Inside the course: TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas

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The 17th green at TPC Four Seasons.
May 14, 2012
PGA TOUR staff
Fast facts
Director of Golf and Landscape Operations John P. Cunningham
Original architect Jay Morrish (1986)
Redesign D.A. Weibring and Steve Wolford (2008)
Par value 70
Number of TOUR events as host venue 27 (including 2012)
Course ranking Ranked 5th (out of 51) in difficulty on the PGA TOUR in 2011
Yardage history 7,166 (2008-present)
  7,022 (2007)
  7,052 (2006)
  7,016 (2004-'05)
  7,022 (2003)
  7,017 (2001-'02)
  6,994 (2000)
  6,924 (1998-'99)
  6,899 (1996-'97)
  6,850 (1992-'95)
  6,767 (1986-'91)
Grass Bermudagrass (fairways, rough); TifSport Bermudagrass (tees); Bentgrass (greens)
Tournament Stimpmeter 10.5-11 ft
Sand bunkers 68
Water hazards 8
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Course record
Player
Billy Mayfair
Charlie Rymer
Justin Leonard
Cameron Beckman
Year
1993
1996
2001
2010
Round
2nd
3rd
3rd
2nd
Finish
T2
T18
T6
T5
Holes-in-one
Player Hole Year
Ken Duke 2 2010
Dean Wilson 5 2008
Kevin Streelman 17 2008
Vijay Singh 17 2005
Brad Faxon 5 2003
Tim Petrovic 5 2003
Ernie Els 13 2002
Doug Martin 17 1997
Tommy Tolles 2 1995
Donnie Hammond 13 1995
Kenny Perry 13 1994
Dudley Hart 2 1991
Steve Hart 5 1990
P.H. Horgan III 17 1990
Harry Taylor 13 1988
2011 Rankings
Most Difficult Hole
The tee box has been moved back and the fairway bunker removed which creates a more interesting approach to the new green. This hole has treers along both sides and a slight dogleg left.
2011: 0 eagles, 16 birdies, 249 pars, 167 bogeys, 21 double bogeys, 4 others.
Easiest Hole
This is a severe dogleg-left hole that rises in elevation from tee to green. The second shot on No. 7 has been altered with new bunkering and fairway shaping -- three bunkers along the left and two along the right of the fairway. Two more bunkers guard the front left and back right of the green, which has a dangerous front slope.
2011: 14 eagles, 218 birdies, 191 pars, 28 bogeys, 4 double bogeys and 2 others.
test subtitle
Hole Par Yards Avg. Score Rank Avg. Score Rank
1 4 458 4.094 13 3.952 16
2 3 221 3.168 7 3.027 12
3 4 528 4.381 2 4.278 1
4 4 431 4.144 9 4.086 9
5 3 174 3.002 14 2.978 15
6 4 448 4.116 11 4.040 11
7 5 542 4.554 18 4.679 18
8 4 461 4.287 5 4.170 2
9 4 427 4.138 10 4.060 10
10 4 435 3.985 16 4.104 8
11 4 323 4.105 12 4.006 13
12 4 455 4.164 8 4.120 6
13 3 180 2.991 15 3.001 14
14 4 406 4.322 4 4.155 4
15 4 504 4.451 1 4.155 3
16 5 546 4.91 17 4.700 17
17 3 198 3.201 6 3.142 5
18 4 429 4.341 3 4.106 7
Course origins
Four Seasons Resort and Club offers two 18-hole golf courses. The TPC Four Seasons was originially designed by Jay Morrish in 1983. It underwent a major renovation and redesign in 2007-2008 by D.A. Weibring and Steve Wolford. The new layout has large, undulating greens, and the fairways are tree-lined, and creeks and ponds come into play several times on this course.
One of the toughest holes is No. 3, a 528-yard par 4, which has water nearly the entire length on the right and bunkers on the left of the fairway. Strong Texas winds prevail most of the year from the north in the cool months and from the south in the warm months. The redesign was dramatic and included extensive tree landscaping, rebuilding of all greens, bunkers and tee boxes and included the addition of a four-pond water cascade feature on No. 18.
The second course is a private member course designed by Jay Morrish with the No. 1 green in the shape of the state of Texas, a bunker in the shape of the state of Oklahoma and a small lake representing the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to 2008, the PGA TOUR utilized both courses for HP Byron Nelson Championship play. Beginning last year, in conjunction with the new design, the tournament moved exclusivley to the TPC Four Seasons layout. Between 2008 and 2009, the TPC Four Seasons was converted to Bermudagrass fairways from a traditional winter Ryegrass program. The renovation, and new late May tournament date, permitted this important modification to year-round agronomic practices and playing conditions. --Source: Golf Course Superintendents Assocation of America
Tournament course history
Course Location Years
TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas Irving, Texas 1986-present*
Cottonwood Valley Course Irving, Texas 1994-2007
Las Colinas Sports Club Irving, Texas 1983-'85
Preston Trail Golf Club Dallas, Texas 1968-'82
Oak Cliff Country Club Dallas, Texas 1958-1967
Glen Lakes Country Club Dallas, Texas 1957
Preston Hollow Country Club Dallas, Texas 1956**
Brook Hollow Country Club Dallas, Texas 1946
Dallas Country Club Dallas, Texas 1945
Lakewood Country Club Dallas, Texas 1944
*The tournament was played at multiple courses from 1994 through 2007
**The tournament was not played from 1947-'55

The TOUR remains in the Lone Star State and heads to the Dallas area for the second leg of the Texas Swing. Learn more about this week's host, TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas.

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