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PGA Championship Host Golf Courses

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PGA Championship Host Courses

Fancy Playing a PGA Championship Golf Course?

Did you know?

Out of golf's four majors, the PGA Championship routinely has the deepest field in golf, and is, therefore, the toughest tournament in the game to win.

That might come as a surprise considering we'd guess the majority of golfers would pick The Masters or either of the Opens as the major they'd most like to conquer, but needless to say, a tournament such as the USPGA requires some serious golf courses on which the best players in the world can compete for the Wannamaker Trophy!

One of the great things about golf is that we mere mortals can follow in the footsteps of our golfing superheroes and tee it up at the exact same courses they compete on for golf's greatest prizes. Well, having said that, you probably won't be teeing it up at Augusta National any time soon, but when it comes to PGA Championship host venues, there are plenty that you can tick off your golf bucket list on a dream USA Golf Holiday.

THE WORLD'S HARDEST GOLF COURSE? Kiawah Island Ocean Course - Part 1

Ocean Course at Kiawah Island

Having been catapulted onto the golfing scene following the 1991 Ryder Cup dubbed the ‘War on the Shore’, the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island has gone onto host all four of the PGA of America’s major tournaments and is widely regarded as one of the most celebrated courses in America.

The stunning ocean views that golfers are treated to throughout their round are the perfect accompaniment to the incredible Pete Dye designed golf course which is setup in a way that will test every facet of even the best golfer’s game. The wipsy rough gives the course the feel of some of the great UK links courses but with a twist. Any golfing fanatic will have this course on their bucket list and with Your Golf Travel ticking it off has never been easier.

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Ocean Course at Kiawah Island facts
Location Kiawah Island, Charleston, USA
Length 7,356 yards
Par 72
Designed by Pete Dye
Established 1991
Hosted Ryder Cup 1991
Hosted PGA Championship 2012, 2021
Where to stay Kiawah Island Resort

"With Gators, Ospreys & other amazing wildlife all over the place, as well as plenty of Ryder Cup & PGA Championship history on display in the clubhouse; relaxing after your round is almost as enjoyable as playing the course itself!"
Rory (Marketing: Handicap 8)

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Whistling Straits

The simply mesmerising landscape on which the Straits course at Whistling Straits was crafted will make for a truly memorable Ryder Cup in 2021.

Having hosted the PGA Championship on three occasions, most recently in 2015 where Jason Day won his maiden major, the venue is more than capable of creating iconic Ryder Cup memories with huge crowd potential and some of the most dramatic holes in golf.

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Whistling Straits facts
Location Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Length 7,790 yards
Par 72
Designed by Pete Dye
Established 1998
Hosted Ryder Cup 2021
Hosted PGA Championship 2004, 2010, 2015
Where to stay American Club or Inn at Woodlake

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Pebble Beach Golf Links

Perhaps one of the most visually impressive courses in the world and arguably one of country’s most recognised courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links bound to be on every golfer’s bucket list. Having hosted the US Open on no less than 5 separate occasions and a regular stop on the PGA Tour with the AT&T Pro-Am, the game’s greatest players are constantly gracing the dramatic links.

The course itself skirts the jaw dropping, rugged coastline that gifts players unforgettable views of Monterey Bay and the Northern Pacific. Each hole at this stunning course is worthy of a postcard or two but none more so than the par 3, 7th which has you playing downhill towards the green and the Ocean. For those looking for the golfing experience of a lifetime then look no further than Pebble Beach Golf Links.

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Pebble Beach Golf Links facts
Location Monterey Penninsula, California, USA
Length 7,080 yards
Par 72
Designed by Jack Neville, Douglas Grant
Established 1919
Hosted PGA Championship 1977
Hosted US Open 1972, 1982, 1992, 2000, 2010 & 2019
Where to stay Lodge at Pebble Beach, The Inn at Spanish Bay

"Practice your putting before you play here, the slopes and the contour of the greens and are tricky to read. Pebble Beach is a must play for anyone visiting California."
Gareth (Long Haul Team: Handicap 8)

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TPC Harding Park

Recently renovated to allow it to host PGA Tour events, the TPC Harding Park layout now features beautiful fairways, smooth bunkers and 400 more yards in length! The fairways are lined by tall Monterey Cypress trees making them feel quite narrow, combined with small intricate greens it makes posting a good score quite tricky.

The final few holes provide a cracking end to your round from the short par four 16th, over a high bluff and onto the signature 18th with Lake Merced as the backdrop.

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TPC Harding Park facts
Location San Francisco, California
Length 7,169 yards
Par 72
Designed by Willie Watson, Sam Whiting
Established 1925
Hosted PGA Championship 2020
Where to stay Argonaut Hotel

"Make the most of the more than ideal location by experiencing everything San Francisco has to offer, from cycling over the Golden Gate Bridge to tasting some of the best food in California along the iconic Fisherman's Wharf."
David (Long Haul Team: Handicap 1)

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Pinehurst, No.2 Course

In 1951 and before Great Britain teamed up with the rest of Europe to take on the dominant Team USA, the Ryder Cup was held at the famous Pinehurst Resort. Such as the times, Sam Snead led the US to a overwhelming victory with GB only picking up 2 and a half points.

The No 2 course at Pinehurst has since hosted three US Opens and is considered as the toughest to have ever done so. The course tests even the most elite golfers and will have you relishing the prospect of taking on the layout where so many pros have played.

