Inside the course: Trump International Golf Club

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Trump International Golf Course will host the Puerto Rico Open again this year.
March 05, 2012
PGA TOUR staff
Fast facts
Course Superintendent David F. Russell
Original architect Tom Kite (2004)
Redesign Tom Kite (2007-2008)
Par value 72
Number of TOUR events as host venue 5 (including 2012)
Course ranking Ranked 32 (out of 51) in difficulty on the PGA TOUR in 2011
Yardage history 7,569 (2008-present)
Grass Paspalum (tees); Salam paspalum (rough, fairways); Sea Dwarf paspalum (greens)
Tournament Stimpmeter 11 ft
Sand bunkers 62
Water hazards 18
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Course record
Player
Chris Tidland
James Driscoll
Derek Lamely
Year
2011
2011
2010
Round
2nd
1st
3rd
Finish
T7
T42
WON
Holes-in-one
Player Hole Year
Notah Begay III No. 6 2009
Greg Chalmers No. 16 2009
Jimmy Walker No. 11 2009
2011 Rankings
Most Difficult Hole
The par-4 477-yard 14th Hole No. 14, which plays into the wind, is a 459-yard par 4 and the No.1 handicap hole on the course. Avoid bunkers left and right of the fairway; also be prepared to use a wood for your second shot. Four is a great score for this hole.
2011: 0 eagles, 33 birdies, 275 pars, 80 bogeys, 7 double bogeys, 2 others.
Easiest hole
The par-5 547-yard 2nd Hole No. 2 is a 547-yard par 5 with the prevailing wind blowing from the left. A well-struck tee shot will find the middle of the fairway in between the two bunkers. From there the green is reachable in two, but be aware of the small and well protected green.
2011: 25 eagles, 204 birdies, 155 pars, 12 bogeys, 1 double bogey and 0 others.
Trump International2011 rankings
Hole Par Yards Avg. Score Rank
1 4 449 4.091 5
2 5 547 4.395 18
3 4 386 4.008 13
4 4 455 4.111 2
5 5 535 4.537 17
6 3 203 3.038 11
7 4 448 4.018 12
8 3 236 3.068 7
9 4 450 4.06 8
10 4 430 4.053 10
11 3 192 3.078 6
12 4 465 4.101 3
13 4 410 4.003 14
14 4 477 4.169 1
15 5 600 4.859 15
16 3 202 3.093 4
17 4 411 4.06 8
18 5 630 4.793 16
Course origins
Before the involvement with the Trump organization, the golf course was designed as four different nine-hole courses. The Palms Course was built through the wetland area. While the Palms is very flat and tight, the Mountain nine has a lot of elevation changes and great views of the ocean.
The Lakes and Ocean courses are also flat with many water hazards and features. The Lakes and Ocean courses have been combined to form the Championship Course, while the Palms and Mountain courses are now the International Course.
Tournament course history
Course Location Years
Trump International Golf Club Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 2008-present

While one group of TOUR pros will battle it out in the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, others will head south to sunny Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com.

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