PGA West Pete Dye Stadium course

56-150 PGA Blvd,

La Quinta, California 92253

  • Office

    +1 (760) 564 7100
  • Pro shop

    +1 (760) 564 7101
  • Academy

    PGA West Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential setting.

  • Designer:

    Husband & wife team of Pete & Alice Dye

SSS or slope

At the same location:

The nine 18-hole championship courses at PGA West are (all par-72):
PUBLIC ACCESS courses: (shared clubhouse) Pete Dye Stadium course (7300 yds from back-tees; est.1986) and Jack Nicklaus Tournament course (7204 yds; est.1987). (Own clubhouse) Greg Norman course (7156 yds; est.2000). (Shared clubhouse at the La Quinta Resort) Pete Dye Mountain course (6666 yds; rating 72.8; est.1980) and Pete Dye Dunes course (6578 yds; rating 72.3; est.1981).
PRIVATE courses: (shared clubhouse) Jack Nicklaus Private course (6951 yds; rating 74.3; est.1987), and Tom Weiskopf Private course (7164 yds; rating 74.2; est.1996), and Arnold Palmer Private course (6950 yds; rating 74.0; est.1986). (Own clubhouse) Pete Dye Private Citrus course (7151 yds; rating 74.2; est.1987).






How to get 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).

PGA West Pete Dye Stadium course

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1986

PGA West Pete Dye Stadium course: Perhaps no other golf architect can call on such a repertoire of design ideas and golf course defences as Pete Dye. Here at PGA West's Stadium course he seems to have deployed them all, making this one of the toughest layouts around; a worthy venue for the many top level professional tournaments it has hosted. Classic Peter Dye at his most challenging best.

What was once essentially flat terrain, has been shaped and sculpted into a challenging and undulating course. Eight lakes and ponds ensure that several greens and fairways are tightly flanked by water hazards. If water is not present, ominously large bunkers and desert waste areas will be. Whether you hit the generally good-width fairways or not, scoring well will depend on your ability to avoid the mountainous earthmoundng and deep, expansive bunkering that surrounds many greens.

On the par-5 16th, aptly named San Andreas Fault, the left-hand greenside bunker is probably as deep and expansive as anything you've ever seen. Survive that, and the next demand is to hit the island green at the par-3 17th, just the small green and a solitary pot bunker to aim at in the middle of a scenically rock-strewn lake.

It could be that the severe (and occasionally railway-sleepered) bunkering, frequent water hazards and mysteriously sloping greens are all conspiring to rack up your score. Time to step-back, admire the colourful bougainvillea and soak-up the wonderful mountain scenery that backdrops many holes.

List of courses: Palm Springs / Palm Desert


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club/resort for golf rates for outside visitors and resort guests.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The Stadium course at PGA West has held many top level competitions, including several PGA Tour Final Qualifying Schools, the PGA Tour Skins Game, the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, PGA Club Professional Championships and the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at The Club at PGA West.

Published ranking

Pete Dye Stadium course:
California's 33rd best course in California (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA's 49th best public access course (Golf Digest, 2023).
World's former 77th best course (GOLF magazine, 1989; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).


  • La Quinta Resort & Club4-star

    49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253.

    +1 (760) 564 4111

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    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)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      SilverRock; PGA West; Quarry at La Quinta; Indian Wells Resort; Indian Wells CC; Heritage Palms.

    • 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.

  • Embassy Suites La Quinta - Hotel & Spa4-star

    50-777 Santa Rosa Plaza, La Quinta, California 92253

    +1 (760) 777 1711

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    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:


    • 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.

    • 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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