- Live Scoring
This is the first year for the event.
Can Stacy Lewis defend her title?
Richard W. Slattery,
Course Architect: Seymour Dunn
Rough: Kentucky bluegrass; perennial ryegrass; fine fescue
Par 4: "Tough Start" This dogleg starter has been lengthened almost 30 yards for the Championship. The small, subtle green is always a tough target. This should be a true test to start the round.
Par 4: "Hidden Pond" This is the shortest par 4 on the course. The fairway is very narrow and lined with large trees. The two-tiered green presents more of a test than the front pond in front of the green. Birdies are possible, especially when the pin is on the lower level.
Par 4: "Fade Away" This dogleg par 4 has been lengthened 21 yards for 2010, and puts a premium on the tee shot. The best shot will be a left-to-right slider that will set up for the best approach to a well guarded green.
Par 5: "Whistler" The longest hole on the course, made longer for 2010, the 4th hole is a straight-away par 5 with out of bounds on the right and a pond on the left. This par 5 is not reachable in two, so the smartest play is to lay-up to the right side of the fairway on the second shot. The large but difficult left-to-right sloping green makes putts from above the hole extremely difficult.
Par 3: "Hillside" An uphiller, usually against the wind. Bunkers on the left and right. The green has three subtle levels. Best to be short and right on any pin position. It's easy to three putt.
Par 4: "Panorama" One of the prettiest and also toughest holes on the course, this downhill par 4 is made difficult by the narrow fairway lined with trees. The green slopes back-to-front, making any putt from above the hole tough.
Par 3: "Windward" The longest and traditionally toughest of the par 3’s, this hole will produce very few birdies. The green is well protected and very slick.
Par 5: "Summit" The shortest of the par 5’s on the course, the 8th hole plays all uphill. The tee shot is played between two fairway bunkers, and the second shot is blind to the well bunkered green. This has traditionally played as the easiest hole on the front side.
Par 3: "Illusion" Lengthened for 2010, this hole is a great finish to the front nine. The downhill par 3 will produce a fair number of birdies, and is a great spectator hole. The green has some subtle breaks that make for some interesting putts.
Par 4: "Fresh Start" Traditionally a shorter par 4, the 10th hole has been lengthened 30 yards to 413 yards. The bunker on the left side is now in the player’s landing area, and should make this hole play as one of the toughest on the golf course. The two-tiered green offers many pin placements that put a premium on the second shot.
Par 5: "Crossover" A straightaway, this hole should produce birdies for the long and accurate. The creek that bisects the fairway should present no problems but out of bounds on the right could be trouble. The well-bunkered green is shaped like an inverted saucer and presents some reading problems.
Par 4: "Deception" A tricky par 4 with out of bounds on the right, minor tree problems on the left and right and a well-bunkered green that offers a definite challenge.
Par 4: "High Risk" One of the tougher holes on the course, this hole is a true gem. Big hitters will easily carry the creek, and shorter hitters will be able, but will land in the upslope, making their second shot tougher. The two-tiered green, with a large slope in the middle provides some of the toughest pin placements on the course.
Par 4: "Ravine" This lengthy par 4 demands an accurate drive to the right side of the fairway to set up the best approach to this green. The left side of the fairway slopes away to the rough, and leaves large trees between the player and the green.
Par 3: "Short Stop" The shortest hole on the course, the 15th is a great little par 3. This hole can be a beauty or beast, depending on what tier the pin is placed. The green is well protected, so an errant tee shot can lead to bogey or worse.
Par 4: "Birdhouse" A good solid drive and an accurate second shot will pay off in birdies on this par 4. The green is well-bunkered but easily read. Tough shot to a pin in front.
Par 5: "Bunkers" A fun hole for the long and accurate, this par 5 has a moderate dogleg contour, offering birdie, eagle and double-eagle possibilities. A large bunker on the right may catch some big drives and the green is guarded by sand and "chocolate drop" mounds.
Par 4: "All Dunn" A great finishing hole for both player and spectator, the 18th hole traditionally plays as the toughest hole on the course. Trees line the tight fairway and a two-tiered green with a steep slope in front requires accuracy and distance control. A great hole to end the LPGA Championship presented by Wegmans.