Date(s) - 01/15/2020 - 01/19/2020
Stadium Course PGA West
Desert Classic 2020 Information:
Palm Springs area host city La Quinta, CA started as the Bob Hope Classic is now the Desert Classic 2020.
Competition is going on over 60 years of golf! Tournament dates January 15-19, 2020. PGA Golf tour tournament with a leading role and player Phil Mickelson. A Palm Springs golf tournament is a Pro-Am play for first 54 holes. Each of the 156 pros will play with a different amateur partner each day on different courses Arnold Palmer Private at PGA West, Jack Nicklaus Private at PGA West and La Quinta Country Club pro golf tournament three days.
Desert Classic 2020 Courses:
TPC Stadium Course
The PGA West Stadium Course is a golf course located in La Quinta, California. The PGA West Stadium Course was designed by Pete Dye and is viewed as the sequel to the TPC at Sawgrass. The Pete Dye golf course, TPC Stadium delivers multiple adrenaline rushes throughout the round. Host to PGA TOUR “Q-School” Finals every other year, PGA TOUR hopefuls must navigate the island green of hole #17, known as Alcatraz, as well as the menacing water-lined 18th. Imagine needing to make par-par on two of the toughest finishing holes in golf to earn the coveted PGA TOUR card!
Named “Stadium” thanks to Dye’s ingenious plan to sculpt spectator seating into the natural terrain, many historic moments in golf have occurred here, including Lee Trevino’s unforgettable hole-in-one on Alcatraz. This won him a carry-over Skin worth $175,000 in the 1987 made-for-TV “Skins Game,” hosted at PGA WEST from 1986-1991. With five sets of tees, the TPC Stadium lures all skill levels.
Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West
The Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course, designed by ‘The Golden Bear’ is the third course at PGA WEST to host the Desert Classic 2020 and has been a part of the tournament’s history. Also a Certified Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary, at 6,951 yards long, the Nicklaus Private has the highest rating (74.3) and slope (146) of the three Private Courses at PGA WEST.
Initially, Nicklaus was commissioned to design this course to host the 1991 Ryder Cup. With International television coverage gaining prominence, the event was moved to the East Coast to Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course. Nicklaus deemed this incredibly scenic and unique layout one of his Signature Courses.
La Quinta Country Club
La Quinta Country Club was established in 1959 and for fifty years has been known to the world’s golfing community as the “Jewel of the Desert.” It was on their rolling tree-lined fairways where the late President Dwight Eisenhower first became devoted to golf in the desert. Even today, professionals and amateurs alike consider this course, designed by Frank and Lawrence Hughes, one of the finest; its greens among “the best on tour.”
La Quinta Country Club lily pads float on the shimmering lakes that come into play on eight of the holes along the 7060 yards of emerald fairways. The grounds are abundant with rose bushes and mature trees adding to the beauty of the course. Features added to the course recently are the attractive water fountain that separates the 9th and 18th greens, the rambling waterfall at the 7th green, and another along the 8th fairway.
Palm Springs Weather:
January weather in Palm Springs, CA host city city of La Quinta is cool in the mornings to warm up in the afternoon to the low 70’s.