Where Is the Northern Trust 2021 Played? Location, Yardage, and Details About the Liberty National Golf Course

Published 08/17/2021, 1:41 PM EDT
OLD WESTBURY, NY – AUGUST 25: A grass cut out of the NORTHERN TRUST logo is seen at the 11th hole during the second round of THE NORTHERN TRUST at Glen Oaks Club on August 25, 2017, in Old Westbury, New York. (Photo by Ryan Young/PGA TOUR)


As the 2021 Wyndham Championship wraps up, the 2020-21 PGA Tour season will move towards the FedExCup Playoffs. This year marks the 15th edition of the event, and the playoffs will begin on August 19 with the Northern Trust. Let’s take a look at the tournament’s venue, which is the Liberty National Golf Course in New Jersey.

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While the current Liberty National Course is famous for its scenery, it started off as a World War I ammunition dump. However, as per reports, Paul Fireman loved the site, which he chose because of the connections it holds with his family.

It is one of the most expensive clubs out there and apparently took around $250 million to build. Designed by Tom Kite and Bob Cupp, it includes several amenities – a spa, a yacht service, and a restaurant. It was not easy to set up and is currently built over 50 feet of the original ground. “When we first saw the property, it was dead flat. There weas 2 feet of elevation change,” Kite said. “It was our job to be able to see something that could take place like this before it ever happened, and we were lucky to be able to do it”. 

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What challenges can one face at the Liberty National Golf Club?

Located near the New York harbor, the wind is naturally a challenge for people playing at the Liberty National Golf Club. That being said, little can be done about the situation as the course remains mostly open with water hazards and other obstacles.

WESTBURY, NY – AUGUST 27: Dustin Johnson of the United States lines up a putt on the tenth green during the final round of The Northern Trust at Glen Oaks Club on August 27, 2017 in Westbury, New York. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

One could also be careful with their approach shots, making sure of their position and placement before taking a shot. Though the course starts out with easy holes, the challenges and hurdles will continue to increase. Some holes will also play differently as per the wind permits, easier on one day and more difficult on another. Such days end up making one’s placement and angle important.

The contour can also be challenging at times, the up and down making it difficult. One also needs to be careful of some tricky shots, once again affected by the wind that day.

Particularly demanding holes at the Liberty National Golf Course

Starting with an easy first hole, many others at the Liberty National Golf Course depend on the wind. This applies to Hole 2, where a player might want to use mid irons (or long irons). While Hole 3 could be easy, one could face difficulty if the green is missed.

The sixth hole, on the other hand, might be influenced due to the wind. One needs to be careful of the water hazard starting at 300 yards. Hole 7 remains difficult, mainly due to the shallow greens. Coming to Hole 8, golfers can score well under par if their angle is well-adjusted. Then comes Hole 15, which will require some attention and precision. The last hole – Hole 18 – can be easy, but has enough obstacles for one to rethink their shot.

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WESTBURY, NY – AUGUST 26: Jordan Spieth of the United States walks on the eighth green during round three of The Northern Trust at Glen Oaks Club on August 26, 2017 in Westbury, New York. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Let’s take a look at the complete yardage.

Complete yardage of the Liberty National Golf Course’s; the host of 2021 The Northern Trust playoff tournament

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HOLEPARYARDS
14398
23219
34395
43193
54427
65538
74484
85611
94474
105513
112250
124431
135563
143150
154481
164325
174445
184490

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