Arnold Palmer Course PGA West – La Quinta

By on November 7, 2015
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The Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Ca. is every bit as special as the name it is given. This is 18 holes of championship golf playing as a par 72 measuring 6950 yards in length; truly a legendary golfing experience that you won’t forget. The golf course is a somewhat traditional design, with several holes requiring blind shots. The perfectly manicured fairways that have natural undulation also have plenty of water hazards that will challenge golfer’s accuracy.

From the elevated tees on several holes you will have spectacular view of the nearly 30 acres of lakes and running water brooks and streams wandering across the desert floor among the mature palm trees sprouting from the undulating terrain. The five finishing holes are as beautiful and intimidating as you will experience anywhere else in golf. Cut along the edge of Coral Mountain, you will sometimes get a glimpse of Big Horn Sheep quietly watching from hidden crevices above. The 15th is a short 156 yard par 3 with absolutely no margin for errant shots; the 16th hole is a 365 yard par 4 that demands shooting over the same canal twice requiring either monster shots or laying up with the right club; the 17th is another beautiful shorter par 3 playing 130 yards from the tips; and the finishing hole is a phenomenal risk-reward par 5 around a lake playing at 543 yards.

With the Coral Mountain jutting out of the desert sand as a scenic back drop and the beauty of the natural desert landscape everywhere you look, concentrating on golf is not always easy. However, you are at PGA WEST after all and the remembrances of golf’s greatest are hard to miss. Featuring six distinctly different courses to choose from (one for each day of the week and rest on Sunday) designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Tom Weiskopf, Pete Dye, Greg Norman, and Jack Nicklaus.

The Palmer Course plays host to the Humana Challenge (previously called the Bob Hope Classic). Some of the familiar names who have won here over the years are David Duval (course record of 59), Fred Couples, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and of course Arnold has won here on five different occasions.
PGA West is one of the more popular golf resort destinations in North America. It Opened in 1985 and features three luxurious clubhouses, a state-of-the-art fitness center and world class tennis club.

The Palmer Course is located at 55955 PGA Blvd in La Quinta, CA 92253 and can be contacted by calling (760) 564-7111

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