Courses Worth A Look\nConvert the turf, and these Southern clubs could well be hosting major championships in 2020 and beyond\nConvert the turf, and these Southern clubs could well be hosting major championships in 2020 and beyond\nI admit I haven't seen its West Course since Pete Dye's latest reiteration of it in 2009, but am sure there's no semblance of CCB's original architect Donald Ross left. Still, I'd like seeing pros tangle with Pete Dye in another PGA Championship.\nHome course of many PGA Tour professionals, again with 36 holes. Both are residential developments, a drawback for any potential U.S. Open, but no detriment to a potential PGA.\nTwo 18s in residential development, but as I recall, the original course (now the Founders Course) was a double-fairway routing that would accommodate spectator traffic. Hilly, but far less than nearby Alotian, whose topography probably prevents it from Open or PGA consideration.\nAny number of the Robert Trent Jones Trail venues would be worthy of hosting an Open or PGA. I pick this one simply because it seems to have the necessary length, a mind-boggling 8,191 yards from the tips -- not where I'd set it up from, but it does provides flexibility. My personal favorites on the Trail are Grand National and Cambrian Ridge, but they're located in small markets.\nFine 27-hole complex already has Champion greens. Designed by Joe Finger, whom I consider an underrated course architect. I could see a PGA at Pleasant Valley.\nTwo 18s by Coore and Crenshaw. I'm partial to the bump-and-run North Course, so I'll lobby for it to host a U.S. Open. Hey, that's the direction Mike Davis and company are going.\nAlready a regular Tour stop and a player favorite, the hilly Copperhead Course has lots of gallery vantage points. I'm not crazy about its design, but could see it hosting a PGA.\nAll three of its 18s already have Champion Bermuda greens, so it's just a question of whether the market fits the corporate demands of an Open or PGA.\nThe Champion Course hosted the 1987 PGA Championship with horrible bent greens. The original Fazio design has since been remodeled by Jack Nicklaus and has proven itself in recent years as a stern Tour test. It deserves another shot at a PGA..\nClose enough to Tampa to probably be considered in that market. Most would think I'd proffer the Pine Valley-like Pine Barrens Course as an Open or PGA venue, but I'm thinking the underrated Rolling Oaks Course is by far a better spectator venue. Or are spectators a consideration in hot weather states?\nHighlands Course will demonstrate it deserves another U.S. Open. If Riverside Course were to convert its bent greens to Champion, it would be likewise worthy.\nA definite dark horse candidate, since the market may not be large enough for necessary corporate support. As far as turfgrass, nearby Shreveport Country Club converted to Champion greens a few years back. So no reason Squire Creek couldn't.\nDon't know that any city or club in Mississippi could really accommodate a major, but CCJ, with 27 holes of new Champion Bermuda greens, would seem to have the best potential.\nIf the USGA is seeking another public venue for its U.S. Open, it could do worse than the Champions Course at this Greensboro-area 36 hole complex.\nAs a longtime Open and PGA venue, it probably doesn't need new greens to attract yet another major. But it sure wouldn't hurt its chances of landing another.\nThe South Course of this 36-hole complex near Memphis used to host a Tour event, and it's far more mature now for a PGA. Plus, it just converted to Champion Bermuda. Did I mention Joe Finger was an underrated course architect, in my opinion?\nAn under-the-radar Pete Dye design outside Chattanooga already has Zoysiagrass fairways. If any Pete Dye course deserves a U.S. Open, it's this one.\nIts Cypress Creek Course hosted the 1967 Ryder Cup, 1969 U.S. Open and four Tour Championships in the late 1990s, early 2000s. It now has Champion greens. I'd redo the bunkering, but why not another U.S. Open?\nJack Nicklaus won his first PGA title there in 1963 (when both were developing), then remodeled both its 18s in the mid-2000s. The Gold Course is longer, but the Blue Course is the one Jack won on. Maybe a composite 18 for a PGA in 2023, sixty years after its last one?\n\nWhy didn't I list Colonial in Fort Worth? Mainly because I can't ever see them giving up bent-grass greens. It was the first in the state with bent, after all, so there's a bit of pride involved. Plus, I'm not sure its location could support all the infrastructure that goes with a major championship anymore, although the club seems to handle the annual Colonial National Invitation very well.