PGA WEST Greg Norman Course: #17Greg Norman Course at PGA WEST

Greg Norman Course at PGA WEST
81-405 Kingston Heath
La Quinta, California 92253
Riverside County

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The Shark's turned in what's widely regarded as the second-toughest course at PGA WEST - Greg Norman Course in La Quinta.
No small feat considering the developers of the neighboring TPC Stadium ordered Pete Dye to make it, "the hardest damn golf course in the world."

"There's a difference," said Jack Guevera, a golfer who's played both. "You might think you have it easy if you play the Norman after the Stadium .... But probably not."

Here's the difference: Dye tries to kill you at TPC Stadium. Norman only wants to beat you to a pulp.
Not that pummeling does not have its highlights. Norman's 216-yard, par-3 13th is the kind of hole that seizes your attention and lingers in memory after the round.

What little fairway there is curves around toward a man-made lake. It is also tilted down on a sharp angle to the water, giving the golfer the effect of hitting along a ledge.

Each shot is a tap dance here. You could not even get odds in Vegas on your chances of avoiding all of the deep, slanted bunkers that squeeze the mini fairway even tighter.

"Greg Norman wants you to choke," West Coast Bureau Chief Chris Baldwin said. "The supremely-talented, enthrallingly-entertaining golfer cursed to be forever remembered for his excruciating collapses wants the average hacker to experience just a taste of this misery."

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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Greg Norman, Matthew Dusenberry, Tad Burnett
  • Public/Private: Public/Resort
  • Year opened: 1999
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Tiftdwarf Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

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Course policies

  • 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

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 6671 133 72.8
Black 72 7156 139 75.1
Gold 72 5751 120 68.4
Red 72 5297 112 65.6
White 72 6227 126 70.6
Black (W) 72 7156 145 81.9
Blue (W) 72 6671 137 79.2
Blue/White 72 6427 128 71.5
Gold/Red 72 5523 115 67
Gold (W) 72 5751 126 73.4
Silver 72 3978 98 59.7
Silver (W) 72 3978 108 63.1
Red (W) 72 5297 120 71.4
White (W) 72 6227 131 76.6
Gold/Red (W) 72 5523 123 72.4
Blue/White (W) 72 6427 134 77.7

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