May Event to Be Played in Charlotte
The 2025 PGA Championship will be played at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., the PGA of America announced.
Founded in 1959, the club’s course opened in 1961. It was designed by golf course architect George Cobb to capture the beauty and challenging terrain of the Piedmont region.
“The PGA of America is proud to return the PGA Championship to Quail Hollow and the wonderful host city of Charlotte,” said PGA of America President Suzy Whaley.
“Quail Hollow’s course has a well-earned reputation as a stern test for the world’s finest players, but what sets the club apart is its membership and the welcoming atmosphere that they promote. The state of North Carolina’s appreciation for the game and major championship golf is remarkable,” she said.
Second PGA Championship for Quail Hollow
“This will be the second PGA Championship played at Quail Hollow, but the first played in the month of May. In August 2017, a 24-year-old Justin Thomas finished two shots clear of Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen and Patrick Reed to claim the initial major championship victory of his career.
“Quail Hollow is thrilled to welcome the PGA Championship back to Charlotte in the spring of 2025,” said Quail Hollow Club President Johnny Harris.
“Great events such as the PGA Championship don’t occur without an exceptional venue and the strong public-private partnerships we are grateful to enjoy with the City of Charlotte. With the sport’s strongest field, this event continues our commitment to golf played at its highest level while positively impacting our community and surrounding region.”
With the playing of the 2025 PGA Championship, Quail Hollow will become the first golf course in North Carolina to host multiple PGA Championships.
“To have Charlotte serve as the host for a second PGA Championship in eight years is an incredible honor and also reflects Charlotte’s reputation for world-class hospitality and our growth on the national stage,” said Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles. “I want to thank Quail Hollow and the PGA of America for their partnership which will again allow us to host the world and celebrate golf on the grandest stage right here in the Queen City.”
Many of golf’s greatest champions, from Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan, to Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka, have had their names inscribed on the Wanamaker Trophy.
Last May, Koepka won his second consecutive PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York.
By New Mexico Golf News staff