PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
|Black (W)||72||7204 yards||81.9||151|
|Blue (W)||72||6522 yards||78.2||142|
|Blue/White (W)||72||6224 yards||76.4||138|
|White (W)||72||6061 yards||75.4||136|
|Gold (W)||72||5627 yards||73.1||131|
|Gold/Red (W)||72||5325 yards||71.5||123|
|Red (W)||72||5023 yards||70.1||120|
|Silver (W)||72||4014 yards||63.8||111|
|Tournament M: 75.3/143||412||444||192||549||364||462||527||172||461||3583||370||528||188||419||442||572||440||209||453||3621||7204|
|Championship M: 72.2/134||378||398||163||505||320||420||471||143||431||3229||330||490||164||378||381||516||423||180||431||3293||6522|
|Combo M: 70.8/130 W: 71.5/123||349||398||163||505||320||386||471||132||383||3107||330||490||155||338||381||472||368||180||403||3117||6224|
|Regular M: 70.0/128 W: 75.4/136||349||387||155||482||299||386||450||132||383||3023||318||480||155||338||339||472||368||165||403||3038||6061|
|Gold M: 68.1/122 W: 73.1/131||311||354||133||447||288||373||426||125||340||2797||283||449||116||323||330||462||348||131||388||2830||5627|
|Red M: 64.9/113 W: 70.1/120||273||322||120||414||225||342||391||92||335||2514||232||400||104||295||301||417||304||97||359||2509||5023|
|Silver M: 60.5/101 W: 63.8/111||218||249||119||322||173||281||328||74||268||2032||195||318||102||241||237||303||234||85||267||1982||4014|
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As You Like It
The Nicholas Tournament Course is a great test of golf but but can still be a fun 18 for the higher handicap player. The course has multiple tee boxes so you can play the distance and slope that fits your game. the layout is a good combination of straight forward golf holes and challenging risk reward holes. The price can be a bit daunting but the chance to tee it up where the pros play is worth the expense. If you are heading to the desert, this is a must play.
One of my favourites!
Nicklaus Tournament Course never fails to disappoint me! This is my 4th time playing this course and it gets better every round! Even with the cart path only rule and slower greens, it is still my “must play” while visiting. It is one of the higher priced green fees for visitors but still worth it. Watch for deals!
Rode the Blues (6522/72.2/134) in slightly over 4H, 45M early morning using Forelinx. Played up with Jim, Mark and Tom, on a winter golf vacation from Ohio. CPO. Being matched up with nice guys and good golfers made the slow round POP much more bearable. The weather was sunny, breezy and around 95.
The over seeded tees were lush and very nice to play from.
The over seeded fairways were lush and excellent to play from.
The Bermuda primary rough is mostly dormant, mowed low but still thick. The rough closer to the fairway is over seeded and very lush.
The plentiful sand traps were as immaculately maintained as I have ever experienced anywhere. Even all the waste bunkers were freshly raked and seemed to have better sand than 75% of the courses I have played.
The over seeded greens putted medium speed & were firm and somewhat bumpy.
The layout features mounds along the side of fairways, large/deep bunkers, several split fairways and some expansive sand waste bunkers. Nicklaus Tournament is one of the toughest chipping courses I have ever played because of the firm raised greens that are surrounded by steep banks on 2 or more sides on almost every hole. It came out of over seeding in better shape than Stadium.
The cart gal was out making the rounds numerous times. Excellent customer service from everyone. Plenty of water stations on the course. Good GPS on the carts. Nice all grass range that was busy today. Definitely recommended.
Walked 5 miles because of course reseeding. Make sure your in good shape to make it up and down hills
Mr. Nicklaus has really junked up this layout with huge morals and dangerous drop offs. For older golfers there are better options in the area.
One of the best designs in the desert.
Love to play where the pros play! This course is in perfect condition and the layout is challenging. Several holes where you must think your way through, others that are just downright fun.
Great golf experience
Course was in good condition, I had great weather for end of May so the rye overseeding was still prevalent. Course layout was as expected, condition was good too. The staff was excellent, overall it was cool to play a PGA West course.
Guys weekend out
Made you feel welcome and appreciated!
What a Great Experience
This was my first time at PGA West although I have seen the courses on TV. We chose the Nicklas course which was way better than we had hoped. Even driving in to the clubhouse was beautiful. Service was outstanding and the amenities were fabulous. The course was amazing, pleasing and straight-forward to the eye but requiring a keen eye and knowledge of your game to negotiate successfully. A great challenge as well as a beautiful setting. Highly rwcommend.
This course is one of the best! Looking forward to playing g it again!
This is the 2nd of the two "public" courses at PGA West (Stadium is the other). Even though it's a Nicklaus course it kind of feels like a Pete Dye design. Some very challenging holes ( note: I played the back tees), with some scorable par 4s and 5s, greens aren't too undulating. Course was in great shape.
Misses the mark
- Not enough green grass to hit off. Need to move ropes throughout the day.
- Hitting slots too crammed together. Need to be spaced out a little more. Gets pretty busy as it serves the Stadium course too.
Pace of play:
- 10 minute delay to start
- 5+ hour round
- No Marshall
- Layout is awkward requiring strange back and forth through the golf community.
- Signage is poor in a couple of spots
- Every single hole/fairway surrounded by homes
- Fairways relatively narrow requiring fairly straight shot (or OB in someone’s house).
- Massive long and deep bunkers on every hole (both in fairways and around greens).
- Most of the greens narrow and/or elevated and require extreme precision approach shots.
- Greens speed medium
- A few challenging water holes
- I think these courses (stadium and Niklaus) are very popular due to the yearly PGA Tour event. Everyone wants to play where the pros play. However, the course is too difficult for most golfers, especially if it’s your first time. That’s probably why rounds are too slow.
- In terms of beauty or uniqueness, I didn’t find it to be anything special. It actually felt contrived. My least favorite course out of 6 others I tried on this trip.