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
536 Reviews (536)
5 Stars
337
4 Stars
131
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
88.9%
Recommend this course
477 out of 536 reviews
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4.5
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.0%
Recommend this course
72 out of 80 reviews
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4.4
117 Reviews (117)
5 Stars
78
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.7%
Recommend this course
105 out of 117 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

4.4
536 Reviews (536)

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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Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Coarse was in great shape. Weather was hot around 100
Had a great time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/08/2021

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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Thanks so much for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing The Stadium Course at PGA West.

Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

family golf

we had a great time. course conditions are super, except for maybe two greens that had a slight fungus battle going on. hope to return again next year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 04/05/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Magical course

It's everything you'd expect from a PGA course. Gets windy, making it even more difficult. Worth every penny.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/05/2021

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!

Played On
Reviews 8
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 Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/25/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Brutal test in the wind

This course you’ve seen on tv a lot
The famous island green didn’t fail to thrill us
Probably more expensive because of it
Overall nice course just a tad expensive compared to other good ones I’ve played in area
Lots of water and today 1-3 club wind made it a challenge
Really need a green chart as greens deceptively fast and slopes

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/24/2021

Hi, u1067934578. 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 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Play 3/23/21

The course was very nice. Some of the bunkers are not fair for most amateur.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Hi, 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!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/24/2021

Hello, u000004537878. 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough but fair

Great course, pace of play was excellent. Challenging but fair nicest course we have played in laquinta

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/24/2021

Hello, Djohns62. Thank you for reviewing the course. We're glad you found the pace of play during your round excellent. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We are glad to see you also rated the course conditions and our staff to be great during your game.We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/23/2021

Hi, u000001470715. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us at (800) 742-9378 to share with us your favorite part of your experience.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Superb

The starter was rude. Won’t let us putt for a couple of minutes as of course was busy. We played in less than 4 hours and only saw one other group on course. What was the purpose in making us hurry off the first tee if no one was on the course. Reminded me of an old drill Sargent who hadn’t ordered anybody around for a while. Don’t like paying good money to be treated like an overloaded mini. Course and esp the greens were marvelous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit 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
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/18/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, BStrong007. 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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best course in the Valley

First 3 holes are easy, then it’s all Pete Dye “Risk vs Reward” and the par 3s.are great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not what I thought

Course was not what I was expecting and in all likelihood
would not play it again.....Absolutely gorgeous vies and very nice community but was sad to see the condition it was in. The 17th was my favorite hole as I got a par and a put for birdie teeing off with Lee Trevino Tee area. Pace was slow, almost 5 hours.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 03/18/2021

We apologize for the pace of play, we do everything we can to keep the game going at reasonable pace. We do hope that you'll come back and give us another try.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/17/2021

Hi, taffy711. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us at (800) 742-9378 to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at The Stadium Course at PGA West!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Had a great round here. Course was very beautiful with an amazing layout. Lots of fun in the 4 hours it took. Pace of play was great for a noon tee time on a Sunday. Conditions were awesome but not perfect for the big price tag. But that’s if I’m nit picking. Greens weren’t super fast but very smooth. Probably stimping around 10. Definitely want to go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Hello, thanks for the amazing review and for choosing The Stadium Course at PGA West. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Killer course

1st time out here, Played the tips shot 80
Actually was very happy with it.
Amazing track will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Hello, thanks for the amazing review and for choosing The Stadium Course at PGA West. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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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Commented on 04/05/2021

Hello, we want to hear more about your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon at The Stadium Course at PGA West!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Challenging course

It was windy so my perception about how challenging this course is might be off. Bunkers are stupid deep but sand was good so we got out of them. Do not go left or long on your approach shot on 16, About half the holes are water holes. The course plays long so unless you drive the ball 300+ I would play the white tees. The greens were faster and had more break than what most of the other Coachella Valley courses have. We had a blast and will go back again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Hi, 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!

Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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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