One of the best croquet programs in the nation
Croquet is an increasingly popular sport in the United States, and the Mission Hills Croquet Club is one of the biggest and best croquet clubs in the world. We attract a growing number of national and international tournaments. The United States Croquet Association recently announced the recipients of its annual awards and we are proud to share that the USCA has designated us as USA Croquet Club of the Year.
But, the recognition doesn’t stop there. Our very own Blake Fields has been named Jr. Player of the year! The Fields family has been recognized as the USCA’s Family of the Year in honor of their three generations of croquet players.
For people unfamiliar with the game, croquet at Mission Hills is not what you played in your backyard as a youngster. The six-wicket croquet games played here, derived from the 160-year-old British sport, is more challenging than you might think. Mission Hills Croquet Club offers introductory classes, clinics, practice games and tournaments that pair beginners with more experienced players to help new players learn the game..
The Mission Hills Croquet Club is only one of a handful of clubs in the U.S. and Canada that has a teaching professional, Brian Lozano. As one of the world’s top players, Brian is at Mission Hills from November through April and conducts clinics that teach you the game, as well as offering private lessons.Our Croquet Professional, Brian Lozano, one of the world’s top players, is at Mission Hills from November through April conducting clinics, directing competitions, and offering private lessons.
Serving since 2020
After being raised on hockey and working in finance, Brad shifted gears in his passions and career. A lifelong golfer, Brad began his hospitality career on the east coast at Rumson Country Club in his home state of New Jersey. As assistant caddy master, he oversaw 70 caddies and began his exploration of membership engagement. The love of a new career in golf sent Brad on a journey to a new coast. He moved to Palm Springs, California, where he could be among family and among an abundance of hotels, resorts and golf courses.The next 14 years were spent at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. After a short stint as first assistant golf professional, Brad moved into the role of membership director. Responsible for golf, tennis and resort memberships, he also oversaw all group golf events for the resort as well as outside events. From simple membership renewals to large scale tournaments and everything in between, Brad has grown in his love of golf and hospitality over the years.The allure of...
Serving since 1992
Debra is a native Californian and San Diego State University alumni.Debra’s career with ClubCorp began right out of college in 1992 where she worked at the University Club atop Symphony Towers in San Diego. She later relocated to the Palm Springs area and worked in the membership departments in the following country clubs: Desert Falls, Indian Wells and Mission Hills.Debra’s interests include volunteering at local animal shelters and charities and supporting her daughter and her high school sports team. She also enjoys teaching a fitness class at our Sports Club.