The USGA announced the local qualifying and regional qualifying sites for the 123rd U.S. Open Championship, to be contested on Los Angeles (Calif.) Country Club’s North Course from June 15-18, 2023. It will be the first time the U.S. Open will be contested at LACC. According to the USGA, “local qualifying, conducted over 18 holes at 109 sites in 44 U.S. states and Canada, will take place between April 17-May 22. Those players who advance out of local qualifying will join a group of locally exempt players in final qualifying, which will be conducted over 36 holes. The final stage will be held in England (May 16), Japan (May 22) and Canada (June 5) as well as 10 U.S. sites, one on May 22 and nine on June 5.”
A number of final qualifying sites are familiar. Walton Heath has always been a stalwart site for UK qualifying and masterpiece of Golden Age architecture. Brookside in Ohio (a Ross restored by Brian Silva), Canoe Brook (by NYC-born and bred Stephen Kay), and Woodmont, Md., home of presidents are also long-time favorites, Woodmont for the 35th time in the last 37 years.
As for local sites, Secession, Paramount, and Rolling Green are the biggest names. Secession is vintage Pete Dye despite Bruce Devlin having his name on it. Paramount is a wonderfully restored A.W. Tillinghast, ending on a an all-World par-3. And Rolling Green is one of Donald Ross’s Pennsylvania masterpieces.
Happily, a wide variety of public courses are on the list as well, led by the magnificent, wild Wine Valley in Walla Walla Washington. Rochester’s Greystone, a faux UK-links will provide drama with ginormous double greens and ubiquitous water hazards.
2023 U.S. Open Championship Local Qualifying Sites* (109)
Monday, April 17 (1)
The Clubs of Kingwood (Deerwood Course), Kingwood, Texas
Wednesday, April 19 (1)
Charlotte (N.C.) C.C.
Monday, April 24 (10)
La Purisima G.C., Lompoc, Calif., Del Rio C.C., Modesto, Calif., Shorehaven G.C., Norwalk, Conn., Coral Ridge C.C., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Rocky Bayou C.C., Niceville, Fla., Marietta C.C., Kennesaw, Ga., Cantigny G.C. (Woodside/Lakeside Courses), Wheaton, Ill., The Territory G. & C.C., Duncan, Okla., Fox Den C.C., Knoxville, Tenn., Parkersburg C.C., Vienna, W.Va.
Tuesday, April 25 (4)
The Hawthorns G.& C.C., Fishers, Ind., New Mexico State University G.C., Las Cruces, N.M., Old Fort G.C., Murfreesboro, Tenn., Loomis Trail Golf Course, Blaine, Wash.
Wednesday, April 26 (3)
The Dunes at Maui Lani G.C., Kahului, Hawaii, CasaBlanca G.C., Mesquite, Nev., River Landing G.C. (River Course), Wallace, N.C.
Thursday, April 27 (3)
The Cape Club of Palm City, Palm City, Fla., C.C. of York, York, Pa., Columbia C.C. (Ridgewood/Tall Pines Courses), Blythewood, S.C.
Sunday, April 30 (1)
Tamahka Trails G.C., Marksville, La.
Monday, May 1 (16)
Tucson (Ariz.) C.C., Indian Ridge C.C. (Grove Course), Palm Desert, Calif., The Fountaingrove Club, Santa Rosa, Calif., Cherry Hill Club, Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada, , Wellington National G.C., West Palm Beach, Fla., Eagle’s Landing C.C., Stockbridge, Ga., South Bend (Ind.) C.C., Glen Oaks C.C., West Des Moines, Iowa, Muskegon (Mich.) C.C., TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minn ., Oakwood C.C., Kansas City, Mo., Medford Village C.C., Medford, N.J., Colonial Springs G.C., East Farmingdale, N.Y., Scioto Reserve C.C., Powell, