Where Is the Travelers Championship Played? Everything You Need to Know About TPC River Highlands

Published 06/25/2021, 5:30 PM EDT
Jun 24, 2021; Cromwell, Connecticut, USA; Tony Finau plays his shot while standing on the ledge of a wall over the cart path on the 15th hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 Travelers Championship is scheduled for June 24-27. As usual, the tournament will be played at TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut. Even though this is a non-major tournament, Travelers Championship has always attracted star players. So, here’s all that you need to know about the venue hosting Travelers Championship.   

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TPC River Highlands is one of the straightforward courses on the PGA Tour. It is also one of the shortest layouts with a combined of par of 70. The course underwent a remodeling in 1989 and was renamed from TPC of Connecticut to TPC River Highlands. The total measurement of the course is around 6,841 yards. 

What are the challenges at TPC River Highlands?

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The TPC River Highlands has Bentgrass from tee to green surrounded by Bluegrass fescue roughs. There are many lakes and ponds that make the holes exciting. The Bentgrass will assist the players in the fairway as the ball rolls smoothly after landing. But getting the pace right on the greens can become a headache and would require good judgment. 

The three-hole stretch from 15 to 17, which plays around a lake, is notable. The 15th hole is an intimidating one. It is a 296 yard par-4 with water to the left and sand to the right. A player can score anything between 2 to 6 while walking off this green. Next is the par-3 16th with 171 yards. This hole requires a well-struck mid-iron to clear the water and stop the ball on the narrow green. The green has a lot of slopes, and the pin locations can be difficult.

Jun 24, 2021; Cromwell, Connecticut, USA; Brooks Koepka plays his shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The 420 yard par-4, 17th hole is intimidating. Players must fit their shot between the lake which covers the entire right side, and arduous fairway bunkers on the left. The approach shot will cover the water entirely, and with any wind, club selection is paramount. Crowds are always huge on this hole as they know this hole usually turns into a breaking point on the ultimate day.  

Complete yardage of TPC River Highlands; The host of Travelers Championship

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Here is the complete yardage of TPC River Highlands:

HoleParYards
14434
24341
34431
44481
53223
65574
74443
83202
94406
Out353535
104462
113158
124411
135523
144421
154296
163171
174420
184444
In353306
Total706841

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