Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)

The Club at PGA West Resort

81-405 Kingston Heath,

La Quinta, California 92253

  • Office

    +1 (800) 742 9378 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (760) 564 3900
  • Academy

    PGA West Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Desert-style. Relatively flat terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential setting.

  • Designer:

    Greg Norman
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7156
6227
5297
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.1
70.6
70.2

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).

Location

Latitude:

33.646470

Longitude:

-116.244396

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 turn left onto Avenue 54, heading east. After 1 mile turn right onto Madison Street, heading south. After o.6 miles turn left into Kingston Heath Drive and gatehouse. Follow directions to clubhouse.

The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2000

The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course): The most recent addition to PGA West's stable of star-studded courses, is this challenging Greg Norman design, laid out in true desert tradition. Although routed through a residential development, it is natural sandy waste areas, attractively adorned with all manner of desert flora, that lie in wait for anything hit too wayward from the tee.

The housing is barely noticeable as you journey around this excellently presented course. Many holes will feel a bit tight from the tee, as they weave their way through the attractive desert terrain. Around the greens and along many fairways, deep high-lipped dish-shaped bunkers reinforce the course's stylish appearance, while the stunning Santa Rosa mountains provide a wonderful backdrop to many holes.

Water hazards threaten on a handful of holes, especially at three of the par-3s where small lakes dangerously flank one side of the green. The par-3 13th is a fabulously testing combination of length, water, sand and a prodigiously sloping green (as many others are!).

Backing up your straight driving, your approach work and short game will need to be on song. Occasional wash areas cut in front of some greens, while most are defended by smooth run-offs, or thickish grassy rough and plenty of those menacing bunkers. Although far removed from the ocean, this is a golf course where you may well experience a few "shark bites" on your way round.
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  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)
  • Photo of The Club at PGA West (Greg Norman course)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (Jan thru' April): $199. Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Greg Norman course and clubhouse are located about 2.5 miles away (by car) from the main PGA West clubhouse where the Stadium and Jack Nicklaus Tournament courses are based. The Greg Norman course at PGA West has held many top level competitions, including Intercollegiate events and the first-stage of the PGA Tour's Qualifying School.

Where2Stay

  • La Quinta Resort & Club4-star

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

    +1 (760) 564 4111

    Visit website
    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

    Visit website
    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

    • 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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