Photo of the Week: PGA West Nicklaus Tournament Course – La Quinta, CA – Ninth Hole

With 124 golf courses, Coachella Valley is a 40 mile desert valley in Southern California bounded on the west by the Santa Rosa Mountains.  The village of La Quinta includes PGA West, a semi-private golf club.  Known as the Western Home of Golf, PGA West hosts a PGA Tour event each February on the Nicklaus Tournament and Stadium courses.

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Ninth Hole PGA West NIcklaus Tournament Course

Gorgeous views of both the ninth and eighteenth holes of Nicklaus Tournament course are breathtaking on a warm spring day. Both greens wrap around a large water feature with “PGA West” spelled out as a colorful flowerbed across the pond.  Both holes are 431-yard par 4’s with water guarding the narrow greens.  Beyond the bunker on the left in this photo is the eighteenth green. This weeks photo is from the ninth fairway looking toward the ninth green looks even better from the clubhouse veranda on the right. It’s a great spot to watch golfers struggle.

See other photographs and the complete course profile on my website by clicking here PGA West Nicklaus Tournament Course.

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