PGA West Stadium Course #17: Welcome to “Alcatraz.” Home to Lee Trevino’s “Hole in One” – one of the most famous shots in golf history – which gave him the “Skins Game” victory over Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Raymond Floyd.
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4.4
435 Reviews (435)
5 Stars
269
4 Stars
108
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
86.5%
Recommend this course
385 out of 435 reviews
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4.2
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.2%
Recommend this course
23 out of 27 reviews
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4.6
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.7%
Recommend this course
51 out of 55 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7300 yards
Slope 154
Rating 82.5
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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1987) Alice Dye (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "PGA WEST Golf Academy"
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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

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Reviews

4.4
435 Reviews (435)

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
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Great courseGreat course pro shop was friendly guys work the carts in the bags didn’t seem to care about the gifts at all

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course was in the worst shape of any course I have ever played

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/03/2020

You played that morning on a 110+ degree day. Did you share your thoughts with Staff or just the internet?

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Novice golfers take note:

Due to the COVID 19,
I write this review not having picked up a club, golf stretching or even played golf in 7 months. This course is a quality course. Layout & Hole names like Double trouble fit. Ball position is key here on every hole. Lot’s of water, Waste area & bunkers. (Trouble)
If your a 15 index, lay up short of trouble & wedge into the green. Visit the web site & take notes; still doesn’t do this course justice. I’ll play this course & highly recommend you put this course on ur schedule. Course not in tip top shape & 115 degrees. Hmmm...

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Seeking 72

This is my favorite course just the course conditions were really not the best.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Poor Conditions

Expectations were high on PGA West. I’ve been golfing for 30 years and would say this is the most disappointed I’ve ever been. Overall, course conditions was as poor as I’ve eve seen on a golf course. It’s unbelievable that this is a stop on the tour.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

What happened?

Pete Dye would roll over in his grave if he saw the conditions of this course these days.

So unfortunate was has happened to this fine course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough course but fun

Some hikes under construction with the greens. Tough course yet fun with plenty of sand and water if you don’t hit it right. Couple of greens under construction but overall it was 4 stars.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Windy day made this round a doozy

Beautiful course, the winds made it even tougher than usual. My only complaint is some of the greens were being rebuilt, but it wasn’t a big issue. Will definitely return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome Day

This place is amazing. You cannot lose coming here. Staff was awesome. Course is sick. Great shape. Can't wait to come out again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course a little out of the way but played during Corona-virus lock-down

Tough course, excellent shape. Greens are accepting, little small. You must hit straight t-shots to get you into position to attack the greens. I had a great day with the driver so I had fun, but i can see if you are wayward with driver or t-shot it will be a long day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course maintenance below average

This is a great golf course that charges a premium price. 3 days prior to us playing there was an inch of rain. Standing water in low areas and in a few traps. We rented a house on the 11th hole and never saw a maintenance crew attempt to fix issues. They cut the greens but don’t make the final cut around the perimeter of the green.
If you are charging a prescription price the course should be in premium condition. You can’t take short cuts. Issues on the course have to be addressed immediately.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrible bunkers

The course was immaculate, tees, fairways and greens. However the sand traps were hard packed and very little sand. Not worthy of the course or the price they charge

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Absolutely Top Notch

Might not be cheap but in my mind it is worth every penny. I am a big Sawgrass fan so there is no doubt I love this track. Playing from the golds about 5,800 yards is just so much fun. All the grasses are in terrific shape. Always remember Pete Dye giveth and he takes away.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great time

From the practice facilities to the 19th hole. We immensely enjoyed ourselves. Course was still in tournament shape and gave a good idea of how impressive of what tour pros can do.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course but really slow today, waited every shot

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stadium is a favorite

Course is in great shape... as usual ... very challenging but a fantastic experience

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