Matt Blewett

Hazeltine National Golf Course by the numbers

Hazeltine National Golf Course by the numbers
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Hazeltine National Golf Course, in Chaska, Minnesota, is hosting the 2016 Ryder Cup. This gem, nestled in quiet Chaska has played host to a dozen national and international golf tournaments. Here is how the course is set for the Ryder Cup.

About Hazeltine National Golf Course

Course architect: Robert Trent Jones
Date Opened: 1962
2016 Ryder Cup Tournament Set-up

  • Par: 72
  • Yardage: 7678 yards
  • Tournament Stimpmeter*: 12-13 feet
  • Average green size: 5,000 square feet
  • Acres of fairway: 27 acres
  • Acres of rough: 60 acres
  • Total course acreage: 160 acres
  • Sand bunkers: 108
  • Water hazards: 9
  • Tees: Bentgrass 0.275 inches
  • Fairways: Bentgrass 0.335 inches
  • Greens: Bentgrass 0.100 inches
  • Rough: Bluegrass 3 inches

Previous events hosted by facility:

  • 1966 U.S. Women’s Open Championship
  • 1970 U.S. Open Championship
  • 1977 U.S. Women’s Open Championship
  • 1983 U.S. Senior Open Championship
  • 1991 U.S. Open Championship
  • 1994 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship
  • 1999 NCAA Division I Men’s Championship
  • 2001 USGA Men’s State Team Championship
  • 2002 PGA Championship
  • 2006 U.S. Amateur Championship
  • 2009 PGA Championship

*The Stimpmeter rating tells a golfer how fast the greens are by how far a ball will roll given certain circumstances.  The higher the number, the farther the ball rolled in the Stimpmeter test.  The farther the ball rolls, the faster the greens play.  The greens at Hazeltine are rated at 12-13 feet, which is quite fast.

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