In 1952, Tamarisk Country Club was the second 18-hole private club in the Coachella Valley. Ben Hogan, one of golf’s greatest players, helped shape the Club traditions as Tamarisk’s first Golf Professional. Hogan won the Masters, The British Open, and the American Open (now known as the US Open) while actively serving as the Club Pro. Hogan’s successor, Ellsworth Vines, was the second golf pro at Tamarisk and the only athlete in history who had been among the top ten golfers and top ten tennis players in the world. Vines not only won a PGA Tour Event, he won Wimbledon as well.