Course Condition Update: TPC Tampa Bay

TPC Tampa Bay: 15th hole

The 15th is a long par 4, slight dog-leg left. Water runs all the way down left. Favor right-center for best approach shot to green.

I had a chance to check-out the latest conditions at TPC Tampa Bay last weekend.  We didn’t have the best timing as it had been raining the day before and also the morning of our start.  However, after much debate we decided to play anyway, if only to see how well the course’s drainage system worked. We were told at the Pro Shop that if we felt it was too wet or if it started raining we would get a rain check after 9 holes.

We were in for a pleasant surprise. Although the course was wet, it was still in good condition. The tees were fine and recently cut, the fairways were also mown but wet (hardly any roll). The sand was wet and tight, but otherwise the traps were in good shape. What impressed me the most were greens. Most would assume that after the amount of rain we had recieved the greens would be slow – they weren’t. The greens were in great shape and still fast. I was also surprised at the amout of golfers at the course for a rainy day which delayed our round a bit and we finished in just under 4 hours. 

TPC Tampa Bay: 10th hole

The 10th hole is a short but tricky par 4 with water down right, sand left. Tough green to hit.

Once again TPC Tampa Bay showed itself as a first class facility rain or shine. It’s always great to play there. Check out my previous posts on this course for more information (Golfing TPC Tampa Bay Provides Pro-Like Experience and my previous Condition Update last May) or go to www.tpctampabay.com.

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