|2016||Puerto Rico Open||PGA||Jesse Young|
|2017||Australian PGA Championship||European||Brian Murphy|
Other Courses by Adam Benjamin
|Explorer Ridge Golf Club||Countryside||72|
|La Vallee Glaciale||Boreal||72|
|Ascension Bay (definitive EDN)||Links||72|
|Celtic Vineyard Golf Club||Links||72|
|Carbonear Island Golf Course||Links||71|
|Empyreal Hills Golf Club||Countryside||71|
|Freshwater Golf Club||Highlands||71|
|Oceanic Athletic Club||Highlands||72|
|Ottaberry Golf Club||Highlands||71|
|Athena Academy Golf Course||Highlands||71|
|Ironfall Golf Club||Harvest||71|
|Whirlwind National Park||Boreal||71|
|Hopeshire Golf Club, England (Euro Tour)||Rustic||71|
|THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF||Highlands||71|
|Sky Chariot Golf Club||Delta||70|
|Angelwood Golf Club||Rustic||71|
|Wintergreen Golf Club||Boreal||72|
|Ocean of Memories||Highlands||72|
Reviewed by: Craig LeVasseur on 3/14/2016
It was long ago established that Adam arguably creates the best, most realistic, and most stunning environments for a course. You expect to be exhilarated when you play one of his courses, and if you are designer, demoralized by how much better he is than you are. That is why it was such a shock to see how bad this course looked!
Just kidding, this course is amazing, as expected.
So how does the course play? The hole designs are quite straightforward, with the exception of some of the short and potentially drivable par 4's. There are a few long par 5's and a handful of long par 4's in the 7300 yard routing, but enough short holes and reachable par 5's to offer some good scoring chances. With that said, there aren't really many holes that stick out as memorable playing experiences, so the strength of the course mostly rests on its visuals.
Your scoring will depend on how well you handle the fast (187) greens, and how close you can place your approach shots near pins where the green is designed to deflect shots away. I don't know what is in store for the PGA players in TGC Tours, but for the regular player, this should be just one stop on your full "More by Designer Tour" of Adam's library.