The Stadium Course, La Quinta Resort & Club at PGA West
Palm Springs, USA
Stadium Course overview
The Pete Dye-designed Stadium Course at PGA West, is a must-play for those in search of the ultimate golf challenge. Wide fairways offer some forgiveness off the tee, however long bunkers run alongside most fairways to catch a wayward drive. Water can be found on half of the holes on the course including the signature 17th, an island green par-3 nicknamed ‘Alcatraz”. Previously ranked as 4th in the toughest courses to play in the country by Golf Digest the Stadium is a real test, at 7300 yards off the back tees you have to be on your A-game to score well, however, with six teeing options in total, every golfer can take on this course. This fantastic layout has hosted numerous PGA TOUR events over the years and continues to be part of the TOUR’s schedule. The Stadium Course is one to include in a visit to Palm Springs.
The signature hole on the Stadium Course at PGA West is the 17th. This island green par-3 is nicknamed ‘Alcatraz’ after the famous jail in San Francisco Bay. Large boulders surround the green giving it a similar appearance to its namesake which ricochet any tee shots that don’t find the putting surface.
Did You Know?
In a ‘made for television’ skins game in 1987, Lee Trevino famously aced the 17th hole on his way to victory over Jack Nicklaus and Fuzzy Zoeller.
Accommodation near The Stadium Course
La Quinta Resort & Club at PGA West
La Quinta Resort & Club at PGA West boasts premium luxury with its world-class facilities. The 5-star resort offers Spanish-style casitas, luxurious suites, and five golf courses to experience.