The Best TPC Courses You Can Play

The Best TPC Courses You Can Play

The TPC golf courses, owned and operated by the PGA Tour, form a prestigious network renowned for their top-quality facilities and challenging layouts. Designed by elite architects, these courses are not only environmentally conscious but also celebrated as some of the most beautiful in the world. With over 30 TPC courses, including more than 15 open to the public, golf enthusiasts have the unique opportunity to experience the exceptional standards and glory of TPC, where many PGA Tour events are hosted or will be hosted. Here are a handful of some of the playable public TPC courses…

11. TPC Colorado

TPC Colorado, located in Berthoud, CO, is a par-72 championship golf course designed by Arthur Schaupeter. Stretching up to 7,991 yards, it offers challenges for TOUR players and flexible tee lengths for recreational golfers. Nestled beside reservoirs with stunning Rocky Mountain views, it hosts the Korn Ferry Tour’s The Ascendant presented by Blue.

10. TPC Danzante Bay

TPC Danzante Bay, designed by Rees Jones, is a stunning golf course on the Baja Peninsula. Opened in phases from 2016 to 2017, the 7,237-yard par-72 course features breathtaking views of Danzante Bay, the Sea of Cortes, and the Sierra de la Giganta.

9. TPC Deere Run

Illinois native D.A. Weibring, a three-time Quad Cities Classic champion, masterfully designed TPC Deere Run. He blended challenge and playability while preserving the natural beauty of the Mid-Mississippi River Valley, creating a course with elevation changes, scenic views, and hardwood trees.

8. TPC Dorado Beach

Since joining the TPC Network in 2015, TPC Dorado Beach boasts two premier Caribbean courses, including the East Course, host of the 2015 PGA Tour Latinoamerica Tour Championship and Golf Digest’s top-ranked Puerto Rican course in 2016. Robert Trent Jones, Sr.’s legacy continues to thrill golfers amid lush jungles and oceanfront groves.

7. TPC Harding Park

TPC Harding Park’s par-72 course rests on a serene peninsula surrounded by Lake Merced in San Francisco. It’s a renowned venue for prestigious golf events like the San Francisco Open and Lucky International Professional Golf Championship, along with hosting major tournaments such as the Presidents Cup and World Golf Championships. Rated highly by Golf Digest as a top destination, its original design by Willie Watson and Sam Whiting features lush Monterey Cypress-lined fairways and challenging green complexes, ensuring an unforgettable experience for golfers of all levels.

6. TPC Las Colinas

TPC Las Colinas, recognized as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International, offers an exceptional 18-hole, par-70 golf experience. Nestled amidst rolling hills and native vegetation, this meticulously designed course provides stunning views and encounters with local wildlife just moments away from the clubhouse.

5. TPC Las Vegas

Since its 1996 debut, TPC Las Vegas, formerly known as TPC at The Canyons, boasts a storied PGA TOUR legacy in Las Vegas. Hosting events like the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open and attracting golf legends such as John Daly and Jim Furyk, the par-71, 7,016-yard course by Bobby Weed and Raymond Floyd is celebrated for its “desert elegance.” Offering various tee options, including blended tees, TPC Las Vegas provides a challenging yet fair experience tailored to golfers of all levels amidst scenic desert landscapes.

4. TPC Louisiana

Master architect Pete Dye collaborated with PGA TOUR players Steve Elkington and Kelly Gibson, a native of New Orleans, to craft TPC Louisiana’s stunning course sprawled across 250 acres of Mississippi River Delta wetlands. This Audubon Golf Trail member and Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary features a layout adorned with cypress and oak trees, strategically placed bunkers, and five ponds. With tees ranging from 5,121 to 7,400 yards, it challenges pros and amateurs alike, culminating in the famed par-5 18th hole where water hazards add a thrilling finish to the round.

3. TPC Myrtle Beach

TPC Myrtle Beach beckons golfers to challenge themselves on its renowned 18-hole, par 72 course, graced by legends like Tom Watson, Lanny Wadkins, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, and Ray Floyd. Open to the public, it offers a PGA Tour-caliber experience with top-notch practice facilities including a superior putting green, chipping green, and grass driving range, making it a favored off-season training ground for touring professionals.

2. TPC Sawgrass

TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, is iconic as the birthplace of the TPC Network and host to THE PLAYERS Championship. Designed by Pete Dye, its Stadium Course boasts the renowned Par 3, 17th hole with its challenging island green, offering an unparalleled test for Tour Pros and a thrilling experience for spectators. Meanwhile, Dye’s Valley course, opened in 1987, winds through North Florida’s captivating terrain, regularly hosting Korn Ferry events and earning acclaim as one of Florida’s premier courses.

1. TPC Scottsdale

TPC Scottsdale, home to the celebrated WM Phoenix Open, showcases two championship courses: the famed Stadium Course and the picturesque Champions Course. Designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf, the Stadium Course hosts the largest spectator event in golf, while the Randy Heckenkemper-designed Champions Course offers a scenic and challenging desert golf experience, nestled amidst the rugged McDowell Mountains and Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.