Tee it high and let it fly.
There will be plenty of that this week in Berthoud, Colorado, an hour north of Denver and 5,000 feet above sea level.
The Korn Ferry Tour is making its fifth visit to TPC Colorado, which has been stretched to a record 8,029 yards this week.
You read that right: 8,029 yards.
The course, which opened in 2018, was designed by Arthur Schaupeter and plays as a par 72.
If you’ve seen the guys on the Korn Ferry Tour, you know they can poke it around the yard. But you still gotta marvel at some of these numbers. Here’s a look at the official scorecard:
There’s no easing into this course, as the opening hole is 624 yards. The second hole is a 238-yard par 3. The card says the fifth hole, like No. 1 a par 5, is 624 but it’s clarified on the Korn Ferry Tour website it’ll play 638 yards this week.
The hole that gets all the attention, though, is the 773-yard par 5 which features a big dogleg left.
And you’re not beaten up through 17 holes, the finisher is a little old 531-yard par 4.
Big-hitting Will Zalatoris is one of the four past champions of the tournament. Last year’s winner, Zecheng Dou, won the event at 17 under. He made birdie on the 13th in two of the four rounds.