TPC Sawgrass: Dye’s Valley Course

TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course
110 Championship Way
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course course has gained some prestige as the annual host to the’s Tour Championship finale event where players have one last shot to prove their merit and secure their PGA Tour card for the following season. The routing for TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course¬†largely plays through a housing development and is not very long from the tips. In classic Pete Dye fashion though, players will be asked to accurately navigate their ball through the trees while avoiding the substantial collection of water hazards throughout the course.

TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course went through a nine month renovation

Several of the holes at TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course¬†are enjoyable to play with the back nine featuring significant elevation changes by Florida standards. TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course is located on an old swamp, the Valley’s biggest challenge is facilitating drainage when Florida’s famous rain storms come pounding down. While TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley Course went through a nine month renovation of the drainage system through much of 2014, it was clear to me that the Valley course will always suffer handling the rain without a SubAir system to help out. There is no doubt the course deals with rain much better than before and should remain playable on days that in the past it couldn’t, however the Stadium course will consistently handle the water better; particularly in the fairways.
While the Stadium course is cart path only year round, player’s teeing it up on the Valley course are allowed to take carts out on the fairways when the ground is dry enough to handle it and will also be accompanied by a forecaddie.

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