Back and as popular as ever, the PGA World Golf Championship Dell Match Play event will return to the sunny banks of Lake Austin March 21-25, 2018. Reserve your boat now before we’re fully booked!
With the iconic Pennybacker Bridge as its backdrop, The Austin Country Club provides a world-class venue and host of the Dell Match Play event. Tickets for access to the grounds can be purchased through the event’s official site here.
While watching from the grounds can be fun, kick it up a notch and take it in from the lake! (no event tickets required!) The entire section of the lake bordering the course transforms into a giant golf-watching part-zone during the event, lending a perfect opportunity to anchor up and watch your favorite pro while floating in your very own ski or pontoon boat! If you don't own a boat make sure you check out Float On - Lake Austin Boat Rentals and reserve one of our pontoon boats or ski boats soon as we'll surely be filling up fast.
With a purse exceeding $9 million dollars, the tournament will host the top 64 golfers’ in the world as they race for the FedEx Cup. Past champions of this event include Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, and Dustin Johnson, who will look to defend his 2017 victory. Longhorn alum and local favorite Jordan Spieth will return and attempt to take the crown for himself, while fan-favorites Phil Mickelson, Ricky Fowler, and Zach Johnson will be seeking the same.
“I couldn’t be more excited and proud that my second home, Austin, Texas, is going to host the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at the great Austin Country Club,” said former Masters champion Jordan Spieth. “I know that my peers -- the Americans and the international players -- are going to love the Austin feel, the crowds and Austin Country Club itself.”
The most visible stretch of play from the lake takes place on holes 13, 14, and 15 of the ‘Lowlands (or back) Nine,’ stretching from the Pennybacker bridge to beyond Bull Creek. Playing West to East, hole 13, or Cape Dye, is a short par 4 designed to tempt golfers for the green jetting out into Lake Austin. Continuing in the same direction, hole 14, Loch McDonald, is a longer par 4 bordering the lake in its entirety. Hole 15, Puzzle Landing, is said to look like a question mark if viewed from above. The hole itself presents a challenging decision for golfers as trouble can lurk regardless of the tee shot landing.
We’re PUMPED for the 2018 WGC event and look forward to enjoying it in the coming years! Will we see you on the lake? Reserve your boat now!