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“Nice test. Taste of Q-School” 4 of 5 stars
Review of PGA West TPC Stadium Golf Course

PGA West TPC Stadium Golf Course
56-150 PGA Boulevard, La Quinta, CA 92253
760 564 7101
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in La Quinta
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: Ranked among Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" in the United States, this Pete Dye-design is inspired by the famed Scottish seaside courses characterized by a rugged and dramatic landscape.
London, United Kingdom
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“Nice test. Taste of Q-School”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Where they play the final of Q school, so you can see a few budding pro's wandering the course honing their skills. Decent test and off the backs some really nice looking holes. Enjoyed this one. 2nd best at the complex

Visited September 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Tough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

A tough but playable Pete Dye course - one of his most attractive but could have been in better condition.

Visited September 2013
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Irvine, California
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“Avoid this course”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Yes, it's a famous course by a famous architect but after having played it several times, I'm convinced that it's a terrible design. Unless you play this course many, many times, you have no clue where to his your tee shot and sometimes second shot. Just too many blind shots and too many penal lies within the fairway. The nice GPS system does not help either. It's as if Dye designed the course to be difficult for the sake of making it difficult with too many gimmicky features. There are plenty of great courses to waste time at the Stadium course.

Visited September 2013
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Jersey
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“Reputation as tough and well justified.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We played the course at the end of August and must say while it was tough going it was the most value for money round ever. We paid $44 each for 18 holes and that included green fees, practice range and balls, buggy with GPS, electronic scorecard with final card emailed, ice and water. The service from start to finish was excellent; we were even brought out iced towels on the 5th.
There had been the worst storms in years a few days before and many local courses were closed. Despite this the fairways and rough were immaculate, the greens were thankfully slower than usual. A few of the bunkers were understandably still under repair . If you want a challenge, this is it. We will be back and there are other courses on the complex to try as well.

Visited August 2013
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Ellicott City, United States
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“Great golf package in summer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Yes - its hot in the summer in La Quinta. But for golf fanatics, PGA West/La Quinta offers some great deals. For the price of the stay, you also get unlimited golf, a $25 credit a day, and resort fees ($27) waived. The only caveat is that the Stadium course has a surcharge of $50 (which can be offset by the credit). The courses are in okay shape. But you do get five to chose from (Stadium, Nicklaus Tournament, Norman, La Quinta Dunes and Mountain).

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