USPGA Championship Quail Hollow Hole-By-Hole Guide

Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina is set to host the 99th USPGA Championship this week.

It’s the first time Quail Hollow hosts a major.

Since 2003 it has hosted the Wells Fargo Championship, which has been won twice by Rory McIlroy; in 2010 and 2015.

USPGA Championship Quail Hollow Hole-By-Hole Guide

Rory McIlroy poses with the Wells Fargo Championship in 2010.(Photo by Scott Halleran via Getty Images)

At the 2015 Wells Fargo Championship, McIlroy recorded a course record 61 in the third round.

Prior to this, Quail Hollow hosted the PaineWebber Championship from 1983 to 1989 and before that the Kember Open, which ran from 1969 to 1979.

The club was founded in 1959 by James J. Harris and was originally designed by golf course architect George Cobb.

After opening in 1961, the course has gone through a series of changes.

Along with emendations by Arnold Palmer in 1983 it also went through a redesign by Tom Fazio in both 1997 and 2003.

For the 2017 USPGA, it plays as a par 72 at 7,442 yards.

It’s signature hole, the par 3 17th, is one of the most awe-inspiring in professional golf.

The green features a lake to its right-hand side whilst on the rough side it slopes down to the water.

USPGA Championship Quail Hollow Hole-By-Hole Guide

A view from the 17th hole (Photo by Gary Kellner/PGA of America via Getty Images)

The 17th hole is also part of the famed final three holes of the course, known as “The Green Mile”.

Always one of the toughest stretches on the PGA Tour, if any golfer is going to have a chance at glory they will need to keep their score down on these final three holes.