Shoal Creek opened for Member play in July of 1977, but the official opening of the course would be some four months later. On Tuesday, November 1, 1977, a crowd of 2,000 people watched Jack Nicklaus, Jerry Pate and Hubert Green play the official opening day round.
After only seven years in existence, Shoal Creek hosted the 66th version of this major championship. More than 138,000 fans saw the action, second at that time to the 1979 PGA Championship held at Oakland Hills in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. With scores of 69-68-67-69 for a total of 273 for the four days, Lee Buck Trevino edged Gary Player and Lanny Wadkins by three strokes for the victory.
Two years after the 84 PGA Championship, the USGA came to town. The U.S. Amateur was played at Shoal Creek on August 26th through the 31st. Stewart "Buddy" Alexander outplayed Chris Kite in the last match 5&3.
On April 15th 1985, less than one year after hosting the 84 PGA Championship, Shoal Creek was awarded as the site of the 1990 PGA Championship. Australian Wayne Desmond Grady shot 72-67-72-71 over four days which was good enough to win the 92nd PGA Championship over second place finisher Fred Couples.
18 years would pass before Shoal Creek would host another Championship. The USGA again decided that Shoal Creek was worthy of one of their championships and awarded the 08 U.S. Jr. Am. The championship took place July 21st through the 26th with Cameron Peck of Olympia, Washington claiming the victory. At age 17, Peck won the title match against Evan Beck of Virginia 10&8.
Abilene Christian University sophomore Alex Carpenter fired a 6-under par 30 on the back nine at Shoal Creek to charge through the field and capture the 104th Southern Amateur Championship. The Little Rock native shot 70-67-70-66 to edge Patrick Cantlay by one shot.
For these five years, the Champions Tour hosted one of its major championships, the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek. Due to its success and popularity with the players, Shoal Creek was awarded the 2011 "Presidents Award" which recognized this tournament as one of the best on tour.The Regions Tradition was able to donate up to $1,000,000 to various charities.
Ariya Jutanugarn fired rounds of 67-70-67-73 and survived a thrilling four-hole playoff with Hyo Joo Kim to win. It was the second major championship for the long-hitting Jutanugarn following her victory at the 2016 AIG Women's British Open.