Guide to Quail Hollow Club
|As the PGA Championship gets into its swing, viewers will start to become a bit more familiar with the location. But how much do you really know about Quail Hollow Club? We take a look into its history and the holes to look out for.
Quail Hollow Club’s history
A relative newcomer to the PGA Championship course roster, Quail Hollow Club was officially formed in 1959 after James J. Harris hosted a meeting at Morrocroft Farm.
Later in the year, 21 people came together to form the Founders of the Club, executing its Certificate of Incorporation. So it was not until the dawn of the 1960s that the club became officially constituted.
Located on Gleneagles Road in Charlotte, North Carolina, it’s now considered to be one of the finest courses in the south eastern United States.
Originally designed by famed golf course architect George Cobb in 1961, the aim was to capture the beauty and terrain of the region.
The course has undergone some notable tweaks since then, with Arnold Palmer and Tom Fazio both leaving their fingerprints on various hole designs.
While it has been well-renowned since its formation, it really came to the attention of the wider public when it hosted the Wachovia Championship in 2003 – though fans will better know the event as the Wells Fargo Championship. Past winners of this popular PGA Tour event include Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler.
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