La Quinta Country Club Series: 2. Bob Hope Classic

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La Quinta Country Club Series: Bob Hope Classic


La Quinta Country Club, designed by Lawrence Hughes, opened in 1959 and has hosted the PGA tour event, once called the Bob Hope Classic for over 50 years.  Stretching to over 7200 yards it is the only course of the original desert clubs that is still in the rotation for the now, AMEX PGA event.  

Although its length is one of the factors that has kept La Quinta Country Club relevant and its traditional design and fabulous condition are also part of the equation.  While Indian Wells CC, Bermuda Dunes CC, Eldorado and Tamarisk CC no longer host a PGA event, LQCC still does!

The pros love playing La Quinta CC-- as evidenced in many articles and interviews with Joh Rahm, among others ... stating that our club has some of the best greens they play all season. 

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We have been participating in the "Bob Hope" tournament for years.  My husband, Bob, played in the pro-am 4 times.  I was able to play in the pro-Am in 2021 and was paired with your pro Max McGreevy!

Times have changed from the old days when the event lasted 5 days and included a 54-hole cut.  When the festivities included the "Classic Girls" and and "Classic Queen" like Debbie Reynolds, Barbara Eden, or Jill St. John. The celebrity pro-am was star studded with Bing Crosby, Clint Eastwood, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, and the presidents came to play!  I was in the gallery the year 3 US Presidents played in the pro-am... Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton,  and George Bush teed it up here! lqcc bob hope classic

The tradition continues with the "Bob Hope" tournament now sponsored by AMEX.  It is my favorite week of the year!  We usually have one of the tour officials staying with us and friends coming in to stay with us to watch the event.  Other locals come by and stop by our house for a bite or a drink as they head out to watch the action.  We live on the signature 7th hole... and it's a pretty good place to hang out and watch!  Good food, good drinks, and good golf!  ⛳️

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More on La Quinta Country Club here: LQCC Expert Kathy Schowe


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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  California LifestyleRealty  California Lifestyle RealtySchowe Properties                                           



Comments (14)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

How awesome is this Kathy Schowe !! Love the photos and must really fun to have a tour official staying with you and friends coming in to stay to watch the event. I can see why this is an event that is a big deal..what can be better: good golf, food, friends and drinks and what glorious weather!

Sep 03, 2023 01:10 PM
Kathy Schowe

Dorie Dillard Austin TX -- We really do have a good time here!  Thanks for stopping by !  Kathy

Sep 03, 2023 02:46 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - I enjoyed reading about your life and seeing the wondeful photographs in La Quinta.   It's been years since I have visited your area - the setting takes the definition of scenic to a different level.  

Sep 03, 2023 02:57 PM
Kathy Schowe

Hi Michael Jacobs!  Thanks for checking in--- you would love it out here!

Sep 03, 2023 03:16 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are stunning scenes, Kathy, I have never really understood Golf.  My family is mostly fishermen and hunters.  When I look at a golf ball, it seems hard to crack open, and that string inside. . .Well, even a good Marinara wouldn't make it tasteful. But, Golf courses are beautiful places.  I think I get it now!😊 

Sep 03, 2023 04:26 PM
Kathy Schowe

Myrl Jeffcoat YOU are so funny!!  Unless you've been bit by the golf bug, it's hard to understand.  If you like nature, friends, drinks, and a little swearing, you would love it!  Ha!  Kathy

Sep 04, 2023 10:10 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 03, 2023 04:27 PM
Kathy Schowe


Sep 04, 2023 10:10 AM
Personal Engagement,Precision, and Professionalism

Hi Kathy Schowe,  Happy Sunday! Loved reading about your involvement and the golf tournament(s) present day and from the past.  I love the scenic views of the desert! Wishing you a perfect Labor Day tomorrow!

Sep 03, 2023 04:55 PM
Kathy Schowe

TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 or (949) 391 - 3164 Thanks for checking in- have a safe and fun holiday weekend!  Kathy

Sep 04, 2023 10:11 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kathy- love your photos!!!!  I have watched the Bob Hope Classic on television even though I don't play golf!!!  Your area seems to have it all....great weather, golf, and gorgeous scenery. 

Sep 03, 2023 06:59 PM
Kathy Schowe

Kathy Streib ... we are proud of our area... Hot in summer-- but the rest of the year is dreamy!  Love it here!!  Kathy

Sep 04, 2023 10:12 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Schowe  loved the history and had no idea your hubby was such a good golfer, I golfed three times in my life and friends suggested I should be driving the vehicle:)Endre

Sep 03, 2023 09:33 PM
Kathy Schowe

Golf is an incurable disease... you either catch it or you dont! Ha!

Sep 04, 2023 10:12 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I used to watch the Bob Hope Classic back when I was an avid golfer, it always seemed like such a fun event.

Sep 04, 2023 05:10 AM
Kathy Schowe

Brian England ... it's my favorite time of year!!  And so special to have it right in our own backyard!  Happy Labor Day! Kathy

Sep 04, 2023 10:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... I'm not a golfer but even I know about the Bob Hope Classic. Charlotte has its PGA event each year in Quail Hollow and I've never even been to that one, even though I lived in Quail Hollow three minutes away for some years. But I know people in Charlotte who never miss the event.

Sep 04, 2023 05:18 AM
Kathy Schowe

As a golfer... it is incredible to have access to such a fun event.  I like cooking all week and having friends drop by even more!  K

Sep 04, 2023 10:14 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
My husband and I went to the Bob Hope Classic many times over the years. It was always fun to see the pros and celebrities in real life. I got a picture with Glen Campbell one year. That ages me, doesn't it?

Sep 04, 2023 07:21 AM
Kathy Schowe

Well I dont blame you... I caddied for him one time up at Bighorn.  He had red/white/and blue shafts on his clubs!  Ha!  Kathy

Sep 04, 2023 10:15 AM
Carol Williams

I love that, Kathy Schowe.

Sep 04, 2023 11:24 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I am really enjoying your La Quinta Country Club Series and I loved the old days of the Bob Hope Classic.  It must be exciting the live on the seventh hole!

Sep 04, 2023 12:52 PM
Kathy Schowe

Ray Henson ,  We are truly blessed!  I love living, working, and playing here!! Kathy

Sep 07, 2023 12:07 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Congratulations!  You have been featured on BananaTude!

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Sep 04, 2023 12:57 PM
Kathy Schowe

Ray Henson -- Thank you so much for the FEATURE!!  Kathy

Sep 07, 2023 12:08 PM
Ray Henson

You are welcome, Kathy Schowe!

Sep 13, 2023 05:11 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

I am enjoying your series even though I am not a golfer. Even I have heard of the Bob Hope Classic. LQCC certainly has a great history!

Those are wonderful photos! 


Sep 07, 2023 12:05 PM
Kathy Schowe

Jeff Dowler, CRS ,  Thanks for stopping by!  It's fun to be here tournament week, whether you are a golf fan or not!  Kathy

Sep 07, 2023 12:09 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Golfers will definitely love this excellent series. 

We have a very hot day for the golfers in our area.

Sep 08, 2023 10:54 AM
Kathy Schowe

Roy Kelley ,  Dog days of summer... time to enjoy them.  Winter is coming soon!  Have a great weekend!  Kathy

Sep 08, 2023 11:18 AM