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La Quinta Fairway Condo $350,000 !

Friday, April 27th, 2012

La Quinta Condo with Fairway and Mountain Views!

La Quinta condo
with incredible fairway and mountain views is now back on the market!

I sold this La Quinta condo a few months ago as a short-sale, and the new owners have found a larger home in our La Quinta Country Club neighborhood.

This charming condo in La Quinta has  one of the best locations in the development. Situated on a quiet interior cul-de-sac behind the gates of La Quinta Country Club, it faces north across the 17th and 11th fairways. It is located right next to a sparkling community pool, just a short distance from the quinta condo

You are welcomed to the condo through a desert land-scaped front courtyard.

The spacious Master Suite has vaulted ceilings, plenty of closet space, and a slider to the patio. The guest bedroom opens to the front courtyard, and the 3rd bedroom can be used as an office or bedroom. This end-unit with incredible views is in excellent condition with numerous recent upgrades.

I do not represent the seller and am seeking buyers for this great La Quinta condo!

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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta☼ 



Masters Champions Born 100 Years Ago!

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Masters Champs Born 100 Years Ago in 1912

Three of the the most famuous Masters champions were born 100 years ago in 1912.  The past champions Sam Snead, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson left their indelible mark on the game of golf.  

1912 was also the year New Mexico became the 47th state, and Arizona the 48th.  The Olympics were held in Stockholm, Sweden and the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank on April 14th, 1912.

Many other outstanding people were born in 1912, including Julia Child, Jackson PollockDanny Thomas, Pat Nixon, Art Linkletter, Foster Brooks, Minnie Pearl, Woody Guthrie, Carlo Ponti, Perry Como, Karl Malden, and Lady Bird Johnson A very good year, indeed!


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Humana Challenge Information for Fans

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Humana Challenge (Bob Hope Classic) Fans Guide

What’s it all about?

The 53rd annual Humana Challenge in partnership with the William J. Clinton Foundation, featuring many top PGA Tour stars, returns to the desert this week at three Coachella Valley courses — La Quinta Country Club, the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA West and the Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West.

Who is playing this year?

Defending champion Jhonattan Vegas, pictured above, is joined by top PGA Tour players such as World Golf Hall of Famers Phil Mickelson and Greg Norman; 2011 FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas; Zach Johnson; Dustin Johnson; Camilo Villegas; 2011 tournament winners Brendan Steele, Kevin Na, Martin Laird, Mark Wilson and Chris Kirk; and past Humana winners Justin Leonard, Charley Hoffman, Chad Campbell, Pat Perez and Mark Brooks.

When should I show up?

Thursday through Sunday. Gates open at 8 a.m. First tee times are at 8:40 a.m.

How much cash?

$5.6 million, with $1,008,000 to the winner.

Celebrities here to play:

Among the celebrities who are scheduled to participate are Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, Oscar nominee Don Cheadle, musicians Smokey RobinsonAlice Cooper and Michael Bolton, actors Craig T. Nelson,Billy Crudup and Lucas Black and basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving.

Celebrities are where?

Unlike past years where the celebrities played at one course per day, they will be spread among all three courses daily.

Television coverage?

All four rounds of the Humana Challenge will be broadcast live by Golf Channel. In addition, Golf Channel will show a replay of each round at night.

THURSDAY: Noon to 3 p.m.

FRIDAY: Noon to 3 p.m.

SATURDAY: 1 to 4 p.m.

SUNDAY: 1 to 4 p.m.

How it works:

Play in the 54-hole pro-am portion of the event begins at 8:40 a.m. Thursday at each of the three courses.

Each foursome will include two pros and two amateurs.

Each amateur is assigned to a pro for each day, and the twosome plays a better ball format with the amateur using his or her handicap.

Daily prizes on each course will be awarded, as well as a 54-hole total score for each amateur.

The pro-am division ends Saturday, with the low 70 pros and ties advancing to Sunday’s final round at the Palmer Course at PGA West.


