Quail Hollow renovation almost ready


Quail Hollow renovation almost ready
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

The final phase of the renovation project at the Quail Hollow Club, the host of the upcoming Wells Fargo Championships and 2017 PGA Championship, is almost complete.

As part of the second phase of the project, the greens have been changed to MiniVerde bermudagrass and significant alterations to the par four sixteenth hole have been made.

Architect Tom Fazio has overseen the project at the course in the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The club believes the highlight of the latest phase of the project is a redesign of the sixteenth hole. Now located to the left of its previous incarnation, the 505-yard par four plays downhill from the tee, and the green lies on the edge of the lake that also guards the fourteenth and seventeenth holes.

This new layout will enable greater spectatorship, with four holes of play visible from a single spot when the respective championships take place.

The greens are in the process of bedding in, and the course is scheduled to reopen to members at the end of August 2013.