The USGA just announced that fabled Pinehurst in North Carolina will become the first “U.S. Open Anchor Site” and host the 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047 U.S. Opens, in addition to the already scheduled 2024 event. The decision accelerates the USGA’s strategy to stage its premier golf championship at America’s most iconic venues with greater frequency.
Author’s Opinion: Look for Oakmont, Winged Foot, and Pebble Beach to be added next…possibly even Torrey Pines.
From the press release: “In an effort to expand its impact in golf and extend its mission to champion and advance the game, the USGA will establish “Golf House Pinehurst” in North Carolina, to include a new equipment-testing facility, innovation hub, museum/visitor center and offices by 2023….A USGA Golf Museum experience will also be added, giving visitors a chance to delve into the association’s premier collection of golf artifacts and connect them more deeply with the game’s rich history. Independent studies estimate that the total economic impact of the USGA’s long-term presence will exceed $2 billion to the state of North Carolina. More than 1 million visitors travel to Pinehurst annually. The USGA, the Village of Pinehurst and Pinehurst Resort all celebrate their 125th anniversaries this year.”
Future sites of the U.S. Open are as follows:
2020 — Sept 17-20 — Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
2021 — June 17-20 — Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course), La Jolla, Calif.
2022 — June 16-19 — The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.
2023 — June 15-18 — Los Angeles Country Club, Los Angeles, Calif.
2024 — June 13-16 — Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, N.C.
2025 — June 12-15 — Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.
2026 — June 18-21 — Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y.
2027 — June 17-20 — Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.
2029 — Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, N.C.
2035 — Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, N.C.
2041 — Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, N.C.
2047 — Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, N.C.