LIV Golf today announced the addition of three U.S. venues that will debut as hosts of the 2023 LIV Golf League season.
The trio of championship tracks are, in order of appearance on the schedule: The Gallery Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona, Cedar Ridge Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and The Greenbrier in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.
When coupled with recent news of four international venues debuting on the breakaway circuit, there are now seven confirmed new LIV Golf events/venues for 2023:
- LIV Golf Mayakoba (Feb 24-26)
- LIV Golf Tucson (Mar 17-19)
- LIV Golf Adelaide (April 21-23)
- LIV Golf Singapore (April 28-30)
- LIV Golf Tulsa (May 12-14)
- LIV Golf Valderrama (June 30-July 2)
- LIV Golf Greenbrier (Aug 4-6)
Mayakoba (Mayakoba Golf Classic), The Gallery (WGC-Match Play) and The Greenbrier (The Greenbrier Classic) are former PGA Tour venues, while Valderrama has been one of the European (DP World) Tour’s most iconic tracks.
“LIV Golf’s expansion to new U.S. markets adds to the growing excitement for the league launch in 2023,” said LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norman.
“More fans across the country and around the globe will experience the LIV Golf energy and innovative competition that has reinvigorated the sport, and these championship courses will contribute to the transformative season ahead for players, fans and the game of golf.”
LIV Golf’s star-studded fields will feature some of the sport’s most familiar names including major champions Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed, Henrik Stenson and Louis Oosthuizen, among others.
The full 2023 league schedule, and its 12-team rosters, will be released in early January. The upstart tour will tee off in February and run through September. Its schedule will not compete with the four majors, international team events or heritage events (i.e. The Players, BMW Championship, The Memorial).
The 12 franchises will compete in a global 14-event schedule for an unprecedented $405 million in prize purses.
Newest LIV Events & Venues
LIV Golf Tucson
The Gallery Golf Club (Arizona)
March 17-19, 2023
The South Course at The Gallery Golf Club is no stranger to hosting the globe’s best golfers. For two years, the desert layout on Dove Mountain was the venue for the WGC-Match Play Championship, with reigning LIV Golf Bedminster champion, and 2016 Open winner, Stenson claiming the trophy in 2007.
A solo design by John Fought – who also co-designed the North Course at The Gallery – the South Course has a style in many ways reminiscent of Donald Ross’ Pinehurst No. 2 with mounded green complexes and expansive fairways.
Like its older brother, the South makes excellent use of the natural terrain to give the course a comfortable fit with the surroundings.
Tix & Info: LIVGolf.com/…Tucson.
LIV Golf Tulsa
Cedar Ridge Country Club (Oklahoma)
May 12-14, 2023
Located on the southeastern outskirts of Tulsa, the championship layout at Cedar Ridge Country Club in Broken Arrow was created by a group of local businessmen in the late 1960s who engaged architect Joe Finger to fashion a 200-acre dairy farm into one of the state’s best courses.
Oklahoma native Tripp Davis was hired in 2016 to carry out a course renovation, three holes at a time, which involved a program of tree removal and rebuilding bunkers using the Better Billy Bunker system, reducing the number of sand hazards in the process by almost a third. The redesign features a more modern course layout that challenges the game’s elite professionals from the tips.
The club has hosted many state championships and national qualifying tournaments, and its most notable event was the 1983 U.S. Women’s Open won by Jan Stephenson.
Local crowds will welcome Oklahoman Talor Gooch, fellow former Oklahoma State University stars Eugenio Chacarra, Charles Howell III, Peter Uihlein and Matthew Wolff, as well as former University of Oklahoma star Abraham Ancer.
Tix & Info: LIVGolf.com/…Tulsa.
LIV Golf Greenbrier
The Greenbrier (West Virginia)
August 4-6, 2023
The Old White is the signature course at The Greenbrier, one of America’s most prestigious and popular resorts. It’s also a familiar layout for many players, having hosted a PGA tour event from 2010-19.
Among the list of winners are current LIV Golf members Joaquin Niemann (2019) and Kevin Na (2018). Named after the popular hotel on the grounds, The Old White was designed by Charles Blair Macdonald and opened for play in 1914 as The Greenbrier’s first 18-hole course.
Macdonald, the father of American golf course architecture, modeled several holes from some of the most iconic courses in Scotland. The 8th hole was styled after the “Redan” at North Berwick, the 13th after the “Alps” at Prestwick and the 15th after the “Eden” at St. Andrews.
His associate, Seth Raynor, assisted in the course construction and returned in the 1920s to oversee updates.
The Old White was the home course of Sam Snead, who served as the golf professional and then golf professional emeritus for most of his life at The Greenbrier.
Tix & Info: LIVGolf.com/…Greenbrier.
Consistent with the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Series, the 2023 LIV Golf League will showcase its innovative new golf format featuring simultaneous team and individual play, with each season culminating in a Team Championship finale, contested at famed Trump National Doral in Miami.
Fans are encouraged to secure tickets now for LIV Golf’s festival-style three-day tournaments that feature shotgun starts, individual and team competitions, live music and fan activities for all ages.
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