PGA West Stadium Course

If you’ve watched golf for a long time, you might remember the days when PGA Tour Q-School was played at PGA West.  This grueling six-day event determined the fate of golf’s hopefuls for the following year.  The final round was always played at the Stadium Course at PGA West where there was no shortage of drama.

I’ve played this course a number of times and let me tell you, there’s nothing easy about it.

Designed by Pete Dye, water comes into play on what seems like every hole.  Railroad ties and deep bunkers punish errant shots that are wide of the small greens.

Everyone should play this course at least once.  Not to shoot your lowest score ever, but to gain a sense of just how difficult Tour-level courses are. 

The iconic island green 17th is nicknamed Alcatraz.  Even though it’s only a short iron from the tee, any shot that misses the green will bounce off jagged rocks to a watery grave.

Come here for the experience.  You won’t be disappointed.

Paul Liberatore
Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast both on Apple and Spotify talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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