The Players Championship is in full swing this weekend and while the weather in Ponte Vedra, FL looks promising for the golfers, Mother Nature is not always so kind to the professionals and the courses they play. Golf is an extremely difficult sport in the best weather conditions however if you add in intense wind speeds moving the ball around or an inch of rainfall slowing down the greens speed, the game takes a completely different turn! Bleacherreport.com put together a list of the top ten PGA courses with the most extreme weather conditions, check out some of our favorites below or click HERE for the full list!
#2 – Dove Mountain Resort – Marana, AZ – With a location in Arizona, golfers should consider this a safe bet however Dove Mountain Resort has recorded the coldest average temperature in tournament play at the WGC Accenture Match Play championship with 40.8 degrees. In 2013, the course was covered in snow causing multiple delays in play and making it very difficult for the player.
#4 TPC Southwind – Memphis, TN – Make sure you dress light when attending the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, this course has recorded the highest average temperature for a PGA event. Played in early June, the tournament records almost 75% of days of play above 90 degrees.
#6 Pebble Beach – Pebble Beach, CA- Pebble Beach is a popular and beautiful setting for golf and PGA events however the yearly AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am can give the golfers difficult weather conditions from all angles. With the tournament in early February golfer will face fog and rain on top of the infamous high winds coming off the Pacific Ocean.