EAGLE FALLS GOLF COURSE (FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO)
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway Indio
92203-3499 | 760-238-5633 | eaglefallsgolf.com
At a glance: 18 holes, par 72. Men's tees, 5,729-6,715 yards. Women's tees, 4,917-5,729 yards
The course: Within steps of the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Eagle Falls features elevations and water features not usually seen on a golf course. Its layout will test the low handicapper and also provide an enjoyable, fair test of golf for the average player. Golf packages include overnight stays in the 250-room, 12-story hotel ... Professional golf instruction always is available ... Deemed the desert's best value course two consecutive years by Greenskeeper.org.
Designer: Clive Clark
Golf pro: Robb Mihelic
Rates: $75-$95 before April 30; $65-$75 from May 1-30; $39-$49 from June 1-Sept. 30.
Directions: From 10 east; exit Golf Center Parkway; turn left (north) off exit; 1/8 mile turn right at stop light on to Indio Springs Parkway; follow signs to course past casino.
INDIO - Eagle Falls Golf Course Director of Golf Willie Maples has been a PGA member for 39 years.
Part of the Maples family golf clan, a family of golf professionals and course architects dating back to 1856, Maples runs the show for the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino course. Previously, Maples served as the Director of Golf for the Sands Hotel & Casino and brought the LPGA to Atlantic City in 1985.
Throw in 20 years of experience working as Casino Host for Trump Plaza Hotel Casino and Director of Player Development for Bally's Hotel Casino.
Maples became Director of Golf for Eagle Falls Golf Course when it opened in April 2007. The course, which has features usually seen on private courses such as elevated tees and greens, undulating fairways, strategic bunkering, five large lakes, and running water features leading players to the signature 18th hole with a triple flow waterfall.
His father, Palmer Maples, Jr., was also a golf professional and well known in the Carolinas and Georgia for bringing courses there to prominence.