The Country Club Experience: How does Andalusia Stand Above the Rest?

California boasts an impressive 2,758 country clubs; that’s quite a selection. However, across 525 expansive acres, Andalusia is one of the largest and most beautiful country clubs in the California Desert resort area, making it the opulent desert paradise of your dreams.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a country club as “a suburban club for social life and recreation,” but Andalusia is so much more. While we offer an abundance of engaging activities from bocce to bridge to golf and glamorous dining—above all, Andalusia is a community.

With gorgeous homes and fun events, Andalusia is a hive of activity where friends and family are always welcome. Our extensive community offers a lush oasis in the desert when it’s time to relax and unwind.

So, how do we at Andalusia set ourselves apart? Let’s dive in.

Be part of a real community

Our desert community isn’t only made up of gorgeous vacation homes but people too! And this country club lifestyle is an all-year-round affair. Our bounty of seasonal and permanent residents gives our neighborhood a true sense of community.

To help new and current residents get better acquainted, we have lots of fun activities to get involved in, including an assortment of mixers, tournaments, wine tasting, and theme parties.

Whether you’re into elevated evening dining or al fresco lunches in the courtyard, our Tapas Restaurant is the perfect spot. Make new friends, or invite old ones to enjoy our seasonally inspired gourmet dishes. Our weekly happy hour is a great way to socialize.

One of the best parts of the country club experience is the people you share it with. And Andalusia’s inviting spirit and endless activities cultivate a strong sense of community where lifelong friendships bloom.

To see all the diverting and varied events Andalusia country club can offer, view our 2022-2023 event calendar.

Homes with breathtaking views inside and out

With so many luxurious homes to choose from, you’re spoiled with options Andalusia.

You can choose from seven distinctive floor plans ranging from 2,300 to over 5,100 square feet that offer a full range of customization. All our luxury desert homes come with design center incentives, allowing you to work with our professional interior designers to give you artistic license to create your own slice of real estate heaven.

Our custom-built homes are inspired by classically stunning Mediterranean architecture, which perfectly compliments the Coachella Valley landscape. Our homes and homesites feature dramatic and picturesque golf, lake and mountain views. Why not choose a home framed by the breathtaking Santa Rosa mountains? At Andalusia, allow yourself and your home to be surrounded by nature.

We are proud winners of the National Housing Quality Silver Award. And we can confidently say that our luxurious homes are a cut above the competition.

With 50 new homesites available, our ever-growing desert paradise community continues to thrive. Tempted to see what homes are available? Why not click on the link to see our entire collection of homes and homesites.

Golf and so much more

We can’t deny our 18-hole championship course is a slice of heaven. Designed by master golf architect Rees Jones, this extensive course is 18 holes of pure joy for new and long-time golf enthusiasts. But we aren’t just one of California’s best golf clubs—we have so much more to offer.

If golf does happen to be a beloved pastime, you’re in luck, as our 7,521-yard par 72 course is one of the most playable courses in the area and potentially the widest fairway in the desert. While you’re making your way around our stimulating course, try not to get too distracted by the nine gleaming lakes, three waterfalls, luscious palm trees, and the Santa Rosa mountains backdrop. Eyes on the ball, everyone.

Fancy trying something different? Don’t worry; we have you covered, as all of our home purchases include a full sports membership. This gives you access to our 19,000 square feet of sports facilities. Some amenities include a 25-meter swimming pool with a spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis, pickleball, and bocce courts. After all that exercise, you can always enjoy a relaxing yoga session on the lawn.

Joining a country club is about so much more than finding a great golf course or a well-positioned pickleball court. When you find a country club like Andalusia, you discover a new way of life. Whether you decide to be a Sports or a Golf Member, you’re becoming part of a special community.

If you’re interested in making lifelong friends and joining Andalusia’s way of life, take a look at our website.

