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PGA West Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course

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Address: 56-150 PGA Boulevard, La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone Number: 800-PGA-WEST
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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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Great course

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The PGA West Jack Nicklaus course seems to be designed for ski enthusiasts. Most holes are generously sprinkled with ski-like moguls creating numerous slanted lies to deal with. Tough to hit from all the angles one encounters. Can't complain though, I have trouble with level lies as well. Enough said about that, the bottom line is that the course is... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Outstanding course. Nicklaus designs are well thought out and challenging. That begin said, it's fair and playable for all levels. Scenic views of the La Quinta area abound.

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Thank dweedin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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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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Thank Hollijoy
Houston, Texas
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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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Thank Aggowl
redwood city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

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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