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Riviera Country Club, Los Angeles, California
There aren't many better places to end the PGA Tour’s California swing than at Riviera Country Club. Year upon year, the biggest names in golf turn out to compete for one of the biggest prize purses of the year.
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Riviera Country Club has played host to the Genesis Open since 1973 and is often the final stop on the PGA Tours California stint. A happy hunting ground for some of games biggest names, the field is always strong at the LA Open making it one of the most exciting tournament of the year.
In recent years 2 time Masters champion Bubba Watson has been victorious twice in 3 years and current world number one Dustin Johnson claimed the title in 2016 it is course that definitely favours the longer hitters. This year Bubba kick started his fantastic season by finishing 2 strokes ahead of the chasing pack come the sunday afternoon. The tournament itself has one of the year’s biggest prize purses of $7,000,000 and it is therefore not surprising that in 2016 the field featured 8 of the world’s top 10 golfers.
2019 Winner: J. B. Holmes (-14, $1,332,000 Prize Money)
Lowest 72 Hole Score: -20 (Lanny Wadkins 1985)
Most wins: 4 (Macdonald Smith & Lloyd Mangrum)
|2019||J. B. Holmes||USA||-14||$1,332,000|
|2007||Charles Howell III||USA||-16||$936,000|
Measuring in 7,322 yards and only a par 71 plenty of power is needed to negotiate this monster of a course. The course designer George Thomas had 15 possible layouts before settling on the one that now features some of the most iconic holes in golf. The par 3 6th is iconic for having a single bunker situated in the heart of the green whilst the par 4 10th while is arguably the best driveable par 4 in golf. In 2015 the course played at an average score of 72.592 which made it the hardest par 71 course on the tour between 2014-15 and this was supported by the fact that in the same season it had the lowest number of greens in regulation at 9.25 per round.
Course: Riviera Country Club
Yardage: 7,322 Yards
Designed by: George C. Thomas
Weather for the Genesis Open
Being in the northern Hemisphere, Los Angeles is technically coming out winter in February. However, unlike the icy winters of the UK the temperatures tend to average 21 degrees celsius with very little rain in the air making it a perfect place to get some winter sun. With an average of 9 hours of sunlight a day there is plenty of time to combine watching the golf with playing some too.
Located just 41 minutes from Los Angeles Airport which is 10hr 51 minutes from London Heathrow, you can rest easy on your flight knowing that when you land the golf course is only a short drive away.
Picturesque yet perilous, the closing hole at Pebble Beach is one of the world's most famous par 5s. The hole hugs the Pacific coastline, gently sweeping round to the left, and yet from the tee at least, it seems the hole is quite a dramatic dogleg.
The views from the course are simply incredible and you may even catch a glimpse of humpback whales!
The North course provides breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean with some of the holes located right on the edge of the cliff. Tom Fazio has created a magnificent layout of open fairways, huge elevation changes and extremely fast greens making it one of the best golf experiences in California.
Viewed as the sequel to TPC Sawgrass the Stadium course delivers multiple adrenaline rushes throughout your round. The two closing holes can be daunting for some, hole 17 requires the golfer to navigate an island green known as Alcatraz while the water-lined 18th just looks menacing off the tee. If you end your round with two pars then you have played well.