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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4.3
942 Reviews (942)
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
84.6%
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4.1
62 Reviews (62)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.3%
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4.2
133 Reviews (133)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.0%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7300 yards
Slope 148
Rating 75.8
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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

4.3
942 Reviews (942)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Patio Dining 27
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 68
Water Hazards 65
Forced Carries 48
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 59
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 51
A Weekend Splurge 29
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 42
At a Resort 33
Convenient to the City 18

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

A Great Golf Course

Played the stadium course yesterday in very nice conditions, warm with little wind. Loved the course. It is challenging but fair with lots of tee boxes to accomodate golfers of all ages. I would suggest that players with more advanced skill level should play here as the greens complexes , bunkering and precision needed for the stadium course might improve the pace of play. It took us 5 hours to play. The greens were fast and in good condition. Highly recommended!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course too many players

The Stadium Course is very good. Plays slow because of the difficulty and the number of players they funnel onto the course. Two groups on the tee at every par 3. Basically a 5 hour round.
Course was a great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stadium Course experience

Excellent layout and course condition !
Pete Dye challenge as usual on every hole here at The Stadium PGA West

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Snow bird

The staff was excellent and professional, the started (Frank) was able to get us out earlier in order for us to finish before dark . The greens were as pure and true as I have ever played on .
It’s a must play if you are in the desert!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cramped T-times

The course was in very good condition. Staff were awesome. I loved the challenge of playing this great course.
However at the price they charge for playing this course one should not need to take 4 hrs and 55 minutes to get a round of golf played.
They need to add at least 2 minutes between groups.
The waiting time at nearly every Tee and approach shot put a serious shadow on what should be an awesome day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best course in Palm Springs

I’ve played nearly all the public courses in Palm Springs. Can’t think of a close second. This place has it all. The greens were perfect. It’s a tough track but that’s part of the fun. I’ll be back again and again for this one.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

jomigo

Good course, but played carpath only so lots of walking on hills, berms and sand/waste areas.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Jomigo

Good course, tough bunkers. Challenging for 15 to 20 handicapper

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stadium was a beauty

Great challenge, great conditions, and the course was in perfect condition. Unfortunately for me, we started at 2, sunset was at 5:ish, so we didn't get to play Alcatraz or finish the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

$45 for Tournament Conditions

When I saw a "Hot Deal" for a $55 I could not pass it up, especially a week prior to the PGA Tour event. With my Golfpass membership $10 discount it was definitely on. Although my playing partner and I were only able to finish 15 holes on the Stadium Course, it was unbelievable to play this layout. Having been part of the PGA Live crew in the past, being able to actually play this course has been a goal, so thank you Golfnow for making tee times available at great rates. The greens are fast, and bump-and-run shots can yield some surprising results. The staff was very personable and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wow! What an experience.

For any true fan of the game, this course is a must play. We were lucky to give er’ a go a week and a half before the American Express, which was cool to see. Course is very challenging (which makes it fun), big trouble if you are off the fairways and most green side bunkers are vicious. The greens are a good test and tricky to hold without a soft landing with some backspin. You are treated as a “pro” right when you get there, from your clubs being picked up, cold water bottles in the cart, a spectacular range with balls provided, and proper plastic PGA West marked tees in the cart. A great test for anyone that considers themselves a “golfer”, which we all do if we are honest right? A phenomenal deal at under $100 and highly recommended to all those who find themself taking practice swings in your bathroom mirror. We will be bragging to our friends in frozen Canada about this round all winter.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful!

Such an awesome course! Quite expensive but the course was packed. Very cool to play while they’re setting it up for the Amex

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 58
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Real deal

Immaculate conditions, super friendly staff, unreal golf course. What more can you ask for? I teed off a little after 1 and we were the last group to finish all 18. It was 15+ mph winds when I played and even with the tough conditions it was barely over 4 hours, so decent rate of play. Played here when I was around a 20 and it was no fun, much more enjoyable as a 14; would not recommend for beginners or casual players

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible Experience

It was terrible experience. The staff rushed us so hard beacuse the course owner was right behind us.
We were 5min late, but the staff noticed us once. So we went faster. The staff kept following us during the hole.

After a couple holes, the another staff came to us, and noticed us again that we were 5 min late again.

I got the notice 6 times in total . One of the staff said they dont want to make any delay for their course owner.

This course just totally ignored customers because of their employer loyalty. I paid around $1100, but i want entire refund.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course, but well worth it

Course was excellent. Fun to play. Was in excellent condition and well maintained.

We played 2 weeks before a pga event, and it was in great shape..

Only negative is not letting carts drive to the bag drop area. Was a huge bottleneck at the end of the day. We carried our bags up, rather than deal with the semi madness.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great challenge of golf

The course is in great condition and presents challenges from whatever tees you choose.
Greens were quite slow but all in all a good experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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