Tour Each Hole of US PGA Venue Quail Hollow
Hole-by-hole guide to Quail Hollow, Charlotte, North Carolina
1st, 524 yards, par 4:
Now a combination of the former first and second holes, the opening hole features a sharp dogleg from left to right. A drive to an elevated landing zone leaves a downhill approach to a small green protected by three bunkers.
2nd, 452 yards, par 4:
A drive of 280 yards will reach the corner of a gentle dogleg left, leaving 170 yards to an elevated green guarded by a bunker, but which slopes from back to front.
3rd, 483 yards, par 4:
Extended by 50 yards in 2012. A straight drive is vital. The elevated green is surrounded by three bunkers and divided by a small ridge separating the front from the back.
4th, 184 yards, par 3:
Made out of land formerly used for the fifth, the par-three fourth is a new hole. The undulating green is guarded by three bunkers and a tee shot coming up short will leave a tricky up and down.
5th, 449 yards, par 4:
Another new hole. The slight dogleg right calls for an accurate tee shot to find a fairway protected by bunkers on either side. Another bunker guards the narrow green.
6th, 249 yards, par 3:
The longest par three on the course plays downhill to a green which slopes from back to front.
7th, 546 yards, par 5:
A good chance to make a birdie or eagle, although the drive must avoid bunkers on the left and a creek which runs down the right side of the hole and guards the front of the green.
8th, 346 yards, par 4:
Expect some drama here as the long hitters go for the green. The option is to lay up, leaving a short-iron approach into a green which was rebuilt to soften the contours and give more pin positions.
9th, 505 yards, par 4:
One of the toughest holes on the course, with an uphill second shot needing to avoid two bunkers at the front of the green.
10th, 592 yards, par 5:
The likes of Rory McIlroy will try to carry the fairway bunker around 300 yards from the tee and try to reach the green in two. The putting surface slopes from back to front and right to left.
11th, 462 yards, par 4:
Lengthened by nearly 40 yards during the recent course changes, with an oak tree at the corner of the dogleg eplaced by two large bunkers. The new green is elevated and guarded by deep bunkers on the left.
12th, 456 yards, par 4:
Accuracy will be at a premium on this tough par four, which features a narrow fairway with trees on both sides and a severely sloping green.
13th, 208 yards, par 3:
The two-tier green slopes from back to front and has a sizeable collection area on the right which will gather anything that comes up short.
14th, 344 yards, par 4:
Another par four where you can expect to see some players go for the green or find the right-hand bunker, while players laying up off the tee will need to avoid the fairway bunkers in the landing zone.
15th, 577 yards, par 5:
Water on the left should not come into play, with players aiming for the right half of the fairway for a clear view of the green, which has a ridge running down the middle.
16th, 506 yards, par 4:
The start of the so-called “Green Mile”, the 16th was modified in 2013 with the green moved 80 yards to the edge of a lake. An accurate tee shot will be required to get a clear view of the daunting approach.
17th, 223 yards, par 3:
The tees on Quail Hollow’s signature hole were moved to the old site of the 16th green, forcing a carry of almost 200 yards over water. You may see a lot of players bailing out to the right.
18th, 494 yards, par 4:
Players must avoid a bunker on the right and the creek which runs along the entire left side of the narrow fairway, before an uphill second shot to a deep green. Not a hole on which you would want a par to win.
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