#12: PGA West TPC Stadium Course, No. 16

The 16th hole of the Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta (Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun)

Course name: PGA West TPC Stadium Course

Hole info: No. 16, par-5, 600 yards

Course address: 56150 PGA Blvd., La Quinta

Pro shop number: (760) 564-7170

Of note: This hole became famous when Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill tried and failed to get out of the 19-foot deep bunker on national television in the Bob Hope Classic.

Playing tip: Of all the trouble to avoid in the desert, the deep bunker to the left of this green has to be at the top of the list. It is truly better to lay up in 3 on this hole than to put a third shot at the bottom of this pit.