Doral:  The Blue Monster

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

529

376

409

236

394

442

428

528

169

3511

551

363

603

245

442

175

372

419

443

3613

7124

Hndcp

11

17

1

3

13

5

9

7

15

10

18

8

2

6

16

14

12

4

Par

5

4

4

3

4

4

4

5

3

36

5

4

5

3

4

3

4

4

4

36

72

Doral; Blue Monster: Originally land and water of the Everglades north of Miami, the course was first designed by Bob von Hagge, who worked for Dick Wilson, and opened in 1961.  Since much of the land was swamp Mr. Hagge  excavated enough land to route this water infested course as the owner Alfred L. Kaskel had requested.  The intention was to use existing water as an ever-present hazard compensating for the very flat landscape.  The course was immediately embraced by the PGA and is one of the longest standing tournament venues on Tour.  In an effort to update the course's difficulty in relation to changes in golf technology and skill, Ray Floyd was asked to modify the course in 1996. Floyd added and enlarged the already numerous bunkers narrowing many landing areas from the tee.  The course was challenging under ideal conditions, but in normal tradewinds the the alterations proved too penal and very unpopular. The knowledgeable "home" instructor and teacher Jim McLean was asked to take the edges off Floyd's modifications and apparently few disagree that this classic course retains its prestige among the Tour's most anticipated events.


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