Greens at La Quinta Country Club compared to Augusta National

Long lauded for having some of the best playing conditions on the PGA Tour, the historic La Quinta Country Club doesn’t rest on its laurels.

With PGA Tour pros John Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Brendan Steele, and this year’s Ryder Cup captain, Zack Johnson, giving an annual tribute to the quality and consistency of club putting surfaces, the La Quinta turf team begins its journey and prepares members for peak season long before it’s over. He hit the first ever American Express ball.

“For me, getting the greens ready for seed in the first week of October is the most important thing,” said Tim Putnam, director of agricultural engineering at La Quinta Country Club. “Everything we do to create that surface that we plant on, that’s what I spend the most time worrying about and ensuring we get exactly the right information.”

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