Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches

PGA National (Champion Course)



Overview

The only one of Bandon Dunes' five 18-hole courses that isn't immediately adjacent to the Pacific coastline, Trails scores points other ways, taking players on a fantastic journey through three distinct ecosytems. The course starts in serious sand dunes then turns inward toward meadows and dense Oregon rainforest, climbing toward an upper section at holes nine through 13. Fourteen is a love-it or-hate-it par 4 to a thumb of a green personally fashioned by Crenshaw that can be driven with an unerring drive off a high bluff, dropping the holes back to the meadows and ultimately to the dunes at 17 and 18. Bump-and-run is the name of the game but the structure of each hole requires thoughtful bumps and targeted runs.

About

Holes 18
Length 6788
Slope 137
Price $350
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 2005
Designer Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 2009.
2023-'24 ranking: 65th.
Previous ranking: 67th.
Highest ranking: 63rd, 2011-'12.

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since 2007.
2023-'24 ranking: 11th.
Previous ranking: 13th.
Highest ranking: Current.

Best in State: Ranked third, 2011-'12, 2023-'24. Ranked fourth, 2013-'22. Ranked inside the top five, 2007-'10.
2023-'24 ranking (and previously): 4th.

Panelists

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

4.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.6548
Character
7.8704
Challenge
7.5899
Layout Variety
7.8465
Fun
7.6285
Aesthetics
7.8417
Conditioning
7.5351

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