Hole-by-hole look at the redirected Quail Hollow Club

Hole-by-hole look at the redirected Quail Hollow Club

Quail Hollow Club has a different look for this week’s Presidents Cup.

The host venue, which is located just south of downtown Charlotte, will continue to play par 71 as it has for the past three Wells Fargo Championships and the 2017 PGA Championship, but the route has been changed to ensure that the most famous stretch of the hole course (Nos. 16-18), also known as the “Green Mile,” will accommodate more matches.

Numbers 1 through 8 remain unchanged from the original order, but the ninth hole for the Presidents Cup is the normal 12.the hole. From there, numbers 10 to 15 will be the original numbers 13 to 18, meaning the “Green Mile” will be numbers 13 to 15 for matches. The closing section will be, in order, number 10, 11 and ninth.

The yardage total for this week’s layout is 7,576 yards with three 500-plus yard Par 4s and three 200-plus yard Par 3s.

It all depends on the setup, of course, but Quail Hollow has historically played among the toughest courses on the Tour. It ranked fifth hardest (1.257 strokes over par) in 2021, the last time it hosted Wells Fargo, and hardest (+2.47) when it hosted the 2017 PGA. Prior to 2017, Tom Fazio did some major work on the first five holes, adding three new holes, as part of a major renovation, the fifth time Quail Hollow has undergone significant changes since George Cobb’s original design opened in 1961.

Here’s a hole-by-hole look at the Presidents Cup layout for Quail Hollow:

No. 1

Pair: 4
Footage: 500 yards
original hole:
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): +0.214 (8)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): Par 5 for members play, this opener is played as a long par 4 for championships. A left to right tee shot is protected by two bunkers on the left side of the fairway. The green is narrow, undulating and protected by three large bunkers.

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No. 2

Pair: 4
Footage: 452 yards
original hole: two
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): +0.233 (3)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): A hard dogleg to the left with a left to right bend in the fairway makes this one of the hardest fairways to hit on the course. The second shot is played uphill to a green that slopes dramatically to the right into a mowed area 6 to 8 feet below the surface of the green. The green slopes steeply from back to front, making putts from above the hole very slippery.

Number 3

Pair: 4
Footage: 483 yards
original hole: 3
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): +0.233 (3)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): The number 1 handicap hole on the course and it is a well earned position. This long, straight par 4 is protected from the tee by a deep bunker on the right side of the fairway. An elevated two-tier green protected by three bunkers is very difficult to approach hole locations with a long iron.

#4

Pair: 3
Footage: 184 yards
original hole: 4
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): -0.028 (13)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): This par 3 is beautifully framed by a stand of tall pine trees, with a large undulating green with three bunkers in front. Shots that fly long will end up below the surface of the green, resulting in a difficult up and down.

number 5

Pair: 4
Footage: 449 yards
original hole: 5
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): +0.043 (12)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): The fifth hole plays down and back in a shallow valley to a green that sits on a slope behind the sixth tee. This slight dogleg to the right requires a well-placed tee shot to find a fairway protected by bunkers on both sides. On their approach, players will face a narrow green that is well protected by a right forward bunker.

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No. 6

Pair: 3
Footage: 249 yards
original hole: 6
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): +0.203 (9)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): This is the longest par 3 on the course and is played downhill. A false front in the front center of the green rejects quality shots and creates difficult releases. The green is severely sloped back and forth and players don’t want to get too long on this complex green.

No. 7

Pair: 5
Footage: 546 yards
original hole: 7
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): -0.298 (16)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): This is the shortest par 5 on the course and presents players with a wonderful opportunity to score. It is a narrow hole and the tee shots must go through bunkers on the left, as well as a stream that runs along the entire right side. The sloping green is hidden behind the water and surrounded by bunkers, making this hole the epitome of a risk-reward par 5.

No. 8

Pair: 4
Footage: 346 yards
original hole: 8
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): -0.164 (15)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): This short par 4 offers players options off the tee. Two bunkers on the left side of the fairway starting 250 yards from the tee cause problems for longer players trying to drive onto the green. The shallow green has five distinct sections that require an accurate second shot to get the ball close to the hole.

