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PGA West (Private) Jack Nicklaus Private Course

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55955 Pga Blvd
La Quinta, CA 92253
Riverside County
Phone(s): (800) 742-9378, (760) 564-3914
Fax: (760) 771-2823
PGA West, Nicklaus Private Course


Perhaps the most challenging of the three closed-to-the-public golf courses at PGA West, the Nicklaus Private Course features elevated tees, sunken fairways and unpredictable greens. And that's not to mention the spectacular views.

Once undefinedranked among the top golf courses in the world by Golf Magazine, the Nicklaus Private Course opened in 1987 and sits alongside five others at PGA West. Jack Nicklaus designed it to host the Ryder Cup Matches, though the event never came to California.

The par-72 golf course plays to just under 7,000 yards from the championship tees, essentially equal in length to the Palmer Private Course as the shortest at PGA West. But with a slope rating of 146, the Nicklaus Private Course ranks second only to PGA West's Dye Stadium Course at the 90-hole, desert resort. Each of its holes are assigned names, including some rather ominous tags like Courage, Confusion and Tension.

Type Private
Holes 18
  • Jack Nicklaus
Year built 1987
Guest Policy With member only
Golf Season Year round
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Driving Range Available Yes
Rental Carts Available Yes - included in green fees
Rental Clubs Available Yes
Pro Available Yes
Tee Times Welcomed Yes
Price Range Weekdays $115
Price Range Weekends $115
Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed


Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Black 72 6951 yd. 146 74.3
Blue 72 6365 yd. 139 71.4
White 72 5658 yd. 129 68.3
Gold (W) 72 5321 yd. 137 71.9
Red (W) 72 4802 yd. 127 69.7

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