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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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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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This is a great golf course but you better have your A game. Most of the greens are elevated with huge steep banks in front of them. If you are just a little short you bounce... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great golf course but you better have your A game. Most of the greens are elevated with huge steep banks in front of them. If you are just a little short you bounce down into traps with 10ft plus banks in front of you. if you are not a good sand player you will struggle. My advice... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 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 

Thank Sjt64
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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

Thank Jeanine R
Temecula, California
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mister M
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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 

Thank Keith R
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

Thank Bill C
Baldock, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
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 

Thank Racey7
St. Albert, Canada
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141 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 

Thank Golfgal60
Auckland, New Zealand
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200 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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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