By Elliott Heath published
Fancy playing this year's USPGA Championship course? You may have some difficulty...
How To Get A Game At Quail Hollow
Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina plays host to its first major championship this week at the USPGA Championship.
Fancy making the trip out to North Carolina and having a game there? You may have some difficulties...
That's because the course is a private members-owned facility.
Membership may be difficult to come by too, with the website stating 'Membership information is available by Member recommendation only'.
If you do want a game there, you've got two main options
1) Get an invite from a member
2) Qualify for the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship
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A general view of holes 13 and 14. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)[/caption]
Head two hours east of Charlotte and you'll reach the world famous Pinehurst No. 2, which has hosted more single golf championships that any other course in America.
A green fee will set you back around $400, however there are eight other courses at the Pinehurst resort, and they're all cheaper to play.
Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club
The three-time US Women's Open venue is next door to Pinehurst and commands a much cheaper green fee, ranging from $125 - $195 between May and November.
Play there Mon-Wed between November and February and you can get on for $85.
The Golf Club At Ballantyne
Just south of Quail Hollow is the Golf Club at Ballantyne, a public facility with a superb golf course. Prices range from $62 - $92 and there is also a hotel if you want to make it your base for a Charlotte trip.
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.
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