Palm Desert Country Club was originally known as Palm City Association and was incorporated in 1961. The clubhouse and adjoining structures were built along with 3 display homes. In 1977 the name was changed to Palm Desert Country Club. The “primary purpose for which the corporation was formed was to provide athletic, recreational and club facilities for the use of the residents” of the Association.
There are now 1,054 homes or lots built on two tracts of land that make up the total membership of Palm Desert Country Club. In addition to the buildings, there is a pool complex, park and rose garden. The Palm Desert Country Club Association is governed by a seven member Board of Directors; the board members are elected by the homeowners.
Silver Spur Ranch is a non-gated residential community, which is known for its mix of Mid-Century Modern homes, upscale bungalows, luxury estates. Homes at Silver Spur Ranch generally have two to five bedrooms and range in size up to 4,500 sq.ft. Silver Spur Ranch, once home to Bing Crosby, was developed beginning in the 1950s with development continuing into the 2010s.
The Summit is a residential community of 156 single-family residences. Homes at The Summit feature three, four and five bedrooms ranging in size from approximately 2,100 sq.ft. to 5,000 sq.ft. Lot sizes range from approximately 10,000 sq. ft. to over 22,000 sq. ft. Developed from the early 1980s to the 2000s, The Summit offers homes with a variety of architectural styles and low HOA dues.
Portola Pointe is a small residential community in North Palm Desert, featuring three and four bedroom single-family homes ranging in size from approximately 2,570 sq.ft. to 3,416 sq.ft. Developed in 2006-2007, Portola Pointe is newer community which offers distinctive Spanish, Italian or Tuscan architectural designs and spectacular mountain scenery. Lot sizes are large measuring approximately 10,000 sq. ft. and up. Portola Pointe also offers low Home Owners Association dues to property owners.