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No. 9

Pair: 4
Footage: 456 yards
original hole: 12
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): +0.227 (7)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): This demanding hole favors a tee shot from left to right. The street is narrow with trees protecting both sides. The steeply sloping green features a large ridge that separates the green into front and back sections. The hole locations on the back level are some of the most difficult on the course. The false front can push second shots about 10 yards from the green.

No. 10

Pair: 3
Footage: 208 yards
original hole: 13
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): +0.089 (11)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): This long par 3 is guarded by the toughest false front on the course. Shots that do not reach the surface of the green may travel down the fairway 20 yards before the green. The right front of the green also features a closely mown area that can drop a player 5 feet below the surface. The green is dramatically sloped from back to front and has a low point on the right hand side that collects shots and moves them towards the closely mowed area.

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No. 11

Pair: 4
Footage: 344 yards
original hole: 14
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): -0.145 (14)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): The shortest par 4 on the course presents players with two options. The layup area is protected by water on the left and a deep bunker is also on the left. An accurate second shot is required for this long, narrow green. If players choose to go to the green from the tee, a right-to-left slope in the fairway helps properly shaped balls reach the green surface. The green is protected with water to the left, two bunkers and a flush cut area to the right front of the green. Any shot that misses the green to the left will likely run into the water.

No. 12

Pair: 5
Footage: 577 yards
original hole: fifteen
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): -0.339 (18)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): This par 5 is open off the tee but favors a right-to-left flight down the left side. The second shot is played uphill and the fairway is protected by a bunker on the left side in the layup area. The green is sloped from back to front and has a backbone that bisects the front section, forming a left front section and a right front section. The front of the green features a large bunker in the center and closely mowed areas to the right and front left.

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No. 13

Pair: 4
Footage: 506 yards
original hole: sixteen
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): +0.130 (10)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): This demanding tee shot favors a left to right ball flight and the fairway is protected with 1 bunker on the right hand side and a steep hill leading to the water on the left hand side. The second shot is played downhill to a large peninsula green with a bunker on the attraction side and long water to the left.

No. 14

Pair: 3
Footage: 223 yards
original hole: 17
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): +0.261 (2)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): This treacherous par 3 is played slightly downhill and features water in front and along the entire left side of the green. The rescue area to the right is flush mowed and leaves an uphill shot to a sloping green away from the player running into the water. The green has a central ridge that divides the green into front and back sections. The rear section slopes toward the back of the green forcing a precise tee shot to maintain the green surface.

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No. 15

Pair: 4
Footage: 494 yards
original hole: 18
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): +0.456 (1)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): This par 4 is one of the most difficult on the course. The tee shot is played downhill and has a bunker on the right hand side. A creek runs down the left side of the fairway to the green. The second shot is played slightly uphill and the green is protected by two bunkers on the right and the creek on the left. The green features a false front and a central ridge that divides the green into two sections.

No. 16

Pair: 5
Footage: 592 yards
original hole: 10
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): -0.315 (17)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): The longest par 5 on the course favors a tee shot from right to left. The fairway has a large bunker to the left of the tee and another large bunker 50 yards from the green. The closely mowed area at the front right of the green is one of the most severe and challenging on the course. The back half of the green moves away from the approach and makes the placement of the back holes very difficult.

No. 17

Pair: 4
Footage: 462 yards
original hole: eleven
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): +0.229 (5)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): This dogleg left par 4 has two deep bunkers in the landing area on the left side of the fairway. The second plays uphill to an elevated green with two bunkers protecting the left side. The green set features a false front and a central crest. The back half of the greens slope away from the approach shot.

No. 18

Pair: 4
Footage: 505 yards
original hole: 9
Wells Fargo 2021 Average Score (Rank): +0.229 (5)
Scouting Report (via PGA Tour): This long par 4 favors a tee shot from right to left. The fairway is protected with a large bunker on the right hand side and tall pine trees on the left hand side. The second shot is played to a green with a left front bunker and a large right bunker. The green complex is tilted from the back to the front and has very subtle features.

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