Future US Open Venues
The United States Golf Association has announced future US Open venues through 2014 so far. Two of these golf courses over the next nine years will be first time hosts, while one will keep adding to it’s list of memorable tournaments.
Here’s a look at the future US Open venues:
June 16 – 19, 2016 – Oakmont Country Club – Oakmont, Pennsylvania
The U.S. Open has been hosted at Oakmont Country Club more times than any golf course in the United States; 8 times to be exact. The most recent was 2007, with Angel Cabrera outlasting the field to post a 5-over winning score. Other U.S. Open champions at Oakmont include Tommy Armour (1927), Sam Parks Jr. (1935), Ben Hogan (1953), Jack Nicklaus (1962), Johnny Miller (1973), Larry Nelson (1983) and Ernie Els (1994).
June 15 – 18, 2017 – Erin Hills – Erin, Wisconsin
Erin Hills will host the U.S. Open for the first time in 2017, making this fairly new course the spotlight of the golfing world for one week. This public golf course has already hosted two other USGA Championships; 2011 U.S. Amateur and 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur Pub Links.
June 14 – 17, 2018 – Shinnecock Hills Golf Club – Shinnecock Hills, New York
The famed Shinnecock Hills Golf Club will play host to the 2018 U.S. Open. The last time the USGA brought the championship to Shinnecock was 2004, when Retief Goosen hoisted his second major championship.
June 13 – 16, 2019 – Pebble Beach Golf Links – Pebble Beach, California
Ah yes! The holy grail of golf, Pebble Beach. The U.S. Open will head back to Pebble Beach in 2019, nine years after the last time it played host to Graeme McDowell winning his first major.
June 18 – 21, 2020 – Winged Foot Golf Club – Mamaroneck, New York
Winged Foot has seen five U.S. Open’s in t’s history, with the latest happening in 2006. This was the year when Phil Mickelson put his tee shot on top of the hospitality tent on the 72nd hole, going on to make double bogey and lose the tournament.
June 17 – 20, 2021 – Torrey Pines – La Jolla, California
I was at Torrey Pines for the last U.S. Open, in 2008, when Tiger Woods outlasted Rocco Mediate in a 19 hole playoff on Monday. This will be the second time Torrey will host the major championship. Will Tiger Woods still be around playing golf in five years?
June 16 – 19, 2022 – The Country Club – Brookline, Massachusetts
The Country Club last played host to the US Open in 1988, when Curtis Strange outlasted Nick Faldo in a playoff to win his first of two back-to-back US Open’s. The Country Club also was the scene of the heroic United States comeback in 1999 with Captain Ben Crenshaw at the helm.
June 15 – 18 , 2023 – Los Angeles Country Club – Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Country Club will host to the 2023 U.S. Open for the first time in it’s history. This private golf course was the former host of the Los Angeles Open, now known as the Northern Trust Open, in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
TBD 2024 – Pinehurst No. 2 – Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina
Pinehurst No. 2 just saw another U.S. Open in 2014 with Martin Kaymer outlasting Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton to take home his second major championship.
While only future US Open venues through 2024 have been officially announced by the United States Golf Association, I would imagine e’ll probably see another announcement sometime around the U.S. Open at Oakmont in June 2016. Here are some other U.S. Open sites I would guess we might see beyond 2024:
- Bethpage Black – The USGA likes to try and bounce back and forth from the West Coast to the East Coast each year to host it’s championships. With Pinehurst being the venue selection for 2024, we might not see Bethpage Black again until at least 2026 or 2028.
- Chambers Bay – Do they dare take the U.S. Open back to Chambers Bay again after this past year’s situation? A West Coast golf course is likely to get the U.S. Open in 2025. Is 2025 too soon for Chambers bay? A better option would be…
- The Olympic Club – Webb Simpson won the last U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. The USGA brought the U.S. Open to The Olympic Club in 1998 and then 2012, about 14 years apart. Using this math, 2025 or 2027 would be the perfect amount of time between the last championship.
- Merion Golf Club – Justin Rose took home his first U.S. Open Championship in 2013 at Merion. Will the USGA give Merion another chance in 2026 or 2028?
What golf courses would you like to see the USGA make as future venues for the U.S. Open? Let us know below in the comments.