A hole-by-hole look at Quail Hollow Club course, site of this week’s Wells Fargo Championship:
A good starting hole, it’s important to keep the tee shot in the fairway. From there, birdies are possible.
A downhill par 3, hole location is critical. If you’re above the hole, two-putting is a challenge.
A dogleg left that plays slightly uphill. Trees protect the left side, forcing players toward the right side.
From the back tee, this hole can stretch to nearly 500 yards. One of the toughest par-4 holes on the course with a severely contoured green.
A good chance for birdie, especially for players who can cut the corner off the tee. It’s a place there might be an eagle or two.
From the back tees, it’s a brute of a par 3, though the tees may be moved up one or two days. The green has a significant slope as well.
One of the most dramatic holes on the course, framed by water along the right side. A good tee shot and most players can reach the green in two.
A short par 4 that usually has players laying up off the tee. The green is long, narrow and three-tiered, making it different from most holes.
A long, tough par 4 demands two good shots. If the wind is in a player’s face, it can mean a long iron or hybrid into the green.
A slightly downhill par 5 that plays shorter than its length. Long hitters can reach it in two, but the green slopes away from front to back.
A dogleg left that rewards a player who can work his tee shot around the corner. A good drive will leave a short iron into the green.
Maybe the prettiest tee shot on the course to a tight fairway lined with trees on both sides. It’s also a wickedly tough green to putt.
A slight alteration was made at the green of this par-3 hole. The green, which still lies between two large bunkers, was moved about 15 yards to the left and now has different contours. A stone walking bridge was also added for the walk from tee to green.
It’s tempting to try to drive this short par 4, but the danger is the water that surrounds the left side and back of the green. A fun hole to watch.
This par 5 bends and turns like a roller coaster going downhill, then up and to the left. Long hitters can reach it in two and birdies are plentiful.
Major changes have been made here. What was once a straight-away par 4 has been changed to a dogleg right and is 30 yards longer. The green was moved 80 yards to the left and sits on the edge of the lake.
There’s a different look to this famous par 3, too. The tee box has been moved to where the 16th green was located. The green is still on what appears to be an island (surrounded by water on three sides), with a carry of 195 yards.
A difficult finish that starts with a downhill tee shot to a fairway guarded by a creek left and trees right. The uphill second shot isn’t any easier with the creek tight on the left side.