TPC Boston undergoing renovation

Published online: May 10, 2017 Maintenance

When TPC Boston was renovated in 2006, two holes went largely untouched.

Other than some cosmetic changes, the 12th and 13th holes were left largely untouched as golf course architect Gil Hanse drastically altered the look and character of the layout first designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer’s firm.

But when the PGA Tour’s top 100 players tee off this Labor Day weekend for the Dell Technologies Championship (formerly the Deutsche Bank Championship), they’ll see two vastly different holes on the back nine.

“This is really an extension of that 2006 renovation,” said Dan Waslewski, general manager of TPC Boston. “Essentially, there were 16 Hanse holes and two Palmer holes. That’s been rectified.”

Hanse and partner Jimmy Wagner returned to the golf course off Route 140 in Norton last fall to redesign the two holes in an effort to present golfers — both pros and members — with a new look and new challenges while providing more spectator access for the tournament.

Workers are now finishing up holes 12 and 13, making them available to TPC Boston members in a couple of weeks. One of the first tasks was to remove most of the trees that separated the two holes, which run side-by-side.