PGA Championship Golf Courses



In keeping with my theme of major championship coverage this year I’ve compiled a list of golf courses where the PGA Championship has been contested over its 94 year history. This year the 2012 PGA Championship will be held at a course where its never been before, Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course. Although the PGA is just the third longest running of the four professional major championships it has the distinction of being hosted by the most number of different courses. With the addition of Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course this year the tally is up to a total of 71 different courses. As a comparison The Masters (est. 1934) has been hosted at 1 course, The Open Championship (est. 1860) at 14, and the U.S. Open (est. 1895) at 53.

Having started in 1916 the PGA Championship changed venues every year for the first 32 years until Oakmont Country Club broke the streak by hosting the tournament in 1951 for the second time. Over the 94 year history of the P.G.A. only 17 courses have played host to the event more than a single time. Southern Hills Country Club, having hosted the tournament 4 times (1970, 1982, 1994, 2007) earns the honor of the most PGAs. As of today, the venues have been chosen through 2018 and the PGA Championship will return to 5 courses where it has been before and will add 1 new course (Quail Hollow in 2017).

Below is the current list of all the courses used for the PGA Championship since its beginning. The courses profiled on this website are in blue and can be clicked on to see my photos and comments. I haven’t had a great deal of time to research this list, so I don’t know if all of these courses are still in existence or not. I know for sure that there have been some changes to the 1949 venue Hermitage Country Club. Back in the 1970’s Hermitage CC moved to a new location west of Richmond where they now have 36 holes. When the club moved they sold their course to Henrico County who now runs it as a municipal golf course. I’ve played there many times and always get a kick out of playing a major championship venue for $20!

Good luck to all the players this week and I hope that Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course shows its teeth with a little wind this week. It sure would be great to see some drama coming down the stretch on Sunday. Enjoy the coverage!
 
 

VENUE
Siwanoy C.C.
Engineers C.C.
Flossmoor C.C.
Inwood C.C.
Oakmont C.C.
Pelham C.C.
French Lick Springs Resort (Hill)
Olympia Fields C.C.
Salisbury G.C. (Red)
Cedar Crest C.C.
Baltimore C.C. (East)
Hillcrest C.C.
Fresh Meadow C.C.
Wannamoisett C.C.
Keller Golf Course
Blue Mound Golf & C.C.
The Park C.C.
Twin Hills Golf & C.C.
Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (No. 2)
Pittsburgh Field Club
Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort
Pomonok C.C.
Hershey C.C.
Cherry Hills C.C.
Seaview C.C.
Manito Golf & C.C.
Moraine C.C.
Portland G.C.
Plum Hollow C.C.
Norwood Hills C.C.
Hermitage Country Club
Scioto C.C.
Big Spring C.C.
Birmingham C.C.
Meadowbrook C.C.
Blue Hill C.C.
Miami Valley G.C.
Llanerch C.C.
Minneapolis G.C.
Firestone C.C. (South)
Aronimink G.C.
Dallas Athletic Club
Columbus C.C.
Laurel Valley G.C.
Columbine C.C.
Pecan Valley G.C.
NCR C.C.
Southern Hills C.C.
PGA National Resort & Spa
Oakland Hills C.C. (South)
Canterbury G.C.
Tanglewood Park (Championship)
Congressional C.C. (Blue)
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Oak Hill C.C. (East)
Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands)
Riviera C.C.
Shoal Creek
Inverness Club
Oak Tree G.C.
Kemper Lakes G.C.
Crooked Stick G.C.
Bellerive C.C.
Valhalla G.C.
Winged Foot G.C. (West)
Sahalee C.C. (South/North)
Medinah C.C. (No. 3)
Hazeltine National G.C.
Whistling Straits (Straits)
Baltusrol G.C. (Lower)
Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean)
LOCATION
Eastchester, NY
Rosalyn Harbor, NY
Flossmoor, IL
Inwood, NY
Oakmont, PA
Pelham Manor, NY
French Lick, IN
Olympia Fields, IL
East Meadow, NY
Dallas, TX
Timonium, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Queens, NY
Rumford, RI
Saint Paul, MN
Mauwatosa, WI
Williamsville, NY
Oklahoma City, OK
Pinehurst, NC
O’Hara Township, PA
Smithfield Township, PA
Flushing, NY
Hershey, PA
Englewood, CO
Atlantic City, NJ
Spokane, WA
Dayton, OH
Portland, OR
Detroit, MI
St. Louis, MO
Richmond, VA
Columbus, OH
Louisville, KY
Birmingham, MI
Detroit, MI
Canton, MA
Dayton, OH
Havertown, PA
Minneapolis, MN
Akron, OH
Newtown Square, PA
Dallas, TX
Columbus, OH
Ligonier, PA
Columbine Valley, CO
San Antonio, TX
Dayton, OH
Tulsa, OK
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Beachwood, OH
Clemmons, NC
Bethesda, MD
Pebble Beach, CA
Rochester, NY
Duluth, GA
Pacific Palisades, CA
Birmingham, AL
Toledo, OH
Edmond, OK
Long Grove, IL
Carmel, IN
St. Louis, MO
Louisville, KY
Mamaroneck, NY
Sammamish, WA
Medinah, IL
Chaska, MN
Kohler, WI
Springfield, NJ
Kiawah Island, SC
YEAR(S)
1916
1917
1920
1921
1922, 1951, 1978
1923
1924
1925, 1961
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932, 1954
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1952
1953
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960, 1966, 1975
1962
1963
1964
1965
1967, 1985
1968
1969
1970, 1982, 1994, 2007
1971, 1987
1972, 1979, 2008
1973
1974
1976
1977
1980, 2003
1981, 2001, 2011
1983, 1995
1984, 1990
1986, 1993
1988
1989
1991
1992
1996, 2000
1997
1998
1999, 2006
2002, 2009
2004, 2010
2005
2012