Mission Hills Country Club

Mission Hills Country Club

Project details

Mission Hills Country Club


The reinvention of Mission Hills Country Club was inspired by the majestic Southern California desert landscape—borrowing the natural colors, textures and hues that evolve with each sunrise and sunset over the Santa Rosa Mountains of Coachella Valley.


Those hues, in turn, dictated many of Delawie’s choices for the design’s materiality, with a palette of earth tones interspersed with moments of reds and golds. The stone flooring conjures a sense of place, mirroring the Valley’s granite and sands that are celebrated with each morning’s early light. The walnut walls are textural, selected as a nod to the wind-driven sand striations of the surrounding landscape.


The confluence of regionally appropriate and contemporary décor yields an elegant new clubhouse design that accentuates the appeal of indoor-outdoor connectivity. The interior space is inviting with curated views to the championship golf courses and dramatic mountains beyond.


The reinvention encourages mingling and entices members and their guests to circulate through the space, discovering distinct yet complimentary social spaces designed to match a member’s present mood. Guests may be captivated in conversation with friends while the glow of a roaring fire reflects off of neatly stacked wine cases, or they may gather around the large 90” flat screen to watch a sporting event. Those wishing to embrace the elements may find themselves tucked away into a cabana surrounded by large aluminum panels and giant cacti in full bloom.


The new bar design anchors the room and has an intricate, antique brass screen behind the bar with chic shelving on either side. The bar’s granite tone is that of the sunset at dusk, as seen reflecting off of the Club’s mountainous backdrop. Counter-mounted lights are reminiscent of the old Hollywood era that once graced the Club. The large 72” diameter chandelier is suspended above the bar (designed by Bover Lighting based in Barcelona, Spain), and is comprised of interlocking natural wood. The chandelier’s light bounces softly around the soffit, projecting an image reminiscent of an Epiphyllum cactus flower.


Mission Hills Country Club’s reinvention includes a newly designed Board Room, which pays homage to American celebrity, Dinah Shore, a touchdown room that allows members to drop-in and conduct small meetings and business prior to or after a round of golf. The Anytime Bar is a casual atmosphere with a mix of seating heights and styles, a wine lounge, a private dining room and a formal dining room that opens up to the ballroom and Anytime Lounge for a large event the rooms open up to each other seamlessly.


  • Year: 2017
  • Location: Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Size:  10,000 SF
  • Program: Interior Design, Clubhouse, Restaurant