BMW Championship 2023 Location – Where is the tournament played?

As the PGA Tour accelerates towards it’s usual finale of the TOUR Championship at East Lake, we’re on round two of the FedEx Cup Palyoffs. After the FedEx St. Jude, it’s now time for the BMW Championship, which is a no-cut, stroke-play event that puts the world top 50 players against each other.

Where is the BMW Championship played?
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Where is the BMW Championship played?

The BMW Championship has been played at a variety of venues in recent years. Last year’s renewal, won by Patrick Cantlay, took place at Wilmington Country Club in Delaware, while the 2021 tournament, again won by Patrick Cantlay, was played at Caves Valley Golf Club in Maryland.

In 2023, the BMW Championship will be hosted at Olympia Fields Country Club, located in Chicago, Illinois. The tournament will be played on Olympia’s North Course.

This will be the second time that Olympia Field has served as the host course for the BMW Championship. Back in 2020, Jon Rahm ran out as the winner at the Illinois venue.

Olympia Fields course info

Olympia Fields has been a golf course in operation for over a century, with golf first played at the Chicago venue back in 1915. Originally home to four courses, Olympia Fields Country Club now features a North Course and a South Course. As mentioned above, the North Course will be in use this week.

Designed by former Open Championship winner Willie Park, the North Course and Olympia Fields is very much a parkland golf course, one that is lined with native Oak Trees all the way round, making this an unfriendly course for wayward hitters. The course features many ups and down with its rolling terrain, while many of the fairways are on the tight side. A Par 70, the North Course measures out at around 7,366 yards.

What does it take to win at Olympia Fields

Many of the holes at Olympia Fields’ North Course features rather harsh doglegs, so big-hitting isn’t overly crucial. Instead, accuracy is key. Players will need to position their tee shots strategically, teeing off with a second shot in mind as opposed to just launching it.

There’s also likely to be a premium on hitting greens this week. Those who typically have a high percentage of greens in regulation should thrive, while players known for their measured and accurate general approach game should also do well.

The greens are also tricky, so top-tier putting is an absolute must. If you’re looking for the likely winner, then look to accurate hitters, those who are steady on approach and absolutely above average with the flat stick.

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