The newest golf course designs by famed golf star Tiger Woods are finally open. But it is not just one – Golf Digest claimed that Woods has added three new courses to his existing two. The new courses will each contain eighteen holes and will most likely be located in different parts of the country. This will certainly make for a big splash when the golfer finally visits these new destinations. Below are some observations on Woods’ latest expansion.
“This is a great extension of what he already does with his properties,” says Golf Digest’s Steve Hillenbrand. “It will allow him to get even more out of the links while keeping the course in close proximity to home, which all players love.” According to Golf Digest, the newest course design by Woods incorporates many elements of the Nantucket and St. Andrews golf courses that he already uses. The layout features an ocean view, steep climbing walls, bunkers, chipped fairways, and tree-shaded greens.
This is the second new golf course design by Woods. The first, The Ramble, was built in 2021 and was designed by famed golfer Ron Kirby. According to Golf Digest, this golf course is now one of only three designed by the legendary golfer. The Ramble is expected to be open in the summer of 2021. It will join the other two golf courses built by Woods at his estate, PGA West Palm Beach, and the St. Andrews Golf Course.
Golf Digest’s Ken Heard reports that this new course by Woods will have the feel of a “working resort.” He shared some thoughts about the design, saying that the greens were not as long as they could have been and that he enjoyed hitting the sand traps during his rounds. Woods was quoted as saying that he likes putting putts in the water. “I like putting the ball in the water so I can roll it out, get a good rhythm and then hit the sand trap. That’s just my style. There are a lot of things you can do on the greens.”
The second course by Woods, called The Lodge, will feature three 18-hole courses, each of them having its own unique look. According to Golf Digest, this is a “golf experience like no other” since it combines the feel of a course with a hotel. Each course has its own putting green with putting greens positioned several feet away from the holes. This will help Woods practice putting in more realistic conditions than he would likely experience on any given day on the golf course.
The third course, called the Fazio, will feature nine holes, six of them with putting greens. According to Golf Digest, the layout of this course mimics a course on a golf course – only Woods’s version will be played on the putting green. This will help Woods practice putting with the same feel as a real golf hole. A fourth putting green will be installed at the Fazio course after the fairways have been repaired.
The final course, called the Blue Mountains, will feature nine holes of par 70 bunkers. It will also feature a putting green with a slope designed to help Woods develop his ability to drive the ball straight into the hole. The bunkers were built by putting green designer Jimmy Paddy, who is well known for his expertise with golf bunkers.
Tiger Woods is an excellent golfer, but he does not play on every possible golf course. He seems to prefer the Blue Ridge Mountains as one of his favorite venues. This is an excellent decision, as it will allow him to practice his putting skills, which he uses on almost every golf course. It also gives him a challenging course to work on during the off season, and he gets to enjoy all of the amazing scenery that makes up this part of North Georgia.