Men's Events
Women's Events
2018-2019 Golf Clinics

        Thunderbird Golf

Classic 18 Hole Golf Course
Driving Range
Chipping and Sand Practice Areas
Putting Greens

In 1951, Thunderbird became the first 18-hole member-owned country club in the Coachella Valley. Since its inception, Thunderbird has provided members and guests a memorable golf experience.

The club’s members enjoy the same course as the victorious American Ryder Cup team in 1955. The current PGA Tour’s Humana Challenge began as The Bob Hope Classic at Thunderbird. Besides its place in professional golf history, Thunderbird has an active tournament program that members and guests enjoy today.

Nick DeKock
PGA Head Golf Professional


In 2003, Nick became the fourth professional in the 62 year history of Thunderbird Country Club.  Nick continues a long and rich tradition of excellence, leadership, professionalism, and passion for the game.  Seamlessly, Nick weaves all members and their invited guests into golf activities and events at any competitive level.

Roger Compton

Golf Course Superintendent

(760) 578-3620

Thunderbird’s superb Golf Program and beautifully maintained Golf Course offer a source of pride for Thunderbird Members.

  Roger Compton is in his 20th year of providing exceptional playing standards for the members of Thunderbird Country Club.


Golf Shop

Your Thunderbird Golf Shop has what you want in golf fashion. Stop in and find the top lines in men’s and ladies apparel.  If we don’t have your size, the professional staff will place a special order. Numerous demo days are scheduled throughout the season, keeping members updated on the latest and greatest in golf club equipment.

Golf Lessons

The Thunderbird professional staff is always available to lead players towards a better golf game. Complimentary golf clinics are conducted from January through April, covering all facets of the short and long game. Individual lesson instruction and golf club fitting sessions can be scheduled with a talented professional staff, and are conducted at various practice facilities, including the golf course.



Golf Events

Sign up in the golf shop as an individual and play in the Saturday men’s “Choose Up” and Tuesday women’s “Choose Up.” These are unique and pressure-free rounds of golf, providing the opportunity to meet new members and build lasting friendships.

Several additional men’s and women’s tournaments are conducted throughout the season. For competitive golfers, club championship week is a chance to test your golf skill and possibly etch your name in Thunderbird golf history. The “Women’s 
Invitational” and the “Out of This World” have been annual mainstays since 1951. Premier events showcase the amenities enjoyed by Members and Guests.