Where Is the BMW PGA Championship Played? Wentworth Golf Club Location, Yardage, and Major Details

Published 09/09/2021, 10:20 AM EDT
Golf – European Tour – BMW PGA Championship – Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Britain – September 9, 2021 England’s Ian Poulter during the first round Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs


The BMW PGA Championship, a flagship event on the European Tour, has already kicked off at the Wentworth Golf Club in England. Even though the PGA Tour season is over, we will have plenty of action to look forward to at this leading tournament for the professional men golfers.

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Initially, it had the highest prize money for any event which the tour organized, but this changed in 2009 with the introduction of the $10 million Dubai World Championship at the end of the season. The World Golf championship and the majors are some of the top lucrative events on the tour, but other governing bodies organize these. Moreover, for the purposes of official rankings, this is an important tour, as it offers 64 ranking points to the winner.

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History of the BMW PGA Championship venue: Everything you need to know

The Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, England, is a par-72 course, founded in 1922. It is the location of the PGA European Tour headquarters and was also the venue for the 1953 Ryder Cup! The West Course, which is the venue for the BMW PGA Championship, is designed by the famous Henry Colt. Since 2005, it has undergone a lot of redesigning by golfer and designer Ernie Els.

It is an interesting course, with hazards that are blended into the natural environment. However, it is not overly difficult, unless taken over by the heavy winds. So, keeping into account the history of play, chances are that the winner will end up in the 15-20 under par range if all goes well.

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Yardage of the Wentworth golf course

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Here is a summarized table of the yardage of the course:

1
474
433
4
2
154
141
3
3
465
425
4
4
552
505
5
5
203
186
3
6
418
382
4
7
396
362
4
8
392
358
4
9
449
411
4
Out
3,503
3,203
35
10
184
168
3
11
416
380
4
12
531
486
5
13
470
430
4
14
179
164
3
15
489
447
4
16
383
350
4
17
610
558
5
18
521
476
5
In
3,783
3,459
37
Out
3,503
3,203
35
Total
7,286
6,662
72
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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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