Most Famous Courses for PGA Tours
The PGA Tour is one of the most prestigious sporting events. Professional players from all over the world compete for the ultimate prize. Here are some of the most famous courses the event has to offer.
Atlanta Athletic Club Highlands Course
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the 7,613-yard Highland Course has hosted four major championships one U.S. Open and 3 PGA Championships. It is a 45-hole course with two 18-hole courses and a 9-hole track. The last time it hosted a Major was in 2011 when Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship.
Firestone Country Club South Course
Located in Akron. Ohio, the Firestone Country Club is 7,400 yards long. It is divided into three full 18-hole courses namely South, North, and West Course. The South Course is the longest and is the one used for the PGA Tour. Firestone Country Club has been hosting the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational every year since 1962. It has hosted three PGA Championships, the last one in 1975.
Baltusrol Golf Club
Located in Springfield, New Jersey, Baltusrol Golf Club is divided into Upper and Lower Course both 18-hole courses. Designed by A.W. Tillinghast, the 7,400 yard Baltusrol Golf Club has played host to 7 US Opens and 2 PGA Championships, the most recent was in 2016. It has one of the best golfing conditions in the world.
Congressional Country Club
The Congressional Country Club is where Rory McIlroy was crowned winner of the 2011 US Open winning the event by 8 strokes. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, the 7.574-yard course is split into the Blue Course and the Gold Course. All PGA Tour events are held on the former while the latter has not hosted any event yet. Congressional has hosted the US Open 3 times and the PGA Championship once. The AT & T National, hosted by Tiger Woods, was played on the course seven times.
Augusta National Golf Club
Located in Augusta, Georgia, the Augusta National Golf Club takes pride in being host of the inaugural championship of the PGA Tour. The course was designed by Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie. While the three other majors of the PGA Tour rotate to different courses yearly, Augusta National Golf Club plays host to the Masters every year.