About the Fairways

Situated East of the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, the 1974-built Fairways community sits on 42 acres of land and has 186 units. The complex offers eight pools, a spa, three lighted tennis courts, 4 pickle ball courts, and quick and easy access to the adjacent public golf course.

The Fairways was developed in the mid-1970s on Indian lease land just east of what then was Palm Springs Municipal Golf Course, an 18-hole public facility that stretched north and south through some of the city’s earliest post-war neighborhoods. With a golf theme in mind, The Fairways developer, Palm Tennis, named its “plazas” after some of the world’s most famous golf courses (click on map to enlarge).

  • Augusta Plaza – Augusta National, Home of the Masters, Georgia
  • Firestone Plaza – Akron, Ohio
  • Hazeltine Plaza – Chaska, Minnesota
  • Miramar Plaza – San Diego
  • Paradise Plaza – Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Pinehurst Plaza – North Carolina
  • St. Andrews Plaza – St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Spyglass Plaza – Pebble Beach, California
  • Stardust Plaza – now the Las Vegas National Golf Course
  • Sunnydale Plaza – British Columbia, Canada
  • Tam O’Shanter Plaza – Canton, Ohio
  • Wack Wack Plaza – Manila, Philippine Islands

In 1995 The Fairways’ greater neighborhood changed again when Palm Springs Mayor Sonny Bono convinced the city it needed a desert-style links to compliment Palm Springs Municipal. He got it built as The Resort, an 18-hole running east-to-west, and in the process names old PS Municipal The Legend while the complex became Tahquitz Creek Resort.