Sunday, May 15, 2011

TPC Sawgrass - A golf course unlike others

Of all the golf courses that I had the privilege of playing the TPC Sawgrass remains among my ten favorites. Apart from the length of the course, nothing is more intimidating than the large water hazards that haunt you at the tee shot, the 2nd shot and at the chip shot.

Of course, the signature hole is the par-3 17 whose green is in the middle of the lake. And yes, take enough balls because it is likely that this hole will cost you a few balls and crash your score for the day.

Besides these undulating bumps that look like moguls from a diamond ski slope, where the ball just sinks in the rough. And there, to get out, you must plunge the sand wedge with determination. One second of hesitation and it turns into a bladed ball that will cross the green at 100 mph.

During The Players Championship, TPC is surrounded by beautiful galleries that allow spectators to view the stage with all these talented pros walking past them. A fantastic feeling.

If you go to Florida, do not miss the TPC Sawgrass with its huge clubhouse and its three restaurants.