Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone(s): (800) 742-9378, (760) 564-7111
Fax: (760) 771-2823
The Golden Bear tests you with tabletop fairways at PGA West - Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course in La Quinta.
If your shot's too wild, it's rolling up, often down into the desert. That's just one bit of the showmanship at the Jack Nicklaus Tournament course. This was designed to hold a PGA event, but it's spent its days delivering damage and fun to regular hackers.
Nicklaus particularly tests your short game with his bunkering around the greens. Confidence in your wedge shots is crucial here. Still, it's not as tough and unforgiving as Pete Dye's Stadium Course or even Greg Norman's course.
It's possible to get lost in the scenery at the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course and there's plenty of scenery to go around with the desert brush and the mountains looming in the distance.
No. 15 is probably the most well known - and notorious - hole. Nicknamed "Long Island," it's pretty much that: a daunting 572 yard par five with an island green. The fairway's split, giving you a chance to pick your path. Either way you go, getting onto the green in two is oh but a dream.
"Nicklaus also abundantly uses non-traditional design features throughout the course to give the track its own unique flavor," TravelGolf.com's Jeffrey Rendall said. "In many ways, I don't think I've seen another course quite like it."
Golf course details
- Holes: 18
- Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
- Public/Private: Public
- Year opened: 1987
- Golf Season: Year round
- Guest Policy: Open
- Tee times welcomed: Yes
- Fairways: Bermuda Grass
- Greens: Bermuda Grass
- Pro in house: Yes
- Driving range: Yes
- Rental clubs: Yes
- Rental carts: Yes
Green fees price ranges
- Week days: $170 - $235
- Weekends: $190 - $235
- Tee times from $55 - Check prices
- Metal spikes allowed: No
- Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
- Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover
Length, slope and rating for each tee