PGA WEST® - TPC Stadium Course
This course has some great golf holes and the greens were great.
Our group had a great time playing this course. We got a great deal on green fees (125.00 per golfer), that's why we golfed there. Not sure we would have paid the full 250.00 a golfer. We stayed at the Stadium Residences so it was nice to golf the home course. Watching it on tv when the pros play it does not give you the whole picture. This course has some deep sand traps and massive hills on some of the fairways. I took the fitness package on this course! It is one course off my bucket list of courses to golf in Palm Springs. I would try to golf there again if I got another deal on green fees but for the average golfer, regular price is a bit expensive. All the staff were friendly and very helpful. We all enjoyed the course and our scores were all lower then what we paid which was our goal for the day. Enjoyed looking at the history of the course in the clubhouse and for a moment felt like a pro! Loved the course.
April 5, 2013
Loved every minute on this course. Wish it would be a little less expensive. Great condition.
March 25, 2013
The Stadium course has a reputation as one of the finest courses in the valley. Unfortunately it didn't meet expectations the day I played.
The day I played turned into a five hour round. Even though the score card states "Slow play is not tolerated" and pace of play is 4hr.15 minutes. When I asked the marshall about the pace of play all I got was an excuse and double talk about the Stadium course being tough. DUH! That's why people play this course. If the marshalls won't enforce the courses own pace of play standard then they can at least earn their keep and rake footprints out of the bunkers. For the price I paid and the pace of play I would have a hard time recommending to friends.
March 25, 2013
Fantastic design. Too many signature holes to detail.
March 6, 2013
again, the key to enjoying the course is topick the appropriate tees, and if one happens upon convivial playing partners, the pleasure is that much mo
worth playing, but not at the peak rate
March 6, 2013
clearly the hardest course in the Valley!
The ball-striking and scrambling demands have probably made the Stadium a course that most golfers only want to play once.
March 4, 2013
Bring your A game
Bring your A game and forget about your score. You hit the green in regulation and trouble is still lurking. A very fun challenge. The only long grass on the course is the surrounds of the greens making the chips difficult on firm and fast greens. Tremendous elevation changes for a desert course.
March 1, 2013
Now that is a tough Course
Great experience at PGA West. I could not imagine if they still had the bush eating bushes still out there. The starter said they took the bushes out a few years ago and found 30,000 balls. Pete Dye did not need them to make this a challenge. Superb condition, great service and nice scenery.
February 28, 2013
May be Pete Dye's most contrived design.
Pete Dye is my least favorite of the modern course architects as his designs are generally "tricked up". Of all the Pete Dye courses I've played this seems to be the most contrived design of all. The green surround at hole #14 is the best example of that, although (even though I didn't experience it) missing the green on #16 left or long is another good example of his design which tends to unfairly penalize a golf shot that may have not been all that bad. Nevertheless, playing this course once just to see what it's like is worth it. All members of the staff were very welcoming and friendly at the course, and they helped make the day a good experience.
February 27, 2013
no doubt, this is a great course, great condition.
my only complaint was that knowing it would go dark by 5:30pm,
the course should not accept 2:30pm or after tee time, we coould not finish the course by missing 3 more holes, and there are a few foresomes held up everyone else.
February 18, 2013
Very nice enjoyed it. Tough but good.bbbbbbn. Nnnnnnnnm
February 16, 2013
An extremely difficult golf course
We played on an unusually cold and windy day. With sand, slopes and water on almost every hole, a course better suited the a golfer with a 10 or less handicap than someone like myself who is a 14.
February 11, 2013
Course was great, but pace of play was terrible. At one point, there were 6 groups on a par 3.
We enjoyed the course, but would have benefitted from a brisker pace of play. It's hard to keep momentum when you are waiting on every shot on every hole. Starter told us it was to be a 4.5 hr round, but that was wishful thinking.
Staff were friendly and helpful, except for course host who told us he wasn't there to speed up pace of play; his job was to smile at the golfers. Bizarre!