Tickets are available at the gate of all three courses and are good for any of the three courses being played. One-day gallery passes are $25. A one-day clubhouse badge is $50. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied with a paying adult (limit two children per paying adult are admitted free). Free grounds admission for active military and families with military ID. A week-long gallery badge, good for all four days and at all three courses, is $100. A week long clubhouse badge, good for all four days and at all three courses with access to the clubhouse and preferred parking, is $175. It must be purchased in advance and is not available at the gate.

Daily and weekly grounds passes are available at the gate of each course as well as before the tournament at Lumpy’s in La Quinta (Washington Street, north of Highway 111, near Trader Joe’s). For more information, call 1-888-672-4673.

Credit cards may be used at the gate for tickets.

Parking remotely

All general parking for La Quinta Country Club, Nicklaus and Palmer Private courses at PGA West is free and will be at the SilverRock Resort’s parking lot at the corner of Jefferson and Avenue 52 in La Quinta. Follow signs to designated parking, with the main entrance off of Jefferson. Shuttles will transport fans to and from the courses. The shuttles will run continuously from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Cell phones, shhhh.

New to the tournament this year is the ability for fans to bring their cell phones onto the course during play. Cell phones must be set on silent (vibrate) and may only be used in designated mobile device areas. Cell phones may not be used for photography or video.

Local Tips:  

If you are planning on restaurant dining… make your reservations early.  All the hot spots book up early!

For celebrity and pro sightings check out The Nest in Indian Wells and Arnold Palmers Restaurant in La Quinta!

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Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta☼ 



THE NEST in Indian Wells… Legendary!

Sunday, January 15th, 2012



The Nest is Legendary in Indian Wells!


THE NEST75188 U.S. Hwy 111
Indian Wells, CA 92210

The Nest in Indian Wells



Legendary Hot Spot, New Contemporary Dining

The word at The Nest is: “Dodi’s Back!” now as owner with husband Kevin of one of Indian Wells’ best known eateries and bars since 1965. Tall, beautiful European-born Dodi Henry began as a hostess, a position she held for 18 years. In 2003, she was lured away to Arnold Palmer’s as manager for seven years, where she and musician husband Kevin provided their many talents to that restaurant.

The Nest is known as a great place to get out and mix it up… have some fun, dance, meet someone… Heck, I even met my husband at The Nest!  Not kidding.  We met Arnold Palmer, Peter Jacobsen, Junior Seau, and hooked up with Paul Azinger several years in a row there!

Former Nest owner Ted Hane had dreamed that Dodi would be back at The Nest with Kevin taking care of all their customers. Through many serendipitous events, Ted’s dream came true. Kevin and Dodi have just celebrated their first anniversary back at The Nest.

“A younger clientele has responded to the new menu and look of the restaurant,” says Dodi. “There is something for everyone at The Nest. Our menu still offers many classic favorites and new contemporary items. “We wanted to keep its legendary status but freshen the look and update the food,” says Executive Chef JC Valadez. “We’ve added Dodi’s mom’s traditional dishes.” “Customers have been coming for the food and then staying for the fun!” The Nest now has a popular $6 bar menu available all night Sundays and Mondays and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Tim Burleson, at the piano for 19 years, has been an important part of the restaurant’s success. His high-energy style draws celebrities and local talented musicians to join him. Tim and Kevin have revived the energy of The Nest. Kevin and Dodi’s son Nicholas joins dad and plays sax on Sundays. Longtime employees like Rosalie Griffo, a cocktail server for 26 years, and Eddie Zachary, a bartender for 35 years, are still here to serve you. Dinner 5-11 p.m., bar 4:30 p.m. to midnight. Live entertainment nightly.

