About Toscana Golf
Nicklaus set out to make certain that the courses at Toscana would leave an indelible mark. The result is two courses that present stunning vistas, weave naturally through dramatic elevation changes and present risk and reward opportunities to keep the experience fresh — even for the devoted daily player. Importantly, with membership limited to 275 for each course, tee times are unheard of at Toscana.
Great courses require three essential ingredients — an incredible location, a great architect and committed ownership. Jack Nicklaus noted the importance of this third component: “When Bill Bone decided he wanted to do a little bit of rock work, he eventually incorporated over two million dollars worth of boulders into just nine holes. He did that to enhance the course. It’s not what we did at Nicklaus Design; it’s what Bill Bone did. This is one of those rare examples when you have an owner passionate about creating something extraordinary. Bill Bone understands golf, and he understands what his Members want.”
Toscana is developed by Sunrise Company, the Desert’s preeminent golf course developer, who has built over 22 golf course communities in the Western United States.Tour Golf Courses
LESSONS & RANGES
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
The Club features an extensive practice facility featuring a double-ended driving range, a short game practice area with chipping green and a large putting green. Toscana’s director of instruction inherited what his brothers call “the Harmon eye”— the knack for singling out the root cause of a problem. Bill Harmon is a staple on Golf Channel’s “On the Range” and has worked with many touring professionals, including Jay Haas, Billy Andrade, Bill Haas and Nicole Castrale. Bill is a priceless asset to Toscana’s golf game and makes his home at the Bill Harmon Performance Center. Bill, one of the Golf Digest Top 100 Instructors, combines world-class instruction with state-of-the-art training facilities and performance-assessment technologies to help golfers of all ages and levels take their game to the next level and give them the competitive edge they seek.Learn More
Members also enjoy instruction from our experienced PGA golf professionals, who teach Members through individual instruction and clinics.Learn More
EVENTS AND TOURNAMENTS
From the Club Championship to fun one-day guest events, Toscana has a full range of tournaments and golf events for Members and their guests to enjoy. Our extensive schedule ensures that we have something for each Member and their skill level. The competitive and challenging Member tournaments include our Member-Guest Invitationals, Member-Member and Club Championships. Fun and instructional events range from the Harmon Haas Golf School, Divot Divas, Bill Harmon Clinics, themed Ladies’ one-day guest days and don’t forget about the weekly Ladies’ and Men’s choose-ups. Come experience the camaraderie and fun at the various events and tournaments throughout the season.
MAJOR TOURNAMENTS AT TOSCANA
The major tournaments at Toscana include the Member-Guest Invitationals, the Member-Members and individual Member tournaments.
- Ti Amo (Couple’s Member-Guest)
- Donne Classica (Ladies’ Invitational)
- Il Palio (Men’s Invitational)
- Couples’ Club Championship
- La Traviata (Ladies’ Member-Member)
- La Testarossa (Men’s Member-Member)
TIME HONORED TRADITIONS
Lavishly appointed locker rooms highlighted by memorabilia from Jack Nicklaus’ storied career bring luxurious context and tradition to every round. These facilities have few equals, with opulent wood lockers, steam rooms and lively game rooms. Large-screen media centers and expansive dining lounges offer service provided by Il Forno Trattoria. Throughout, high vaulted spaces enjoy mountain views that look across protected private gardens.
Completing an incomparable experience, the Club’s well-appointed golf shop carries a variety of upscale apparel, signature merchandise, accessories, and gifts, a wonderful shopping opportunity Golf World Magazine designated as one of America’s 100 best.Learn More
GOLF & LOCKER ROOM TEAM
Director of Golf and Interim General Manager
Charlie Peterson, PGA
Charlie Peterson joined Toscana in 2017 as the Director of Golf. Prior to Toscana, Charlie was the Director of Golf at Indian Ridge Country Club and had been with Indian Ridge since he first moved to California in 2003. He is focused on creating an exceptional golf experience that exceeds Members and guests expectations by anticipating their needs and offering outstanding service. Charlie is a member of the PGA of America and a graduate of the Golf Academy of America, with a degree in Golf Complex Operations and Business Administration. Charlie was born and raised in Minnesota and began his golf professional career at Brackett’s Crossing Country Club and Bear Path Country Club in the Twin Cities area. He and his wife Megan live in La Quinta, California with their two children: Gwen & Will. They enjoy family days at the pool, visiting the Living Desert and Children’s Museum of the Desert and boating on the Colorado River.
Director of Instruction
Bill Harmon was introduced to the game by his father, Claude Harmon, 1948 Masters Champion. With his brothers Butch, Craig and Dick, the family was awarded “The Golf Family of the Year” as well as the “Richardson Award” for lifetime contributions to the game of golf. Bill is the Director of Instruction at Toscana, and President of the Harmon Experience Golf Schools. Together with his wife, Robin, the Harmon Recovery Foundation was created in 2010. Through their lifetime experiences and mutual relationships, they have raised money in support of those people suffering from drug and alcohol dependency. Bill has been honored as a Golf Magazine’s Top 50 Instructor, and a Top Teacher in California. He caddied for Jay Haas from 1978-1988 and has remained his coach to the present time. Additionally, Bill has coached many Tour Professionals including Bill Haas, John Merrick, Craig Stadler and LPGA player Nicole Castrale. Bill and Robin reside in La Quinta and have two sons, Zack and Jay.
Head Golf Professional
Robby Newbill, PGA
Robby was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration. He played collegiate Baseball at Pacific University before finishing up his degree at the University of Oregon. Robby has worked at Brasada Ranch Golf Club in Bend, Oregon as the 1st Assistant Golf Professional. Robby is currently a PGA Apprentice working towards his PGA Certification. Outside of Golf Robby enjoys fishing, boating and being outdoors.
Golf Operations Manager
Lynda Jensen, PGA
Lynda is a California native raised in Hollister near the Monterey Peninsula. She grew up playing competitive junior golf earning a spot on the PGA Junior Cup Team while competing in Manchester England. Lynda went on to play collegiately at Brigham Young University where she was named All American in her senior year. She majored in Business & Accounting and chose golf as her profession after college. A PGA Member since 1993, Lynda has worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at Lake Arrowhead County Club, Tracy Golf & Country Club. She also owned and operated The Highlands Golf & Country Club golf shops with her husband Kelly, who is also a PGA Member. Outside of work, Lynda enjoys playing family scrambles or grudge matches with her husband and children.
Cathy comes to us from The Quarry where she served as Golf Shop Buyer for 18 years. She has extensive knowledge and experience in golf merchandising and Member service. Cathy is very enthusiastic and has a passion for creating an exceptional shopping experience for Members and guests. She is excited to bring her passion to Toscana to further enhance our Member’s experience each day.
Assistant Golf Professional
Warren Pineo, PGA
Warren was born and raised on the Central Coast of California. He attended College of the Desert while playing on the golf team. Prior to joining the team at Toscana Country Club, Warren was an assistant golf professional at Indian Ridge Country Club as well as a professional golfer on the Canadian Tour for two seasons. He has qualified for Nationwide and PGA Tour events, including the 2007 US Open at Oakmont Country Club. Warren and his wife, have three children.
Locker Room Manager
Gerardo has been with Toscana since 2004 and has proven himself as an outstanding leader. Prior to Toscana, he was at Indian Ridge Country Club for over ten years. At Indian Ridge, he served as the banquet manager and manager at the Jack Kramer Restaurant. We are proud that he has been a Sunrise Company employee since 1994. Gerardo believes in providing an exceptional experience in the men’s locker room. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his children and riding his motorcycle.