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PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course

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Address: 56150 Pga Blvd, La Quinta, CA 92253-4600
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800-PGA-WEST
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Designed by famed Jack Nicklaus, this 18-hole championship desert course is...

Designed by famed Jack Nicklaus, this 18-hole championship desert course is dramatic in design, featuring plenty of large lakes, deep bunkers and steep drops off the edges of greens.

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Rain in the desert ?

Yes, it does rain in the desert, but don't let it slow you down. Light sprinkles during the first 5 holes, but not enough to send you for cover. Course is a lot more forgiving... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 April 2016
Keith R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

PGA West keeps their courses pristine! This is the place to escape a cold harsh winter and relax with friends. It is a nice challenging course. The weather is perfect and the views of the mountains are stunning. PGA West is located in the Quaint town of La Quinta with wonderful restaurants like Arnold Palmers and Lavenders. Only 45 minutes... More 

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Freeport, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been excited to book this course, it turned out to be a tremendous let down. The course itself was in good shape but was virtually nondescript. Combine that with poor signage (as to where next tees were, etc) and it was just not as much fun as it should have been. We were actually scheduled to play a second... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

couldn't have asked for a better trip course was perfect staff above par .I will definitely be back several more time this year

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Thank Jeanine R
Temecula, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I played this course on July 4, 2016. Upon arrive I checked in to the pro shop. The young lady that waited on my wife and I was nice. The other person behind the counter (young man) was condescending and rude. He asked if I wanted to go earlier than my tee time, at 9:08 rather than 9:27. I figured... More 

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Thank Mister M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Yes, it does rain in the desert, but don't let it slow you down. Light sprinkles during the first 5 holes, but not enough to send you for cover. Course is a lot more forgiving than it looks. Fairways are actually fairly wide. Most fairways sit below the housing so the mounds will feed you back to the fairway, unless... More 

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Thank Keith R
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

This is a nice course to play,however the conditioning could be improved,the greens were slow and very uninteresting [little undulation.However the service was excellent with all the amenities for an enjoyable day

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Apart from an unfortunate exchange with a Starter who must have been having an "Off Day" as he was pleasant when encountered a day later on the Stadium Course, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this course. We always check in advance when booking a course whether Buggies / Carts are mandatory as we avoid riding like the plague !... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

You expect the amenities. You at least expect GPS on the carts or at most a map on the scorecard. We got neither so likely we would have had to buy a booklet in the Pro Shop. The course was good, but we thought a third overpriced and we played some very fine courses this week. With the variety and... More 

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Thank Golfgal60
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

We played the Nicklaus course the day after the Stadium course. There is a lot less water but still plenty of sand. The 18th hole is a great finishing hole alongside the water.

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Thank WildcatNZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

The PGA West Jack Nicklaus course seems to be designed for ski enthusiasts. Most holes are generously sprinkled with ski-like moguls creating numerous slanted lies to deal with. Tough to hit from all the angles one encounters. Can't complain though, I have trouble with level lies as well. Enough said about that, the bottom line is that the course is... More 

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