Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands



Overview

The John Deere Classic began in 1971 as the Quad Cities Open (named for the four cities—Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island and Moline—that border the Iowa and Illinois sides of the Mississippi River, respectively). It moved to its current home, TPC Deere Run, in 2000, a layout designed at that time by former PGA Tour player D.A. Weibring and design partner Steve Wolfard. The architecture is befitting of a course that came off the desk of a tour pro and was calibrated to host a professional event: Though the strength of the field is typically diluted given the tournament’s traditional place on the schedule the week before the Open Championship, it’s a venue the players who participate in the John Deere Classic love.

The routing constantly switches directions as it winds through a wooded property near Rock River, and most holes have some degree of left-to-right or right-to-left movement caused by doglegs and bunkers. At just over 7,200 yards and yielding winning scores around 20-under, it’s an attractive test for shorter players who like to work the ball as well as for those in dire need of seeing plenty of birdies on their card. --Derek Duncan

About

Holes 18
Length 7258
Slope 145
Price $159
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 2000
Designer D.A. Weibring/Maury Miller/C. Gray

Awards

100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest Public: Ranked from 2003-'10.
Highest ranking: No. 42, 2003-'04.

Best in State: Ranked 13th, 2011-'12. Ranked inside the top 15, 2003, 2009-'10. Ranked inside the top 20, 2001, 2005-'07. Ranked 25th, 2013-'16.
2023-'24 ranking: 20th.
Previous ranking: 18th.

Watch 2019 John Deere Classic champion Dylan Frittelli explain why TPC Deere Run's 10th hole is such an interesting design

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

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

4.1

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.9288
Character
6.8946
Challenge
6.9256
Layout Variety
7.0092
Fun
6.8998
Aesthetics
6.9771
Conditioning
6.8801

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