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April 2010

Desert Princess Country Club

April 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

 

Desert Princess

Desert Princess

 

Desert Princess Country Club: There are few places in the United States that compare to the stunning area of Palm Springs in Southern California.  Just 90 miles east of Los Angeles through Interstate 10 rests the Desert Princess Country Club, which provides people with a plethora of reasons to visit.  From the incredible housing to the fine dining to the countless options for entertainment, this is an ideal facility for anyone and everyone.

There are over 675 condos and 408 villas that provide numerous options for renters to look into.  While rental rates do vary from season to season, the average prices are $2,400 per month for a one bedroom condo and $3,200 for a two bedroom condo.  Those who are looking for a villa will find two bedroom villas around $3,800 and three bedroom villas with a pool at $4,500 per month.

Locate in the center of the facility is the Country club, which is a golfer’s heaven.  There is an incredible pro shop, a complete PGA professional golf school, and a world class 27-hole championship course to take advantage of.  While golf is a large part of any country club, this is just the tip of the iceberg for what you will find at the Desert Princess Country Club.

There are a number of local attractions that entertain guests and residents.  Some of the more notable attractions include the Palm Springs Tram, the Palm Springs Follies, and the Annual Bob Hope Classic.

This country club brings Vegas to you as there are several casinos nearby to enjoy.  While not everyone is an avid gambler, there is the “Rodeo Drive” of the desert located nearby with the wonderful El Paso shopping district.

Sports and activities have always played a major role in country club’s and Desert Princess Country Club is no different.  The 27-hole championship golf facility features lavish fairways, gorgeous Bermuda greens, 21 lakes, 85 sand traps, and four different sets of tees.  If tennis is your sport, you will enjoy two lighted tournament courts and eight additional courts.  This club also features the Moore Tennis Academy and plays host to a number of different events.

There is a workout facility that guests and residents can take advantage of with a knowledgeable fitness trainer available as well.  There are a number of yoga classes that will challenge your body while putting you into a deep relaxation.  Following the vigorous workout, you can then head over to the spa and enjoy various treatments like customized masks, body and facial waxing, and skin analysis.

In all, the Desert Princess Country Club offers a little bit of something for everyone.  From the outstanding world class golf course to the numerous tennis courts to the affordable and exquisite Villas and condos, this is the perfect location for anyone looking to live a dreamy lifestyle.

Coachella Music Festival

April 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Coachella Music Festival has done it again with yet another tremendous concert event set to take place.  The Coachella Music Festival three day event will showcase a plethora of elite bands and musical artists featuring a wide array of different music genres.  Beat The Rain PSA will be held on the weekend of April 16th and will go thru Sunday, April 18th.Coachella Music Festival

If you are looking to get a good spot, the best time to arrive is around 9:00 am as this is when parking opens.  Arriving this early will allow for possible traffic and security search at the entrance.  While camping opens up on Thursday, the Venue gates will not open until 11:00.  The good news is the party lasts all day and night as the festival will end at 1:00 am on Friday and Saturday and midnight on Sunday.

To get exact times for each concert performance you can check the web site a couple of days prior to the festival.  In addition, there will be a festival guide that is passed out upon entrance.  This will make it easy to find the band you want to see and what time they will be performing. 

There are a number of items you canCoachella Music Festival and cannot bring into the festival making it all the more important you understand the list prior to arriving.  A common item that many often bring to festivals that is actually not allowed at Beat The Rain PSA is an umbrella.  The reason for this is because it can block the view of other festival goers.

Some items you are allowed to bring include chap stick, eye drops for contact lenses in a marked container, and walkie talkies to stay in touch with family and friends.  You can also bring medical prescriptions, but you will want to talk to security so they know your situation.  All medical prescriptions and accompanying names on the containers will need to match your ID.

