Charles Schwab Challenge

Colonial Country Club



PGA West: Stadium Course

La Quinta, CA Public

Overview

Originally private, the Stadium Course (the original 18 at PGA West) was among the rota of courses for the old Bob Hope Desert Classic until some pros, objecting to its difficulty, petitioned to remove it. (It’s now back.) It's Pete Dye at his rambunctious best, with a finish mimicking his later design at TPC Sawgrass: a gambling par-5 16th (called San Andreas Fault), a short par-3 17th to an island green and an intimidating par-4 18th with water all the way to the green. Though hideous in its difficulty and aesthetics by 1980s standards (it was can't miss television when it hosted the 1987 Skins Game), it's matured into a noble piece of architecture that represents the tail end of Dye's extreme middle phase.

About

Holes 18
Length 7300
Slope 148
Price $448
Facility Type Public
Designer Pete Dye, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked No. 72, 1991-'92. Ranked No. 93, 1993-'94.

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked for six years from 2013-'18.
Highest ranking: No. 168, 2013-'14.

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since inaugural edition in 2003-'04.
Highest ranking: No. 40, 2015-'16.
Previous ranking: No. 55, 2021-'22.
2023-'24 ranking: No. 49.

Best in State: Ranked 24th, 2013-'14. Ranked 25th, 2015-'16. Ranked 29th, 2011-'12, 2017-'18.
2023-'24 ranking: 33rd.
Previous ranking: 31st.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

3.9

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.1979
Character
6.9573
Challenge
7.5312
Layout Variety
7.082
Fun
6.7321
Aesthetics
6.8578
Conditioning
6.9517

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