Here’s what Medalist Golf Club’s maxed-out ‘Tiger tees’ look like on Google Earth

The Tiger Tee on the 16th hole makes a long, scary par-3 even more long and scary.

Google Earth

The site of the Match 2 doubles as Tiger Woods’ home base, the place where he goes to hone his game as a member of Medalist Golf Club. Over the years, Tiger worked with the course to make some subtle additions, designed for tour players and lower handicaps, that help mirror the kinds of layouts the pros face on tour. Enter the “Tiger tees,” which saw the lengthening of eight holes. The new, maxed-out layout added 329 yards to the course and even got its own scorecard:

The regular back tees at Medalist play to 7,242 yards. The Tiger tees stretch the course to a meaty 7,571 yards.

It’s tough to identify exactly where the tees are, but based on multiple people with knowledge of the course, along with some help from Google Earth, we can get a rough estimation of how the tees change the layout — and why they’re not for the faint-hearted.

1. 1st hole

The Tiger tee on the opening hole requires a whopping 280-plus-yard carry on your first drive of the day.

2. 2nd hole

Another forced carry made longer by the Tiger tees, with the landing area flanked with bunkers and trees.

3. 9th hole

Pros walk off the 8th green and straight on to another Tiger tee with another daunting forced carry.

4. 10th hole

The first Tiger tee of the back nine adds a little spice to a risk-reward par 4.

5. 13th hole

A monster par-5 made longer still by another Tiger tee, where the play is to find the left side of the fairway.

6. 15th hole

The Tiger tee on this hole is near the previous green.

7. 16th hole

This Tiger tee brings even more water into play on an hole that features lots of it already.

8. 18th hole

The final Tiger tee of the round comes on the closing hole, and appears so far back it’s easy to miss from this view.


Luke Kerr-Dineen Contributor

Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and In his role he oversees the brand’s game improvement content spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University. His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.