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PGA West TPC Stadium Golf Course

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Address: 56150 Pga Blvd, La Quinta, CA 92253-4600
Phone Number: +1 760-564-7101
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Ranked among Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" in...

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.

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Would like to play this course again. We golfed it after it was over seeded so it wasn't in the best of shape. The layout is very good, I wouldn't say it was in the top for most... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sheridan, Wyoming
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Sheridan, Wyoming
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71 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Would like to play this course again. We golfed it after it was over seeded so it wasn't in the best of shape. The layout is very good, I wouldn't say it was in the top for most difficult courses that I have played. I am a 15 handicap and played from the red only because we were told how... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I selected Thanksgiving Day to play my landmark 500th golf course and the obvious choice was this course as we are staying in Palm Desert from the UK and like a challenge. The course is rated the most difficult in California, 4th in the States and 9th in the World, although how this is decided I have no idea. The... More 

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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142 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a nutshell, I loved it! Would I like the Stadium course to be my everyday home golf course? No. It is tricked up and has a pace of play that is horrible, but it is a place not to be missed if you're a good golfer and are in the area seeking to experience challenging golf. I am a... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is one of thee finest courses I've had the pleasure to play; it's also one of the most challenging too. Big long par 5's. Long challenging par 3's and more water than I thought possible; owes me a few balls. The course is long and tricky and the starter got it right when he said, as we were in... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This course was as challenging a course as I have ever played. The fairways were perfect and the greens were lightning fast. All in all, this was one of the most enjoyable rounds of golf that I have played anywhere. The views helped take my mind off of the score. It was perfect!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Rented a private house here for the Coachella weekend and was satisfied with everything. Even though we never played the course, the restaurant was so terrific with the best chicken sandwich I have tried anywhere. The layout was beautiful, and peaceful. The location was stunning as well.

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

So you think you can play golf? Here's you chance to prove it. The Stadium course at PGA West is a true test of you game and not meant for beginners as it will frustrate the hell out of them not to mention seasoned golfers. It's a true Pete Dye course from the get go and make sure you bring... More 

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Nanuet, New York
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

A fair but difficult course. Enjoyed playing every hole. Nice Layout. You use every club in your bag. Club House Food was excellent too.

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

As a couple of returning English visitors we played early and walked each time we played again. It's such a great way to experience this great layout. It gives time to appreciate the way Pete Dye has designed each hole. And it allows you to consider strategy and how to play the hole as you approach your ball. It also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I have a goal to play courses the pros play. But being a 71 year old bogey golfer means they can be very tough. So one way to enjoy these kinds of course to to play from forward tees. As you are driving by the pro tees you can admire what they need to navigate! But then you get the... More 

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