UK Driving Range Builds Replica TPC Sawgrass 17th

Golfers at the Trafford Golf Centre in Manchester can play the iconic par-3 on the driving range

UK Driving Range Builds Replica TPC Sawgrass 17th

Golfers at the Trafford Golf Centre in Manchester can play the iconic par-3 on the driving range

UK Driving Range Builds Replica TPC Sawgrass 17th

The island-green 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is one of the world's most famous golf holes, and golfers in the UK now have the chance to play it without travelling all the way to Florida.

That's because Trafford Golf Centre in Manchester has built a replica of the par-3 on their own driving range.

It comes after a £20,000 investment, seeing the green built at the exact 137-yard distance away from the bays.

Director of Golf at Trafford Golf Centre, Pete Styles said: “We value the quality of practice at Trafford Golf Centre and we always strive to offer the best service, balls, mats and targets.

"Golf fans will have watched The Players Championship and seen the world’s best players dunk it in the water. With the addition of this Island Green replica, customers can try it out for themselves without the flight to America’s south coast.”

It's not the first replica of the 17th green built in the UK, as Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has one of his own in his back garden.

The Welsh golf-mad footballer has the real thing in the middle of a lake, as well as replicas of the Postage Stamp at Royal Troon and and the 12th at Augusta.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Honma TR20B

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x