TPC at Deere Run Opens May 1

The Tournament Players Course at Deere Run in Davenport, Iowa, has reopened. The course officially debuted last year, and hosted a PGA Tour event, the John Deere Classic in July. But an unseasonably hot and humid September caused problems with the greens and a premature closure of the course.

Those kinds of weather problems should be a thing of the past, as efforts were made in the offseason to weather-proof the young course, a co-design of Chris Gray and D.A. Weibring. Selected trees were removed to allow more sunlight, while limbs and underbrush were cleared to enhance air flow. Also, an expensive sub-air cooling system was installed to keep the greens cool in hot weather.

The TPC at Deere Run is a semiprivate facility that allows public play. Reservations can be made by calling toll-free at 877/872-3677 or 309/796-6000 ext. 110.