February 7, 2013
Great course, facility and staff, Had a great time
Definitely a must play and high-end course. It is pricy but worth the money. Staff were great inside the facility and on the course. Impeccably maintained and super fast greens
February 5, 2013
The course was great, the 52 degrees and wind made it very difficult.
January 18, 2013
Excellent conditions, narrow fairways, very fast greens, never a flat lie.
The course was beautiful. There are no flat lies. The entire course is undulating terrain and pristine. The greens were fast and in very good shape. The rough is dormant and not too punishing. Lots of fairway bunkers and the greens are well protected by lots of sand or water. It is a busy course and plan to wait between shots. The round took 4 & 1/2 hrs.
January 7, 2013
had a 1:18 p.m. tee time when i checked in 1 1/2 hours early they said it would not be a problem, mentioned there was a junior tournament ahead of us but would be only for 1st nine again didn't mention a delayed start.
went to the range, near tee time, didn't get a call, or announcement, went to 1st tee, no starter, waited, waited, finally asked some other people, they said they were with the tournament, and were more groups not through yet, finally tracked down an assistant pro, who said we could go off on the back, it was now after 2 pm. got off, extremely slow behind the last group of tournament didn't quite get to finish "the highlight round of my trip". Nice.
January 3, 2013
At last I finally played the course!
I have waited many years to play the stadium course. Being a super senior now,I should have played tee it forward. On forced carries I was usually three yards short.Having played a few Pete Dye courses over the years,I felt at home there.The week before the last Tour School was played on the course, so it was in very good condition. I will go back to play the course again in 2013. Xjumper
December 26, 2012
This is the most difficut course in Ameria. Don't go there to shoot a number because odds are, you will have one or two "X's" on your card.
Go there to have fun! Because if you are too serious, it will turn into a Club C round and tke 5 hours!
December 9, 2012
Enjoyed the Pete Dye design always intimidating but fair. Greens were a little slow at about 8 or 9. We were suppose to tee off on 10 and there were people coming off the front that they were working in which did not make sense to me. It was quiet on the front so we moved to the front and had a good paced round. I would highly recommend this golf course.
November 5, 2012
Bring your walking shoes
This was our first time playing the course and we looked forward to a nice day of golf. The course lives up to the advertised challenges but perhaps the biggest challenge of all - cart path only for all 18 holes. On a less challenging course, perhaps not so much an issue, but after walking up and down what become to feel like mountains the more the day goes (even when the ball is smack middle of the fairway) and climbing into the steep challenging bunkers that live up to the advertisements to have to walk back up the hills to get back to the cart, it became a very long and excessively tiring day. Play is slower for everyone due to this as well which makes for an even longer day. Just wished we had known prior to the starter's announcement on the first tee, that it was cart path only as we may have reconsidered playing this course knowing how challenging it would be without the additional challenge of cart path only. Perhaps when we booked it online there could have been a statement -cart path only, or maybe even at check-in. I do not recommend this course for anyone that has walking issues while it is cart path only rules - replacement hips/knees etc, unless you are very good at making all your shots near the cart path. The course is beautiful and challenging even for the best of golfers, just too much of a challenge for us as cart path only. Something I wouldn't have brought up if it was advertised prior to online booking of the tee time. I am not opposed to walking courses (in fact probably would have been easier than the cart path only option) nor anti-exercise (we walk 4 miles daily), just was a very hard day of hills to get to the fairway to hit the next shot.. With a cart, I think we would have enjoyed our day of golf and given a higher overall rating , but it was just too much work for a day of social golf. I gave a "poor" on value as you are paying for a cart you can't use but to drive the cart path for 18 holes.
November 4, 2012
Every hole is a picture
Great conditioning, fantastic layout a gem to play at $59.00.
October 4, 2012
Fantastic golf challenge
Very difficult for a 18 Handicap
Impossible to reach greens
October 4, 2012