Check out the Tiger Woods course the PGA Tour is visiting this week
This week’s destination is a first for the PGA Tour. No, not Mexico, that’s not new. It’s the host course, and the famous designer, that is.
The site of this week’s World Wide Technology Championship is El Cardonal at Diamante, a Tiger Woods design in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Built in 2014, it’s the first completed course in Woods’ TGR Design firm’s portfolio.
It’s a par 72 and stretches to an unofficial 7,452 yards. The fairways are forgiving — the average fairway width in the landing areas is 60 yards — so players can let loose off the tee, and there’s plenty of strategic options playing into greens.
“I set up the golf strategy to make golfers think and make choices,” Woods said on the course website. “Regardless of your handicap, there are going to be different ways to play every hole. Angles of approach are going to be very important and will dictate the type of shots you should consider. I love this kind of golf.”
Diamante also has a Woods-designed 12-hole par-3 course called The Oasis Short Course that opened in 2016. The other 18-hole course on the property, The Dunes Course, designed by Davis Love III, opened in 2009.
For more on Diamante, a private real estate development that is also open to guests, click here. And to familiarize yourself with El Cardonal, the newest PGA Tour venue, scroll through the gallery below.