Quail Hollow lands 2025 PGA Championship

The course was the site of the 2017 championship, won by Justin Thomas

The PGA of America announced Thursday that the 2025 PGA Championship will be played at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

One of golf’s majors is returning to North Carolina.

The PGA of America announced Thursday morning that the 2025 PGA Championship will be played at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, the second time the course has hosted the event.

“Quail Hollow is thrilled to welcome the PGA Championship back to Charlotte in the spring of 2025,” Quail Hollow Club President Johnny Harris said in a statement. “Great events such as the PGA Championship don’t occur without an exceptional venue and the strong public-private partnerships we are grateful to enjoy with the City of Charlotte. With the sport’s strongest field, this event continues our commitment to golf played at its highest level while positively impacting our community and surrounding region.”

Quail Hollow was the site for the 2017 PGA Championship, won by Justin Thomas in August of that year. The 2025 tournament will take play in May.

Justin Thomas poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. The major tournament will return to Quail Hollow in 2025, the PGA of America announced Thursday. (Chris O’Meara / AP Photo)

“The PGA of America is proud to return the PGA Championship to Quail Hollow and the wonderful host city of Charlotte,” PGA of America President Suzy Whaley said in the press release. “Quail Hollow’s course has a well-earned reputation as a stern test for the world’s finest players, but what sets the club apart is its membership and the welcoming atmosphere that they promote. The state of North Carolina’s appreciation for the game and major championship golf is remarkable.”

Quail Hollow was designed by George Cobb, who is perhaps best known for creating the famed Par-3 Course at Augusta National Golf Club, and the course opened in 1961. It has long been a stop on the PGA Tour schedule, originally as the Kemper Open from 1969-79 and most recently as the Wells Fargo Championship.

This year’s PGA Championship is scheduled for Aug. 3-9 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. It was originally scheduled for this month but postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.