About Us

In 1984, the 700-acre property now known as Rancho La Quinta was planned as a residential golf community named “The Grove.” But before the golf course was developed, North Star Development purchased the property and renamed it “The Pyramids.” A golf course was built and completed in 1989, but before it opened for play or for membership sales, the Resolution Trust Corporation purchased the course and the surrounding property. 
Four years later, in April 1993, T.D. Desert Development, LP purchased the course and the undeveloped community. A partnership of Torchmark Development Corporation and Drummond Company, Inc., T.D. Desert Development, LP restored the golf course and opened it for play in December 1993. From 1996-98, the course hosted the nationally televised PGA Tour’s Skins Game. In 1999 Torchmark Development Corporation and Drummond Company, Inc., split up their joint properties, leaving the Drummond Company sole owner of T.D. Desert Development, LP.
In the fall of 2021, the Master Association for Rancho La Quinta acquired the Country Club facilities from T.D. Desert Development, LP and annexed the property as a part of the Associations' common area. Today, the 700-acre property is operated for the benefit of the homeowners of Rancho La Quinta. The Country Club property consists of two 18-hole private golf courses - The “Jones Course,” designed by the highly acclaimed Robert Trent Jones Jr., is a traditional course, whereas the “Pate Course,” designed by U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate, sports a more modern layout.