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Address: 56-150 PGA Boulevard, La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone Number: 800-PGA-WEST
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Activities: Golfing
Description: Designed by famed Jack Nicklaus, this 18-hole championship desert course...
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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Great course but just an ok experience

We are in the Palm Springs area for our annual golf outing. This year we are playing Tahquitz, Classic Club, PGA West Nicklaus, and Silver Rock. So far we've done three of four... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We are in the Palm Springs area for our annual golf outing. This year we are playing Tahquitz, Classic Club, PGA West Nicklaus, and Silver Rock. So far we've done three of four and this course would rank third overall. Amazing course but... 1. We had a 7:03 am tee time. No food service available until later in the day,... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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45 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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324 reviews 324 reviews
46 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 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 via mobile

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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342 attraction reviews
624 helpful votes 624 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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