Major venues: Future sites for the PGA Championship
The PGA Championship has traditionally been the last of the four major championships on the golf season calendar. But that changed in 2019, when it moved to the month of May. The move pushed the Players Championship back to March, its original spot on the PGA Tour calendar. All the changes are a chain reaction related to golf in the Olympics, as well as considerations for the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup.
In 2020, the PGA Championship at Harding Park was postponed until August because of the ongoing pandemic, but the calendar has reverted back to normal.
The PGA Championship has been staged on more venues than any of the four majors, and in its early days, went to remote resorts like French Lick and Shawnee Inn that are too logistically challenging to host a modern major. Future venues for the PGA Championship include recent U.S. Open sites.
The move to May brought more southern golf courses into play, including top venues in Florida, Texas, Arizona and Oklahoma.
Update (1/25/2021): The PGA of America has selected Southern Hills Country Club to replace Trump Bedminster in 2022. Southern Hills is fresh off a restoration and renovation by Gil Hanse. The Perry Maxwell design is considered a classic test of golf and arguably his best work. The 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will serve as a nice tune-up for the main event the following year.
The PGA of America selects Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., to host the 2022 PGA Championship from May 16-22. Excited to return to SHCC for the fifth time. The course offers a tough-but-fair test for the strongest field in golf. pic.twitter.com/Etkh81dC0X— PGA of America (@PGA) January 25, 2021
For now, here is what we know about confirmed sites for the PGA Championship.
Confirmed future sites for the PGA Championship
Ocean Course at Kiawah Island
Architect: Pete Dye
Southern Hills Country Club
*Replaces Trump Bedminster
May 16-22, 2022
East Course at Oak Hill Country Club
Architects: Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Valhalla Golf Club
Architect: Jack Nicklaus
Quail Hollow Golf Club
Architect: Tom Fazio
Aronimink Golf Club
Newtown Square, Pa.
Architect: Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Gil Hanse
Architect: Gil Hanse
San Francisco, Calif.
Architect: Willie Watson, Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Lower course at Baltusrol
Architects: A. W. Tillinghast (1922), Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1952)
Blue Course at Congressional Country Club
Architects: Devereux Emmet, Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Architect: Gil Hanse
**** Editor's Note: Southern Hills has been promised either the 2025 or 2030 PGA Championship. ****
Rory McIlroy won the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, which will host the event once again in 2021. Courtesy of Kiawah Island
A sunrise aerial view of the clubhouse, clocktower and practice greens at Southern Hills Country Club. Shane Bevel/Getty Images
The 9th hole at Oak Hill Country Club's East Course, which will host the 2023 PGA Championship. Getty Images
Valhalla Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus, will host the 2024 PGA Championship. Getty Images
Aronimink hosted the 2011 AT&T National and will be added to the PGA Championship rota in 2027. Getty Images