Where Is Rocket Mortgage Classic Played? Everything You Need to Know About the Detroit Golf Club

Published 07/02/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Jul 1, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Davis Thompson hits a shot from the 1st tee during the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic will take place from July 1-4. The Detroit Golf Club will host the tournament. Rocket Mortgage Classic started in 2019 and will be played for the third time in 2021. Even though this is a non-major tournament, Rocket Mortgage Classic has always attracted top players in the field. So, here’s all that you need to know about the course hosting the Rocket Mortgage Classic. 

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The Detroit Golf Club has two active courses, North Course and South Course. The North Course is slightly longer and will host the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic. Detroit Golf club is an uncomplicated course on the PGA Tour. It is sort of an old-school golf course with a combined par of 72. A Donald Ross design, this course is 7,370 yards long.  

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What are the challenges and stats to monitor at Detroit Golf Club?

The Detroit Golf Club has Poa Annua grass laid throughout the course. The grass is said to be a friend and a foe at the same time. It is a friend of golfers in the fairway, but it can become problematic on the greens. Poa Annua is uneven, fast, and bumpy, making it difficult for the players to make putts. However, it all comes down to the climate and the maintenance of the greens. 

The front nine and the back nine play out differently, with the front being lined by trees while the back is mostly an open layout. And the event will most likely be a birdie feast, as we have seen in the past. The winning score in the previous two years has been -23 and -25. 

Mar 12, 2021; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Dustin Johnson lines up his putt on the seventh green during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The accuracy of the tee will be crucial for this course, especially on the front nine. And for the back nine, a player with a powerful strike and accuracy is favorable since the back nine is wide open. So strokes gained off the tee are crucial to make birdies and also eagles.

Secondly, since the fairways are wide, most players will approach the greens with more confidence. So it is imperative to get strokes gained approach as this may turn out to be a tournament deciding stat. Because putting on this course can sometimes become a headache, so players with maximum strokes gained approach will have an advantage. 

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Complete yardage of Detroit Golf Club: The host of Rocket Mortgage Classic

Here is the complete yardage of Detroit Golf Club:

HoleParYards
14397
24453
34387
45635
53167
64461
75552
84372
93207
Out363631
104425
113233
124459
134393
145555
153160
164446
175577
184455
In363703
Total727334

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