to overwhelming protest, Oswit Land Trust altered its goal to acquire now one of the two city-owned golf courses - the Resort Course. The protest continues to save the Resort course.
Golf at Tahquitz Creek has been an important part of the history of Palm Springs, as well as being a critical economic component of both the residential and tourism economies. Losing this treasure (even just the one course) will change Palm Springs' identity forever. A major draw for our tourism community would be lost. The economic impact on a multitude of businesses will be extremely significant. There will be loss of jobs.
This would also displace thousands of local golfers, many of whom moved here for golf and may leave without it. As the only municipal course in the city, it welcomes all and provides an affordable place for everyone to enjoy. During this pandemic era, it has been the only form of exercise and societal interaction for many.
Save PS Golf is a grass roots organization with the goal of ensuring that this treasured part of Palm Springs is saved and continues to thrive. We see the value in what a municipal golf course offers to the community - accessibility, diversity, sustainability, and profitability. We are simply a group of concerned Palm Springs and Coachella Valley residents who want to do the right thing!
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