Future Sites of the PGA Championship and Update on 2020 at Harding Park

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QUAIL HOLLOW GETS THE 2025 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP…AND MAYBE 2020 TOO…

To the horror of golf architecture aficionados, and in a nod to goodie bags and swag, the PGA of America awarded the 2025 Championship to North Carolina’s Quail Hollow Club, home to a yearly PGA Tour event and host of the 2017 PGA, won by Justin Thomas.

Quail Hollow isn’t even the 10th best course in North Carolina. We wrote about that back in 2017 in this walk down memory lane.

Don’t believe me? Ask Geoff Shackelford, who had this to say:

“How Quail Hollow became America’s southeastern St Andrews, I have no clue. The over-renovated, over-extended and over-glorified club is kind of everything that seems past its time, if it had a time: long, light on character, ugly and expensive blinding-white bunkers set on the outside of doglegs, bales of Bermudagrass rough, an elitist vibe and extreme overexposure. “

Worse still, we may get stuck there for THIS year’s PGA. Governor Newsom said – essentially – “no PGA unless we have a vaccine.” Not no fans…no tournament, unless they meet “Phase 4, i.e. a vaccine.”

I’ll check back with them in a few weeks and ask (sarcastically) “How did that turn out?”

So we’re down to Quail Hollow, Valhalla, and Muirfield Village.

Anyway, here is the updated list of PGA Championship venues through 2030.

2020 — May 14-17 — TPC Harding Park, San Fancisco, Calif.

2021 — May 20-23 — Kiawah Island, The Ocean Course (Kiawah Island, S.C.)

2022 — May 19-22 — Trump National Bedminster (Bedminster, N.J.)

2023 — May 18-21 — Oak Hill Country Club (Pittsford, N.Y.)

2024 — May 16-19 — Valhalla Golf Club (Louisville, Ky.)

2025 — Quail Hollow Club (Charlotte, N.C.)

2026 — Aronimink Golf Club (Newtown Square, Pa.)

2027 — PGA of America Headquarters (Frisco, Texas)

2028 — May 18-21 — The Olympic Club (San Francisco, Calif.)

2029 — May 17-20 — Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course (Springfield, N.J.)

2030 — Southern Hills Country Club (Tulsa, Okla.)

2031 — Congressional Country Club (Bethesda, Md.)

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