Club And Hacienda On The Waterside At La Quinta Golf Courses In Palm Springs

Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA WEST

One of Palm Springs’ best designs from a legend of the game.

The same forceful presence the Golden Bear brought to his game is evident in his challenging desert layout. Long hitters will appreciate the opportunity for power off the tee with room for forgiveness, while elevated greens require you to literally raise your short game to another level. The intensity and demand of this Jack Nicklaus design is tempered by dramatic beauty and excitement of playing one of the most highly regarded courses in the Palm Springs area.

The Clubhouse

PGA WEST Tournament Clubhouse for Palm Springs Golf

Whether you’re looking to unwind after a day on the links or wanting to pick up some items to round out your golf wardrobe, each of La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST’s three clubhouses fits the bill.

CLUBHOUSE DETAILS

Getting to the Course

Palm Springs Golf Carts in front of Mountain and Dunes Golf Courses

Resort guests can take advantage of our shuttle service to any of the resort’s five golf courses.  If you prefer to drive, you may use these driving directions:

DIRECTIONS

  • Hole 10 of PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
  • Hole 9 of PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
  • Hole 8 of PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
  • Hole 18 of PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
  • Hole 17 of PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course

Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA WEST

Overview of PGA WEST Nicklaus Tournament Course
Hole Par Tournament Championship Regular Gold Red
1 4 412 378 349 311 273
2 4 444 398 387 354 322
3 3 192 163 155 133 120
4 5 549 505 482 447 414
5 4 364 320 299 288 225
6 4 462 420 386 373 342
7 5 527 471 450 426 391
8 3 172 143 132 125 92
9 4 461 431 383 340 335
10 4 370 330 318 283 232
11 5 528 490 480 449 400
12 3 188 164 155 116 104
13 4 419 378 338 323 295
14 4 442 381 339 330 301
15 5 572 516 472 462 417
16 4 440 423 368 348 304
17 3 209 180 165 131 97
18 4 453 431 403 388 359
TOTAL 72 7,204 6,522 6,061 5,627 5,023

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Hole Par Tournament Championship Regular Gold Red
1 4 412 378 349 311 273
2 4 444 398 387 354 322
3 3 192 163 155 133 120
4 5 549 505 482 447 414
5 4 364 320 299 288 225
6 4 462 420 386 373 342
7 5 527 471 450 426 391
8 3 172 143 132 125 92
9 4 461 431 383 340 335
10 4 370 330 318 283 232
11 5 528 490 480 449 400
12 3 188 164 155 116 104
13 4 419 378 338 323 295
14 4 442 381 339 330 301
15 5 572 516 472 462 417
16 4 440 423 368 348 304
17 3 209 180 165 131 97
18 4 453 431 403 388 359
TOTAL 72 7,204 6,522 6,061 5,627 5,023

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  • 1st Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      412

    • Championship
      378

    • Regular
      349

    • Gold
      311

    • Red
      273

    1st Hole

    PAR 4

    One of the best starting holes in golf. Off the tee avoid the right bunker, while there is more room to the right than appears to be. The depth of the green is shallow so just aim for the middle.

  • 2nd Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      444

    • Championship
      398

    • Regular
      387

    • Gold
      354

    • Red
      322

    2nd Hole

    PAR 4

    Drive down the left center to avoid bunkers down the right side. The green slopes back to front, so if the pin is front attack and if it is in the back aim for the middle.

  • 3rd Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      192

    • Championship
      163

    • Regular
      155

    • Gold
      133

    • Red
      120

    3rd Hole

    PAR 3

    The left side of the green has a severe back to front slope while the right side is flat. If possible, avoid the front bunker at all cost. Three is a good score.

  • 4th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      549

    • Championship
      505

    • Regular
      482

    • Gold
      447

    • Red
      414

    4th Hole

    PAR 5

    Drive your ball down the left side of the fairway. For you long hitters going for the green, the left front portion is ideal. Everyone else lay-up to 100 yards.

  • 5th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      364

    • Championship
      320

    • Regular
      299

    • Gold
      288

    • Red
      225

    5th Hole

    PAR 4

    Split fairway offering two different looks at a slightly elevated, shallow green. Avoid the bunker short of the green at all costs.

  • 6th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      462

    • Championship
      420

    • Regular
      386

    • Gold
      373

    • Red
      342

    6th Hole

    PAR 4

    Long par 4 giving you a lot of room to drive it down the left side. This will leave a mid-iron to a green with little bail out.

  • 7th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      527

    • Championship
      471

    • Regular
      450

    • Gold
      426

    • Red
      391

    7th Hole

    PAR 5

    A good birdie chance. Short par 5 open off the tee. Avoid bunker left on your lay-up. Long hitters get home in two.

  • 8th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      172

    • Championship
      143

    • Regular
      132

    • Gold
      125

    • Red
      92

    8th Hole

    PAR 3

    Peninsula green with bunkers long. Club selection is very important.

  • 9th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      461

    • Championship
      431

    • Regular
      383

    • Gold
      340

    • Red
      335

    9th Hole

    PAR 4

    Long par 4 with the importance being the approach. Should have a mid to long iron over water with plenty of room long and right to bail out.

  • 10th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      370

    • Championship
      330

    • Regular
      318

    • Gold
      283

    • Red
      232

    10th Hole

    PAR 4

    Short par 4. Drive up the right center will leave a short iron to a green guarded by a deep bunker left of the green.

  • 11th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      528

    • Championship
      490

    • Regular
      480

    • Gold
      449

    • Red
      400

    11th Hole

    PAR 5

    Stay clear of the mounds on your left of the tee. If you can’t reach the green, it’s best to lay-up short of the bunkers.

  • 12th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      188

    • Championship
      164

    • Regular
      155

    • Gold
      116

    • Red
      104

    12th Hole

    PAR 3

    Short to mid iron par three, where short or left is not the place to be.

  • 13th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      419

    • Championship
      378

    • Regular
      338

    • Gold
      323

    • Red
      295

    13th Hole

    PAR 4

    Drive up the right side will leave a mid-iron to another elevated shallow green. Vintage Nicklaus.

  • 14th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      442

    • Championship
      381

    • Regular
      339

    • Gold
      330

    • Red
      301

    14th Hole

    PAR 4

    Once again, drive down the right side to avoid fairway bunker on the left. Really accessible green with little trouble, be aggressive.

  • 15th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      572

    • Championship
      516

    • Regular
      472

    • Gold
      462

    • Red
      417

    15th Hole

    PAR 5

    Once you have managed to carry, or stay clear, of this first fairway bunker, the real decision begins. Longer hitters can take a chance at the island green. Great risk and reward hole.

  • 16th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      440

    • Championship
      423

    • Regular
      368

    • Gold
      348

    • Red
      304

    16th Hole

    PAR 4

    Drive down the left side of fairway. Mid-iron to a green guarded left and short by bunkers. Plenty of room right and long.

  • 17th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      209

    • Championship
      180

    • Regular
      165

    • Gold
      131

    • Red
      97

    17th Hole

    PAR 3

    Another par 3 where proper club selection is a must. Well positioned bunkers to an undulating green make three a great score.

  • 18th Hole at PGA WEST Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      453

    • Championship
      431

    • Regular
      403

    • Gold
      388

    • Red
      359

    18th Hole

    PAR 4

    Great finishing hole. Drive down the left leaves a long to mid iron over sand and water. Bunkers left of green leave little room to bail out.