#19: PGA West Nicklaus Tournament Course, No. 9

The 9th hole of the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West in La Quinta (Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun)

Course name: PGA West Nicklaus Tournament Course

Hole info: No. 9, par-4, 470 yards

Course address: 56150 PGA Blvd., La Quinta

Pro shop number: (760) 564-7170

Of note: This course has hosted a number of PGA Tour final qualifying tournaments and will again this year.

Playing tip: A wide-open fairway gives way to a difficult approach shot. If the pin is in front, just stay away from it and hope for a 30-foot birdie putt (or par putt) coming back.