#2: PGA West TPC Stadium Course, No. 17

The 17th 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. 17, par-3, 166 yards

Course address: 56150 PGA Blvd., La Quinta

Pro shop number: (760) 564-7170

Of note: Lee Trevino made a hole in one on this hole in the 1987 Skins Game worth $175,000

Playing tip: Aptly named “Alcatraz” this is as visually intimidating as any hole in the desert. It is a big target, but there is little room for error on the hole. And the drop area to the right isn’t much of a bargain, either.