Re: PGA West Stadium CourseDo I have any advice . . . yes . . . pray.
It's my home course! Seriously, there is nothing to be afraid of.
Play the Nicklaus Tournament Course and the Norman Course too.
I just played the Mountain Course and it is very scenic that but it isn't as classy as the other three. Same with Dunes.
Maybe a good 3 would be Stadium, Norman, and Mountain, that will leave a lasting memory for sure! Don't miss the Norman course, it is totally unique.
I wouldn't do both the La Quinta courses, just one would be enough, make the other two PGA West courses, or do all three PGA West. You are going to golf heaven so be ready. Practice your short game, chipping and putting, Stadium greens are very subtle and tough to read.
Are you planning to play from the tips? I would suggest playing from the whites the first time, well I see you are a 2.2 so why not go from the back, in which case it will be a very difficult test. There is so much trouble around the greens that a short iron in is a huge relief, and by trouble I mean massively deep bunkers, mounds like the moon, etc.
If you break 85 from the back you will have had a good round, in the 70's and you played fantastic. Forget about par, that would be a good score for the pro's. If you hit fairways and greens it's really fair and fun, but start getting loose and the struggle begins.
The Norman course can be had, very receptive greens with bump and run openings in front.
The Mountain Course is not so tough but the first time its not easy to know exactly where to hit the ball, check your yardage book.
Nicklaus Course is difficult requiring accurate shotmaking and the Dunes Course is very manageable, player friendly, but still high caliber.
Your equipment looks ideal, use the Hybrid for accuracy whenever you can. Carts don't have GPS so if you have a SkyCaddie that would help or a range finder, it's not always easy to get your yardage.
Bring your CAMERA/Video and take your time to enjoy, it's golf paradise!
Psssstttt . . . don't tell anyone but the SilverRock Resort Course may be the best course of them all, if you can squeeze in one more round!