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MOUNTAIN COURSE AT LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB

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The Mountain Course, nestled at the base of the picturesque Santa Rosa Mountains, is famed for its Pete Dye design, playability and stunning visuals. This ultra-challenging course features pot bunkers, rock formations, elevations of tee boxes and well-bunkered greens.

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Hole-by-Hole

Hole

1

Par 4

1st HOLE

par 4

Relatively short par 4 where distance off the tee is not a factor. Your tee shot should be just left of the right fairway bunker to have the best look at this green. The green is on a plateau and plays uphill on your second shot. Make sure you have enough club on your approach and left is no good.

Yardage
Black
368
White
352
Silver
328
Gold
312
Red
294
Orange
235

Hole

2

Par 3

2nd HOLE

par 3

One of the toughest par 3s in the desert with water all down the left side and around the green to the left. If you miss the green, you want to bail out to the right side which will give you the best possible chance to get up and down. The green slopes slightly from front to back.

Yardage
Black
205
White
190
Silver
170
Gold
158
Red
134
Orange
100

Hole

3

Par 4

3rd HOLE

par 4

Fairly short par 4, slightly dog-leg left. Try to keep your drive down the center of the fairway. For your second shot, keep the ball below the hole and don’t be long, because this green slopes severely from back to front.

Yardage
Black
395
White
336
Silver
304
Gold
263
Red
263
Orange
210

Hole

4

Par 5

4th HOLE

par 5

A picturesque par 5 with bunkers down the left-hand side off the tee and a large bunker near the green. The best tee shot is down the right center of the fairway. Some of the longer hitters will be able to reach this green in two. The green is very undulated and par is a good score here.

Yardage
Black
508
White
494
Silver
437
Gold
414
Red
384
Orange
285

Hole

5

Par 3

5th HOLE

par 3

A beautiful par 3 played alongside the mountains. This hole plays slightly downhill and demands a very accurate tee shot as the green is well-guarded with mountains to the left and bunkers to the right

Yardage
Black
162
White
151
Silver
122
Gold
112
Red
95
Orange
93

Hole

6

Par 4

6th HOLE

par 4

Straightaway par 4; keep your tee shot left of the water hazard on the right. The second shot plays uphill so take an extra club. The green is wide but not very deep therefore a high shot is recommended.

Yardage
Black
400
White
352
Silver
321
Gold
301
Red
264
Orange
209

Hole

7

Par 5

7th HOLE

par 5

A relatively short par 5. The water on the right side really comes into play on the tee shot, so position your drive down the left side of the fairway. Some players might be able to reach this in two shots. The approach or second shot plays slightly uphill as the green is elevated. This green is undulated with plenty of slope.

Yardage
Black
492
White
471
Silver
446
Gold
404
Red
379
Orange
285

Hole

8

Par 4

8th HOLE

par 4

Keep your drive down the left side of the fairway to avoid the waste bunker to the right. The second shot plays slightly uphill and there is a huge slope in the middle of the green from back to front. There are really only two pin positions on this green – in the back and in the front. Par is a great score here.

Yardage
Black
400
White
367
Silver
335
Gold
308
Red
279
Orange
210

Hole

9

Par 4

9th HOLE

par 4

There is a small pot bunker in the middle of the fairway; the best tee shot is to the right of the pot bunker to give you the best angle to the green. The green is well protected with bunkers and grassy slopes. This green is also undulated and requires good touch with the putter.

Yardage
Black
433
White
403
Silver
372
Gold
352
Red
302
Orange
215

Hole

10

Par 4

10th HOLE

par 4

This is a straightaway par 4 where accuracy is more important than distance off the tee. Your second shot plays slightly uphill to an elevated green. There is a huge slope in the middle of the green, therefore pin placements are either in the front or back.

Yardage
Black
372
White
361
Silver
324
Gold
302
Red
245
Orange
190

Hole

11

Par 4

11th HOLE

par 4

Straightaway par 4. You need to avoid the bunker on the left with your tee shot and take dead aim at the pin on your approach as the green is fairly flat. Take advantage of the opportunity to score on this hole.

Yardage
Black
398
White
375
Silver
353
Gold
346
Red
287
Orange
210

Hole

12

Par 4

12th HOLE

par 4

This is a short par 4. There’s a water hazard to the far right side of the fairway so your tee shot should be down the left hand side, right of the bunkers on the left. Your second shot plays slightly downhill with the green sloping from back to front. Do not be long on this hole as there’s trouble behind the green.

Yardage
Black
373
White
343
Silver
332
Gold
311
Red
300
Orange
225

Hole

13

Par 3

13th HOLE

par 3

What you see is what you get on this straightforward par 3. The green is large and fairly easy to hit. The green slopes from the front to the middle. Take enough club because the yardage is all carry on this hole.

Yardage
Black
183
White
162
Silver
140
Gold
134
Red
108
Orange
95

Hole

14

Par 4

14th HOLE

par 4

This is a great par 4 where your tee shot needs to be to the right of the bunkers down the left-hand side of the fairway. Your second shot plays uphill, so take one extra club to this elevated and undulated green.

Yardage
Black
389
White
377
Silver
358
Gold
310
Red
303
Orange
215

Hole

15

Par 3

15th HOLE

par 3

A beautiful hole alongside the mountains where some players will be able to reach the green in two. The best tee shot is down the left-hand side of the fairway. Your approach should also be down the left-hand side as there’s a very large bunker that protects the right side of the fairway up to the green. The green is slightly elevated and is the flattest green on the course.

Yardage
Black
517
White
502
Silver
490
Gold
464
Red
456
Orange
347

Hole

16

Par 3

16th HOLE

par 3

Our signature hole and an incredible view of La Quinta. This par 3 plays slightly downhill to a pear shaped green. Don’t risk trying to get it close to a back pin placement – the middle of the green is the best play. If you miss the green, you’re in the desert and should proceed to the drop area on the red tee box.

Yardage
Black
167
White
157
Silver
89
Gold
89
Red
89
Orange
69

Hole

17

Par 4

17th HOLE

par 4

A long par 4 playing along the mountains. The tee shot needs to stay down the right side of the fairway as there’s a large bunker that covers the left side of the hole. Your second shot needs to avoid the bunkers on the left as well. This is a very large green so pay attention to pin location.

Yardage
Black
446
White
412
Silver
371
Gold
323
Red
274
Orange
215

Hole

18

Par 5

18th HOLE

par 5

The finishing hole is a dog-leg left par 5. There is out-of-bounds on both sides: to the left where the homes are and to the right is the driving range. Just to the left of the bunkers off the tee is ideal. Your second shot should be toward the green which will allow the easiest approach to the sloping putting surface.

Yardage
Black
524
White
495
Silver
476
Gold
427
Red
419
Orange
324

Yardage & Scorecard

hole
Par
Black
White
Silver
Gold
Red
Orange
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43453454444434334570
3682053955081624004924004333723983731833895171674465246732
3521903364941513524713674033613753431623775021574124956300
328170304437122321446335372324353332140358490893714765768
312158263414112301404308352302346311134310464893234275330
29413426338495264379279302245287300108303456892744194875
2351002102859320928521021519021022595215347692153243732
Gallery View the Mountain Course, famed for its Pete Dye design.
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Directions Resort guests can take advantage of our shuttle service to any of the resort’s five golf courses, or follow these driving instructions.
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