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The Stadium Course at PGA WEST

Walk in the footsteps of legends. Designed for golf’s biggest stage, The Stadium Course at PGA WEST—home of the CareerBuilder Challenge—is where legends have made history. This par-72 Pete Dye-designed jewel is a “must play” for those seeking the ultimate golf challenge. A favorite among touring professionals, and ranked among the best by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, and Golfweek, Pete Dye crafted one of the most challenging tracks you can play; creating 18 individual masterpieces, each with a character and identity all its own. The infamous 17th tee, known as “Alcatraz” was inspired by the 17th island green at TPC Sawgrass, and has been named one of the best Par 3 holes in Southern California by the Southern California Golf Association's FORE Magazine. The Stadium Course at PGA WEST derives its mystique from unique undulations, cavernous bunkers and peninsula and island par 3s. Tournament highlights include the Skins Game, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf and the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

Thanks to Ernie Vossler and Joe Walser, I had the opportunity to design and build The Stadium Course. Love and Hate can be found here.

- Pete Dye

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

  • 7th Hole The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
  • 9th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
  • Alcatraz 17th at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST

TPC Stadium Course at PGA WEST

The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
Hole Par Tournament Championship Regular Gold Red
1 4 445 382 358 334 304
2 4 371 348 328 320 290
3 4 471 448 383 356 327
4 3 192 170 151 133 111
5 5 535 514 496 460 437
6 3 255 223 187 146 133
7 4 346 309 295 281 240
8 5 559 526 486 471 429
9 4 452 430 382 362 313
10 4 416 380 351 327 294
11 5 617 591 530 482 442
12 4 363 347 308 287 249
13 3 214 195 167 153 105
14 4 389 372 348 328 293
15 4 468 436 404 367 338
16 5 600 517 474 463 428
17 3 168 146 131 112 83
18 4 439 405 387 318 276
TOTAL 72 7,300 6,739 6,166 5,700 5,092

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Hole Par Tournament Championship Regular Gold Red
1 4 445 382 358 334 304
2 4 371 348 328 320 290
3 4 471 448 383 356 327
4 3 192 170 151 133 111
5 5 535 514 496 460 437
6 3 255 223 187 146 133
7 4 346 309 295 281 240
8 5 559 526 486 471 429
9 4 452 430 382 362 313
10 4 416 380 351 327 294
11 5 617 591 530 482 442
12 4 363 347 308 287 249
13 3 214 195 167 153 105
14 4 389 372 348 328 293
15 4 468 436 404 367 338
16 5 600 517 474 463 428
17 3 168 146 131 112 83
18 4 439 405 387 318 276
TOTAL 72 7,300 6,739 6,166 5,700 5,092

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  • 1st Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      445

    • Championship
      382

    • Regular
      358

    • Gold
      334

    • Red
      304

    1st Hole

    PAR 4

    Great starting hole. Requires two good shots. Avoid the bunker on the right with your tee shot. There is more room on left than appears. Green slopes left to right for your approach.

  • 2nd Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      371

    • Championship
      348

    • Regular
      328

    • Gold
      320

    • Red
      290

    2nd Hole

    PAR 4

    Short but demanding. Challenging the bunkers on the left will leave you a short iron, which helps with this tricky, undulating green.

  • 3rd Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      471

    • Championship
      448

    • Regular
      383

    • Gold
      356

    • Red
      327

    3rd Hole

    PAR 4

    Keep your tee shot down the right side. Second shot plays half-club longer back up into the mountain. A par here is better than most.

  • 4th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      192

    • Championship
      170

    • Regular
      151

    • Gold
      133

    • Red
      111

    4th Hole

    PAR 3

    Club selection is a must. Long is obviously better than short – that bunker you see is deep.

  • 5th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      535

    • Championship
      514

    • Regular
      496

    • Gold
      460

    • Red
      437

    5th Hole

    PAR 5

    Double dog-leg, double water hazard. Bring out your straight ball. The bail-out areas are well guarded by multiple bunkers.

  • 6th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      255

    • Championship
      223

    • Regular
      187

    • Gold
      146

    • Red
      133

    6th Hole

    PAR 3

    Obviously intimidating. The green, however, is large enough to receive most any club. Will test your lag-putting skills.

  • 7th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      346

    • Championship
      309

    • Regular
      295

    • Gold
      281

    • Red
      240

    7th Hole

    PAR 4

    Another hole for straight hitters. Bail-out area on the left is no bargain. Very receptive green sloping back to front.

  • 8th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      559

    • Championship
      526

    • Regular
      486

    • Gold
      471

    • Red
      429

    8th Hole

    PAR 5

    You get a break from the water, if only for one hole. Don’t let your guard down, though. There are still plenty of bunkers to avoid.

  • 9th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      452

    • Championship
      430

    • Regular
      382

    • Gold
      362

    • Red
      313

    9th Hole

    PAR 4

    Long and strong. Keep your drive down the left. Trying to bite of more than you can chew can be dangerous. Well-guarded green breaks back to front and left to right.

  • 10th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      416

    • Championship
      380

    • Regular
      351

    • Gold
      327

    • Red
      294

    10th Hole

    PAR 4

    Precision off the tee is once again the theme. There is a bail-out area right of the green, just in case you happen to push or pull one.

  • 11th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      617

    • Championship
      591

    • Regular
      530

    • Gold
      482

    • Red
      442

    11th Hole

    PAR 5

    Avoid the bunkers left of the tee. The farther right you go on your second shot will provide a flatter lie for this tough approach shot to a long, undulating, well-guarded green.

  • 12th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      363

    • Championship
      347

    • Regular
      308

    • Gold
      287

    • Red
      249

    12th Hole

    PAR 4

    Keep your tee shot down the right side. Should leave you a short iron to a green guarded by a bunker short, left and long of this green.

  • 13th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      214

    • Championship
      195

    • Regular
      167

    • Gold
      153

    • Red
      105

    13th Hole

    PAR 3

    Leave your left shot in the bag for this one. There is little room right of the green over the bunkers for bail-out.

  • 14th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      389

    • Championship
      372

    • Regular
      348

    • Gold
      328

    • Red
      293

    14th Hole

    PAR 4

    Favor the left side off the tee. There is a greenside bunker on the left that should be avoided at all costs.

  • 15th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      468

    • Championship
      436

    • Regular
      404

    • Gold
      367

    • Red
      338

    15th Hole

    PAR 4

    Try and hit a straight one here. Bunkers on both sides are not good. Grab a half club extra for approach as long is much better than short.

  • 16th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      600

    • Championship
      517

    • Regular
      474

    • Gold
      463

    • Red
      428

    16th Hole

    “San Andreas Fault”

    PAR 5

    Avoid the bunker on the left of the tee. Once again avoid the bunker on the left on your second shot. Really avoid the bunker on the left on your approach shot, because this bunker is really, really deep.

  • 17th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      168

    • Championship
      146

    • Regular
      131

    • Gold
      112

    • Red
      83

    17th Hole

    “Alcatraz”

    PAR 3

    Can’t miss right, left, short or long. Good Luck.

  • 18th Hole at The Stadium Course at PGA WEST
    YARDAGE
    • Tournament
      439

    • Championship
      405

    • Regular
      387

    • Gold
      318

    • Red
      276

    18th Hole

    PAR 4

    Drive down right center of fairway leaves you a mid-iron to green guarded on the left by the last water hazard on the course and short-right by the last bunkers on course. There is room to bail out right over bunkers.