CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA | When the Quail Hollow Club was being conceived on the southern edge of this smaller, more provincial city in the late 1950s, Arnold Palmer told James J. Harris and friends that if the golf course were built, he’d bring professional golf here.
It happened with the Kemper Open’s arrival in 1969 but, like this city, Quail Hollow Club is dramatically different than when Tom Weiskopf won three times here in the 1970s.
The long-time host of the Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow has become one of the most prominent sites in professional golf. Having hosted the 2017 PGA Championship, Quail Hollow will host the 2022 Presidents Cup, continue with the Wells Fargo Championship through at least 2024 and host the PGA Championship again in 2025.
That won’t be the end.
Given the construction, innovation and commitment made by the club in recent years, it may be just the beginning.
“We know we’re dancing until ’25,” said Johnny Harris, the club president for more than 30 years. “I can’t imagine with what...
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