A great field is expected this week, being the tour event before the U.S. Open, and a lush layout awaits. The course dried out and firmed up over the weekend and while the bermudagrass rough may be thicker than in the past, at only 2 inches high, Thomas says it still should provide multiple options for playing out of.
The par-3, No. 11 is considered to be a smaller version of the famous 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, but with its own uniqueness. The 165-yard hole requires a short iron over water to a small island green. Prior to being a golf course, the property was a dairy farm with two grain silos and a windmill, which still exist on the property.
Thomas is a GCSAA/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards winner and he achieved Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary certification at TPC Southwind.
Weather: Scattered thunderstorms all weekend with the highest chance of rain on Saturday with 60%.
Yardage: 7244. Par 70. 75.9/138.
Fun fact: The par 3, No. 11 is considered to be a smaller version of the famous 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, but with its own uniqueness.