Where Is the 3M Open Played? Everything You Need to Know About TPC Twin Cities

Published 07/20/2021, 4:30 PM EDT


After the 2021 Open Championship, the focus is back on the PGA Tour, as the 3M Open will begin on July 22. And as usual, the tournament will be played at TPC Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s just been two years since the event started, but it has always attracted star players. So here’s all that you need to know about the venue hosting the 3M Open. 

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The TPC Twin Cities is one of the most straightforward courses on the PGA Tour. It has a decent layout with a combined par of 71 for the PGA Tour players. The legendary player and golf course designer Arnold Palmer designed this course and planned it strategically. The total measurement of the course is 7,121 yards. 

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What are the challenges at TPC Twin Cities?

 The TPC Twin Cities has Bentgrass from tee to green with moderate roughs around fairways and greens. There are a total of 27 water bodies in the course, making it a primary hazard on 14 holes with 72 sand traps. But still, the 3M Open course plays out as a birdie fest every year. The Bentgrass on the fairway will assist players as the ball will roll on nicely.

However, the greens can become tricky, and judging the pace of it can be a headache. So a hot putter can run you up in the leaderboard, but it’s pointless if you can’t strike an iron. Hence the approach shots on the course become imperative. 

The trickiest part is to avoid the water, as one terrible approach can be the end of the week with so many other players going low. So fast greens, water hazards, and wind could be the only defense for the course this week. 

The par-3s are tough, as three out of four stretches are around 200 yards. There are two par-4s which are almost 500 yards and five holes extending over 450 yards. These are some of the resilient holes on the course. So getting par on each of these is as good as anything. However, all the par-5s are straightforward, and players have a chance to score eagles and birdies. 

Complete yardage of the TPC Twin Cities; The host of 3M Open

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Here is the complete yardage of TPC Twin Cities:

HoleParYards
14392
24451
34491
43177
54411
65593
74372
83198
94489
Out353574
104362
114472
125571
133208
144415
154447
164302
173171
185599
In363574
Total717,121

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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