75188 Highway 111, Indian Wells, California, 92210

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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta☼ 



Top 10 Golf Stories from … Tiger Chronicles

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Top 10 Most Read Stories in 2011

In case you were wondering what most “golf” readers are interested in… here are the Top 10 most read stories on from 2011.  Turns out Tiger Woods and Steve Williams were the most polarizing and intriguing to the readers.

Are you surprised?  


1. Feinstein: Much has changed since Thanksgiving 2009, but not Tiger

2. Sobel: The ex factor (Steve Williams wins with Adam Scott)

3. Sobel: Lout and clear: Williams sticks foot in mouth again

4. Hoggard: Demolished Down Under (Woods, Stricker crushed at Presidents Cup)

5. What a weenie: Fan throws hot dog at Tiger

6. Sobel: The Me-Me caddie (Steve Williams sounds off after WGC victory)

7. Woods hires caddie LaCava away from DJ

8. Harrington disqualified after failing to replace ball

9. Tiger wins*: Does victory deserve an asterisk?

10. Sobel: As the world turns (The Tiger Woods soap opera)

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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

Intero Real Estate Services in Old Town La Quinta☼ 



La Quinta Resort & PGA West NEWS!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Al Geiberger New Ambassador for La Quinta Resort & PGA West


The desert area is golf-centric and has it’s share of golf personalities and celebrites… many professional players make this their west coast home.  The gorgeous winter weather, over 100 amazing golf courses, dry desert air, the incredible backdrop of the SantaRosa mountains are just a few reasons why the pros love to live in the desert.

According to todays Desert Sun, Al Geiberger, a long-time desert resident and the first player to shoot 59 in a PGA Tour event, has reached an agreement with La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA West to be the resort’s official golf ambassador.

Along with his sons Bryan and Allen, Jr., Al Geiberger will be involved in special programs and speaking engagements for La Quinta Resort groups, resort guests and PGA West club members.


“We are honored to have Al, who is better known as ‘Mr. 59,’ join our team of professionals,” said Mike Kelly, executive director of PGA West. “He and his sons have formed one of the most talented golf teaching teams in the industry today, and they will certainly enhance our resort’s growing reputation as a world-class golf destination.”


Best known for his 59 in the second round of the 1977 Danny Thomas St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., Geiberger spent five decades on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. He won the 1966 PGA Championship, the 1975 Tournament Players Championship and received the 1980 Ben Hogan Award. His career includes being a two-time runner-up in the U.S. Open and a two-time Ryder Cup Team member.

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Intero Desert Cities, La Quinta, California



GOLF Tournament Events in the Desert 2011-2012

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Golf Tournaments in the Palm Springs area 2011-2012

GOLF RULES in the Palm Springs area, although some of the names have changed– the original “celebrity” founded events are still around.

The Bob Hope Classic, is now the Humana Challenge.  The Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational is now– Frank Sinatra/Starkey Hearing Foundation Celebrity Invitational.  The Dinah Shore, is now called the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Even though the names have changed– the spirit of the founders of these great events live on!

Golf Tournaments in the Palm Springs area this season:  

Palm Springs Playboy Golf Scramble -  Nov. 11-12, 2011
Eagle Falls Golf Course

The event features celebrities, a putting contest, and the Girls of Playboy Golf. Open to the public, but space is limited.

Palm Springs Amateur – Jan. 12-15, 2012

PGA West/ La Quinta Resort & Club

The 54-hole net, stroke-play tournament crowns champions in multiple classes.

Humana Challenge – Jan. 16-22, 2012

La Quinta Country Club/ PGA WEST/SilverRock Resort,

Formerly the Bob Hope Classic, this is the only PGA Tour stop to sport a four-course, five-day format.

Frank Sinatra/Starkey Hearing Foundation Celebrity Invitational — March 1-3, 2012

Eagle Falls Golf Course

Tournament play consists of two days of competition, with five-player teams featuring one celebrity paired with four amateurs.

Kraft Nabisco Championship – March 26-April 2, 2012
Mission Hills Country Club,

The ladies’ first major of the season, the Kraft last year introduced a new program, which opens the tournament with a two-day celebrity pro-am.

