Golf course architect Gil Hanse has completed a renovation project at TPC Boston in Massachusetts, US.
Hanse led a similar project at the club back in 2006, but the twelfth and thirteenth hole went untouched during this work.
Hanse and partner Jimmy Wagner returned to the course – which is located about 25 miles south of Central Boston and was originally designed by Arnold Palmer’s firm – in autumn 2016.
“This is really an extension of that 2006 renovation,” said Dan Waslewski, general manager of TPC Boston. “Essentially, there were 16 Hanse holes and two Palmer holes. That’s been rectified.”
The work on the twelfth hole included the removal of wetland areas which guarded much of the green.
The hole’s tee has been moved to the right, and the fairway significantly elevated. This has eliminated a former slope to the fairway’s right.
The twelfth hole then drops to a lower level, where a new green has been introduced. The hole now stretches to 500 yards from the back tees.
The tee on the thirteenth hole has been dropped and moved to the right. Trees have been removed to the left of the fairway, but the most significant change is on the green. Here, the shape has been altered to make it narrow in width, but long from back to front. The green has also been moved to ground level, rather the elevated position it previously had.
A large new slope has also been introduced behind the 12th green and near the 13th tee. This will help enhance the spectator experience at TPC Boston during tournament play.
The 2017 Dell Technologies Championship will take place at TPC Boston from 30 August – 4 September.