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How Can I Play TPC Scottsdale?

How Can I Play TPC Scottsdale?

TPC Scottsdale in Arizona is synonymous with one tournament, the PGA Tour’s WM Pheonix Open. Fundamentally, there is a very good reason for that too, and not just because of the unique party atmosphere that accompanies the event.

The course was built specifically with the tournament in mind. The complex opened in 1986 after Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish were tasked by the PGA Tour with designing a course fit for the tournament. Sure enough, one year later TPC Scottsdale became its permanent home. To call that move a success would be an understatement. The tournament is the most well-attended world, and nowadays is one of the most highly anticipated on the PGA Tour calendar.

The 18th fairway at TPC Scottsdale

Perfectly manicured fairways adorn TPC Scottsdale

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No appraisal of TPC Scottsdale could be complete without mentioning the par-3 16th, which is the only fully enclosed hole on the PGA Tour, and has a 20,000 capacity. If anywhere on the course sets the tone for the atmosphere to rival the Super Bowl that takes place over the same weekend, it’s the Coliseum, with its tight grandstand around the green, and the opportunity for players to hit a hole-in-one – something Tiger Woods famously managed in 1997.

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