What to See and Where to Be at the 2017 PGA Championship
The 2017 PGA Championship is headed to Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 7–13. Don’t miss your chance to witness the world’s best players compete for the Wanamaker trophy, all while enjoying the signature upscale Southern hospitality of Quail Hollow Golf Club.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2017 PGA Championship, from the pros on the course to the best can’t-miss attractions in Charlotte for after the tournament.
Get to Know Quail Hollow Golf Club
Established in 1960, the Quail Hollow Golf Club’s 7,469-yard, par-72 layout holds high esteem from Tour professionals for its strategically challenging courses. The final three holes of the course, named “the Green Mile,” have been ranked the most difficult final holes on the PGA Tour for the past seven years.
Sunny skies and green grass can be found year-round in Charlotte, making Quail Hollow a dream destination for novices and pros alike. The club’s sprawling verandas flanked by lush green hills make an unbeatable setting to sip the traditional Arnold Palmer before the 18th hole (for good luck!)
Pros Competing in the 2017 PGA Championship
The PGA Championship has attracted over 100 competitors this year, with three of the top anticipated rankers, including 2015 PGA winner and 2016 runner-up Jordan Spieth, 2017 Torrey Pines winner Jon Rahm, and Tour Championship/FedEx Cup winner Rory McIlroy.
Where to Stay During the PGA Championship
The Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte is only six miles south of Quail Hollow. The Ballantyne community of south Charlotte is home to independent film theaters, shopping and upscale and casual dining.
In uptown Charlotte, the Ritz-Carlton boasts many five-star amenities including upscale dining, a penthouse spa and a sweeping view of the Charlotte skyline.
The PGA will have refreshment stations set up throughout the lower court and clubhouses. 50-, 75- and 100-person private chalets are available (first-come, first-served), allowing guests to stay on-site throughout the event and enjoy the luxury of customizable food, drink, interior design and a dedicated wait staff.
Fun for the Whole Family in Charlotte
After the the winner leaves the green with the Wanamaker trophy in tow, you and your family may consider extending your stay in Charlotte to take advantage of the local attractions that are sure to please the entire family.
Charlotte is one of the biggest sports hubs in the country, home to the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Grab a paddle and a life vest or cheer on your favorite driver as they tear around the speedway. Either of these exhilarating experiences is sure to make your heart race and make for unforgettable memories.
For more kid-friendly fun, take your tykes to the Discovery Place Science and Discovery Place Nature, an interactive museum where they can explore science, technology and nature through one-of-a-kind, hands-on exhibits.
Mom and Dad can treat themselves to a fun date night at the Charlotte Brews Cruise to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process of Charlotte’s most popular breweries — and enjoy the trail of samples at each brewery!
If you love to play golf as much as you love watching it, book a day at one of the many top-ranking golf courses Charlotte has to offer. Charlotte has more than 80 golf courses to choose from, many designed by notable architects, including Arnold Palmer.
Getting to the Game
Consider surpassing the hassle of commercial airlines and flying private to the PGA this year—Charlotte is known for its traffic at all hours of the day. A private jet can have you on the deck of Quail Hollow sipping an Arnold Palmer before a commercial flight even leaves the airport.
Plus, both the Citation XL and Citation Sovereign have enough luggage space to accommodate your golf gear and luggage—and that of your guests. That’s probably why so many PGA players love these aircrafts!