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Looking ahead

A closer look at the interesting lineup of courses slated to host future PGA Championships

May 16, 2023
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Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., site of the 2014 PGA Championship, will return to host the 106th edition in 2024.

A decade since it last hosted the PGA Championship in 2013, when Jason Dufner edged Jim Furyk to hoist the Wanamaker Trophy, Oak Hill Country Club hosts the best players in the world this week for a fourth time. This year’s edition will hardly resemble any of the past majors conducted at Oak Hill: The hot and sticky August heat will be traded for a crisp, cool May air (at least to start the week), and the once claustrophobic tree-lined layout has been opened up and restored to Donald Ross’ original vision by Andrew Green.

Over the next decade, the PGA will continue to return to familiar host sites—notably Valhalla in 2024, Quail Hollow in 2025 and Baltusrol in 2029—but will also visit courses last seen on the men’s side when they hosted the U.S. Open, including San Francisco’s The Olympic Club and Congressional, located just outside Washington, D.C.

Also slated to host the championship in 2027 and 2034 is the Omni PGA Frisco Resort, the new headquarters of the PGA of America that features two new courses designed by Gil Hanse and Beau Welling. The championship will be played on the Hanse-designed Fields Ranch East course, but you can play both courses at the resort as part of the National Championship for the inaugural Golf Digest Open this October—you can find out more details here.

Scroll on to see every course that is scheduled to host the PGA Championship and be sure to click on each page to learn more about each course, read experts' opinions and reviews from our panelists and readers.

2024: Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Ky.

2025: Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.

2026: Aronimink Golf Club, Newtown Square, Pa.

2027: Fields Ranch East, PGA Frisco, Texas

2028: The Olympic Club (Lake), San Francisco, Calif.

It seems fitting that, in a town where every house is a cliffhanger, every U.S. Open played at Olympic has been one, too. For decades, the Lake was a severe test of golf. Once it was a heavily forested course with canted fairways hampered by just a single fairway bunker. By 2009, the forest had been considerably cleared away, leaving only the occasional bowlegged cypress with knobby knees, the seventh and 18th greens were redesigned and a new par-3 eighth added. Despite those changes, the 2012 U.S. Open stuck to the usual script: a ball got stuck in a tree, slow-play warnings were given, a leader snap-hooked a drive on 16 in the final round, and a guy name Simpson won. If the past was prediictable, the future of the Lake Course more mysterious. The holes are being remodeled in 2023 by Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner in preparation for the 2028 PGA Championship, and it remains to be seen what version of the Lake Course will ultimately emerge.

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2029: Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower), Springfield, N.J.

2030: Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md.

2034: Fields Ranch East, PGA Frisco, Texas