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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4.5
419 Reviews (419)
5 Stars
259
4 Stars
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3 Stars
35
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
89.3%
Recommend this course
372 out of 419 reviews
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4.8
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
32
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1
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.3%
Recommend this course
36 out of 37 reviews
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4.4
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
6
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1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.0%
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49 out of 57 reviews
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About

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

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Reviews

4.5
419 Reviews (419)

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 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fabulous

Great course great condition very tough but fair. Fabulous setting would definitely play again

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

Fun course, very good greens. Pace of play was slow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Well designed challenging course

I heard the course and I watched professionals played the course for the championship. I finally played it myself. It's amazing experience!

The entire PGA West community is a golfer's dream place! So well designed courses and houses filled the area. It's quite a scene!

The club house is nice and the staffs from club house, starter and marshal are all very nice.

As for the course, I'm a 20 plus handicap. So people like me do not care so much about the scores. It's very difficult course filled with enormous bunkers and waters. So have to put your ball at the very precise place or your next shot will be very difficult to play. The green is fast, not professional tournament fast, though.

I enjoyed play there again in near future and other courses in the PGA West. I will check the golfnow often to find the good deals. Or, the regular price is around $ 200/round. It's not cheap.

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

Awesome course, but very challenging

On of the best courses I have played. In great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

challenging from all tee boxes

few flat lies. Very Challenging. Tricky Greens.

As far as amenities did not use the restaurant. Cart girl made rounds regularly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One hour plus frost delay and then a 5+ hour pace. Quit at the turn. Maybe better on another day.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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
First Time Playing

Great overall experien

This is one of Pete Dye’s best designs and most challenging. Adhere to instructions and tips from built in GPS on carts and your day should be unscathing. Failure to sacrifice distance for accuracy on some holes may prove costly. A great test for precision golf and remember, Do Not Go Left on the 16th.

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

Great challenge

Be SURE to play the right tees. If you don’t it’ll beat you up!

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

Challenging layout

I really enjoyed this golf course. We chose the white tees which were plenty of a challenge for me. (5 hdcp but not real long off the tee). Excellent conditions and a nice pace of play.

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

People that should not play this coarse

There are people that don’t have the skill to play the course this tough and slow down play

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfection in the desert

Played the Stadium Course just 4 days after the PGA tour event and what a fantastic experience! This was our 6th time playing the course, and it has been great every time, but today the conditions were immaculate! Tee boxes and greens were absolute perfection. Only a couple spots in the fairway that I hit my ball where the tour players did, and so had to dodge divots. They commented on television that the greens looked like artificial turf they were so perfect, and it was true. You will be punished if you hit wayward shots, so go with realistic expectations for a score and you will have an unforgettable day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Players Course

This is 3 days after the PGA tour completed the Desert Classic, the old bob hope if you will" This is a must play if you consider yourself a golfer. It has several tee boxes for all levels. I found the TIPS to be a very good challenge. My game was a little off, so I paid the price, but it was firm and fast. Something you all need to experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great staff but too much challenge for efficient play

This Pete Dye design sets you up for slow play. I golf for fun and this wasn't so much fun. No carts on the course made any kind of normal golf play impossible. I'm glad we experienced it once. No rush to try it again with so many courses to choose from.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course in beautiful condition.

Wow! Loved the course, especially thanks to a great GolfNow rate. Challenging but fair. Make sure to check the map in the cart to locate bunkers, there are lots and they can be punishing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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