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United States Open: Future Sites

After a successful Walker Cup in 2017, The Los Angeles C.C. is set to host its first U.S. Open in 2023. (USGA/John Mummert)

When the USGA brought the 2017 Walker Cup Match to The Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course, many in the outside world finally got a glimpse of this George C. Thomas gem. The biennial competition, which the USA won, 19-7, also served as a prelude to the club hosting its first U.S. Open. The club, which resides on some of the country’s prime real estate, hosted the 1930 U.S. Women’s Amateur and 1954 U.S. Junior Amateur, but did not host many major outside competitions. The membership decided it was the right time to showcase this magnificent facility to the world after the North Course underwent an extensive renovation by Gil Hanse in 2010. It reached out to the USGA expressing interest in hosting the 2017 Walker Cup, which led to the club landing the 2023 U.S. Open.

The Donald Ross-designed Course No. 2 at Pinehurst Resort & C.C. will host its fourth U.S. Open in 2024. (USGA/John Mummert)

U.S. Open History

1999 Payne Stewart 279 (-1)
2005 Michael Campbell 280 (E)
2014 Martin Kaymer 271 (-9)

Pinehurst Resort & Country Club is set to add another illustrious chapter to its championship history by hosting its fourth U.S. Open and 11th USGA championship. Founded by Boston soda fountain magnate James Walker Tufts in 1895, Pinehurst quickly evolved into one of the premier resort destinations in the country. Legendary architect Donald Ross created Course No. 2 in 1907 and constantly tinkered with the design until his death in 1948. The USGA began its long association with the resort in 1962 with the U.S. Amateur, and 37 years later a memorable U.S. Open was contested, with Payne Stewart holing an 18-foot par putt on the 72nd hole to edge Phil Mickelson by a stroke. In 2014, Pinehurst and the USGA made more history by staging the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open in consecutive weeks on Course No. 2. It also was announced that Pinehurst will be an "anchor" host site for four additional U.S. Opens through the year 2047. Besides the 2024 championship, the resort will host in 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047.

Oakmont C.C. and its iconic church pew bunkers will be a U.S. Open host for the 10th time in 2025. (USGA/John Mummert)

U.S. Open History

1927 *-Tommy Armour 301 (+13)-76
1935 Sam Parks Jr. 299 (+11)
1953 Ben Hogan 283 (-5)
1962 *-Jack Nicklaus 283 (-1)-71
1973 Johnny Miller 279 (-5)
1983 Larry Nelson  280 (-4)
1994 *-Ernie Els 279 (-5)-74-4-4
2007 Angel Cabrera 285 (+5)
2016 Dustin Johnson 276 (-4)

*-Won in playoff

What better way to celebrate the 125th playing of the U.S. Open than by staging it at the venue that has hosted the most Opens? Oakmont will host the championship for a record 10th time in 2025, three times more than any other club. It will also be the club's 17th USGA championship, which ranks one behind fellow Pennsylvania venue Merion Golf Club for the most all time. Henry Clay (H.C.) Fownes designed Oakmont to challenge the best golfers in the world and that philosophy hasn’t changed since Oakmont member S. Davidson Herron defeated Bob Jones in the championship match of the 1919 U.S. Amateur. Oakmont continues to be one of the most challenging championship layouts, most recently on display in Dustin Johnson’s 2016 U.S. Open victory.

It was announced in August, 2021, that Oakmont would also host future U.S. Opens in 2034, 2042, and 2049, along with a number of other USGA championships, including the U.S. Women's Open in 2028 and 2038, the Walker Cup in 2033, and the U.S. Women's Amateur in 2046.

Eight years after hosting its fifth U.S. Open, the championship will return to Shinnecock Hills in 2026. (USGA/John Mummert)

U.S. Open History

1896 James Foulis 152
1986 Raymond Floyd 279 (-1)
1995 Corey Pavin 280 (E)
2004 Retief Goosen 276 (-4)
2018 Brooks Koepka 281 (+1)

The USGA appreciates the championship test provided by Shinnecock Hills so much that it awarded the Southampton, N.Y., venue the 2026 U.S. Open before it hosted the 2018 Open. The 2018 champion, barring some unforeseen circumstance, will have the opportunity to win again at Shinnecock Hills, as winners receive a 10-year exemption from qualifying. The historic, links-style course that overlooks Great Peconic Bay is one of the country’s iconic venues. Shinnecock Hills hosted the 1896 U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur, as well as the 1900 U.S. Women’s Amateur before being redesigned by William Flynn in 1937. In 2013, the noted design team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw enhanced the course for the 118th U.S. Open.

