Dining and golf can often prove boorish playing partners: Grab an energy bar while running to the first tee; pound a hot dog at the turn; drink a fast can of macrobrew post-round. But at Escena in Palm Springs, golfers come for the fairways and stay for the fare. Surrounded by views of the San Jacinto Mountains, Escena’s 1950s-style clubhouse and the Grill & Lounge therein, present a vibe of classic Palm Springs cool.
Vermillion at Escena, built by Beazer Homes, proudly accepted three awards last week at the SoCal Awards Ceremony, a prestigious event toasting the best in professional achievement, sales, marketing and design throughout Southern California, for their excellence in design.
If you’re looking for a golf course that is not only well-groomed but also includes a remarkable view, then look no further. The Escena Golf Club does a wonderful job of combining championship golf with the classic Palm Springs desert setting we all know and love.
Mr. DiCaprio’s presence jibes with something of a Palm Springs renaissance. According to a recent article in The Hollywood Reporter, Anne Hathaway is rumored to be house hunting there, and Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes were recently seen furniture shopping in the Uptown Design District.
During the last decade and despite the recession, the number of passengers using Palm Springs International has grown 55.5%. Last year alone, the passenger count jumped more than 14% to almost 1.73 million, a blistering pace by industry standards. Local officials say that Coachella Valley tourism, now valued at $5.3 billion annually, and Palm Springs, the one-time Hollywood party town that has remade itself into a trendy destination, have fueled the surge in airport traffic.
Escena is believed to be the first single-family tract house development in Southern California built in a modern architectural style since the actual “Mad Men” era, when builders such as Joseph Eichler and the Alexander Construction Co. brought Midcentury Modern to the masses.
The entrance to Escena Palm Springs has a new addition. Yucca Valley artist Steve Rieman’s kinetic sculpture, “Wind Wave” has become an official part of the 450-acre master-planned development comprised of an 18-hole golf course, dining, residences and additional land slated for future residential and hotel development at the Southeast corner of Gene Autry Trail and Vista Chino.
The Escena Golf Club clubhouse draws inspiration from Palm Springs’ iconic midcentury modern architecture, but adds elegance with building and design materials such as beautiful woods and rich upholstery fabric. California Golf News & Travel magazine featured the clubhouse in a fashion spread in this month’s edition.