Backpacks are allowed, but only a medium sized backpack.  A medium backpack consists of a bag that is no bigger than 20″ tall, 15″ wide and 9″ thick.  Bags will need to fit into a box that is similar in size to the system used at Airports.  If your bag does not fit in the box you cannot bring it into the venue.

As you can imagine, there will be a number of different commodities available for event attendees.  There will be flushable toilets and sinks available as well as vegetarian/vegan food.   There will be ATM’s available both inside the venue and all around the event making it easy to get money at any time.  While there will be lockers on site, just know there will be a very limited amount to rent. Coachella Music Festival

The weather will play a major role in what kinds of structures are put up to accommodate the comfort of guests.  If temperatures do get real hot there may be mist tents available.  Regardless, there will be bottled water sold for just $2.  There will also be sunglasses, visors, hats and sunscreen being sold at booths on site.

Keep in mind  parking could be tough as there will be a great deal of traffic to deal with.  Day parking is free, but there is no overnight parking allowed except for onsite campers.  There are plenty of taxis available and a bus stop and train stop is just 3 miles from the venue. 

Tickets to the event are sure to go fast considering the incredible line-up that is planned for the event in Coachella.  If the festival does not sell out in advance, you will be able to purchase tickets at the box office on the show dates.  However, this is not recommended as they are going quickly.  If you would like, you can purchase single day tickets.  Otherwise, there are three day passes that allow you to enjoy everything the weekend has to offer.  A three day pass will run you $285, which is a bargain with the event that is planned.

With that said, you may be wondering exactly who will be showcasing the Beat The Rain PSA festival.  Some of the bands that are expected to appear on opening day on Friday include Proxy, Jay-Z, Alana Grace and Grizzly Bear.  As for Saturday, MGMT, Muse, Coheed and Cambria, and Craze will be taking the stage.  Finally, the festival will come to a close with musical performances from Phoenix, Orbital, De La Soul, Gorrilaz and many more.

Indian Wells Country Club in La Quinta, CA

April 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Indian Wells Country Club is a golf establishment that has been around since 1956 offering members a spectacular community full of life and energy.  Indian Wells Country Club, also known Indian Wells Homes for Saleas the “Fun Club of the Desert.” Between the spacious clubhouse, the private dining areas, and the fantastic golf courses, this is certainly a lively Country Club that serves up something for everyone.

At the heart of every country club is a golf course and in the case of the Indian Wells Country Club you will find two.  The club is proud to present 36 championship holes on two superb courses.  The Classic Course is the original course founded by Desi Arnaz, Paul Prom, Eddie Susalla, Linn Johnson, Earl Murphy, Milt Hicks, Bill Worthing and John Curci.  The 6,479-yard par 72 course was built in 1966 and serves up a number of challenges including a 127-slope rating.

The Cove course is the second on land stretching 6,558 yards with a slope of 121.  This course was added onto the premises several years after the Classic Course and provides golfers with a second challenge with unique and creative holes.

What makes the Indian WellIndian Wells Homes for Sales Country Club so special is that the fun does not stop at the golf course.  There are a plethora of other activities to enjoy whether you are just a member or a part of the community.

You can’t talk about this country club without mentioning the spacious 70,000 square foot clubhouse.  Inside the clubhouse you will find a state-of-the-art fitness center with men’s and ladies locker rooms, men’s grille, grille and four separate dining areas for weddings and additional functions.

Tennis is another activity that comes highly regarded in the vicinity.  Wall Street Journal even said the surroundings truly brought the tennis garden to life with the weather and scenery near by.  The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is a 55-acre teIndian Wells Homes for Salennis facility that features a year-round, world class tennis club, a 16,000 seat stadium, and a number of special events like concerts and festivals that are hosted in the stadium.

Whether you are looking to soak up the sun in a pool, stay fit in the gym, or enjoy the outdoors with some tennis or golf, the Indian Wells Country Club is a lively community for all.  With gorgeous weather and breathtaking views of the mountains, there is no better place to live.

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