Move-In Ready Home Available

If you are eager to make a move and have your heart set on new construction, a Signature Home is a wonderful option. This gorgeous, brand-new Signature Home Plan 201 inside Andalusia Country Club has over 2,300 sq.ft. of open-concept living space and stunning views of the Rees Jones Golf Course and desert mountains.  Exquisite finishing details include modern Mediterranean architecture; oversized tile flooring that extends from the great room through the soaring pocket doors to outside under the large covered patio; a flood of natural lighting; and more. View the virtual tour.

The gourmet kitchen features an island with breakfast bar open to the great room, contemporary textured cabinets, beautiful quartz countertops, glass backsplash, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. Outdoors, the custom pool and ground-level spa with modern firepit is the perfect entertainment area to enjoy desert evenings after cooking on the outdoor built-in grill.

The master suite is a relaxing retreat with a spa-like en-suite that features a long walk-in shower showcasing floor-to-ceiling quartz, His & Hers sinks, and spacious walk-in closet. Guests have the option of staying in the guest room with en-suite or more private guest house, which includes a kitchenette and large en-suite bath.

 

The home is just steps from the Club and includes membership in the Sports Club —the hub of a fun, active lifestyle. This stunning facility has 19,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor rooms. Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, seven lighted tennis courts, eight dedicated pickleball courts, a tennis & pickleball pro shop, Tapas Restaurant for dining and events along with a 25-meter swimming pool with spa, a children’s wading pool and spacious sun decks. The emerald expanse of manicured lawns offers additional play spaces.  A convenient walking trail is located inside the gates and great hiking and biking trails are just minutes away – perfect for outdoor fun and adventure! For the golfers, a Golf Membership is available. All Golf Members enjoy complete use of the Andalusia Country Club facilities, including the Rees Jones Golf Course, Golf practice facilities and Golf Clubhouse with Ladies’ and Men’s lounges and locker rooms.

Schedule a showing or contact the Onsite Sales Office at 760-777-1000 or [email protected] today!

53 New Homesites Released

53 homesites were released for sale, including 23 of the most spectacular homesites in Andalusia Country Club. These west-facing homesites on hole 17 of the Rees Jones Golf Course offer dramatic lake, golf and mountain views. In addition, there are north and northeast-facing homesites overlooking Hole 12, many with views of the lake and the mountains beyond. These homesites feature a wide array of orientations with beautiful golf and mountain views. These large homesites will accommodate both 300 and 400 series homes. There are also 27 north-facing homesites overlooking Hole 16, framed by picturesque mountain views. They include eight 200-series homesites and 15 300-series homesites.

 

Crafted with the desert lifestyle in mind, seven floorplans feature three design sensibilities influenced by the Club’s namesake – Spanish Traditional, Modern Mediterranean and Desert Contemporary. Just opened are the 201 and 202 model homes. Designed for entertaining, the open plans feature a great room and a covered patio that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living.   Floorplans include a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, an impressive main suite, a powder room, a laundry room with built-in cabinetry, energy-efficient lighting, and a solar power system, providing clean power and energy savings.   Guests will enjoy the private, detached casita with an en-suite bathroom. The five remaining model homes are currently under construction and are expected to open in 2023.

 

“As La Quinta continues to emerge as the new epicenter of the Coachella Valley, we have worked to expand our offerings at Andalusia Country Club, which is rapidly becoming the premier community in this fast-growing California market,” said Randall Bone, Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Company. “As buyers seek the retreat of a luxury home in the desert, we are confident the debut of these new homesites will be met with enthusiasm. At Sunrise Company, we are pleased to provide a growing range of options for buyers looking to purchase in La Quinta and invite them to call Andalusia home.”

 

Purchase of a homesite and home includes a Sports Club membership with extensive facilities and programming, including fun events, a fitness center, fitness studio, fitness classes, eight pickleball courts, seven tennis courts, two bocce courts, a resort pool and Tapas Restaurant and Lounge where the lively weekly Happy Hour is a perfect place to meet new friends. Owners who love golf can join as a Golf Member to hone their game on the expansive Rees Jones Golf Course and experience fun and camaraderie with other Members at tournaments, clinics and weekly games.

