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
471 Reviews (471)
5 Stars
286
4 Stars
121
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
87.6%
Recommend this course
415 out of 471 reviews
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4.0
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
1
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5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
79.5%
Recommend this course
35 out of 44 reviews
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4.3
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.3%
Recommend this course
69 out of 79 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7300 yards
Slope 154
Rating 82.5
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PGA West Stadium Golf Course
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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

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
471 Reviews (471)

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 41
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Slaptronic

Most players on the course today were very slaptronic. Slow as heck for summertime why don't you hacks go play the par 3 on cook st!!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Conditions are terrible

First time out at TPC Stadium. What a disappointment. The fairways were terrible and that wasn’t even the worst of it. Sand was rock hard/dirt. The greens...they should warn you when booking that the greens are in terrible shape. The grass was so long I think the fairways rolled better. Just so disappointed after hearing such good things.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Totally worth the drive and $$!

Incredible layout, course was in great shape despite 110+ temps for weeks. Pace of play was great, even had an assist from a very friendly and very active Marshall (which has been rare lately) that allowed us to find a soft spot on the back nine so that we would finish our round before sundown. Excellent course, great service, outstanding overall!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Always fun

The course was in great shape like usual. The only downside was some bunkers lacked sand.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Rock hard greens

For the money, I expected a more manicured course. They need to up the maintenance, particularly the front nine

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Worth every $$$$

Course never lets me down but yet always beats me down with its challenges. Always a pleasure

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Tough as advertised

Course in great shape, pace of play was reasonable. Tough, visually intimidating course, but fair. Fairways, bunkers, and greens all in pristine condition. On the pricey side...but worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Love Stadium

Great place to play especially on a golf now discounted round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course with Golf Now Discount

Love to play here when I can get on for a discounted rate. Great track.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Superb Track

Just an excellent course. Every hole offers different looks, hazards. Humps and bumps were fair, but you definitely had a few ackward stances. Conditions were very good. Would play it again for sure when we get back to Palm Springs

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Traveling Golfer

The golf course was a great golf course to play the pace of play was very poor I believe because of membership they did not regulate the time it took us 5 1/2 hours to play 18 normally I am a fast player and I would’ve played it within three hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

FedEx Tour level course

Great weather and course was pristine. Keep it straight and avoid those bunkers around the greens, which are 10 feet or more below the green. Play over water and broad waste areas. The 17th hole is awesome, a 150 yard par 3 over water to a small island green. The 18th is made for a long hitter. The grand stands were already up around the 17th and 18th for the upcoming FedEx event which made it fun, and offered a few good photo opportunities. Great staff, proshop, clubhouse and restaurant, all pro tour level.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Bucket list course

The course was a great course to play But the pace of play was very slow. The greens were in terrible condition as were getting ready for the PGA tournament in couple of weeks. Wish we had been told the greens were in that condition as we wouldn’t of spent that kind of money to play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice time

The course was a great course to play the layout was excellent they are going to play a PGA tournament in a couple weeks the only thing that I did not like was the pace of play it was a little slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Always a treat!

Very nice afternoon round. Pace of play was good. Tough yet playable course and always worth the money. Would definitely come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough, fair

Played for $65 through GolfNow. Pace was excellent, playing in 4 hours. Conditions were very good, the greens were fast and the fairways in great shape. Ask the starter which tees to play to fully enjoy this beauty. I’m a 9 hdcp and played the blue/white combo which was perfect for my game.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Florida Advisor
First Time Playing

Unforgettable experience and test of golf

Played the Stadium course yesterday. First time playing at La Quinta or the Stadium Course.

The Stadium course is notoriously difficult, and rightfully so. I was lucky to draw a husband and wife duo who were a 3 and 9 handicap respectively, that had played there multiple times.

Service - 10
Driving Range - 9
Layout - 8
Conditions - 7
Fun Factor - 9
Challenge - 10
Overall - 8

The course starts off mildly with some tight, narrow holes that require you to hit the fairway or accept a bogey. You must then hit the green or accept a bogey. If you hit the wrong part of the green you must accept a bogey. It's more fun than it sounds.

This is the tone for the entire course. Pete Dye gives you an assignment, you just follow his directions to complete the assignment. You have options on most holes but there's always one shot that requires you do something exactly right or pay a price.

The par 3's and 5's stand out in particular, and there famous closing stretch lives up to the hype.

I can easily recommend any single digit play this course at least once. Higher handicaps should go into it with the right expectations to have a memorable day. Regardless of score, simply playing some of the holes exactly right will be immensely rewarding and provide good memories and stories after the round.

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