PGA West (TPC Stadium course) Hole by Hole - 1st Hole

PGA West (TPC Stadium course), California

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Hole 1 at PGA West (TPC Stadium course) is a 445 yard, par 4 from the championship tees. This hole has a slight dogleg left with an approximate fairway width of 35 yards. A tee shot to the center of this fairway will leave you with a mid-iron approach into an expansive 5312 square foot green, guarded by four bunkers and 2% greenside bunker coverage. With La Quinta's temperate weather throughout the year and its lower altitude compared to other courses in California, golfers can expect favorable ball flight conditions on Hole 1 regardless of season. Given that our average golfer hits their driver 217 yards, they should have no problem reaching or clearing the corner of this dogleg off the tee if needed; however, depending on wind direction, it may be advantageous to lay up short for a more accurate second shot instead. The ideal club selection for the approach would likely be either a 7 iron or pitching wedge from approximately 140 and 120 yards out respectively.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 445 yards

Handicap: 9

Green Area:


Approx Fairway Width:


Has Water:



Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:


Bunker Count:



Some fairway bunkers, with the majority (51%) strategically placed around the area.

Club Recommendations

Playing Tips:

1. Aim your tee shot down the center of the fairway for a mid-iron approach into the green.

2. Depending on wind direction, consider laying up short off the tee to ensure accuracy and control with your second shot.

3. Select an appropriate club depending on distance from green - 7 iron or pitching wedge for 140 and 120 yards respectively.

4. Take advantage of La Quinta's temperate weather conditions throughout the year to maximize ball flight performance and optimize scoring potential on Hole 1!

"The most important shot in golf is the next one."
- Ben Hogan

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