This is a great week on the PGA Tour, the week of the HP Byron Nelson Championship. The Byron Nelson has been a long time favorite of both players and fans in part because the course is so challenging for the players and a great viewing venue for the patrons.
"TPC" stands for Tournament Players Championship. Typically TPC courses are designed for PGA Tour events and for stadium style grass seating for the fans (photo above).
TPC Four Seasons Overview
TPC Four Seasons is a par-70 track which plays very difficult during the Byron Nelson. When the winds kick up the course is very tough.
Back in 2011 winds were high. The only tournament on the PGA Tour which had higher scores that year was the U.S. Open.
The TPC Four Seasons was designed by Jay Morrish in 1983 and went through a large renovation and redesign in 2007-2008 by D.A. Weibring and Steve Wolford.
TPC Four Seasons winds through a very hilly area. Those hills produce some great elevation changes from tee to fairway to green. Players must calculate yardages precisely, accounting for rises or dips in altitude. Not only are the undulations of the fairways and greens a challenge, the course is lined with trees. 68 sand bunkers and eight water hazards round out the challenges to the players.
- Par: 72 (70 for PGA Tour)
- Yards: 7,166
- Rating: 76
- Slope: 142
- Tee sets: 4
The Four Seasons resort is a large, multi-faceted resort which offers not only golf but luxury lodging, dining, tennis, extensive golf practice facilities and more. The clubhouse is very large and capable of hosting major events.
4150 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, Texas 75038
Phone: (972) 717-2525