Tournament Course

Designer: Bruce Devlin & Robert von Hagge

The Tournament Course at The Woodlands (formerly TPC at the Woodlands) was designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge. A familiar locatio…

The Tournament Course at The Woodlands (formerly TPC at the Woodlands) was designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge. A familiar location for many, The Tournament course was the long-time home of the Shell Houston Open. Since 2008, the course has been the host of the annual PGA Tour Champions Insperity Invitational. It’s widely recognized as one of the finest and most challenging courses both in the Houston area and in Texas more broadly. Winding through the village of Grogan’s Mill, the overall design of the Tournament Course promotes the feeling of tranquility, with well-integrated ponds, lakes, natural trees, and pristine landscaping.

# 1 /

Par: 5

Handicaps:
Men's 11 Women's 5

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 516

BLUE 485

WHITE 473

GOLD 423

GREEN 418

Pro Tips

If players can hit the fairway on the opening dogleg right par 5, they’ll have an opportunity to reach the green in two. A birdie is definitely within reach on this hole.

# 2 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 13 Women's 13

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 371

BLUE 359

WHITE 329

GOLD 128

GREEN 267

Pro Tips

Driver isn’t needed for most players on this hole. Players will want to keep their tee shot away from the fairway bunkers right and left, which will leave an uphill short iron in. The green is wide, but shallow, meaning distance control is tested.

# 3 /

Par: 3

Handicaps:
Men's 17 Women's 17

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 162

BLUE 151

WHITE 137

GOLD 122

GREEN 83

Pro Tips

The green on this short par 3 is guarded by water on the front and left. Hole locations back-left and front-right can make this hole tricky.

# 4 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 3 Women's 3

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 413

BLUE 368

WHITE 359

GOLD 352

GREEN 298

Pro Tips

Water comes into play twice on this par 4; on the right off the tee and in front of the green. After a solid drive, players will be met by a short-iron approach that can lead to a birdie opportunity.

# 5 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 9 Women's 9

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 456

BLUE 410

WHITE 366

GOLD 352

GREEN 341

Pro Tips

The longest par 4 on the course features no bunker or water to contend with. However, the fairway is lined with trees both right and left, meaning a long and accurate tee shot is important. The green is long and narrow resulting in few birdies.

# 6 /

Par: 5

Handicaps:
Men's 1 Women's 1

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 573

BLUE 560

WHITE 548

GOLD 465

GREEN 463

Pro Tips

This long dogleg left par 5 is a three-shot hole for most players. The second must navigate cross bunkers situated about 150 yards from the green. A very narrow and sloping green awaits a short iron approach shot.

# 7 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 5 Women's 11

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 414

BLUE 397

WHITE 380

GOLD 375

GREEN 295

Pro Tips

A fairway wood or hybrid is all that’s needed off the tee, in order to stay short of the water in front of the green. The approach must carry the water to a green, where swirling winds are often a problem.

# 8 /

Par: 3

Handicaps:
Men's 15 Women's 15

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 237

BLUE 215

WHITE 183

GOLD 139

GREEN 136

Pro Tips

A long, difficult par 3, the eighth plays into a large undulated green that also plays uphill.

# 9 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 7 Women's 7

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 418

BLUE 385

WHITE 365

GOLD 343

GREEN 295

Pro Tips

A fairway bunker on the right and out-of-bounds left make this tee shot fairly demanding. The approach shot takes aim at a small target with bunkers short and right of the green.

# 10 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 10 Women's 14

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 421

BLUE 390

WHITE 385

GOLD 294

GREEN 294

Pro Tips

The back nine opens with a sharp dogleg left par 4. Tee shots that favor the right side of the fairway will set up an unobstructed view of the green. Tall overhanging trees and a large bunker make tee shots left a challenge.

# 11 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 12 Women's 12

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 417

BLUE 380

WHITE 385

GOLD 360

GREEN 313

Pro Tips

Tee shots on this straightaway par 4 must avoid the bunkers on the right and left of the fairway. The most unusual green awaits, which features a huge mound in the center. Missing the correct quadrant can leave a putt with an enormous break.

# 12 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 14 Women's 10

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 384

BLUE 370

WHITE 344

GOLD 331

GREEN 307

Pro Tips

The twelfth is a short par 4 that features a large mound in the middle of the fairway. Players must decide whether they want to lay up short or hit past it. The green is long and skinny with a bunker protecting the right side.

# 13 /

Par: 5

Handicaps:
Men's 6 Women's 2

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 533

BLUE 517

WHITE 508

GOLD 422

GREEN 422

Pro Tips

This reachable par 5 is the signature hole on the course. The green is completely surrounded by water, resulting in a high risk-reward situation for those trying to reach the green in two. The thirteenth tends to provide plenty of drama during tournament play.

# 14 /

Par: 3

Handicaps:
Men's 16 Women's 16

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 190

BLUE 173

WHITE 144

GOLD 134

GREEN 110

Pro Tips

Players must carry the water that guards the front of this wide, but shallow green. The putting surface also features a bowl in the center that can catch and funnel balls.

# 15 /

Par: 5

Handicaps:
Men's 8 Women's 6

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 521

BLUE 497

WHITE 486

GOLD 472

GREEN 423

Pro Tips

The final par 5 in another one that can be reached in two. Subtle breaks cover the putting surface, making it a difficult one to read.

# 16 /

Par: 3

Handicaps:
Men's 18 Women's 18

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 175

BLUE 158

WHITE 150

GOLD 143

GREEN 129

Pro Tips

The green on this par 3 is shaped like a narrow-neck jug, with bunkers that frame it on the left and right. When the hole is located in the back, there is little room for error.

# 17 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 2 Women's 4

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 382

BLUE 366

WHITE 359

GOLD 343

GREEN 322

Pro Tips

Driver is typically not needed off this tee, where water guards the left side of the fairway and front-left of the green. The approach shot must carry the water from a downhill lie and wind can be a major factor here.

# 18 /

Par: 4

Handicaps:
Men's 4 Women's 8

Yardage by Tee:

BLACK 442

BLUE 427

WHITE 406

GOLD 335

GREEN 332

Pro Tips

Trees on the left and water on the right frame the tee shot on this final hole. Water also protects the front of this large green. Any conservative approach shots can leave players with a difficult two putt.