TPC Louisiana completes $2M enhancement project

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A look at the 18th hole, fairway to green to clubhouse at TPC Louisiana. (Photo: TPC Louisiana)

A look at the 18th hole, fairway to green to clubhouse at TPC Louisiana. (Photo: TPC Louisiana)

Together with the Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District (LSED) and Fore!Kids Foundation, TPC Louisiana announced its grand reopening on Nov. 1. The course, located in Avondale, La., unveiled the results of a $2 million enhancement project that began in April 2019.

The changes encompassed the re-grassing of all greens with TifEagle and fairways with Celebration; renovating all pot bunkers back to their original size and minor reshaping to greens on Holes 2 and 14 to provide for more pin placements during the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

“This project was truly made possible by the financial support and commitment from the LSED, as well as the dedicated staff we have here to see it through to fruition,” said Luke Farabaugh, general manager of TPC Louisiana, “The process of planning and finally completing it will modernize the facility for the next 20 years by enhancing the playing surfaces for tour players at the Zurich Classic, as well as members and guests the other 51 weeks of the year.”

A look at the greens of the 13th hole at TPC Louisiana. (Photo: TPC Louisiana)

A look at the greens of the 13th hole at TPC Louisiana. (Photo: TPC Louisiana)

These updates were supported and financed by the LSED, the political subdivision of the State of Louisiana that owns TPC Louisiana.

“TPC Louisiana is an incredible asset within the portfolio of facilities the LSED oversees, and our board is proud of the enhancement work which allows the facility to continue hosting a PGA Tour event that not only provides an exceptional tournament experience for the people of this great state to enjoy, but also allows the Fore!Kids Foundation to continue with its highly impactful work in the community,” said Kyle France, chairman of the LSED.

The Zurich Classic is operated by the Fore!Kids Foundation and has been at TPC Louisiana since 2005, making it the only PGA Tour stop in the region. The tournament generates spending of more than $40 million within the local economy and garners $33 million in positive national and international media exposure for both the city and state throughout the year beyond the four days of competition.

A view from tee to green of the 17th hole at TPC Louisiana. (Photo: TPC Louisiana)

A view from tee to green of the 17th hole at TPC Louisiana. (Photo: TPC Louisiana)

“We’ve watched the hard work take place on the course all summer and are excited to present a new playing surface to our Zurich Classic contestants for the 2020 event. Players have been asking questions and have shown great interest in seeing the finished product,” said Steve Worthy, CEO of the Fore!Kids foundation. “Outside the ropes, some new mounds have been created that will be a spectator enhancement and provide some great vantage points to watch the tournament next April.”



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