August 7th, 2017
PGA Championship Brings Golf and Tourism to Charlotte
This week, Charlotte is hosting golfers and fans from around the world for The 99th PGA Championship at South Charlotte’s prestigious Quail Hollow Club.
Practice rounds will be held Monday through Wednesday, with Championship Rounds played Thursday through Sunday afternoon.
Not only is the Championship a rare opportunity for golf fans in Charlotte to experience a major PGA tournament, but it is also expected to be significantly beneficial for the Charlotte economy. The economic impact for the Charlotte region will be largely generated through tourism, transportation, housing, restaurants and general shopping and spending.
According to Charlotte Chamber president and CEO Bob Morgan, the PGA Championship is expected to account for an estimated $100 million economic impact to the Charlotte area.
Lodging alone is expected to bring in the most significant economic impact. The home rental site Airbnb.com has reported that they expect total earnings of $550,000 for the week. The website also stated that over 1,400 guests have already checked in to their rental homes for the week, according to Charlotte Stories.
Did you come to town for the PGA Championship tournament and decide you loved the area? Loved the golf course? Want to come back for another tournament at Quail Hollow Club? Here are the homes for sale around the Quail Hollow area.
This is only the third time in history that the PGA Championship has been held in North Carolina and the first time at Quail Hollow Club. This week’s tournament will be the most significant sporting event ever hosted in Charlotte and will hopefully open the door for more noteworthy events to come to the area in the future.