Our HIStory

On April 13, 1959, James J. Harris hosted a meeting at Morrocroft Farm that marked the Club's formal beginning. On December 18, 1959, the twenty-one Founders of the Club executed its Certificate of Incorporation, which was filed on January 4, 1960, officially constituting Quail Hollow Club.

The first ninety members of the Club were designated its Charter Members. The Club's property comprises 257.3131 acres and is fully utilized for Club activities.

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The Clubhouse


The white southern style clubhouse was designed by Charles W. Connelly & Associates and was under construction from 1963 to 1967 and officially opened in September 1967. In 1999, the golf course side of the clubhouse was redesigned for a more open feel by Ferry Hayes & Allen Designers, Inc. and Brian Dickerson. The building features a grand ballroom in the center with an oak floor. Off the main entrance foyer are a library and card room.

Other features include several dining areas off the main kitchen, each with a distinct look and 15 fireplaces located throughout. The gentlemen’s and ladies’ locker rooms are located on the west side of the building. The men’s locker room features a grill and two lounge areas with paintings of the golf course throughout.

Early decorations and furniture were provided by members and many remain in the club with the idea of creating a feeling of comfort, much like entering an elegant home, with the driveway leading to the front entrance bordered by large oak trees and the interior furnishings creating a sense of a “great big living room.”

In the winter of 2008, the members' pavilion was constructed behind the 18th green. During Wells Fargo tournament week, this is a members-only area where they can watch play on 18. This building features oak paneling, a large gathering space, a bar and a kitchen. The swimming pool was also re-done at the same time and is connected to this building on the parking lot side. The tennis shop was also rebuilt near here.

The membership has such a sense of community that when a club member dies, the American flag located at the front of the clubhouse is lowered to half-mast.

Significant Moments in the History of Quail Hollow Club

April 13, 1959 First Meeting of Founders
June 3, 1961 Golf Course opened
September 14, 1967 Clubhouse opened
June 1969-1979 Kemper Open Invitational Golf Tournament
September 1980-1989 World Seniors Invitational Golf Tournament
July 1985 Holes 3,7,9, and 17 modified by Arnold Palmer
August 1993 Rock Wall on 17 added
August 1997 Rock Wall on 7 added
September 1997 Course Reconstructed by Tom Fazio
July 2000 Clubhouse renovated
Spring 2001 Practice Facility reconstructed
May 2003 PGA TOUR returns to Quail Hollow Club; David Toms Inaugural Champion
Winter 2004 Champions Park constructed at Halfway House
Winter 2008 Member’s Pavilion constructed behind 18 green
April 2009 Inaugural Wells Fargo Championship PGA Tournament
Summer 2009 Bunkering revitalized
Summer 2010 Club selected by PGA of America as site of 2017 PGA Championship
Summer 2013 All greens changes from bentgrass to MiniVerde bermudagrass.
Hole 16 re-designed
Winter 2015 Club selected by PGA TOUR as site of the 2021 Presidents Cup
Summer 2016 Holes 1,4,5,9,11 modified by Tom Fazio
August 2017 99th PGA Championship

Quail Hollow Champions

Kemper Open
1969 Dale Douglass
1970 Dick Lotz
1971 Tom Weiskopf
1972 Doug Sanders
1973 Tom Weiskopf
1974 Bob Menne
1975 Raymond Floyd
1976 Joe Inman
1977 Tom Weiskopf
1978 Andy Bean
1979 Jerry McGee
   
World Seniors Invitational
1980 Gene Littler
1981 Miller Barber
1982 Gene Littler
1983 Doug Sanders
1984 Peter Thomson
1985 Miller Barber
1986 Bruce Crampton
1987 Gary Player
1988 Dave Hill
1989 Hurricane Hugo
   
Wells Fargo Championship
2003 David Toms
2004 Joey Sindelar
2005 Vijay Singh
2006 Jim Furyk
2007 Tiger Woods
2008 Anthony Kim
2009 Sean O’Hair
2010 Rory McIlroy
2011 Lucas Glover
2012 Rickie Fowler
2013 Derek Ernst
2014 J.B. Holmes
2015 Rory McIlroy
2016 James Hahn
2017 Brian Harman
2018 Jason Day
   
99th PGA Championship 2017

Champion Justin Thomas

WBTV World Seniors Invitational 1983-84
Paine Webber World Seniors Invitational 1985-87
Paine Webber Invitational 1988-89

Wachovia Championship 2003-08
Quail Hollow Championship 2009-10

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