The Stadium Course at PGA West

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4.4
319
5 Stars
184
4 Stars
90
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.4
91.4%
Recommend this course
281 out of 316 reviews
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4.3
28
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.3%
Recommend this course
25 out of 28 reviews
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4.5
60
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.7%
Recommend this course
55 out of 60 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7300
Slope 148
Rating 75.8
Type Public/Resort
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PGA West Stadium Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7300 yards 75.8 148
Championship 72 6739 yards 73.1 140
Combo 72 6383 yards 71.2 136
Regular 72 6166 yards 70.2 133
Regular (W) 72 6166 yards 75.9 139
Gold 72 5700 yards 73.9 134
Combo 72 5400 yards 71.8 130
Red (W) 72 5092 yards 69.9 127
Silver 72 4084 yards 60.7 103
Silver (W) 72 4084 yards 64.2 114
Scorecard for TPC Stadium
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tournament M: 75.8/148 445 371 471 192 535 255 346 559 452 3626 416 617 363 214 389 468 600 168 439 3674 7300
Championship M: 73.1/140 382 348 448 170 514 223 309 526 430 3350 380 591 347 195 372 436 517 146 405 3389 6739
Combo M: 71.2/136 W: 71.9/128 358 348 383 170 514 187 309 526 382 3177 351 530 347 167 372 404 517 131 387 3206 6383
Regular M: 70.2/133 W: 76.4/143 358 328 383 151 496 187 295 486 382 3066 351 530 308 167 348 404 474 131 387 3100 6166
Gold W: 73.7/137 334 320 356 133 460 146 281 471 362 2863 327 482 287 153 328 367 463 112 318 2837 5700
Red W: 70.2/124 304 290 327 111 437 133 240 429 313 2584 294 442 249 105 293 338 428 83 276 2508 5092
Handicap 9 15 3 17 7 5 11 13 1 6 8 18 10 12 4 16 14 2
Par 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 5 3 17 9 15 13 11 1 2 8 14 18 12 6 4 16 10

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1987)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

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Reviews

4.4
319

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Patio Dining 27
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 67
Water Hazards 64
Forced Carries 48
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 58
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 50
A Weekend Splurge 29
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 41
At a Resort 32
Convenient to the City 18
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Hard course. Enjoyed playing a course with so many challenges. Conditions were good except the greens were fertilized making the ball jump around.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lightning

Sad you can’t get a rain check after 9 holes because of lightning and rain. Not a good value there. Just wanted to play the back nine....

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A must play

Awesome as usual. Very challenging but as always a joy to play to gauge your game.

When in the valley this is the place to play!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
British Columbia Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

MUST PLAY, Incredibly Challenging, Excellent Conditions!

IMO Pete Dye's Mona Lisa

Like being on a surreal golf course

Every look is stunning on the course and the surroundings.

takes confidence and composure to play this course

Does give advantage to shorter approach shots because every green is guarded by water, bunkers or rock formations so play the right tees (not a course to let testosterone get the best of you)

If you're not precise on distance I'd suggest add a club every approach shot With a couple exceptions long is the safer position and always play middle of the green

If you spray bring enough balls

Definitely Mid to Low Handicap golfers only

Facilities and the people are Top Notch

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Absolutely amazing

This has always been a Top-5 in the USA for me. Incredibly great and difficult course. Conditions were amazing. Greens were nearly perfect, which is amazing for September in the desert. Pro shops has amazing stuff in it. If I only had some extra money. :) Ernie’s grill and bar was excellent. A must-go golf location.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Stadium

Played the Blues (6739/73.1/140) twilight in slightly less than 3H. The weather was sunny, breezy and around 105.

Pete Dye design that features moguls and large bunkers galore that make for challenging sight lines. Many of the traps here the average golfer needs to steer clear of to avoid big numbers. Bad shots are really penalized here. Even relatively good shots barely offline can quickly result in a double or worse.

The Bermuda tees were lush and well maintained, only some par 3's needed divot attention.

The Bermuda fairways were lush with most divots already repaired.

The Bermuda rough was lush and still thick even though mowed down.

The plentiful sand traps were well maintained with good quality sand. One i was in was thin and could have used more sand. There are many large traps on this course, a few with 10' to 15' lips to play over. Avoiding the sand here is a higher priority than almost any other course I have played.

The Bermuda greens putted nice. Medium speed, smooth for Bermuda, consistent and firm.

The customer service was top notch. No drink cart twilight. Numerous water stations on the course. Good GPS on the carts. Nice all grass range that was unfortunately closed today. Very challenging layout in good late summer condition. Definitely recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

PGA West Stadium is my favorite course in Palm Springs Area

This course as so many places that cause you trouble. Usually in the sand 4 times a round and 2 or 3 balls lost in the water bu today no sand and only one ball fell shot into the water. It pays off to use your brain and play a safer club around trouble. A good short game pays big time. Best round for me at this course, 82. 43 front and 39 back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough but fun

Third time playing this course. I moved up to white tees and enjoyed it much more. Bring a few extra balls. I plan to play it again this week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not for the average golfer

This is course is not meant for the average golfer. Very difficult holes, many forced carries, very deep rough in spots. I consider myself a better golfer and this course completely beat me up, and it was not fun. For example, lost a ball 2 feet off the fairway. The round was also very slow in 100 degree heat, and very bad bugs on the first 5 holes (bring spray if you are playing in the morning). The greens were recently punched so dont expect good roll on your putts, also many of the bunkers were not maintained. The course Marshall was not very friendly (The course was empty behind us so I started over after 8 since it was so slow in front of us. The starter obliged, but for some reason was totally annoyed when he saw me on 16 again. Not sure I understood what happened) .

