Golfers flock to Palm Springs, and we discovered our own favorite course. Although even after several trips there, we never hit one ball. No, we went on a quest to see birds, and golf courses often offer a very good environment for spotting unusual birds.
When our travels take us to a new area, we search eBird to find places to look for birds, and then, off we go. One of the best sites in Palm Springs is Demuth Park, which borders Tahquitz Creek Golf Course.
We stayed on the multi-use trail, careful to give bikers, golfers, and carts the right of way. Eventually the trail led to a water feature, a hazard between the tee and the green.
Spotting our binoculars, several curious golfers stopped to ask what we had seen. They weren’t the only ones curious about us.
A few days later we drove over to Palm Desert on an errand and passed Boomers Parks. We pulled in. Miniature golf! Putters in hand, we commenced and didn’t finish until we’d played all three courses, 36 holes.
What’s the difference between Boomers Mini-Golf and Tahquitz Creek Golf Course? We didn’t see even one bird at Boomers.