Location: Shelby County, Tennessee
Designed By: Ron Prichard
Total Yardage: 7,244 yards
Current Champion: Will Zalatoris (2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship)
Located within the gated-community lifestyle of southeast Memphis, TPC Southwind is the PGA TOUR’s only private golf club in Tennessee.
With 94 bunkers and 10 water hazards, TPC Southwind is considered by many to be one of the most challenging courses on the PGA schedule. Course designer Prichard’s vision was to create a demanding golf course that incorporated the subtle nuances of the existing landscape. As a result, championship Bermuda greens are intersected by undulating, zoysia fairways, as well as numerous lakes, streams, and ponds.
This is definitely a thinker’s course; a number of dogleg holes will put a premium on club selection and accuracy from the tee. PGA TOUR 2K23 gives you the chance to take on this compelling golf course that will exhilarate, confound, and inspire you to keep coming back for more.
Featured Hole: 11th hole (165 yards, par 3)
One of the most notable holes at TPC Southwind, is the par-3 11th. Considered to be a smaller version of the famous 17th island green at TPC Sawgrass—but with its own uniqueness—this signature hole requires a long iron, or wood, in order to reach the narrow landing area.
The water offers adequate protection down the entire right-hand-side of the undulating green, so you can forget about trying to bail out here. Even if you are lucky enough to find the green in one, chances are you will be left with a menacing two-putt for par.
Club selection is vital, particularly given the swirling winds that occupy this hole; considered to be one of the most difficult par 3s on the PGA TOUR.