TPC Deere Run, part of the TPC Network and the host of the PGA Tour’s annual John Deere Classic, is undergoing a major bunker renovation, which began Aug. 3, 2021.
Led by PGA Tour Design Services, with input from course architect and former PGA Tour professional D.A. Weibring, the renovation is expected to last 132 days (weather pending) with the goal of returning the course bunkers to a consistent performance, aiding in the playability, maintainability and aesthetic presentation throughout all weather scenarios.
Beginning on holes 15-18, each bunker at TPC Deere Run will have the entirety of the sand, surrounding grass, existing liners and drainage removed before being updated with an all-new drainage system, adding Capillary Concrete liners and Sidley Pro Angle sand. Upon completion, the bunkers will then be sodded with Turf Type Tall Fescue sod. The course, which is maintained by director of golf course maintenance operations Alex Stuedemann and team, will remain open for play during the project.
“We are so fortunate to be associated with John Deere and the PGA Tour,” TPC Deere Run general manager Todd Hajduk said. “These partnerships allow for an elevated playing experience and this project speaks to their long-term commitment to our property and the John Deere Classic.”