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Proudly Celebrating TPC 40th Anniversary

Celebrating 40 Years of PGA TOUR-Approved Golf

A Long Tradition of Excellence A Rich Legacy of Champions

From tournament-tested golf courses to well-equipped clubhouses and first-rate service, the TPC Network has consistently upheld the PGA TOUR’s highest standards. Over the course of four decades, since the flagship TPC Sawgrass opened in 1980 as the future home of THE PLAYERS Championship, TPCs have hosted over 400 professional golf tournaments. Many of the world’s most iconic golf course architects have lent their expertise to TPCs, including Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Gil Hanse and Greg Norman, to name a few.

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1980

A Moment in Time

Deane Beman’s Dream

The history of TPC Sawgrass is synonymous with the history of the TPC Network itself. The club was born from the dream of then PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman to create a special and unique host site for THE PLAYERS Championship. The event was the only one owned by players of the PGA TOUR, and Beman’s vision was that this permanent host club would be, too. The course and surrounding areas would be built with spectators in mind. It would be the first true “Stadium Course,” designed and built to improve the overall on-site fan experience.

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1982

A Moment in Time

The First PLAYERS Championship

The inaugural PLAYERS Championship was held at TPC Sawgrass in 1982 – leaving most of the true players wide-eyed with wonder. The original design was met with mixed reactions, many of them highly critical. Adding to the controversy was the fact that many of the day’s top players didn’t make the cut – including Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. The event’s first champion was Jerry Pate – who followed his win by tossing Dye and Beman both into the lake at #18 – then jumping in himself. More than 30 years after Deane Beman first set out to bring his dream to life, THE PLAYERS’ Championship stands as not only one of the strongest fields in tournament golf, but also as one of the select, must-play courses for fans across the world.

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2020

Four Decades Later

The TPC Network Today

Today, the TPC Network includes more than 30 clubs across the U.S. and beyond. Over the course of four decades, TPCs have hosted over 400 professional golf tournaments, and will host its first major in 2020 as TPC Harding Park is set to host the PGA Championship in May.

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TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass
TPC River Highlands
TPC River Highlands
TPC River Highlands
TPC River's Bend
TPC River's Bend
TPC San Antonio
TPC San Antonio
TPC San Antonio
TPC San Antonio
TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass
TPC Sawgrass
TPC Scottsdale
TPC Scottsdale
TPC Scottsdale
TPC Southwind
TPC Southwind
TPC Southwind
TPC Sugarloaf
TPC Sugarloaf
TPC Sugarloaf
TPC Summerlin
TPC Summerlin
TPC Summerlin
TPC Twin Cities
TPC Twin Cities
TPC Twin Cities
The Old White TPC
The Old White TPC
The Old White TPC
TPC Boston
TPC Boston
TPC Boston
TPC Boston
TPC Boston
TPC Boston
TPC Boston
TPC Colorado
TPC Colorado
TPC Deere Run
TPC Deere Run
TPC Deere Run
TPC Harding Park
TPC Harding Park
TPC Harding Park
TPC Harding Park
TPC Las Vegas
TPC Las Vegas
TPC Las Vegas
TPC Las Vegas
TPC Las Vegas
TPC Las Vegas
TPC Las Vegas
TPC Louisiana
TPC Louisiana
TPC Louisiana
TPC Louisiana
TPC Louisiana
TPC Potomac
TPC Potomac
TPC Potomac
TPC Potomac