US PGA National Championship Course Guide

SUNRIVER, OR - AUGUST 18: Mark McNulty hits his second shot on the sixth hole during the third round of the Champions Tour Jeld-Wen Tradition at the Crosswater Golf Club on August 18, 2007 in Sunriver, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
The US PGA National Championship has been held since 1979 when it was first played in Georgia.

The championship has been contested in ten states in its history: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon and Wisconsin.

Next year, the PGA National Championship will return to Georgia and take place two courses – namely the Reynolds Landings course and the Great Waters course, both of which are on the Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro in Georgia.

Reynolds Landings

The Reynolds Landings course is a 7051-yard, par 72 course was designed by Bob Cupp and was officially opened in 1986. Reynolds Landing, which was formerly know as Port Armor, was built on the second largest lake in Georgia – Lake Oconee – and was the first golf course to be built on this lake. It has been touted as one of Georgia’s finest golf courses. Featuring plenty naturally wooded and hilly sections, it also has three holes that border directly with the lake, making it a serious challenge for any golfer.

Great Waters

The Great Waters course – at 7048 yards – is just three yards shorter than the Reynolds Landing course and carries the same par rating of 72. This US PGA National Championship course will be the battle ground for the last two rounds of the Championship. This course opened in 1992 and is one of the signature courses of Jack Nicklaus. It offers players and spectators some of the most impressive scenery in the Southeast region of Georgia. Nine of its holes border the waters of Lake Oconee, which make this spectacular course, like Reynolds Landing, no walk in the park by any means.

2007 US PGA National Championship Course

In 2007 the PGA National Championship was held at the Crosswater Golf Club at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon. The Crosswater course was opened in 1995 and has been ranked 28 by Golf Digest in the publication’s list of ‘America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses’. A number if interweaving wetlands, ponds and rivers make this a US PGA National Championship course that demands exceptional accuracy and gives very few second chances.