TPC Sawgrass; Stadium Course—Ponte Vedra, FL
Rankings as of the last time I played it…November 15, 2009
-Ranked the 16th best Modern Course; 9th best resort course;
and the best public course in FL (Golfweek)
-Ranked the 29th best course in the U.S.; 50th best course in the world;
and the 10th best public course in the U.S. (Golf Magazine)
-Ranked the 45th best course in the U.S.; 9th best public course in the U.S.;
2nd best course in Florida; and the 14th hardest course in the U.S. (Golf Digest)
The golf course at TPC Sawgrass is excellent. As with all the Dye courses I’ve played, it is a challenge and your entire game
will get a work out. For starters, you must hit some accurate tee shots…take a peak at this tee shot off of 15 for an
example of this.
You must also hit some booming tee shots to have a chance to make par on many holes…I think the tee shot on 5
and 11 illustrate this point.
And of course you must be accurate on the approaches to put up a good score at Sawgrass. Check out the
approach to 11
and (of course) 17.
TPC Sawgrass is the home of The Player’s Championship. It was designed by Pete Dye and measures 6,661 yards
from the blue tees and is rated 73.9/146.