Where Is the Zurich Classic of New Orleans Played? TPC Louisiana Layout, Yardage, Record Scores, and More

Published 04/20/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
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The 2020-21 PGA Tour schedule is one of the busiest we’ve ever witnessed. The RBC Heritage 2021 just wrapped up on Sunday, but the golfers are already preparing for the next phase of the calendar. The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is right around the corner, so what do we know about the golf course that hosts the tournament?

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The Zurich Classic is traditionally held during early-mid spring and always comes after the Masters. The tournament is lucky to be slotted into its original schedule amid the searing pandemic. 

Zurich Classic 2021: Details about the course and layout

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The Zurich Classic is one of the events on the PGA Tour that has a dedicated venue for the tournament. The tournament has been on the calendar since 1958 and has been played at different golf courses. However, TPC Louisiana has been the consistent host of the Zurich Classic since 2005. 

When was TPC Louisiana opened? The TPC Louisiana golf course at Avondale was first opened in 2004. Legendary architect Pete Dye designed the golf course in consultation with tour professionals Steve Elkington and Kelly Gibson. 

Par Value and Yardage: Par-72 and 7,341 yards. 

Tournament Record Score: 262 Chip Beck (1988) (individual), 261 Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith (team), and 261 Scott Brown and Kevin Kisner (team). 

Course record: 10-under 62, Ben Martin (2014)

TPC Louisiana hole-by-hole yardage 

TPC Louisiana is a typical par-72 course filled with various challenges in the form of bunkers and water hazards. The layout comprises a few short par-4 holes, but it all evens out with the daunting par-5s. In fact, the most challenging hole in the golf course is the par-5 18th. 

HOLEPARYARDS
14391
25548
33221
44482
54428
64476
75561
84372
93210
104390
115575
124486
134377
143192
154480
164348
173215
185589

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TPC Louisiana has witnessed some terrific endings to the Zurich Classic over the years. The tournament gained more popularity after it became a team event in 2017. 

The Zurich Classic did not take place in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, it is back in 2021, and 2019 winners Ryan Palmer and Jon Rahm will be defending their titles this time. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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