PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course

4.3580588235 4.4 stars from 5 (170)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7204 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 75.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7204 yards 75.3 143
Blue 72 6522 yards 72.2 134
White 72 6061 yards 70.0 128
Gold (W) 72 5627 yards 72.8 133
Red (W) 72 5023 yards 69.4 124

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 170 Reviews
5 stars:
81
4 stars:
70
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

150 out of 169 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Awesome day......."



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was an absolute joy to play. Great day with the family!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



pwselby's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004854747's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004854747's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very impressed!"


Cookie333's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We really enjoyed our day! Course was in amazing shape! Pace of play was the best we had in a 3 week span over many other courses. We will be back! Thank you!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Looks can be deceiving"


DDetloff1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course looked great from a distance. Played first day open after overseeding. Cart path only. Pace of play super slow. Too much walking and tough to get to ball from cart path. Too much walking up and down extreme hills. Greens looked great but were extremely slow and shaggy. Tee boxes were shaggy. The grounds crew missed a bunch of grass around greensand fringe so very inconsistent around greens.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u913826297's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very good condition as I played it a couple of months ago and it wasn’t at all. Looks like they are getting it back in shape for the “season” fun track recommend any tie you’re in the desert. As always staff is great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



MikeMale's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good value for a good course"


t533373687's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a good rate at $25 on golfnow and while rental clubs were $55, all in all it was very good value for money at $80 total. Nice course and very playable for the average golfer - good vacation choice if in the Palm Springs area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A delightful round of golf in every way"


adrienneJohnson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf lovers should not miss this course. The facility, course, & staff could not have been nicer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u00000990733's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"For the price it was a nice course"


u913826297's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout is very good and is usually in great shape but it's too bad that it was in bad shape tee boxes were shaggy, fairways had lots of bare spots and greens were so/so but we only paid $30 so we equated to playing a nicer local muni. I would wait until October to play this course when they get it back in shape. The staff as always was excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Jack always gives you something to think about"


ThePerryCox's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

As a non-member resident of PGA West I love to seize the opportunity to play any of the courses when they are priced reasonably. Today I was able to score a fantastic price for a 12:54 tee time. The service from clubhouse to cart barn was exceptional. Smiles and warm greetings abound. The starter/Marshall as well as the cart barn guy were pleasant and friendly. Never once did I feel rushed or unwelcomed. Ended up playing the Championship tees as a single. Pretty much had the course to myself so it was just about as pleasant and tranquil as it gets.

To be honest, this was the worst condition I've seen the course in. That's not to say it was unplayable, but there was a LOT of dead patches in the fairways as well as around almost every green. Paid the price on a few errant tee shots missing fairways. The rough is beyond thick, extremely inconsistent, and made it exceedingly difficult to find a ball that was only a few yards offline. This was surprising as the other courses are in nowhere near the disrepair that the Nicklaus Tournament was in.

Pace of play was incredible, as the course was completely empty. Saw the beverage girl multiple times throughout my round, and water jugs were full and icy. I look forward to playing here again, as many times as possible. Despite the patchy conditions, I know the course will recover and be as beautiful as we come to expect from a PGA West track. It was all worth it, as I received some of the best service from the staff that I have ever received here...and I've played many a round between Nicklaus/Norman.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great condition in the summer heat"


johnnyflint's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son and I enjoyed this course and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone searching for a thoroughly enjoyable round in the summer heat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u318942212's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the reputation that PGA West has the course was in miserable shape, both fairways and greens. Would have been nice to know before going out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Logen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course poor customer svc"


Hyak4802437's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is absolutely great golf course.

However I had bad experience with staff when I checked in.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



toddcomp's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Stunning"


u390766357's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Such a treat to play only wish I played better. Great views. Great staff. Could of used a Marshall but we had no complaints. Total treat


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Obnoxious Marshal"


tonyep3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is excellent and in great shape,tough but fair.this was my wife's and I first time playing it and it would have been an enjoyable round if not the the same Marshal hounding us,we were playing with a couple of 70 something yr. olds and he was on us about the pace of play,our GPS in the carts said we were on pace but this guy kept hounding us,like I said would have been a really enjoyable round golf if not for him.he started on the 4th hole on!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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