TPC Southwind

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TPC Southwind
Club information
Coordinates 35°3′19.7″N 89°46′39.6″W / 35.055472°N 89.777667°W / 35.055472; -89.777667Coordinates: 35°3′19.7″N 89°46′39.6″W / 35.055472°N 89.777667°W / 35.055472; -89.777667
Location Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Established 1988
Type Private
Operated by PGA Tour TPC Network
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted FedEx St. Jude Classic
(1989-present)
Website tpcatsouthwind.com
Designed by Ron Prichard
Par 70
Length 7,241 yards (6,621 m) [1]
Course rating 75.9
Slope rating 138 [2]
Course record 61 - Jay Delsing (1993) & Bob Estes (2001)[3]

TPC Southwind is a private golf club located within the gated community of Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

The 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Ron Prichard in consultation with Hubert Green and Fuzzy Zoeller. It opened in 1988 and is a member of the Tournament Players Club network operated by the PGA Tour. It has been the venue for the tour's annual FedEx St. Jude Classic, formerly the Memphis Open, since 1989. The event was previously played at Colonial Country Club in Cordova. TPC Southwind was renovated following the 2004 event.[3]

Course[edit]

The course length for the first PGA Tour event was 7,006 yards (6,406 m) in 1989, and has played at 7,244 yards (6,624 m) since 2005, except in 2007 and 2008, when it was five yards shorter. With 94 bunkers and ten water hazards, TPC Southwind was ranked ninth in difficulty out of 51 courses on the PGA Tour in 2011.[3] Hole #14 at 239 yards (219 m) consistently ranks as one of the toughest par 3's on the PGA Tour.[4]

The course grass is Bermuda for the greens and rough, with Zoysia on the tees and fairways. Prior to 2005, the greens were bent grass.[3]

Course Record[edit]

The course record is 61, achieved twice in the St. Jude Classic. Jay Delsing carded his in the fourth round of the 1993 event and finished tied for eighth place. Bob Estes shot his 61 in the first round in 2001 and went on to win the event. Estes also has the only hole-in-one at the 14th hole in the tour event, aced in 2002. Braden Thornberry also shot the score in a local junior event in August 2012.[3]

Scorecard[edit]

TPC Southwind [1][2]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tournament 75.9 / 138 434 401 554 196 485 445 482 178 457 3632 465 159 406 472 239 395 530 490 453 3609 7241
Par Tournament 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 35 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 35 70
Par Men's 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 35 71
Players 72.9 / 131 408 351 502 158 499 393 400 159 428 3298 428 146 350 398 199 343 507 427 413 3211 6509
Club 69.0 / 126 375 316 438 145 484 365 360 146 373 3002 396 127 329 337 176 305 454 400 378 2902 5904
Handicap Men's 5 15 3 13 7 9 11 17 1 6 18 14 16 8 12 10 2 4
Forward 70.1 / 123 335 292 416 103 433 336 340 131 329 2717 374 93 234 298 133 278 376 372 300 2458 5175
Par Women's 4 5 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap Women's 7 15 1 11 5 9 13 17 3 4 18 14 16 12 10 16 2 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Interactive Course Tour". TPC Southwind. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Course Rating and Slope Database™: TPC at Southwind". USGA. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Inside the course: TPC Southwind". PGA Tour. June 4, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Toughest par 3s, 2007". PGA Tour. June 4, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Course: TPC Southwind". PGA Tour. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official website