PGA West Stadium Course #17: Welcome to “Alcatraz.” Home to Lee Trevino’s “Hole in One” – one of the most famous shots in golf history – which gave him the “Skins Game” victory over Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Raymond Floyd.
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4.5
632 Reviews (632)
5 Stars
405
4 Stars
150
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
90.4%
Recommend this course
564 out of 632 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.8%
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56 out of 61 reviews
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4.6
135 Reviews (135)
5 Stars
97
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
91.9%
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124 out of 135 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7300 yards
Slope 154
Rating 82.5
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PGA WEST - Pete Dye Stadium Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1987) Alice Dye (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
632 Reviews (632)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Patio Dining 27
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 67
Water Hazards 64
Forced Carries 48
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 58
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 50
A Weekend Splurge 29
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 41
At a Resort 32
Convenient to the City 18

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Conditions and great staff!

Had a great time playing there. First time on the Stadium Course. Staff was outstanding. Showed up as a single and hooked up with two other singles. Had a real good time. Course played as well as it could. Feel real fortunate to get on it a few days prior to the Tour playing on it. Drinks and food at the bar afterwards were fantastic. Great venue. Will definitely play again next time in town. Highly recommend. Bucket list.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Links with water...

Course is nice, but not something that I would rate to be a PGA West caliber course. Its a links style with water everywhere. Tight fairways on a few holes, need to be precise off the tee for most of the tee shots, and the bunkers were not consistent (Hard sand one hole, loose the next).
My GPS also told me to stay on the cart path only, but wouldn't show me the hole as I wait on the tee. Would just tell me over and over again that its cart path only. No issues with the cart path only, but the GPS not working on every hole because there's no way to remove the prompt was brutal and takes away from the round.
Its a nice track, but money wise the Mountain course would be my first choice.
PS: Morning times will have the sun directly into you on most of the starting holes. 9:30am onwards might be the best bet to avoid this during the winter months.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Great Track

Great course. Played the tips and although slightly shorter than the card said, the lines made up for the loss of yardage. Greens are true, fairways were cut well. No issues on the course, would play again 100%

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Play like the pros

I can see why many pros don’t like this course. Trouble everywhere. Some holes are overboard with trouble, like the moat on hole #5

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/14/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314162413681! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Stadium Course at PGA West!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/14/2022

Hi, u000007521095. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Stadium Course at PGA West. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Excellent course - highly recommend

Loved the course. Very tough and uneven lies everywhere, but if you go into the round expecting one of the most difficult and beautiful courses, then you’re going to be satisfied.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Your feedback is important to us, masterwoo11. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing The Stadium Course at PGA West.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Kind of dissappointing

After playing the Mountain Course last year, I was excited for the better rated PGA West cousin. IMO the Mountain was a much better experience. Nothing really wrong with Stadium, just not that special.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 01/10/2022

cullb, thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing The Stadium Course at PGA West.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Top Notch

Course was in immaculate condition being ~1 month away from the PGA event. Staff friendly, range really nice, good intro to the course by the starter, and food afterwards was really good. It's not cheap ($220) but it's a PGA Tour course and an experience that you should have if playing in Palm Springs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Your feedback is important to us, dnorthcu. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing The Stadium Course at PGA West.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stadium of Molasses

I love playing this course but we teed off at 1:30 which is twilight and I understand you probably won't finish 18 but we waited on just about every hole after the first 3 or 4 and at 13 I think there was 3 groups at the tee. We managed to finish 13 in dark. I guess if you want to play the hole 18 you better tee of by 11:30 as it is dark at 4:30 when we played

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/10/2022

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough

A very difficult course from the back tees and rarely have a flat lie, great course

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/14/2022

seannhed, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing The Stadium Course at PGA West.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/20/2021

Hi, MIchael7314182. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at The Stadium Course at PGA West!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing!

Played the tips and posted 2 over.
Trac was impeccable and a huge challenge, stay in the fairways and study green tiers before approach.
Looking forward to playing again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/03/2022

Thank you for your review, Goodwinz1963. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at The Stadium Course at PGA West. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 12/13/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at The Stadium Course at PGA West!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/08/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314162359515. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing The Stadium Course at PGA West!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/08/2021

Hi, Bobheller. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at The Stadium Course at PGA West!

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