Accenture Match Play Course

Geoff Ogilvy on the green at the Accenture Match Play ChampionshipThe 2008 Accenture Match Play Course will be the South Course of the Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Tucson, Arizona. Designed by John Fought, the course has been nominated as one of Golf DigestÂ’s 100 Best. Each hole of the golf course offers interesting challenges for top golfers, as well as captivating views of the Sonoran desert landscape.

Front Nine

  • 1st Hole 588 yards – Par 5, slight dog leg left. A bunker is placed strategically at a prime tee shot landing area and the putting surface is protected on the right with further bunkers. This hole will provide great birdie opportunities.
  • 2nd Hole 467 yards – Par 4, dog leg left. The back left tee location requires a long drive to the fairway. The green is elevated and requires a precise approach shot.
  • 3rd Hole 225 yards – Par 3, straight. The largest par three on the 2008 Accenture Match Play course with lovely trees inviting you to the green.
  • 4th Hole 494 yards – Par 4, dog leg right. A fade right is needed off the tee to overcome the first appearance of water on the course, as you head downhill and away from the clubhouse.
  • 5th Hole 635 yards – Par 5, straight. Three carefully played shots will be needed to reach the distant green on the longest hole on the course. A stern test of the toughest golfer.
  • 6th Hole 450 yards – Par 4, straight. The tee shot lands in a natural swale that runs right from left, from which a draw is needed to for the second shot. A true favorite hole on the South Course.
  • 7th Hole 357 yards – Par 4, dog leg left. Playing downhill, it is the shortest par four on the course. Driving the green is possible. Be aware of the ominous bunker on guard.
  • 8th Hole 171 yards – Par 3, straight. The small green is surrounded on all sides by rough desert brush, so a precise tee shot is critical.
  • 9th Hole 448 yards – Par 4, slight dog leg left. The South Course turns up hill here, so beware of under hitting your tee shot because the bunkers are waiting. Putting is easy on the vast green.

Back Nine

  • 10th Hole 534 yards – Par 5, slight dog leg left. Another uphill hole that will reward the long hitter. Just beware the sandy wash on the right side of the green.
  • 11th Hole 402 yards – Par 4, slight dog leg right. Bravery will be rewarded with a tee shot aimed directly at the first set of bunkers. Club selection on this hole is critical.
  • 12th Hole 362 yards – Par 4, dog leg right. A hole that will punish those who do not play meticulously. Tee and approach shots to the green need to be precise.
  • 13th Hole 479 yards – Par 4, slight dog leg right. The longest par 4 at both the North and South Gallery courses.
  • 14th Hole 191 yards – Par 3, straight. Majestic iron wood trees line the greens on both sides, and this is a comparatively easy hole for competitors.
  • 15th Hole 435 yards – Par 4, slight dog leg right. Tee shots need to carry a natural swale, so scoring will be tough here.
  • 16th Hole 178 yards – Par 3, straight. Shortest hole of the inward nine, with easy putting. Expect good scoring here.
  • 17th Hole 601 yards – Par 5, dog leg left. Climbing uphill with bunkers on both sides, this hole can frustrate even the best of players.
  • 18th Hole 447 yards – Par 4, slight dog leg left. The closing hole of the South Course will require two solid shots to get you to the tricky green.

[bf_sports]