Indian Canyons Celebrities
The club has a colorful history as a favorite haunt of Hollywood celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Walt Disney, Sammy Davis, Jr., Johnny Carson, Chuck Conners, Jackie Gleason, and Milton Berle, as well as former U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan.
Celebrities who lived in Indian Canyons:
- Walt Disney – Camino Real
- Chuck Conners (The Rifleman) – Camino Real
- Don Adams (Get Smart) – Camino Real
- David Janssen (The Fugitive) – Yosemite
- Jerome Factor (Max Factor Cosmetics) – Via Estrella
- Irving Mills (Discovered Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman) – Murray Canyon
- Ginny Simms (Actress) – Murray Canyon
- Fred Williamson (Current resident, Football Player, Actor, Producer) – Calle Palo Fierro
- Fess Parker (Davy Crockett) – Toledo
- William Demarest (Actor) – Yosemite
- Ralph Young (Sandler & Young) – Sierra Way
- Bobby Milano/Keely Smith (Singers) – Murray Canyon
Canyon Country Club
Palm Springs Mayor Frank Bogert marked the opening of the beautiful Canyon Country Club (CCC) with a ribbon cutting ceremony in October of 1962. The CCC included a posh $1.5 million clubhouse and championship 18-hole golf course. Palm Springs Civic leaders, superstars of the entertainment industry and the local country club set all came out to christen this exclusive, private country club nestled in the canyons of south Palm Springs.
The combined golf courses, north and south were part of the largest land lease with local members of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians ever approved by the government.