Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands



The Vintage Club: Mountain

Indian Wells, CA Private

Overview

The Vintage Club proved to be the last collaboration between former tour golfer-turned-architect George Fazio and his young nephew, Tom. But while George was heavily involved in promoting this exclusive Palm Springs area club to prospective members, Tom was sweating the details out on the construction site. The opulent course was built for $6 million, considered an outrageous amount at that time, but Tom explained that sum was necessary in order to “create an environment where none existed,” a phrase he would repeat later in the decade when constructing No. 27 Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. Tom spent $1.5-million building just The Vintage’s 16th and 17th holes, including three cascading waterfalls at $175,000 apiece. It was money well spent.

About

Holes 18
Length 7138
Slope 141
Facility Type Private
Designer Thomas Fazio, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked for six years from 1987-'92. Highest ranking: No. 89, 1991-'92.

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked 190th, 2019-'20. Ranked 196th, 2021-'22.

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 10, 1987-'89. Ranked inside the top 15, 1991-2001. Ranked inside the top 20, 2003-'05. Ranked 24th, 2017-'22.
2023-'24 ranking: 22nd.
Previous ranking: 24th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.4

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.1316
Character
7.324
Challenge
6.99
Layout Variety
7.2129
Fun
7.345
Aesthetics
7.6993
Conditioning
7.7621

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