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PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course

56-150 PGA Boulevard, La Quinta, CA 92253
800-PGA-WEST
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Ranked #11 of 19 Attractions in La Quinta
Type: Golf Courses, Tours, Adventure
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Designed by famed Jack Nicklaus, this 18-hole championship desert course is dramatic in design...
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Type: Golf Courses, Tours, Adventure
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: 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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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171 reviews 171 reviews
35 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I have a thing about golf courses going through housing additions. They feel cramped and if your hook or slice is working well, your collateral damage is substantial. One thing the courses at PGA West offer is space - lots of space in most areas where you do not actually feel like you are on one of these courses. Not... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stay focused on this one peeps.... a short lil green side flop shot could turn into a few more strokes! Greens, greens, greens.....and greens. Enjoy this track every time regardless of final score - great staff & crew. Nice lil bar scene after a round as well.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The Starter was very friendly and appreciated his tips. Loved the course. Our tee time was at 12:30 and we had the whole course to ourselves. The island greens were fun.

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Houston, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Nicklaus traditional layout with a wide mix of holes. Greens were semi fast but EXTREMELY hard. Could not even hold a wedge shot when I played (vs other course that week that would hold a 5 iron). Should be in better shape for the $$$$. Play it once, but would suggest other courses in better shape and more enjoyable.

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redwood city
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Played Nov 2 2013. First take note course reopened at end of Oct. fairways and greens are fuzzy and won't be mowed tight until the second week of Nov. Played with my brother and nephew who are not great golfers. I was concerned the course would be very difficult for them. The course plays like many other resort courses. Landing... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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281 reviews 281 reviews
37 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Played it twice in one day...not very busy. Temps were about 108. Terrific challenging layout. Lots of sand and water. Greens were not great. Have to have high ball flight to stop the ball as the greens are very hard. Great club house. Take an extra club shooting into the greens as most of the trouble is in front of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I am sure this course is a lot better during the high season. Played this course in June 2013 and the greens were very hard and did not roll true at all. They were a complete joke. Almost unplayable. If they just punched them let us know ahead of time.

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Toronto, Canada
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488 helpful votes 488 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

While definitely an easier track that it's neighbour the Stadium Course, the PGA West Nicklaus Tournament Course is no push over. Tight fairways, vast waste bunkers, elevated greens, long water carries and plenty of water hazards make the course much tougher than it looks on the scorecard. There's no doubt you can score here but keeping your ball in the... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Watched the Tournament and enjoyed the Course to go around it, Kept in great condition, Good condition for playing or watching.

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Olympia, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The course is in excellent condition and is very challenging. There is lots of sand and water including two island greens. Pace of play was a bit slow (4.25 hours). The green fees are pricy but worth it to play this beautiful course. The clubhouse, practice areas, and staff were all great.

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