Quail Hollow Club

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Quail Hollow Club
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A golf pitchfork with the logo of the Quail Hollow Club.
Club information
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Established 1959[1]
Type Private[1]
Operated by Tom Delozier[2]
Total holes 18[1][2]
Tournaments hosted Wells Fargo Championship (2003–present), PaineWebber Invitational (1983–89), Kemper Open (1969–79)
Designed by George W. Cobb, ASGCA[2]
Par 72[1][2][3]
Length 7,442[1][3]
Course rating 74.9[2][3]
Course record 62 Rory McIlroy (2 May 2010)
Brendon de Jonge (2 May 2014)

The Quail Hollow Club is a country club and golf course located in the Quail Hollow neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. It is a private member club, founded by James J. Harris on April 13, 1959. The club hosted the Kemper Open from 1969 through 1979, the PaineWebber Invitational from 1983 through 1989, and has hosted the Wells Fargo Championship since it debuted in 2003.

The course was originally designed by golf course architect George Cobb in 1961 to capture the beauty as well as challenging terrain of the Piedmont region. In the intervening years, the course underwent a series of improvements, including modifications of several holes by Arnold Palmer in 1986, and a redesign by Tom Fazio in 1997 and 2003.[4]

After the third round of the 2010 Quail Hollow Championship, Phil Mickelson made comments extremely critical of the green design at the Quail Hollow Club. He stated "As beautifully designed as this golf course is tee-to-green, the greens are by far the worst-designed greens we play on tour...I would say that 18 would be the worst green that we have on tour – except that it's not even the worst on this golf course. [No.] 12 is."[5]

Quail Hollow will host the PGA Championship, the final men's major of the year, in 2017.[6]

Club history[edit]

  • April 13, 1959 First meeting of founders[7]
  • June 3, 1961 Golf course opened[7]
  • September 14, 1967 Clubhouse opened[7]
  • June 1969-1979 Kemper Open Invitational Golf Tournament[7]
  • September 1980-1989 World Seniors Invitational Golf Tournament[7]
  • July 1985 Holes 3, 7, 9, and 17 modified by Arnold Palmer[7]
  • August 1993 Rock wall on 17 added[7]
  • August 1994 Rock wall on 7 added[7]
  • September 1997 Course reconstructed by Tom Fazio[7]
  • July 2000 Clubhouse renovated[7]
  • Spring 2001 Practice facility reconstructed[7]
  • May 2003 PGA Tour returns to Quail Hollow, David Toms wins inaugural event[7]
  • Summer 2003 Holes 2, 8, 9 modified by Tom Fazio[7]
  • May 2003 David Toms wins first annual Wachovia Championship[7]
  • May 2004 Joey Sindelar wins second annual Wachovia Championship[7]
  • May 2005 Vijay Singh wins third annual Wachovia Championship[7]
  • May 2006 Jim Furyk wins fourth annual Wachovia Championship[7]
  • May 2007 Tiger Woods wins fifth annual Wachovia Championship[7]
  • May 2008 Anthony Kim wins sixth annual Wachovia Championship[7] (first PGA Tour victory)
  • May 2009 Sean O'Hair wins seventh annual Quail Hollow Championship
  • May 2010 Rory McIlroy wins eighth annual Quail Hollow Championship (first PGA Tour victory)
  • May 2011 Lucas Glover wins ninth annual Wells Fargo Championship
  • May 2012 Rickie Fowler wins 10th annual Wells Fargo Championship (first PGA Tour victory)
  • May 2013 Derek Ernst wins 11th annual Wells Fargo Championship (first PGA Tour victory)
  • May 2014 J.B. Holmes wins 12th annual Wells Fargo Championship

References[edit]

Coordinates: 35°06′53″N 80°50′33″W / 35.114625°N 80.842617°W / 35.114625; -80.842617