The Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio has hosted the PGA Tour’s Valero Texas Open since 2010. Photo courtesy of the PGA Tour
The Valero Texas Open will be held April 1-4, 2021, on the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio.
Greens: Champion bermudagrass overseeded with Poa trivialis, maintained at .110 inch
Tees: TifSport bermudagrass overseeded with Poa trivialis, maintained at .325 inch
Fairways: TifSport bermudagrass overseeded with perennial ryegrass and Chewings fescue, maintained at .400 inch
Rough: Bandera bermudagrass overseeded with perennial ryegrass and Chewings fescue, maintained at 2 inches
Year built: 2010
Architect: Greg Norman
Average green size: 6,400 square feet
Acres of fairway: 35
Acres of rough: 35
Number of sand bunkers: 64
Number of water hazards: 3
Number of holes on which water is in play: 3
Soil conditions: Sand cap/native clay
Water sources: Well
A new tee has been added to hole No. 5, extending it to 401 yards.
Roby Robertson, CGCS, is the director of golf course operations at TPC San Antonio, where he has worked for three years. A graduate of Kansas State University, Robertson has been a golf course superintendent for 30 years and is a 33-year member of GCSAA. This will be the fifth PGA event and ninth professional tour event Robertson has hosted.
Last summer, Robertson and his team hosted two Korn Ferry Tour events in two consecutive weeks. GCM chatted with Robertson about pulling off that rare doubleheader in Double visions: Venues prep for back-to-back tournaments.
Other key golf personnel:
Jonathan Graham, senior assistant superintendent
Patrick Parkins, assistant superintendent
Ryan Perez, assistant superintendent
Anthony Petrillose, assistant superintendent
Austin Corder, assistant superintendent
Sam Baldea, equipment manager
Jason Polka, PGA professional
Number of employees: 46
Number of tournament volunteers: 19
Mike Strauss is GCSAA’s media relations manager.