Unlike any other sport, golf can be as
much about where it is played as it is about those who play it. A golf
course is a living and changing entity which can reflect the roots of
the game and can also reflect its future. The PGA of America, in
considering sites for the PGA Championship, looks at everything a
course and an area offers to enhance the prestige of the event.
Through the next five years, the PGA Championship will travel to
courses that play a major role in golf, from a founding father of the
game to a tough new kid on the block. From an urban icon in Boston to
a suburban behemoth in Chicago to a rural sanctuary in Wisconsin, the
PGA Championship will visit the best and brightest of tournament
venues, leaving its mark along the way, and being marked itself by the
courses that will test the competitors.
98th PGA Championship
Baltustrol Golf Club
July 28-31, 2016
99th PGA Championship
Quail Hollow Club
100th PGA Championship
Bellerive Country Club
St. Louis, MO
101st PGA Championship
Bethpage State Park
102nd PGA Championship
TPC Harding Park
San Francisco, Calif.
103rd PGA Championship
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island, S.C.
104th PGA Championship
Trump National Golf Club
105th PGA Championship
Oak Hill Country Club
A look at the next five PGA
Championship sites follows:
Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wis.
The PGA Championship visits a new
venue when it travels an hour and a half north of Milwaukee to Pete
Dye's version of a links course. Whistling Straits, the vision of
Kohler Company Chairman Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., sits hard against Lake
Michigan. On misty mornings or windy afternoons, you would swear you
were looking at the Irish Sea and at an Irish course. Whistling
Straits hosted The PGA Club Professional Championship two years ago
and was given strong marks by participating PGA Professionals.
The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.
The Country Club
The Country Club was one of the
founding members of the United States Golf Association in 1894 and has
taken its place as a pillar of championship golf. Who will ever forget
the U.S. Team's stirring, final-day comeback in 1999 to win the Ryder
Cup Matches? Just minutes from the city of Boston, The Country Club is
a grandfather of American golf.
Medinah Country Club, Medinah, Ill.
Medinah Country Club
Medinah Country Club is as
broad-shouldered as nearby Chicago. Its No. 3 course has played host
to a number of major championships, including the 1999 PGA
Championship won by Tiger Woods in a final-round showdown with Sergio
Garcia. Medinah provides an exciting challenge and brings enormous
galleries of intense golf fans.