I moved to Charlotte last July, and I live about 1.5 miles from the course. My wife got me a weekly pass for my birthday back in Feb, and yesterday was my first chance to get out on the course. I can see why the PGA championship will be hosted there in 2017. Aside from the technical aspects like the course being very spacious and accomodating to a large crowd, its a very interesting (and challenging) layout. Oh, and the fact that it's asthetically a beautiful course certainly doesn't hurt.
I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to get out for the tournament rounds this weekend. We moved to Charlotte from Philladelphia, and the tour doesn't stop there very often (aside from the US Open last year and the AT&T in 2010 and 2011).
If anyone lives in the Charlotte area and/or has connections that could arrange a round at Quail Hollow, I would be eternally grateful. I'm a 6.9 HCP, very personable, and my etiquette on and off the course is very respectful (I also like long walks on the beach and getting caught in the rain ).