It’s always great to come to a venue where there are two very different courses and that’s certainly the case at Sawgrass.
Pete Dye is known for making courses tricky and uneasy on the eye from the tee, which is what you get here. The quality of the design keeps you on your toes and constantly asks questions about how to play each hole, no matter where you position yourself. A superb layout creates a need for a variety of shot making and utilises water hazards on both sides of the fairway through the front 9.
The final stretch is incredibly intimidating and obviously set out to challenge the better player, with water running all down the left on all of the final 3 holes.
As the second course at Sawgrass, Pete Dye could have been excused for making this an average resort course, but it’s far from average. The quality of the conditioning and the consideration that has gone into creating a unique journey through the 18 holes makes this a must play course.
Date: March 29, 2019