PGA WEST Pete Dye Dunes Course in La Quinta, California, USA | GolfPass
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4.2
1289 Reviews (1289)
5 Stars
570
4 Stars
515
3 Stars
131
2 Stars
46
1 Stars
27
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
85.5%
Recommend this course
1121 out of 1289 reviews
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4.1
134 Reviews (134)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.4%
Recommend this course
105 out of 134 reviews
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4.1
278 Reviews (278)
5 Stars
117
4 Stars
104
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.0%
Recommend this course
228 out of 278 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6578 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.4

Formerly known as La Quinta Resort Dunes Course

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Course Details

Year Built 1981
Greens Tifdwarf Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1981)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared Shirt, Long Pants/Walking Shorts are accepted. No Denim, T-shirt, Tank Top, Athletic Shorts/Cargo Shorts.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

4.2
1289 Reviews (1289)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 34
19th Hole Scenic Views 30
Brunch 14
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 85
Bunkers 84
Undulating Greens 68
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 61
A Weekend Splurge 39
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 37
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 70
Convenient to the City 50
Worth the Drive 30

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Reviews 88
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 93
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

Realizing this is transition time for the grass from rye to Bermuda, it was still unacceptable conditions. The fairways and greens had NO grass on them in many places, and what grass was there was so sparse it might as well not have been there.
Water is the answer to make Bermuda grow back in, and it's quite obvious they aren't applying enough. I've played 4 courses in the last two weeks in the valley and they were all in better shape. Save your money, go somewhere else until November when the rye is overseeded again.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

PGA West, Pete Dye - pretty good

The course itself was in decent shape, but the greens were more like browns. There were many, especially on the front 9 that were just dirt or mud.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Eat your Greens more like Cleveland Browns

The place is spectacular with the friendly staff, range & layout. Even the temperature was perfect for late May. The greens however are very sad, they seem to have some kind of algae or disease on them, many were torn up, bumpy & spotty in several areas. I know course maintenance is about to go down in July but maybe they want to move it up. Sad part was I hyped this place up so much to my friends who came out to play, then to have these kind of greens at a PGA West Course is rather embarrassing, I think I apologized several times. We will return & will play this course again, just going to give it some time to heal properly.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Greens terrible

The greens were in very rough shape
Some greens you couldn’t even putt on

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens Suck

They charge a lot of money just for you to be putting on dirt. Ridiculous, they (starter) should at least give you a heads up how crappie the greens are. Other than that, it’s a fun track.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Challenge accepted

They course layout and pin placement was fun and challenging. Lots of marrow and wide fairways. Only issue was alot of the greens were in terrible shape. They were airated while back and had not finished repair. Greens were brown and very bumpy. Lots of dirt around the green edges and even I'm the middle of a few. Other thank that great course and was nice late afternoon we were last ones out so could take out time.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sad Sight

I honestly wouldn’t have guessed this course was in that bad of shape from other reviews. When I approached the first green, I was horrified. I can’t believe the current state PGA West has left their golf courses after the new ownership change. Obviously they don’t understand desert golf. As I have lived here my whole life as a local. It’s disappointing to see a prestigious name like PGA West to be turned into such a gimmick. This is a plea to have them understand that ITS ABOUT THE COURSES. Everything else is a bonus.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice but expected “more”

The course was beautiful except for the extra dry greens with burn spots. Played another course in town the day before for half the price and the greens were in better condition. I know I’m being picky during a drought but it should have been better for the price. It was nice to have the range practice balls and the staff was definitely nice.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course Not to Expectations But Staff Very Good

The fairways were beaten up and the greens even more so. The staff were all very helpful.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Highly recommend this course

Beautiful course. Friendly staff. Great prices. Greens were in okay condition. Only complaint is that we couldn’t hit a driver on the driving range.

Would highly recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A slow Saturday

Great course, well maintained, on this Saturday, the pace was a little slow for our twosome. slow play a couple of hole ahead did not help.
Overall a good time even if the weather was in the high 90s.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 68
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Rock Hard

This is a nice track, The greens are way too firm even well struck wedges are releasing like a mfer, c'mon s
Dudes u can do better .

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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