07 Oct TPC Summerlin, Designed by Bobby Weed, Hosts 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (October 6, 2020) – The PGA TOUR’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open returns to the Bobby Weed-designed TPC Summerlin from Oct. 8 – 11. Kevin Na won last year’s event in a two-hole playoff over Patrick Cantlay. Na joined Jim Furyk as the only multiple winners in Las Vegas.
TPC Summerlin was designed in 1991 by then PGA TOUR in-house golf course architect, Bobby Weed, and player consultant, Fuzzy Zoeller. One of the most visually stunning layouts in Nevada, TPC Summerlin has successfully hosted a PGA TOUR tournament for over 20 years.
“The harsh Mojave Desert offers dramatic contrast with ribbons of turf meandering throughout this Howard Hughes master planned community and course, which crosses and parallels a number of barrancas,” said Weed. “TPC Summerlin also provides stunning vistas of Red Rock Canyon and downtown Las Vegas in the distance.”
TPC Summerlin was the site of Tiger Woods’ first PGA TOUR win in 1996
Weed’s design team took significant steps during construction to preserve natural wildlife habitats, native desert grasses and reduce water usage. From this, TPC Summerlin became Nevada’s first golf course to be certified by Audubon International as an Audubon Sanctuary System.
In 2018, all bunkers underwent strategic realignment, improved contouring, drainage and new sand.
With an average course elevation of 2,700 feet above sea level, TPC Summerlin is a shot-maker’s dream. The par-72, 7,243-yard design seamlessly incorporates the rocky desert, with creosote and cacti abound, along with grand pine trees.
“TPC Summerlin has stood the test of time,” said executive director of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Patrick Lindsay. “Almost 30 years later, Weed’s design remains a great test for the world’s best players, while also allowing members and guests of varying abilities to enjoy this special routing.”