We’re back on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass this year. While championship tees stretch the Stadium Course to 7,215 yards, there are three other yardage options to suit your game. The blue tees measure 6,661 yards and the white tees are at 6,103. A blended tee option at 6,402 yards offers a nice compromise. The forward, or ladies’ tees are at 5,109 yards.
From the initial idea by former PGA Tour Commissioner Deane R. Beman, the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass was built in 1982 to host THE PLAYERS Championship. Working with renowned golf course architect Pete Dye, Commissioner Deane Beman created a course design that favored no particular player or style of play. The result is a truly balanced course. Players find a selection of short, medium and long holes within the categories of par-3s, par-4s and par-5s; both right and left doglegs; and a course routing laid out so no two consecutive holes ever play in the same direction. With its signature island green on the par-3, 17th hole being one of the most recognized in golf, this legendary track has captured the imagination of golf fans all over the world and is consistently named among the top golf courses worldwide. While the 17th hole gets a lot of attention, the 18th hole on this golf course – a 462-yard, par 4 guarded by water down the left side, is a formidable finishing hole.
For our tourney play, two Gators and two Dawgs will be paired up in true Ryder Cup fashion to celebrate the storied rivalry. Or if you prefer, play with 3 of your buddies in a Scramble. Handicaps will be used to match up GA/FL teams for best ball match play and will be chosen at the “Party With A Purpose” on Thursday evening, October 26th.
To learn more, see the TPC Sawgrass website.