I would have expected more from this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Love this course

Always great to play this course. Tee boxes and fairways were in great condition, but the condition of the greens were very disappointing. I checked the maintenance schedule and trusted when they said that if the course is open, that its playable. True...course had been opened a couple weeks after maintenance, but the greens were patchy dirt and grass. Very bumpy, sandy, and no true rolls. Not sure if it was just the hot weather or some other issue. I played the course once before a few summers ago and the greens were awesome. Just disappointing to hit the green and have no chance to make a putt. I played on an Underpar deal (free replay), so the price was right...I would still recommend the course as its an iconic layout and very challenging. Staff is top-notch and very accommodating.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Very poor conditions ASK before giving your $$ how bad the course is.

Just finished spending a week in the Palm SPringgs area for a week of vacation golf. The highlight of the trip was a round at the PGA West Stadium course.

My nephew booked the course and we were all set.

Pro shop took our cash and off we went. Not ONE word as to the condition of the course.

The range was in great condition so it looked as if it was going to be a great day.

From the first tee, it was abundantly clear that even true resort courses at HALF the price were i better condition.

The tee boxes were sandy and half were filled with brown spots.

The fairways were pocked with brown spots.

And then the greens! I never have seen so much sand spread on greens. Even the fringe and second cuts were loaded with sand.

I get the fact that all courses need to aerate and sand for primo conditioning but these greens looked like they were punched at least 3 weeks ago and should not have had this much sand.

My biggest issue was the fact that the pro shop guys said NOTHING about the course conditions.!!

Had they mentioned this at all, at the very least, I would have had a choice to withdraw and play elsewhere. But to say nothing, take the money was a real bait and switch to me.

While $99 is a relative bargain for this course, it was way overpriced for the conditions.

We paid $39 for one resort course that totally eclipsed the conditions found this day.

Never again PGA West, never again

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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PGAWest
Commented On 07/11/2018

Thank you for the recent comments on The Stadium Course at PGA WEST. We appreciate the time and effort that you put into your review - any feedback we receive from our guests is invaluable in our quest for continuous improvement. At the time you played, the course had just come out of an aerification and it generally takes ten days for the course to recover. However, the greens (and some fairways) took longer to recover because of the extreme heat and humidity we have been experiencing this summer. Aggressive summer agronomic practices are necessary to help promote healthy turf conditions - and it is not an exact science. The other courses in the valley perform aerification at various times during the summer so all courses are not in the same condition at the same time. There are also different varieties of bermudagrass at different courses (we have three different types throughout our 9 courses) and they do not all react and recover the same. We feel badly that you did not enjoy your round - that is not the way we want anyone to leave after playing PGA WEST. Please contact our General Manager, Darrin Harn at 760-564-7105 so we can learn more and invite you back to play under better circumstances.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Worst course conditions I ever played in my life

Should have taken pictures. It is hard to describe the condition of the greens. They were recently aerated but I have played recently aerated greens before and this was no excuse. 40% of the "greens" was DIRT. and excoriated dirt also. The tee boxes were lousy, the fairways were AWFUL but the greens were laughable. Everyone in my foursome agreed. We played other courses in the area during the 5 days we were there (some also recently aerated) and they were light years ahead of this course. Luckily I paid only $45....but I wouldn't waste my time if it was for FREE!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Staff
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Play The Course The Pros Play!

The Stadium Course at PGA West is a true test of your game. It puts a premium on your approach shots as well as your tee shots. The course was in great shape and I managed to not fall victim to the infamous bunker on 16! The finishing stretch of 16,17, and 18 is one of my favorite in golf. Such variety and beauty in each hole! Can't wait to play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One off Bucket List

Great facility and the golf is challenging, but not as tough as the starter would make you think. The Stadium course was on the list because it's a Tour stop. The condition in late May was only fair and our round Memorial Day weekend was 5.5 hours. Great company and getting to play 16,17 and 18 well made the day!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun day in the desert

Fortunately was able to get a deal time so was a really good value. The course was in great shape from tee to green. Really love the greens here. Roll true and the speed I like, firm, fast, and consistent, but not lighting quick. The only beef I have, if you want to call it that, is that some of the clientele tend not to want to fix their divots. Would definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Test ur GAME

Fair test w every shot a challenge. Very fun test of your skills. A must play when u come to the desert.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

PGA WEST

Tough layout, water water water....got to be straight, crazy deep bunkers. Green & manicured perfectly

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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