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Here's every course you can play where Tiger Woods has won

June 08, 2022

Golfers tend to follow lists—with the goal of playing courses on rankings such as our 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public. Enter another bucket list you might not have considered: Playing all the public courses where Tiger Woods has won an event.

Though a number of Woods’ signature triumphs throughout his amateur and professional career have come at private clubs, you might be surprised that more than half of Woods’ record-tying 82 PGA Tour wins have come at courses in the U.S. that are open for public play.

On public tracks, Tiger captured his first USGA title, won a U.S. Open by 15 shots and collected his 14th major championship. From high-end resorts to seaside municipals, this collection of courses from around the country are all open to the public and featured a Tiger Woods triumph.

Bay Hill Club and Lodge

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1991 U.S. Junior Amateur

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational

Like at Torrey Pines and Firestone, Tiger Woods has won a PGA Tour-record eight times at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge. Tiger also captured his first USGA championship in the U.S. Junior Amateur at Bay Hill in 1991, which ignited his streak of three consecutive Junior Amateur wins followed by three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles. Stay at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge and you can play the Champion and Challenger nines, which annually host the Arnold Palmer Invitational and offer a stern test, with deep rough and imposing lakes lurking.

TPC Sawgrass (Stadium)

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1994 U.S. Amateur

2001, 2013 Players Championship

Tiger has won three times at TPC Sawgrass, capturing The Players in 2001 and 2013 as well as his first of three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles in 1994. The Stadium course boasts one of the most recognizable par 3s in the world at the island-green 17th, where Tiger holed a 60-foot triple-breaking putt from the back fringe during the third round in 2001. NBC announcer Gary Koch’s now-iconic “Better than most” call cemented the putt in golf history.

Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course

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1996, 1999 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic

Tiger Woods captured his second career PGA Tour title at the Magnolia course in 1996, edging Payne Stewart by one shot. He would add another win at Disney’s signature course in 1999. The Magnolia layout features wide fairways guarded by water, which lurks on 11 of the 18 holes. Disney’s Palm course was also used in both of Tiger’s wins, while the Lake Buena Vista course was used in his 1996 win.

Omni La Costa Resort and Spa

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1997 Sentry Tournament of Champions (Champions and Legends combo)

2003, 2004 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

A composite of the Champions and Legends courses at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa was used when Tiger Woods won the rain-shortened 1997 Sentry Tournament of Championship (then the Mercedes Championship) in a playoff over Tom Lehman for his third career tour win. Woods also won the World Golf Championship match play event at La Costa in 2003 and 2004.

>> READ OUR COURSE REVIEWS OF THE CHAMPIONS AND LEGENDS COURSES

TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas

Las Colinas 18th hole

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1997 AT&T Byron Nelson

One month after his dominant win at the 1997 Masters, Tiger Woods captured his fifth career PGA Tour win at TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas. Resort guests can play the par-70 course, which is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and features large green complexes that are consistently in good condition.

Cog Hill Golf and Country Club (#4 Dubsdread)

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1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009 BMW Championship

Tiger Woods won five times at Cog Hill’s No. 4 course, nicknamed Dubsdread for its unrelenting challenge, especially for high handicappers. The course has been ranked on Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses list since 2003 and features tree-lined fairways with numerous deep bunkers.

Torrey Pines (North and South)

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1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013 Farmers Insurance Open

2008 U.S. Open

South:

The South course at Torrey Pines is home to one of Tiger’s most iconic performances, when he overcame a fractured leg to win the 2008 U.S. Open in a Monday playoff over Rocco Mediate. In all, Tiger has won eight times at Torrey Pines, which is an all-time PGA Tour record for the most wins at one course—a record that he has also matched at Firestone CC and Bay Hill.

North:

In all seven of Tiger’s wins at the Farmers Insurance Open, the North course was used (along with the South) during the first two rounds. Renovated in 2016 by Tom Weiskopf, the North is more playable than the South but offers equally (if not superior) scenic ocean views.

>> READ OUR COURSE REVIEWS OF TORREY PINES (NORTH) AND TORREY PINES (SOUTH)

Firestone Country Club (South)

1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Like at Torrey Pines and Bay Hill, Tiger Woods won a PGA Tour-record eight times at Firestone Country Club’s South course. Firestone offers stay-and-play packages that allow you to play the 7,400-yard par-70 South course that is ranked on Golf Digest’s list of America’s best public courses.

Kapalua (Plantation)

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2000 Sentry Tournament of Champions

Tiger Woods and Ernie Els traded blows—including matching 72nd-hole eagles—at what was known as the Mercedes Championship in 2000 before Tiger drained a 40-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to win. The win was Tiger’s fifth consecutive and ignited a year in which he won nine PGA Tour titles, including three major championships. Known for its wide, dramatic fairways and stunning views, the Plantation course at Kapalua is ranked No. 23 on Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.

Pebble Beach Golf Links

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Stephen Szurlej

2000 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

2000 U.S. Open

Pebble Beach is the site of arguably the greatest golf ever played, when Tiger Woods stormed to a 15-shot win at the 2000 U.S. Open, which stands as the largest margin of victory in any men’s major championship. A few months earlier, Woods holed a 97-yard approach on the 15th hole in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which propelled him to a comeback victory. Famously described as “the greatest meeting of land and sea,” Pebble Beach has been No. 1 on Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s best public courses since the inception of our public list in 2000.

Bethpage State Park (Black)

Stephen Szurlej

2002 U.S. Open

Tiger collected his eighth major championship win at the 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage State Park’s Black course, holding off runner-up Phil Mickelson. This Long Island municipal has been a member of Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest list since 2001 and is No. 8 on our America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses list. The Black course will return to the spotlight when it hosts the 2025 Ryder Cup.

Trump National Doral Miami (Blue Monster)

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Stephen Szurlej

2005, 2006 Ford Championship at Doral

2007, 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship

Tiger won four times at the Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral Miami when it hosted a PGA Tour event. In 2014, Gil Hanse restored the South Florida brute that has water in play on 11 of the 18 holes, including the par-4 18th, which often played as one of the toughest holes on tour.

TPC Harding Park

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Dom Furore

2005 WGC American Express Championship

In 2005, Tiger outlasted John Daly in a playoff to capture the WGC American Express Championship at TPC Harding Park. The San Francisco municipal course has since hosted the 2009 Presidents Cup and the 2020 PGA Championship, won by Collin Morikawa.

This list doesn’t include Woods’ international PGA Tour, DP World Tour and other international wins, some of which came at courses open to the public, including St. Andrews, Royal Liverpool, Valderrama, Mount Juliet and The Grove.