Located at 3700 Gleneagles Road in Charlotte, North Carolina, Quail Hollow Club is one of the finest courses in the Southeast United States. The private member club hosted the Kemper Open from 1969 to 1979 and has more recently been the site of a Senior PGA TOUR event hosted by club member Arnold Palmer.
The course was originally designed by famed 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.
Throughout the course, exquisitely manicured greens follow the unusual contours of the hills to present a challenge to even the sharpest short game. Course highlights include hole #7, which is transected by a serpentine pond complete with waterfall and rock wall; hole #10, one of four Par 5 holes, a winding 591-yard fairway lined with giant trees and tufted bunkers; signature hole #17, 217 yards over water; and, for a suitably challenging finish, hole #18, which must be negotiated over a deep creek bed that runs the length of the fairway.