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West Coast Swing-which event would you choose


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#1 Tyeetime

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:45 PM

I plan to attend one of the west coast events next year and I would like to get an idea from those that have been to some or all of them, which is the best event to go to?
I always thought Pebble Beach was the one because of the multiple courses, and the fact that I love the area. But what about the actual experience, is Riviera better? Or what about Torrey Pines or Palm Springs?

Can you rank the tournaments and maybe give a reason or two for your decision.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:49 PM

Riviera. Torrey isn’t that good of a course for spectating due to the green complexes sloping away from the greens for the most part. ATT has too many hacks playing and the desert field is much weaker normally. Also Riv is the only one where the field isn’t split between courses. Easy call for me.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:52 PM

Probably Riviera, traditionally has the strongest field and is in my opinion the best course.  Pebble might be a fun atmosphere in person though.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:03 PM

Screw LA traffic, parking, expensive everything, and I hear Riviera is actually one of the worst events for spectators.

Torrey green complexes sloping away from the greens? What? San Diego is your best option. Tiger was back here so everything was more expensive and the Wednesday Pro-Am used to be free for spectators but they charged this year because of him. But the course itself (both North and South) is easy to shuttle to, walk, and get close to players. Plus, we have way better courses on Golfnow to find deals on if you were to play during your stay too.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:10 PM

View Postthevaporz, on 12 February 2018 - 08:03 PM, said:

Screw LA traffic, parking, expensive everything, and I hear Riviera is actually one of the worst events for spectators.

Torrey green complexes sloping away from the greens? What? San Diego is your best option. Tiger was back here so everything was more expensive and the Wednesday Pro-Am used to be free for spectators but they charged this year because of him. But the course itself (both North and South) is easy to shuttle to, walk, and get close to players. Plus, we have way better courses on Golfnow to find deals on if you were to play during your stay too.

I stand by my statement. Torrey has push up greens causing you to end up standing below the level of the green. They nearly all are higher than the level of the fairways and you cannot get anywhere near as close as at Riviera.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:42 PM

I’ve never been to any of the west coast tournaments but as stated earlier Riviera being the only single course event would make it a clear winner for me. Unless you plan on going all four days, one course will let you see the insane talent of these guys and more of them. And riviera has that stadium course feel in some of the holes where you can really get a good vantage point.

If you plan on making a golf trip out of it Palm Springs should be your pick as you could play to courses a day for a month and never repeat a course. If this is the case be sure to play “Classic Club”. It is one of my favorite tracks in the country.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:45 PM

I've covered them all for  8 or 9 + years  for Golfwrx.com.  Riviera, for the course but traffic is really a pain to deal with.  Torrey next, then Waste Management, Pebble and then Career Builders.

Good luck with your decision.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:46 PM

Pebble, I wouldn't even think twice.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:01 PM

Riviera for the field. Pebble for the views.

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