A view of a green with water coming into play at PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course.
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4.4
883 Reviews (883)
5 Stars
515
4 Stars
249
3 Stars
78
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.5
88.4%
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787 out of 883 reviews
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4.5
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1
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3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.0%
Recommend this course
66 out of 71 reviews
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4.4
167 Reviews (167)
5 Stars
99
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
87.4%
Recommend this course
146 out of 167 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
883 Reviews (883)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Patio Dining 24
19th Hole Scenic Views 18
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 45
Water Hazards 35
Forced Carries 21
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 40
A Weekend Splurge 21
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 24
At a Resort 15
Convenient to the City 11

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

18 hole fee, 13 hole round

Great coarses but beware afternoon tee times will likely not come close to finishing, pace of play 5+ hrs. Seems like it would be better PR to advertise and sell 9 hole rounds only after 1pm or so this time of year. Hopefully better experience next time. John

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

jomigo

Course was generally in good condition. Pace of play rather slow...when a member (or members) are allowed to just drive up to others and join a 3some to further delay.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Gooner in the desert

What a wonderful experience... Visitors need to repair their pitch marks !!!

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

A day in the desert

What an experience.. Fantastic course and facilities. Several choices of tee boxes for all level of players. I will return given the chance

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Tournament course

Amazing about 2 weeks after the tour came through still is spectacular condition

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent shape

Beautiful course in excellent shape would have liked to have the course layout on the scorecard difficult to navigate without that or GPS on the cary

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

worth the price

great course , great conditions, never saw a bad lie

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome day

Only shortcoming was we didn’t see cart girl till 16th hole ☺️

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hot deal made my day!

Great course!....got this as a Hot Deal for $150...normal play is $220 this time of year. The only drawbacks were cart path only (being set up for the American Express tour) and pace of play. PGA West is quite a destination.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tournament Conditions

Played one week before the Amex and the greens were already running about 12, firm and fast. Plenty of room off of the tee. Pace of play was bad ,which I expected, because it was cart path only..Happy to have broken 80!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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

Setting up for AMEX tournament

Incredible greens while we were there. Would love to play again. Had the joy of playing in 30 mph winds so wasn't an easy day. Great course, though. Can't wait to play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 74
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Nicklaus in prime condition

Just Amazing!!! While I prefer the Stadium & the Mountain at pga west- The Nicklaus tourney course was in amazing shape & beautiful!!! JP

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Pristine condition

I have played this course for the past 10 years and today it was in the best shape it’s ever been in. Bravo to the sup. And crew. Spectacular experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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