A Fashion & Style-section article highlighted how the Palm Desert, Calif., property, once known primarily for its 18-hole executive golf course, has become “a mecca for worshipers of high design”—and in particular architect John Elgin Woolf, who created Marrakesh’s pink-and-white villas and pool houses in his signature “Hollywood Regency” style that is now enjoying a resurgence in popularity. “The desert used to be driven by golf,” one Marrakesh resident told the Times. “Now the big engine of the economy [here] is style.”
The Palm Springs, Calif., golf resort is still dealing with damage from late-summer storms that sent a river of mud and debris down the mountainside and into the wash, affecting eight holes and burying cart paths. The club has requested that city council transfer $100,000 to the property to help cover restoration and cleanup costs.