TPC Sugarloaf

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TPC Sugarloaf
Club information
TPC Sugarloaf is located in the US
TPC Sugarloaf
TPC Sugarloaf is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
TPC Sugarloaf
Coordinates 33°59′53″N 84°06′32″W / 33.998°N 84.109°W / 33.998; -84.109Coordinates: 33°59′53″N 84°06′32″W / 33.998°N 84.109°W / 33.998; -84.109
Location Sugarloaf Club Drive
Duluth, Georgia, U.S.
Elevation 1,000 feet (300 m)
Established 1997, 21 years ago
Type Private
Operated by PGA Tour TPC Network
Total holes 27
Tournaments hosted AT&T Classic (19972008)
Mitsubishi Electric Classic (2013–)
Greens Bentgrass
Fairways Perrenial ryegrass[1]
Website tpcsugarloaf.com
The Stables and The Meadows
Designed by Greg Norman
Par 72
Length 7,309 yards (6,683 m)
Course rating 75.8
Slope rating 146 [2]
Course record 63 – Tiger Woods,
Phil Mickelson, Ben Crane

TPC Sugarloaf is a 27-hole private golf club in the southeastern United States, located within the gated community at Sugarloaf Country Club outside the official city limits of Duluth, Georgia, a suburb northeast of Atlanta.

The facility consists of three 9-hole courses designed by Greg Norman, and is a member of the Tournament Players Club network operated by the PGA Tour.[3] It was the home of the tour's annual AT&T Classic (formerly the BellSouth Classic) from 1997 until it ended in 2008. It began hosting the Mitsubishi Electric Classic (formerly the Greater Gwinnett Championship) on the PGA Tour Champions in 2013.

The BellSouth/AT&T Classic was always played over the original two nines, The Stables and The Meadows, which opened the week before its first staging of the tournament in 1997.[3] Just weeks beforehand, the property was hit by a tornado which damaged many trees on the first and ninth holes, and leveled some of the corporate tent structures around the 18th green. The third nine, The Pines, opened in 2000.

The land was formerly the O. Wayne Rollins family farm, where they kept pure-bred cattle and horses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mitsubishi Electric Classic" (PDF). GCSAA. Tournament fact sheets. April 2018. Retrieved April 25, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database™ - TPC Sugarloaf - Stables/Meadows". USGA. Retrieved April 10, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Norman comfortable as designer". Sunday Star-News. (Wilmington, North Carolina). Associated Press. May 11, 1997. p. 7C. 

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