Tiger Woods and Mike Trout. Trout National
Those who pay attention to new golf course openings have had Trout National on their radars since March when it was announced baseball legend Mike Trout was backing a new private club outside of Philadelphia — with a layout designed by Tiger Woods and his design team.
The TGR design team released its planned routing for Trout National’s The Reserve on Friday in addition to a social-media hype video that’s building up more excitement for this collaboration.
Trout, who grew up in South Jersey near Vineland, New Jersey, where Trout National is located, is seen on-site in the video with Woods and Woods’ chief design director Beau Welling.
Routed on an old silica sand mine and rambling farmland, Trout National appears to utilise sandy waste areas on most holes, including heroic carries over these hazards, plus water in play on five of the holes. Plans are for the private club to tip out at 7,455 yards as a traditional par 72 with four par 3s and four par 5s.
Here’s the routing courtesy of Trout National – The Reserve:
Officials say construction is slated to be completed in 2025, so we’ll see if we get any preview play in 2024. A short course will also be constructed. As you can see from the below video, it looks like there’s some nice elevation change, which can be a rarity in this flatter part of New Jersey.
The wait is over. Excited to share the latest from Trout National – The Reserve. We've finalized course routing and are continuing to make progress on this unique and exciting project with @TigerWoods and @tgrdesignbytw. pic.twitter.com/rpu2on1KUg
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) August 25, 2023