The tour now moves to Maryland and a new venue for this weeks Wells Fargo Championship. TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm formerly known as TPC Avenel. After a major renovation to both clubhouse and course, the new course reopened for play on April 2009.
The original course started life back in 1986 and came under a lot of criticism for it’s poor design, plagued by flooding and drainage problems and various grass issues which affected the greens resulting in poor tournament conditions. As a result, many top players on the PGA Tour stayed away, and the then Kemper/Booz Allen tournament became unofficially relegated as a tier two event.
In 2007 a $32 million golf course and clubhouse renovation commenced in an effort to bring back a tournament to the Washington D.C. area. The renovation covered the entire course, which has been reshaped and now weighs in at 7,139-yard course, par 70 with Rock Run Creek being expanded and cleaned up.