Palm Desert Country Club Hours of Operation
Golf Course: 6am – 5pm Daily
Golf Clubhouse: See Cactus Club Restaurant for hours
77-200 California Drive
Palm Desert, CA, 92211
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-501-5431
Local Phone: (760) 345-0222
Meet the Team
Wilf Weinkauf, General Manager
Wilf has more than 30 years of experience in the golf industry. Prior to joining Palm Desert Country Club, Wilf was developer and then co-owner and general manager of Northern Bear Golf Club in Alberta, Canada- a Jack Nicklaus signature course.
Wilf believes the success of the golf course is its management team and at Palm Desert Country Club, “We have the best!”
Dave Zickau, Director of Golf
Dave has been around golf as long as he can remember. He played golf for his high school team and then attended Mississippi State University, graduating with a degree in Professional Golf Management.
Dave’s professional career has included a variety of golf courses including Amelia Island Plantation in Florida and Maroon Creek Club in Aspen. With over 20 years of country club experience in the Coachella Valley, Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and an abundance of enthusiasm to Palm Desert Country Club.
Contact Dave for memberships, tee-times, tournaments, golf lessons, or any of your golfing needs:
760-345-0222 ext. 104
Laura Luethke, Assistant Golf Pro
Laura has played golf since the age of 10, learning from her father, a PGA professional. She has competed in nationally recognized events including a ASGA amateur and women’s open sectional. She played division 1 golf at Fresno State and was awarded Honorable mention All-American honors in 2004, raking top 30 in the nation of division 1 women players.
She is a PGA apprentice working toward class A membership and is TPI certified. Previously, she taught at Omni Rancho Las Palmas here in the Coachella Valley and at River Valley Ranch in Aspen. She loves to play and help golfers of all skill levels improve and get maximum enjoyment from the game.
Contact Laura for golf lessons:
Reggie Cox, Food & Beverage Manager
Reggie began his food and beverage career in Scotland. He spent a summer working in Aspen and then moved to Long Beach to work as Assistant Beverage Manager on the Queen Mary. While working for Velvet Turtle Restaurants, he was transferred to Coachella Valley.
Reggie brings extensive country club knowledge to Palm Desert Country Club, having worked at Mesquite Golf & Country Club, Desert Dunes Golf Club and Indian Palms Country Club.
Contact Reggie for parties, events and banquets:
760-345-0222 ext. 105
Dianna Todd, Controller
Dianna began her finance career with John Q Hammonds Hotels, then Ceridian HCM and Intuit, Inc., gaining expertise in all areas of employee relations. She moved from San Diego to the desert in 2003, going to work for Indian Palms Country Club as the Resort Administration Management.
Dianna enjoys working at a golf course almost as much as she enjoys playing the game of golf. For more than 10 years, she has managed the accounting, human resources and day to day administration of golf course operations. Every day brings something interesting and challenging to tackle.
760-345-0222 ext. 103
Ted Genereux, Golf Course Superintendent
While on summer hiatus from playing Jr. A hockey, Ted obtained his first job at a golf course and by the age of 20, was a superintendent. He worked on the construction of Northern Bear in Alberta, Canada – a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Then he stayed on to operate the maintenance program for the course for over 10 years.
Ted stuided Horticulture, Landscaping & Nursery Practices at NDSU-Bottineau campus in North Dakota. He moved to Coachella Valley to manage the maintenance department at Palm Desert Country Club in the fall of 2012 where his extensive knowledge of water management is invaluable in the operation of a golf course in the desert.