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
605 Reviews (605)
5 Stars
388
4 Stars
143
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
91.5%
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541 out of 605 reviews
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4.6
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.5%
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62 out of 67 reviews
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4.6
149 Reviews (149)
5 Stars
108
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.3%
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136 out of 149 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
605 Reviews (605)

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 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Desert golf

Played Stadium course day 1 and it was terrific. I tried to play another course the following day but golf now app would not let me confirm as it asked for CVv code from my credit card. There is no place to enter cvv code in the app. So I called golf now and they said to try to configure on a PC instead of phone. No cvv entry there either. So I booked it directly with the course. Also the app would not accept my discount code. So the app currently is pretty useless until you get this figured out. $99/year for basically nothing is not a good value. Very disappointed

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/19/2021

Hi, u314162275052. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Stadium Course at PGA West.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging Course!

Bring your A game to this one. Bad shots are really punished. Pro shop staff were very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Hi, Mark2689068. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing The Stadium Course at PGA West.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/18/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u000004120154. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at The Stadium Course at PGA West!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/08/2021

Hi, Greg8983805. 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just a great time with my friend who was playing the course for the first time!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/08/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Dodgers205. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. The Stadium Course at PGA West thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The best course I've played in SoCal!

First time I've played this course and I was SO impressed. The conditions and staff were top notch but the star of the show was the absolutely amazing layout of this Pete Dye course!!! This course demands and rewards accuracy. I'm about a 12 handicap but I can be erratic off the tee. I had a fairly good day and shot an 86 from the whites. I've now played 48 courses in the Inland Empire and North San Diego County over the last 2 1/2 years. I had more fun playing this course than any other course! Truly a "MUST PLAY"!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Hi, shenley. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Stadium Course at PGA West.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This is golf!

Fantastic golf course - layout, conditions, greens, pace of play, price, staff. Professional all the way.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/28/2021

Hi, davidjohl. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Stadium Course at PGA West.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/28/2021

Hi, u000004145513. 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

So worth it

Me and 3 of my buddies played this course for our first times ever and boy did it not disappoint! So challenging, but so much fun. We played the blue/white combo which turned out to be perfect for us. Turns out the pros play off a good amount of the blues locations. Pretty near. Can’t wait to play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/28/2021

Thank you for your review, Daniel3910. 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 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Less than I expected

Great layout but there were a lot of bare spots in some of the fairways. Also some of the green side bunkers could use more sand

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/28/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

We almost always play this course when we're in PS. However, we've never played it in September. Course was in the best condition that we've ever seen. Greens were somewhat fast and very true. It was a pleasure to play this course like this. Yes, it ha its typical brown spots in some areas, but bunkers and tee boxes were perfect. Very challenging layout, so if you're not up to the test, I'd leave this course alone. Not for the feint of heart. This isn't a feel good course. Trouble everywhere, but not unfair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/28/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round, stoneyne! We look forward to seeing you again soon at The Stadium Course at PGA West.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Must play course

This Pete Dye masterpiece is a must play course. Considering the amount of play it is in very good condition. We played in a 2 club wind making #17 a real challenge! The wind was in our face! Love this course and play it when I'm in town.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/22/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161175221! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Stadium Course at PGA West!

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

Great course

Loved playing this course. Greens too slow. Brian the starter was wonderful. Back nine more aesthetically pleasing than the front.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Sadistic

This is a great course to embarrass your friends. First two holes are deceptively easy, then Pete Dye proceeds to play with your sanity. The course is just long enough that you need driver on most holes, but when one hazard ends another begins. It’s pick your poison. Almost every hole is like a signature hole. Once I gave up on my score I could just enjoy the absurdity and the experience. The greens are pretty fast but not as bad as the Nicklaus. Def take 1 extra club on Alcatraz hole. Remember you’re below sea level. Sort of a bucket list course. Not sure if I’d play it again. Maybe a drinking round w/ buddies.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/21/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round, Mike72davis! We look forward to seeing you again soon at The Stadium Course at PGA West.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/10/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, nishikawatakeo! 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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