 

Buyers can purchase a homesite, customize a floorplan to suit their preferences and allow the Andalusia Sales, Design and Construction team to build the desert oasis of their dreams, or choose from the Signature Homes and resale residences available starting at $1.3 million.

Spending Quality Time with Kids and Grandchildren through Country Club Activities and Sports 

With hectic family schedules, spending consistent quality time with your kids can be a struggle. And although some may view luxury country clubs as adult-only environments, they couldn’t be more wrong. 

 

Whether you’re looking after your grandchildren for the weekend or having the whole family round for an occasion, getting out and playing sports together is a fabulous way to keep connected and engaged.

 

Keep reading to discover how Andalusia country club can help you bond with your family while working up a sweat. 

Time for Some Group Games 

With a 25-meter pool waiting to be enjoyed, the kids will be off their iPads and into the great outdoors in no time. 

 

One benefit of belonging to an active country club is that you can give the kids in your family the opportunity to play different sports than they would at school. 

 

If you want to encourage a healthy bit of competition, we have several different court games available on-site, including pickleball, tennis, and bocce. Pickleball is a great sport to get your kids and grandchildren into as the rules are straightforward, and due to the intimate size of the court, it’s a very sociable game. 

 

By experiencing the wild emotions of sport together—joy, anxiety, pride, and frustration—you can build a vital support system for the children in your family. These hours of active fun will become precious lifelong memories. 

 

Also, with the help of our private lessons, you could be nurturing the next Jennifer Dawson before you know it! 

 

To view the full range of activities we have to offer, take a look here

Share Your Love of Golf 

Don’t be fooled: It’s not only adults who can appreciate a round of golf. 

 

Golf is a fantastic low-impact sport and a brilliant way to keep active for the old and the young. A key benefit of playing golf with your kids or grandchildren is the time it gives for conversation while you play. 

 

As well as sharing your golfing tips and tricks as you make your way around the fairway, you can have a good catch-up and a much-needed bonding session. (Relaxed chats are a bit trickier across a tennis net after all.) 

 

If you’ve been playing a sport for decades, it can be a little challenging to play with someone who is brand new to the game. However, golf isn’t one of these sports. It’s accessible to all ages, you simply need to adjust the handicap for the person’s ability. 

 

That’s why golf is the perfect game for family members of all ages and capabilities. Together, families can embrace the country club lifestyle and happily work around our stunning 18-hole championship course.  

 

If you fancy getting the little ones into the golf community, click here to view the different memberships we have available. 

Awaken the Baby Yogis in Your Family 

Exercise doesn’t always need to be loud, intense, or played in teams. Yoga is a great alternative for children who don’t like traditional sports, and it’s proven to be a big hit, with 1.7 million kids already practicing in the US. 

 

Teaching children early on the importance of having a healthy mindset and taking time out for yourself is really important. Growing kids can be full of raging hormones, so providing them with a practice that teaches them how to regulate their emotions while increasing their strength and flexibility is a win-win. 

 

Yoga is also a great way to help children with anxiety by teaching them breathing and relaxation techniques. For younger children, why not add some silly sounds during the classic cat-cow or warrior positions? Who said yoga had to be serious? 

 

You can join a yoga class with your kids in our state-of-the-art gym, or if you fancy something more informal, you can use our facilities for a private family session. 

 

Discovering and enjoying a new discipline together can become a much-enjoyed and valued shared experience.   

 

Spending quality time with the children of your family is immensely important at all ages, and staying active together is a brilliant way to stay connected. By strengthening your family connection through all the emotions that sports can bring, you create tight bonds and memories that last a lifetime. 

 

To learn more about country club life and how it could benefit all of your family, check out our website for more details.