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Pinehurst, No.2 Course facts
Location North Carolina, USA
Length 7,588 yards
Par 70
Designed by Donald Ross
Hosted Ryder Cup 1951
Established 1907
Hosted PGA Championship 1936
Hosted US Open 1999, 2005, 2014 & 2024
Where to stay Pinehurst Resort

"Pinehurst is known for its crowned, undulating greens, which are some of the most difficult and widely celebrated in the world, it is clear that Pinehurst No. 2’s main design features were born out of Scottish influence, with Ross having cut his teeth at Royal Dornoch before he left for America."
Gareth (Long Haul: Handicap 8)

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Bethpage Black Course

Having hosted the 2002 and 2009 US Open - the Bethpage Black Course is no stranger to big tournaments. In 2025, major competition returns to this glorious New York golf course as the best players from Europe and America will compete for the coveted Ryder Cup.

The narrow fairways and punishing rough will test every facet of the professionals game with those willing to be more reserved off the tee reaping the rewards and gaining the much sought after point from their match.

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Bethpage Black facts
Location Farmingdale, New York
Length 7,468 yards
Par 71
Designed by A. W. Tillinghast
Established 1936
Host Ryder Cup 2025
Hosted PGA Championship 2019
Hosted US Open 2002 & 2009
Where to stay New York

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Champion Course at PGA National

Originally designed by Tom Fazio, the course has been more recently reworked by golf’s most celebrated player - Jack Nicklaus. Featuring some of the most daunting closing holes on the PGA Tour, the so called ‘Bear Trap’ has ruined the round of the many of the game’s greats.

PGA National like it’s refurbisher, is one of the most acclaimed courses in the States having hosted both the Ryder Cup and the PGA Championship - to this day it also hosts the annual Honda Classic which in recent years has been won by Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott.

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Champion Course at PGA National facts
Location Miami, Florida
Length 7,045 yards
Par 72
Designed by Tom Fazio, George Fazio, Jack Nicklaus
Established 1981
Hosted Ryder Cup 1983
Hosted PGA Championship 1971, 1987
Where to stay Miami

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Frequently Asked Questions about the PGA Championship

What course has hosted the most PGA Championships?

Southern Hills Country Club in Oklahoma has hosted the most PGA Championships with a total of 5 times in 1970, 1982, 1994, 2007 and 2022.

Who has won the most PGA championships?

Walter Hagen and Jack Nicklaus hold the most PGA Championship wins with a total of 5 each, Tiger Woods sits in second with 4 wins.

Summary of PGA Championship Host Courses

Blue Hill Country Club (1956)

Rhode Island
Wannamoisett Country Club (1931)

New Jersey
Baltusrol Golf Club (2005,2016)
Seaview Country Club (1942)

New York
Bethpage Black Course (2019)
Engineers Country Club (1919)
Fresh Meadow Country Club (1930)
Inwood Country Club (1921)
Oak Hill Country Club (1980,2003,2013)
Pelham Country Club (1923)
Pomonok Country Club (1939)
Salisbury Golf Club (1926)
Siwanoy Country Club (1916)
The Park Country Club (1934)
Winged Foot Golf Club (1997)

Aronimink Golf Club (1962)
Hershey Country Club (1940)
Laurel Valley Golf Club (1965)
Llanerch Country Club (1958)
Oakmont Country Club (1922)
Pittsburgh Field Club (1937)
The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort (1938)

PGA National Golf Club (1971,1987)

Atlanta Athletic Club (1981,2001,2011)

Baltimore Country Club (1928)
Congressional Country Club (1976)

North Carolina
Pinehurst Resort (1936)
Quail Hollow (2017)
Tanglewood Park (1974)

South Carolina
Kiawah Island Golf Resort (2012,2021)

Hermitage Country Club (1949)

Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club (1984,1990)

Big Spring Country Club (1952)
Valhalla Golf Club (1996,2000,2014)

Oak Tree Golf Club (1988)
Southern Hills Country Club (1970,1982,1994,2007,2022)
Twin Hills Golf & Country Club (1935)

Cedar Crest Country Club (1927)
Dallas Athletic Club (1963)
Pecan Valley Golf Club (1968)

Flossmoor Country Club (1920)
Kemper Lakes Golf Club (1989)
Medinah Country Club (1999,2006)
Olympia Fields Country Club (1925)

Crooked Stick Golf Club (1991)
French Lick Springs Resort (1924)

Birmingham Country Club (1953)
Meadowbrook Country Club (1955)
Oakland Hills Country Club (1972,1979,2008)
Plum Hollow Country Club (1947)

Canterbury Golf Club (1973)
Columbus Country Club (1964)
Firestone Country Club (1960,1966,1975)
Inverness Club (1986,1993)
Miami Valley Golf Club (1957)
Moraine Country Club (1945)
NCR Country Club (1969)
Scioto Country Club (1950)

Blue Mound Golf & Country Club (1933)
Whistling Straits (2004,2010,2015)

Hazeltine National Golf Club (2002,2009)
Keller Golf Course (1932,1954)
Minneapolis Golf Club (1959)

Bellerive Country Club (1992,2018)
Norwood Hills Country Club (1948)

Cherry Hills Country Club (1941,1985)
Columbine Country Club (1967)

Hillcrest Country Club (1929)
Pebble Beach Golf Links (1977)
Riviera Country Club (1983,1995)
TPC Harding Park (2020)

Portland Golf Club (1946)

Manito Golf and Country Club (1944)
Sahalee Country Club (1998)

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