Why is this Tiger Woods-Designed Venue ‘Dramatic’? All You Need to Know About WWT Championships’s Insane Golf Course

Published 10/30/2023, 2:13 PM EDT

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Tiger Woods, amid the PGA Tour season, has made it to the top of the headlines again, but this time for a different reason altogether. PGA Tour’s upcoming WTT Championship is all set to take place this weekend and the golfing world is all geared up for it.

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While its buzz is still fresh, something else has also caught the audience’s attention. It is Tiger Woods‘s hosting venue for this season’s game. The Championship is going to take place at a “dramatic” site designed by Woods. What’s so dramatic about the venue, you ask? Well, here’s the full scoop.  

Exploring Tiger Woods’s El Cardonal at Diamante – A PGA Tour first

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The World Wide Technology Championship is set to take place this upcoming weekend at the El Cardonal at Diamante, the first golf course designed by Tiger Woods’ TGR design. The confirmed roster has turned some heads as this year’s champions like Viktor Hovland, Rickie Fowler, Collin Morikawa, Tony Finau, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, and many others are going to take to the greens. It will be a first for Woods to host a PGA TOUR event. 

As per the PGA Tour’s recent update, the course is said to be laid over a dramatic site. It is located in the Baja California desert, and it is said to offer a challenging layout with a 4% grade and desert arroyos. The greens cover 225 acres and offer views of the Pacific Ocean. 

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Irrespective of the demanding landscape though, players have wide corridors and various options to navigate around hazards. As per the design reports, Woods’s course is made with a north-south axis which is said to prevent forced carries over the arroyos, ensuring better playability for golfers. 

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As per Woods’ website, the construction of the course focused on enhancing features and ocean views without massive regrading of the land. This is its biggest attraction, making it a sought-after destination for golf enthusiasts.

As the game is all set to unfold, here’s a quick glimpse at the challenging holes on Woods’s greens. 

What holes should the players beware of on Tiger Woods’s greens this weekend?

Well, the WWT Championship is a 72-hole game in a stroke-play format. Taking place at the El Cardonal, every hole is said to present a challenge different from the other. While players need to take good charge of their game on almost all holes, holes 5, 8, and 14 might require extra attention. 

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When it comes to hole 5 (Par 4, 438 yards), the land runs partially downwards, making the prevailing left (north) wind push shots toward the ravine.

Now, looking at the 8th hole (Par 4, 474 yards), the hole is the longest among all the other two-shot holes. This means that players could possibly face an approach shot of 180-200 yards in this particular area, something deemed as a little challenging. 

For hole 14 (Par 5, 554 yards), as per the space map, the problem for the players can be the alternate fairway. It seems to require a well-thought-out choice made on the second shot. 

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As the players gear up for the game, what are your thoughts on this challenging course? Let us know in the comments below!

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