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Quail Hollow Club

Charlotte, NC Private

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95 Reviews

Overview

Few golf course projects had more national attention in recent years than Quail Hollow, mainly because its front nine was redesigned just a year before it hosted the 2017 PGA Championship, won by Justin Thomas. The par-4 first and par-3 second holes were completely torn up, replaced by a new long dogleg-right par-4 opening hole. Several acres of pines to the left of the fifth tee were removed to make room for a new par-3 fourth. (With its knobby green fronted by three traps, it proved to be the most frustrating hole for pros in the 2017 PGA.) More pines were removed to the left of the par-4 11th, replaced by bunkers, and even more trees chopped down on a hill left of the par-4 18th to make room for money-making hospitality boxes. There’s no question that this latest remodeling, rushed though it was, improved the course. The course will also be rerouted for the 2022 Presidents Cup.

About

Holes 18
Length 7445
Slope 143
Facility Type Private
Designer George W. Cobb, ASGCA/(R) Tom Fazio

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked from 1966-1968 & since 2021. Highest Ranking: 97th, 2021-2022. Current Ranking: 97th.

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked from 2019-2020. Highest Ranking: 115th, 2019-2020.

Best in State: Ranked Top 5 in North Carolina in 1977, 2011-2012, & since 2021; Top 10 in 2009 & from 2013-2020; Top 20 from 2005-2007. Current Ranking: 5th.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

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100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.52
Character
7.56
Challenge
7.7
Layout Variety
7.47
Fun
7.36
Aesthetics
7.47
Conditioning
7.76

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