Among the most notable holes at TPC Wakefield Plantation is this 357-yard drivable par-4 for those willing to take a big risk and cut the corner. A high cut over the trees provides the best opportunity to drive the well-guarded green. For most players, a well-placed fairway wood will afford a wedge shot into the green.
#6 & #14
Other exceptional holes include the 552-yard, par-5 6th, with a creek running through the middle which comes into play on the first and second shots, with two well-placed fairway bunkers framing the second shot; and the 146-yard, par-3 14th, where wind always seems to be a factor. A mid-iron to short iron is necessary depending on weather conditions, leading to a huge undulating green surrounded by bunkers on both sides.
The course crescendos with the dramatic 564-yard, par-5 18th hole, where a well-placed tee shot will determine whether or not players go for the green in two. If not, a pitch to a narrow green surrounded by sand traps fronted by a creek awaits the approach.
Each of the course’s 18 holes was meticulously crafted by Hale Irwin to balance playability with strategy, challenge with stunning beauty. The result is a compelling test of golf that exhilarates, confounds, inspires and delights golfers of all abilities amidst the unspoiled beauty of Wake County.