Venerable, private Tour stop Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte selected to host 2017 PGA Championship
The PGA of America has announced Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte will host the 2017 PGA Championship. A private club in metro Charlotte, Quail Hollow has earned a reputation as a favorite stop among tour players. It’s garnered major-worthy fields for years as host of the Wells Fargo Championship - now the field will contend for a major.
Then again, the Wells Fargo Championship is hosted in late April on the PGA Tour, an idyllic time to be in the Carolinas. The PGA Championship is hosted in August, a far less pleasant time to spend the afternoon outside. So we’ll see if the players are still glowing about the course or just flush in the face. Expect a lot of soaked shirts and afternoon thundershowers.
Here are the upcoming sites for the PGA Championship. Five of the next seven venues are at traditional private clubs (the exceptions being Whistling Straits and Kiawah Island).
2011 – Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course)
2012 – Kiawah Island Golf Resort (The Ocean Course), Kiawah Island, S.C.
2013 – Oak Hill Country Club (East), Rochester, N.Y.
2014 – Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Ky.
2015 – Whistling Straits (Straits), Kohler, Wis.
2016 – Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower), Springfield, N.J.
2017 – Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.
Here are the sites of the upcoming U.S. Opens (2018 is still TBA). The next three will be hosted at members-only clubs, then the next four of five will be on public and resort courses.
2011: Congressional Country Club (Blue), Bethesda MD
2012: Olympic Club (Lakes), San Francisco, CA
2013: Merion Country Club (East), Ardmore, PA
2014: Pinehurst Resort No. 2, NC
2015: Chamber’s Bay, Tacoma WA
2016: Oakmont Country Club, Pittsburgh PA
2017: Erin Hills Golf Course, Hartford, WI
2019: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Carmel CA
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