Tiger has done his job. He has grown the game in a huge way over the last 15 years. So where does it go from here?What is the future of golf?I found myself talking with a few people recently about where this game is headed. After an amazing weekend in Phoenix where Phil torched the course and broke many records, golf seems to be at an all time high. The stadium hole has become one of the coolest atmospheres in all of sports and may offer a peak at the future of golf.The first month of 2013 has been remarkable in terms of growing the game’s popularity. Rory joined Tiger and signed with Nike, Tiger crushed the field at Torrey Pines, and then Phil went crazy low in Phoenix. What more can golf ask for? On top of that, the Phoenix Open brought the fun level up a notch with its stadium like setting on the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale.There is some serious buzz around the sport of golf lately. Over the years, I’ve found that the average golf fan doesn’t really get into it until The Masters rolls around. But how could you not tune in to that spectacle this past weekend?! It was like a college football atmosphere, complete with some actual football being played:Personally, I was much more excited about the finish in Phoenix, than I was for the Superbowl. And I’m not exactly a Phil Mickelson fan either. Something about that 16th hole just made that entire tournament must see TV. And I know I’m not alone on this. I had some friends who aren’t huge golf fans asking me about the stadium hole and saying how fun it looked.I think this may be the future of golf.Stadium holes.Stadium courses even.I know some traditionalists may not like that idea. But there is no doubt in my mind; we will start to see more and more of this in the coming years. Imagine a Ryder Cup in that setting. It would be absolute mayhem, and as long as it’s kept within reason, would draw an amazing number of viewers. It’s something that new golf course designs should (and I’m sure they already are) be taking into consideration. I think every course built to host tour events should be able to accommodate a stadium type hole, where you can fit 20,000 fans in. Heck make a few of them on the course. The fans love it, especially the average fans, who right now only watch 5 or 6 tournaments throughout the year. Money will always trump the traditionalists. And there is big money still to be made in this sport.Stadium holes, and courses may just be the future of golf.