Fred Couples and Brian Curley designed The Palms Golf Club located in La Quinta right down the street from PGA West. The course opened for play in December of 1999 and quickly became known as a one of the best golfing experiences in the desert. Members enjoy a low initiation of $40,000 with with dues of $5,700 a year. Dues include all member green fees, cart, locker, range, pro shop buying plan, and bag storage. The Palms has a "no tee time required" policy.