Westin Mission Hills is located in Rancho Mirage, California – a resort city 25 minutes southeast of Palm Springs. It was the site of the 1992–2001 LPGA Second Stage Qualifying School, the 1993 U.S. Open Local Qualifying, 1992–1993 California State Open and the 1997–1999 Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational. This is the only Gary Player Signature Course in the Palm Springs Area.
While challenging in its length, small greens and strategically placed bunkers, it was designed with playability in mind. Upon opening in 1991, Golf Magazine named it one of the Top Ten New Resort Courses in the United States, and it's currently the only course in the Palm Springs area that Golf Digest rates 4.5 stars out of a possible 5.
Between Westin Mission Hills's two golf courses, the Pete Dye course presents more of a visual intimidation factor, whereas with the Gary Player course, what you see is what you get. The Gary Player course is longer, at 7,062 yards and playing to a par 72. The Pete Dye is a par 70, playing to 6,706 yards.