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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4.4
515 Reviews (515)
5 Stars
321
4 Stars
127
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
88.8%
Recommend this course
457 out of 515 reviews
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4.4
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.9%
Recommend this course
71 out of 79 reviews
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4.4
104 Reviews (104)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.5%
Recommend this course
92 out of 104 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 Stadium Golf 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

4.4
515 Reviews (515)

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 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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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Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 61
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Course was in good condition.

The course was in good condition; not great. I would have thought as a PGA tournament course and the price to play the course it would have been in better condition. Also, you have to wait on the range to hit ball to warmup.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfection in every way

I golf all over the US at some really nice places of all price ranges and this place is a ten. I was treated awesome and made welcome, check in was easy and courteous, practice area was beautiful grass and unlimited balls. there was sand traps and multiple greens. The fairways were in terrific shape along with greens collars and approaches. Even the Tee boxes were well taken care of. I do like the green divot fill sand as well, its just an additional touch of class. The GPS worked great on the cart and the pace of play was normal for a resort course being a little over 4 hours and starting right on time. The greens rolled out at around 10-11 and held a ball perfectly, Got a deal on golf now but would pay more for future plays. I will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/09/2021

Hello, Scott2395467. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing The Stadium Course at PGA West.

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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

Perfect Day

Great course with many tees to accommodate all handicaps. Lots of bunkers and water so hit them straight. The course was is excellent condition and will be back to play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, weak players

Played the Stadium course a week after the AMX. Unfortunately ahead of us we’re 4 guys playing country music and hitting duffs off the blue tees. They weren’t even good enough for the whites. Played so slow we barely made 18 before dark. 5 hour round, took so much away from the great course

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/05/2021

Hello, fastdoced. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With an uncharacteristically full day, we work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and allow our guest the chance to complete their rounds. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. We are glad to see you rated the course conditions and layout to be great during your game. Thank you for playing The Stadium Course at PGA West. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/05/2021

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
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/05/2021

Thank you for visiting us at The Stadium Course at PGA West. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 02/05/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! 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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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Phenomenal Condition

Played two days after the American Express. Therefore, the course was in impeccable condition. Challenging layout with a lot of water and famously deep bunkers. Important to be smart off the tee. Driver isn’t always the best play. Lots of rain before we played certainly took some of the speed out of the greens. Still quick, but definitely not as fast (or brutal) as they typically are. Played in four hours and fifteen minutes. Staff was very friendly. Definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Par 3 hole#17

Beautiful setting and layout par 3 very unique. I missed a berdie putt but I'm happy with a par.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/25/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at The Stadium Course at PGA West!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Felt like I was in the AMEX tournament

Played this while they were getting ready for the AMEX Desert Classic. Was told Brett Snedeker was in earlier. Very VERY well maintained course. Super challenging yet fun. Fast round with the help of GPS carts. Way better than Torrey Pines BY FAR.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/25/2021

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 5
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/25/2021

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