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4.4
357 Reviews (357)
5 Stars
194
4 Stars
120
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
91.1%
Recommend this course
317 out of 357 reviews
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4.2
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.1%
Recommend this course
41 out of 46 reviews
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4.3
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.6%
Recommend this course
58 out of 64 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7204 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.3
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PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1987) Rick Jacobson Thomas Pearson (1987)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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, MC, AMEX, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2019 #30) (2014 #24)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2019 #15)

Reviews

4.4
357 Reviews (357)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Patio Dining 23
19th Hole Scenic Views 17
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 44
Water Hazards 34
Forced Carries 21
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 39
A Weekend Splurge 20
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 24
At a Resort 14
Convenient to the City 11

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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/12/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/12/2021

Hello, Largra. Thank you for visiting us at PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Favorite course

This is the 3rd time I have played this course in 2021. The course is very challenging and it is necessary to remain focused on every shot. Each hole is designed to make you think your way around the course. I love playing this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/12/2021

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, tantles! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Phenomenal!

The course is in great condition! Staff was great! It was cart path only the day I was there and still played in under 4.5 hours. Fairway are nearly perfect and the greens where fast and true! This course should be a must for anyone looking for a great challenge and rewarding good shots. Long is better than short on just about every approach, most of the greens are elevated so club up and enjoy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/12/2021

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, tantles! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Commented on 01/12/2021

tantles, 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 PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course.

Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cart Path only

It would have been nice to know it was Cart Path Only (PGA Tour coming in 3 weeks). Tough course to walk from path

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 01/12/2021

Hello, golferdude26. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We're sorry that you weren't informed of our walking only policy before hand. We do hope you come back soon

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing Course

First time playing Nick Tourney in the winter and it was beyond spectacular. Knew it was going to be in great shape with the PGA Tour here in 3 weeks but it exceeded expectations. Course is challenging yet very playable,. Wide fairways/rough area; pick your shots into the green wisely as getting on and not short siding yourself in a deep swail is important. Greens are firm yet true and great hospitality by the staff as always. Will be back after the Pro's play soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/12/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, geoffsumpter. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Pace of Play

Have tried to play this course 5 times and not once been able to play all 18 holes unless you like playing 5 to 5:30 hour rounds
For a premium course for a premium price the players are not up to the challenge
Good luck

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/04/2021

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 PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course.

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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Commented on 01/04/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, jgrijalva2! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

The over seeded greens were in poor shape as the new growth was thin on every green. The lack of dense turf made it impossible to hold any iron shot into the greens. Putts rolled inconsistently too. Fairways were somewhat better but not what you’d expect from a high profile resort like PGA West. Liked the design but the greens ruined the experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful and challenging

The course was in great shape today, we were out early and made it back to the clubhouse in time to replay on the Stadium Course. These courses never disappoint!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/23/2020

Hi, ErikaGibbs10. 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 PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course!

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/17/2020

Hello, david1687280. Thank you for visiting us at PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 12/16/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, golferdude26! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/10/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Mpaff! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/04/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, walleyworld! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course!

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The greens are hard as a rock the place need some water It's not worth the money

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/04/2020

Hi, bstarry. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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