The 2027 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach will be the 15th USGA championship hosted there. (USGA/John Mummert)

U.S. Open History

1972 Jack Nicklaus 290 (+2)
1982 Tom Watson 282 (-6)
1992 Tom Kite 285 (-3)
2000 Tiger Woods 272 (-12)
2010 Graeme McDowell 284 (E)
2019 Gary Woodland 271 (-13)

Few places on the planet can match the beauty of this picturesque Monterey Peninsula venue. Some have called Pebble Beach one of the greatest meetings of land and sea, which is one factor in the USGA’s longtime affinity for hosting championships on the course. Pebble Beach, which is the annual site of the PGA Tour’s AT&T National Pro-Am, has provided some of the game’s legendary moments, from Jack Nicklaus hitting the flagstick with his tee shot on the 71st hole of the 1972 U.S. Open, to Tom Watson’s chip-in from greenside rough on the 71st hole of the 1982 U.S. Open, to Tiger Woods’ record-setting 15-stroke victory in the 2000 U.S. Open. In 2017, the USGA announced that the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open will be contested there, the first Women’s Open at Pebble Beach.

In 2028, Winged Foot Golf Club will host its seventh U.S. Open. (USGA/Russell Kirk)

U.S. Open History

Year Champion Score
1929 *-Bob Jones (a) 294 (+6)-72-69
1959 Billy Casper 282 (+2
1974 Hale Irwin 287 (+7)
1984 *-Fuzzy Zoeller 276 (-4)-67
2006 Geoff Ogilvy 285 (+5)
2020 Bryson DeChambeau 274 (-6)

*-Denotes playoff (36 holes in 1929; 18 in 1984)

Eight years after hosting the first U.S. Open without fans due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the West Course will challenge the game's best players for a seventh time in its illustrious history. Winged Foot was the site of Bob Jones' playoff victory over Al Espinosa in 1929, the third of his four titles. In 1959, Billy Casper's mastery on the greens netted the Southern California native the first of two titles, and in 1974, Hale Irwin survived the "Massacre at Winged Foot" with a 72-hole total of 7-over-par 287 for the first of his three championships. Fuzzy Zoeller won a memorable playoff over Greg Norman in 1984, and in Geoff Ogilvy was the last man standing after several players, including Phil Mickelson suffered unfortunate heartbreak on the 72nd hole. Bryson DeChambeau, in 2020, overpowered the demanding West Course with a 6-under total of 274, joining the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods as players to have claimed both the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open titles.

2030 will mark the sixth time Merion Golf Club will host a U.S. Open. (USGA/John Mummert)

U.S. Open History

Year Champion Score
1934 Olin Dutra 293 (+13)
1950 *-Ben Hogan 287 (+7)-69
1971 *-Lee Trevino 280 (E)-68
1981 David Graham 273 (-7)
2013 Justin Rose 281 (+1)

*-Won in Playoff

The U.S. Open returns to historic Merion Golf Club, where the championship will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Bob Jones completing the Grand Slam with his victory in the 1930 U.S. Amateur. Merion has been the site of five previous U.S. Open Championships, including Ben Hogan's remarkable playoff win in 1950 just 18 months from a near-fatal automobile accident. Hy Peskin's photo of Hogan hitting a 1-iron to the 72nd hole stands as one of the most iconic images in the history of the game. In 1971, Lee Trevino claimed the second of his two titles in a memorable playoff triumph over Jack Nicklaus. At the start of the 18-hole playoff, Trevino playfully tossed a rubber snake at Nicklaus, which drew a hearty chuckle from the Golden Bear. When the U.S. Open returned to the Ardmore, Pa., club in 1981, David Graham prevailed by hitting all 18 greens in regulation in the final round. And in 2013, Justin Rose carded a final-round 70 to claim a two-stroke win over Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. Besides Jones' U.S. Amateur win, Edoardo Molinari took the 2005 U.S. Amateur at Merion after barely sneaking into the match-play draw via a playoff. He became the first Italian to hoist the Havemeyer Trophy. 

The U.S. Open returns to historic Oakland Hills C.C. for a seventh time in 1934 and will be staged again in 2051. (LC Lambrecht)

Historic Oakland Hills Country Club will play host to its seventh U.S. Open in 1934, and its first since Steve Jones edged Davis Love III and Tom Lehman by one stroke after getting into the field via final qualifying. Prior to the 1951 U.S. Open on the famed South Course, noted architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. did an extensive renovation of the original Donald Ross gem, lengthening and toughening layout that it received its "Monster" moniker from 1951 champion Ben Hogan. After Hogan recorded the third of his four victories with a 7-over total of 287, the Texan said afterward, "I'm glad I brought this course -- this monster -- to its knees." Ten years later, Gene Littler's 1-over 281 was good enough to earn him a U.S. Open victory, and in 1985, Andy North collected the second of his two U.S. Open titles here. Three PGA Championships and a Ryder Cup, won by Europe, have also been contested at Oakland Hills.

U.S. Open History

Year Champion Score
1924 Cyril Walker 297 (+9)
1937 Ralph Guldahl 281 (+1)
1951 Ben Hogan 287 (+7)
1961 Gene Littler 281 (+1)
1985 Andy North 279 (-1)
1996 Steve Jones 278 (-2)