Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands



PGA National Resort: Match Course

Palm Beach Gardens, FL Private

Overview

Built over the top of the resort’s former Squire Course, Andy Staples designed The Match exclusively for, you guessed it, match play, with no tee markers, gambling half-par holes and assertive putting surfaces that reference famous Raynor/Macdonald templates like the Knoll, Biarritz, Redan and Punchbowl, among others.

Everyone who comes here wants to play The Champion, the Jack Nicklaus-designed host of the Honda Classic, to see if they can run through the Bear Trap at 15, 16 and 17 without losing a dozen balls. They should see that course: it's prototypical Florida golf imbued with more muscles than Thor. But after fighting a superhero for five hours, the more human-scaled holes of the Match Course begin to look mighty inviting, and the prospect of making pars and birdies using wit and short-game finesse rather than bogeys and doubles with power drives and long-irons over lakes is likely to inspire greater repeat desire.

About

Holes 18
Length 6447
Slope 140
Facility Type Private
Designer Thomas Fazio, ASGCA/(R) Andy Staples

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