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Sporting Girl's Guide to Palm Springs

Sporting Girl's Guide to Palm Springs
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There’s much more to Palm Springs than just lounging by the pool. While we are not completely against that idea, we’re really here to play. Palm Springs is a paradise for an active lifestyle in the most idyllic setting. We have laid out three perfect days to perfect your sport or to try a new one, no membership required.

DAY 1

Breakfast | Raw Remendy Organize Juice & Raw Food Bar

Golf Lesson | Marriott Golf Academy at Shadow Ridge
Whether you’ve never held a golf club or you want to shave off a few strokes off your game the Marriott Golf Academy has got you covered. With everything from one on one beginner lessons to 3 day intensive clinics with hotel and spa packages, it is the focus on teaching that sets this course apart.  State of the art swing analysis, ample classes for every level, and some of the best pros in the valley assure you will leave with new skills and less strokes on your scorecard.
Wear: Black Noel Asmar Paris Compression Top with Black Spitfire Audrey Skinny Pant

Lunch | Azucar Restaurant and Bar

Tennis  | Palm Desert Tennis Camp
If you want to improve in a competitive yet fun atmosphere look no further than the Palm Desert Tennis Camp. They offer daily private lessons to brush off your skills or you can dive in for a full weekend of immersive play in one of their adult holiday camps, mixers or group lessons. You may end up wondering if you lost your breath because of your rally or the mountain views from the service line.
Wear: White Miasuki Maddie Polo with White Fila Tennis Skirt

Dinner | Workshop Palm Springs

DAY 2

Breakfast | Fresh Juice Bar

Hike | Bump n’ Grind Trail
Although your on vacation, get back to the grind with this quintessential Palm Springs hike. Both the vertical and the views will leave you breathless. If you're ready for a quick cardio blast, try hiking the route clockwise. If you're looking for a slow and incline, try hiking the route in reverse. 
Wear: Pink Barbour Maybel Overshirt with Pristine ALO High Waisted Moto Leggings and Light Coral Mesh Ariat Fuse Sneakers

Lunch | AC3 Restaurant + Bar

Polo | Eldorado Polo Club
Polo may be known as the game of kings but we like to remind the guys it’s our game too! Empire Polo Club is famous for hosting the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals but we prefer it sans the crowds and with a few more ponies. The polo school offers private or group lessons December through the end of March. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never sat on a horse or if you are an accomplished equestrian, there is a horse and lesson for everyone.  If you have some riding or polo experience the coaching league leases horses by the chukker , allowing you play time on the grass with 2 pros. Don’t let the fact you’re on a horse fool you, riding is a fantastic workout, you will use muscles you didn’t know you had, leaving you feeling like you spent the afternoon on a yoga reformer. 
Wear: Black Noel Asmar Paris Compression Top with Black Classic Asmar Breeches, accessorize with Black Hermes Belt and Black Tucci Tall Boots

Dinner | La Quinta Resort

DAY 3

Breakfast | Escena Golf Club

Golf | Escena Golf Club
If you are looking for a classic Palm Springs feel, look no further than Escena Golf Club’s mid-century modern clubhouse and grounds. Each hole has four tees to set up on , leaving golfers of all skills feeling comfortable hitting down the generous fairways.  Consistantly ranked as one of the best courses in California, this Jack Nicklaus- designed course is loved for its central location in Palm Springs and challenging yet playable course. Skip the cart to earn a few extra steps and a guilt free indulgence at the Escena Lounge and grill.
Wear: Blue Barbour Pembrey Pull Over (coming soon) with White Spitfire Course to Course Dress and White Tory Burch Lace Up Sneakers

Happy Hour | Tommy Bahama’s

Shop | El Paseo
Be sure to stop by New Balance for tennis, Burberry and Ralph Lauren. 

Dinner | La Spiga

OTHER ACTIVITIES

ATV Tours | Off Road Rentals
For the thrill seeker! You can start off slow along the flat sandy areas and advanced riders can get into hills, dip, and steep grades. Off Road rentals will provide you with all the necessary equipment to ensure a safe ride! 
Wear: Stone Gridwork Half Zip Baselayer with Black New Balance Trinamic Tight and Black Moncler Liane Vest

Trail Riding | Smoke Tree Stables
If polo seems like a bit more than you’re ready to take on, try a more leisurely way to get your equine fix.  Saddle up for either the one hour trail ride or the longer Murray Canyon Haul Ride offering views of the native palms as you meander by a stream in the Indian Canyons. Private group rides can be arranged, we recommend  ending yours with a western themed cookout as the sun slips down over the Santa Rosa Mountains. 
Wear: Navy Hurlingham Polo Quarter Zip Midlayer with jeans and Java Ariat Wexford Waterproof Boots
 

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