The East Course at Oak Hill Country Club was restored in 2020 by architect Andrew Green who sought to return the course to be more true to its original Donald Ross design. The course was originally built in 1921 after a land-swap with the University of Rochester gave Oak Hill Country Club a 355-acre plot of land in nearby Pittsford, NY. This replaced an 85-acre plot on the banks of the Genesee River where members played on their 9-hole layout. The increase in acreage allowed for two courses and a brand new clubhouse.
Oak Hill CC has hosted 3 previous PGA Championships, with the last occurring in 2013 and being won by Jason Dufner.
In line with the other majors, winning the PGA gains privileges that improve career security. PGA champions are automatically invited to play in the other three majors (Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, and The Open Championship) and The Players Championship for the next five years, and are eligible for the PGA Championship for life. They receive membership on the PGA Tour for the following five seasons and on the European Tour for the following seven seasons. The PGA is the only one of the four majors to be a tournament almost exclusively for professional players.