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News and Information

Rainbow Challenge Week'23

  • Sign up at under Events>Rainbow Challenge. You can click below to download the flyer and pricing info.

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RC'23 Non-Compete Option

  • You do not have to compete. You can play 18 holes on Sunday at Heritage Palms and enjoy the Awards Ceremony Brunch.

Women's Scramble

  • Sign up by Feb 21, 2023 for the Women of Stonewall scramble at Woodhaven

Golf Shots

  • Tammy-1, Pete Dye-0. At the Stadium Course, Tamara Smith lands in the middle of the fairway, avoiding Pete's carefully placed water, rocks, sand, and even an out of bounds on the right. Nice job!
  • Nine-year-old Ethan Lee visited from Miami and played with Stonewall at Shadow Mountain, February 2019.
  • We play the Canadian Open each spring before the snowbirds fly home. It's always fun and a good way to win a little bottle of maple syrup. April 2018. We hope to start again in 2022.
  • Everyone loves the tee at hole 12 at Shadow Mountain. A golden retriever lives there among the statues and begs you to throw a ball. David Hood, don't throw it in the pool!
  • Robbin and Lisa moved to the desert from Illinois in 2021. Robbin immediately cashed in at the Rainbow Challenge. Good job! Great play!
  • Our Co-Social Director Darryl Daniels, along with Mike Wilkinson, introduced us to Detroit's iconic drink, the Last Word, which costs a mere $200 to make at home. Here's Darryl at Coronado in 2020.
  • We don't only play golf. Here we are, Darryl, Mike, Charlie, Susan, and Deb after braving 45 minutes of treacherous terrain to hear a loud Trump brigade play urban hip-hop on top of Utah. Who knew?
  • A favorite golf course accessory in Palm Springs is our friend, the road runner. Road runners show up, then they run away before the anvil drops.
  • Karen Daniels is always in contention for our weekly closest to the pin contests. And all of the golf courses look like this from November through June.

About Us

Stonewall Golfers is a group of gay and lesbian golfers based in Palm Springs, California. The organization was started in 2000 and has grown to over 130 active members, with over 270 website profiles. We exist to schedule, participate in and enjoy regular golf and social events and to provide desert residents and visitors with gay and lesbian golfing companions in a friendly environment.

We hold at least 3 events per month and several major tournaments per year including our popular Rainbow Challenge. The club also organizes scramble tournaments throughout the year. We welcome members and non-members to all golf outings.

Stonewall Golfers supports local, social service based non-profit 501(c)(3) charities that recognize and meet the needs of the LGBT community. We make two monetary charitable donations per calendar year (one in mid-June and one in mid-December), subject to available funds, in equal amounts to (1) The LGBT Community Center of the Desert, and (2) FIND Food Bank (through The Community Food Bank @ The Center). More detailed info is available at

Stonewall Golfers conducts the majority of its communications via email. Feel free to email us at

For matters that require postal mail, our address is Stonewall Golfers, PO Box 2891, Palm Springs, CA 92263-2891.

Club Officers


Melissa Berninger, President

Melissa joined Stonewall in 2016. She was Treasurer from 2018-2023, until becoming President in 2023. Her number one priority is to make sure everyone who plays with Stonewall feels welcome and enjoys playing with such a wonderful group of people. Professionally, Melissa is a CFO for an import distribution company based out of Los Angeles and brings her business/financial knowledge to operating Stonewall. When not playing golf Melissa enjoys spending time with her dog and travel.

Greg Baldwin, Treasurer

Greg has successfully been CEO of his own businesses, and is keenly aware of an organizations financial health and well-being. His first tournament was the 2019 Rainbow Challenge, which was by far our largest success in generating charitable funds for the LGBT Community Center of the Desert, and for the players. Every year, under Greg's stewardship, the Rainbow Challenge has contributed more and more to charity and gotten even better organized.

Deb Knowles, Board Member

Deb is a Director At Large. She joined Stonewall in 2019 and the Board in 2021. Deb brings significant experience with the Rules of Golf and Tournament Administration. Deb began a retirement transition from her Wealth Advisory practice in 2021 and now does all things golf. She and her wife Susan share their time between San Francisco and LaQuinta. Deb is currently a Course Rater for both the NCGA and Golf Week and serves on boards for other two golf related not for profit organizations.

Mike Wilkinson, Board Member

Mike is part of the Rainbow Challenge committee and is involved with settings up events at out of town destinations. He also acts as an Event Point person.

Celine Cooper, Board Member

Tom Flynn, Board Member

Tom joined Stonewall in 2021. As a Board Member, Tom initiates, advises on, and votes on Board decisions for the Club. He and all Board members act as co-ordinator for our events.. Tom leads fundraising for "tee-sponsorships" at the Rainbow Challenge. His number one goal is to increase membership, and encourage outreach to bring in younger players. Professionally, Tom was a Broadway actor based in NYC for almost 30 years. Say thanks next time you see him!

Steve Innes, Board Member

Steve joined Stonewall in 2019. He joined the board in 2023 and will be working with the Event Coordinator on planning events and as an Event Point Person. Steve joined the board as a way to give back and to help Stonewall with its growth. Professionally, Steve was an academic who taught philosophy at universities in London and Glasgow. Steve splits time between Glasgow and Palm Springs, when not playing golf he enjoys cultural events, travel and spending time with his husband Pete.

Jake Daly, Board Member

John Shulak, Board Member

Lee Ericson, Events Coordinator

Lee sets up all of our events and creates the calendar in consultation with Club members and the Board.

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