PGA WEST® - TPC Stadium Course
wow...new appreciation for pros
Beautiful course, hot day but lots of amenities offered just about every third hole by either courtesy cart or marshalls. Only hitch was that we had to wait every shot which was draining our energy and patience. Felt like a 6 hr round.
April 11, 2014
Stadium Remains a Brute
Course was in excellent condition. Weather was a hot 95 degrees and we were given a cart with no water!!! We had to return to the cart garage, fill up several styrofoam cups with ice and water just to get us through the first nine.
We started on the back nine which was disconcerting as we had all prepared to play the course from the front side as we all had done in the past. We saw the cart girl only once on our 13th hole.
The course played as we expected, the hardest challenge we all have played in 30 years of golf, thanks to the ever-present diabolical sand traps, non-level lies and true but difficult greens. We were all up for the challenge but the course, once again, just destroyed our games.
We still enjoyed this humbling experience, as we have in the past, but the course seems to get even more difficult with age. This trip included one young rookie stud who routinely hits 300+ yard drives and has excellent putting skills. He was just as baffled by this course as the rest of us but also gained tremendous respect for the course. Every serious golfer should play this course at least 2-3 times over their golf careers. Its truly that remarkable.
April 10, 2014
not so good
The course was not that I expect. .
I thought pga west course may more niice and good condition ..
April 9, 2014
Tough, but not impossible... and fun
It's been billed as the toughest golf course in the world, and I can see how on a windy day, one might feel that way. There's more water than you would expect for a golf course in the middle of the desert, and there's an island green here, too, sort of like Pete Dye's creation at TPC Sawgrass. But this isn't even the hardest Dye course I've played, not even close. The Dye Course at French Lick, Indiana and Pound Ridge are both way more difficult. I'd put this in the category of TPC Sawgrass -- pretty difficult, but if you play the right tees and are hitting the ball reasonably well, you'll have fun. Throw in the mountain scenery, impeccable conditioning and memorability of the course, and this is a must-play if you have the opportunity.
April 8, 2014
Course Conditions: Great! Weather Conditions: Not so much.
I've been looking forward to playing this course for a long time and probably could not afford it, if not for the discounts obtained through Golf Now. The course itself was all I'd hoped for. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate. It would have been nice - high 60's low 70's, but the wind was at times like hurricane force winds. Every time my hat went flying off my head, so did the expletives. The staff was absolutely great and Dan let us play another 9 after we struggled with slow foursomes and fearsome wind conditions. Loved the course; loved the staff; loved the bloody marys; the wind, not so much. They say the wind does not affect a well struck ball. However, I have never been accused of striking the ball well, so I guess that's on me.
April 3, 2014
Very challenging course - every hole guarded like fort knox, when you finally get there! The rough will stop your club like a brick wall - greens were true and extremely fast - stopping your ball was almost impossible - now that we've been beaten up by the Stadium, we're off to a more gentle course today! May the force be with you!
March 6, 2014
Water and Sand
I really enjoyed playing the Stadium course but one time is enough for me. Too much sand, blind shots, and too much water for a 8 handicap player. I bought the t time on Golf now so it was well worth the $35 green fee.
March 1, 2014
PGA WEST- Pete Diabolical
Great course...fair, but difficult. Many odd lies, especially around the greens. Side hill, downhill, etc.
Good landing areas. this is the toughest Stadium course I have played. Conditions were great and the people were all very friendly.Expensive, but a bargain related to value.
March 1, 2014