TPC River Highlands
Owner: PGA Tour Golf Course
Architect: Bobby Weed Golf Design
Contractor: McDonald and Sons Inc.
Renovation budget: $3.8 million
E rerouted and rebuilt, and trees were
removed and pruned to open sight
lines. Viewing areas for tournament
spectators, including the existing “Fan
Zone,” were enhanced.
Most of the work, which was done
at no cost to members, was done in
the off-season to minimize disruption
of member play. The changes have
been well received, producing a 25
percent increase in membership sales.
The additional revenue has enabled
the club to launch plans for construction of a new $18 million clubhouse.
What the judges said:
“Parlaying an almost $4 million renova-
tion without impacting membership dues,
in fact reducing them, is a great start to a
renovation project. Overall, the changes
were all focused on improving the course,
both for the PGA event and for mem-
After signing a 10-year sponsorship exten-
sion to host the Travelers Championship
PGA Tour event, TPC River Highlands
embarked on a renovation designed to
upgrade the spectator experience at the
tournament and improve the infrastruc-
ture and playability of the course.
A primary focus of the renovation by
architect Bobby Weed was the restyling,
repositioning and repurposing of bunkers
to incorporate new drainage and sand.
Eight tee boxes were rebuilt, and front
edges of some greens were lifted to provide
additional pin placements. Cart paths were
bership. It was great to see both come
together. The changes to cart-path routing,
cleaning the lake edges, reducing bunkers
and changing the strategy on many holes
through placement of bunkers and fairway
lines really improved this golf course.”
— Kirk Kokoska