The host of the 2010 Valero Texas Open is more than just a golf vacation destination that shows a perfect landscape for prestigious tournaments. The TPC Oaks – Greg Norman/Sergio Garcia exhibits environmental sensitivity that transcends a deep rooted advocacy for the preservation of nature. Such philosophy is taken from the renowned golf architect, Greg Norman, with assistance from a current PGA Tour player, Sergio Garcia, who offered his passionate perspective on the course.
The 7,522-yard playing for par-72 is similar to a “Dye” because of its ability to route the landscape according to the natural direction of the vegetation. But the TPC Oaks – Greg Norman/Sergio Garcia still shows a layout that is unique to Norman as it incorporates chiseled nuances and native flora of the rolling Hill Country geography into the magnificent course. The golf trip renders a design that compels players to throw their most strategic play and demands professionals to put their best foot forward.
The TPC Oaks – Greg Norman/Sergio Garcia is considered a world class course that has transformed back from contemporary conditions to a more traditional and playable creation. Narrow tree-lined fairways balances with wider fairways tendering several routes to travel. Providing an intimate feel in the golf vacation location are the umbrella of Oaks with slender corridors sculpted through the trees. It is a magnificent place to walk with only 100 feet of fall from the highest point. Reflecting the ruggedness of natural terrain –undaunted by artificial set up– are the bunkers with borders embodying a canopy indigenous oak tress.