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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 #9 of 19 attractions in La Quinta
Type: Golf Courses, Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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31 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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549 reviews 549 reviews
230 attraction reviews
368 helpful votes 368 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
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41 helpful votes 41 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Leicester
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

I have played Nicklaus around the world and he creates similar courses but everyone has a distinguishing feature, feel and identity to it. This course does not bank on you being in great form nor does it require you to a low handicapper, as long as you hit the ball fairly straight and have sparks of good form you will... More

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