The Club at PGA West (Nicklaus Tournament course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   The Club at PGA West (Nicklaus Tournament course) Est. 1987

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The Club at PGA West (Nicklaus Tournament course): Like its neighbour, the Pete Dye designed Stadium course, Jack Nicklaus's Tournament course is yet another of the sparkling jewels in the LA Quinta/PGA West crown.

Rolling earthmounds along the tightish fairways, Nicklaus's excellent bunkering and several seriously threatening water hazards combine to ensure all facets of your game are thoroughly tested. Laid out in two nine-hole loops, the course roams its way through some of PGA West's residential properties, although the housing never seems to be that intrusive. The rivers of sand skirting many fairways and wonderful views onto the Santa Rosa mountains provide frequent reminders of the area's rugged desert origins.

Water is more sparingly used than on many Nicklaus designs; you'll be glad it appears on only six of the eighteen holes. The mischievous par-3 8th requires a tee-to-green carry across a small lake, while the aptly named par-4 9th (Jack's Revenge) is spectacularly framed by a mountain backdrop; a good-size lake will be uppermost in your mind on your approach to the huge two-tier green. This expansive putting surface also doubles-up to serve the long and water-flanked par-4 18th, an imposing hole named the Bear Trap. At the par-5 15th hitting the island-green in two will require a second shot of prodigious skill, length and luck!

Nicklaus's expert contouring and mounding of the terrain removes any notion that this is a "flat" course. The stylish bunkering, water hazards and array of trees along the fairways create an always enjoyable, scenic and challenging layout.

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Making Contact

The Club at PGA West Resort
56-150 PGA Blvd,
La Quinta, California 92253
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 742 9378 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (760) 564 7101
Fax

 

Email   pgawest@pgawest.com
Website   www.pgawest.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
 
Surroundings: Residential setting.
 
Designer: Jack Nicklaus
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7204 6061 5023
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.3 70.0 69.4
 
At the Same Location:
The six 18-hole championship courses at PGA West are: PUBLIC-ACCESS courses: Stadium course (par-72; 7300 yds from back-tees; 1986); Jack Nicklaus Tournament course (par-72; 7204 yds; 1987); Greg Norman course (par-72; 2000; 7156 yds; 2000). PRIVATE courses: Arnold Palmer Private course (6950 yds; 1986); Jack Nicklaus Private course (6951 yds; 1987); Tom Weiskopf Private course (7164 yds; 1996).
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How2Get There?

25 miles SE of Palm Springs
From I-10 between Thousand Palms and Indio, take the Washington St exit and head south on Washington Street. After 6 miles turn left onto Avenue 52, heading east. After 1.5 miles turn right onto Jefferson Street, heading south. After 1 mile go straight over traffic lights into PGA Blvd. Follow signs for 1.4 miles to clubhouse (for Stadium and Jack Nicklaus Tournament courses).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2016 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (Jan thru' April): $199; golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The Jack Nicklaus Tournament course at PGA West has held many top level competitions, including several PGA Tour Final Qualifying Schools, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Wendy's 3 Tour Challenge and the PGA Club Professional Championship (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >PGA West).

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Location

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Latitude: (33.641026)
Longitude: (-116.259341)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

La Quinta Resort & Club 4-star
49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253.
+1 (760) 564 4111
www.laquintaresort.com

La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is a legendary destination, renowned since 1926 for its charm and serenity. Offering a full range of top-quality amenities and activities, the resort includes five top-quality golf courses at La Quinta and nearby PGA West, including the famous PGA West Stadium Golf Course and the picturesque Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort. The Spa La Quinta provides guests with a variety of unique indoor and outdoor treatments, while the resort also includes tennis amongst its activities, as well as a range of dining options.

Golf at this hotel La Quinta (Mountain and Dunes courses)
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Golf within 5 miles SilverRock; PGA West; Quarry at La Quinta; Indian Wells Resort; Indian Wells CC; Heritage Palms.
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Golf within 20 miles Desert Willow; Desert Falls; Desert Springs; Terra Lago; Eagle Falls; Bighorn; Trilogy at La Quinta; Mission Hills; Shadow Ridge; Classic Club.
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Embassy Suites La Quinta - Hotel & Spa 4-star
50-777 Santa Rosa Plaza, La Quinta, California 92253
+1 (760) 777 1711
www.embassysuites.com

Located in the city of La Quinta, the Embassy Suites is within walking distance or a short drive from numerous shopping, dining, parks and golf courses. Old Town La Quinta is right across the street from the hotel, with a mosaic of unique shops, restaurants and art galleries in an early California setting.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles La Quinta (Mountain and Dunes courses); SilverRock; PGA West; Quarry at La Quinta; Indian Wells Resort; Indian Wells CC; Heritage Palms.
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Golf within 20 miles Desert Willow; Desert Falls; Desert Springs; Terra Lago; Eagle Falls; Bighorn; Trilogy at La Quinta; Mission Hills; Shadow Ridge; Classic Club.
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