This course must easily be the most recognizable course in all of America. Anyone who follows the PGA Tour too closely must have seen this course at least once every year for the past half a century or so. Why so, this course has been hosting the PGA Tour since 1962. There is no telling just how many champions it has made from generation to generation. The TPC Blue Monster Course is, obviously, more than just anybody’s average golf vacation destination.
At the TPC Blue Monster Course, nothing is close to being mediocre. Why would the PGA come back here one year after another if this Dick Wilson design did not fit the requirements? The most apparent and famous feature of the course are the 8 mini-lakes that are sprinkled all over the course to make for really, really daunting water hazards. These water features are also credited for the course’s first name, ‘Blue’; the rest of the courses gave the second. The ‘rest’ of the course includes strategically placed bunkers and undulating fairways that make the course a truly challenging one – the kind that challenges even the best of the sport. How is that for a golf trip experience?
Without a doubt, the TPC Blue Monster Course is an institution, a classic, and a certified must-try in the Florida golfing scene. And probably in the entire US Golf as well. No golf vacation here would ever go unnoticed or forgotten. Not even plain and simple. And it will be that way from generation to generation.