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Intero Desert Cities, La Quinta, California



Million Dollar View$ for Half the Price at La Quinta Country Club!

Saturday, September 10th, 2011


The Hideaway La Quinta Trends Jan-July 2011

Friday, September 9th, 2011

The Hideaway Market Report in La Quinta Jan-July 2011

The Hideaway Market Report in La Quinta


The prices at The Hideaway have come down– and the inventory has as well.  But this is probably more a factor of the homes/listings that have been taken off the market during our off-season– summer.

This season– Nov- April, should be a good one for sales at The Hideaway– the prices are competitive with other upscale country clubs, and these are newer homes. The culture at The Hideaway is younger and more energetic than many of the clubs here in the desert.  The members are active, healthy, athletic, and like to have a good time!

I have played in their “Wildflower Invitational” the last few years with my partner Deby Anderson, and we have brought home the trophy, while enjoying a playing a great golf course and an incredible event!

For a tour of The Hideaway, or for a private showing of properties at The Hideaway– give me a call!

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La Quinta is the place for GOLF !

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

La Quinta…America’s Ultimate Golf Destination

When the Robb Report named La Quinta “America’s ultimate golfing destination,” the City was thrust into the international spotlight being recognized as the true golf mecca that it is. Robb Report’s editors selected La Quinta from an extensive list of cities because of the seemingly endless options for passionate golfers.

“Host City” for the Bob Hope Classic, La Quinta has been called “the golf capital of the world” with a variety of spectacular courses open to the public. The City’s SilverRock Resort – featuring the Arnold Palmer Classic Course – is a pro favorite and although it is no longer in the Bob Hope rotation– it is a great place for visitors and locals to get a true taste of desert golf.

The course offers 7,578 challenging yards of golf, sprawling over 200 acres with massive native bunkers and stunning water features set against the backdrop and natural beauty of the Santa Rosa Mountains. The Clubhouse, situated in the rocky outcroppings, is a charming renovation of the former working-ranch hacienda, built by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ahmanson of Home Savings & Loan renown. To learn more about SilverRock Resort and other public golf courses in La Quinta, review the list below:

SilverRock Resort, SilverRock 1 Course

18 holes over 7,570 yards (Municipal)
79600 Avenue 54
La Quinta, CA 92253-4766
(888) 600-7272

La Quinta Resort Golf Course, Mountain Course

18 holes over 6,756 yards with a par of 72 (Public)
50200 Avenida Vista Bonita
La Quinta, CA 92253-2600
(760) 564-7610

La Quinta Resort Golf Course, Dunes Course

18 holes over 6,074 yards with a par of 72 (Public)
50200 Avenida Vista Bonita
La Quinta, CA 92253-2600
(760) 564-7610

PGA West Stadium Clubhouse, Stadium Course

18 holes over 7,261 yards with a par of 72 (Public)
56150 PGA Blvd
La Quinta, CA 92253-4600
(760) 564-7170

PGA West Stadium Clubhouse, Nicklaus Tournament Course

18 holes over 7,126 yards with a par of 72 (Public)
56150 Pga Blvd
La Quinta, CA 92253-4600
(760) 564-7170

Greg Norman Course, Greg Norman Course

18 holes over 7,156 yards with a par of 72 (Public)
81405 Kingston Heath

La Quinta, CA 92253-7678
(760) 564-3900

Palm Royale Country Club, Palm Royale Course

18 holes over 1,992 yards with a par of 54 (Public)
78259 Indigo Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253-3806
(760) 345-9701

Golf Club At La Quinta, Golf Club Course

18 holes over 6,883 yards with a par of 72 (Public)
60151 Trilogy Pkwy
La Quinta, CA 92253-7640
(760) 771-0707

These courses are open to the public and many offer discounts during the summer months and off season!

Private Clubs coming soon!

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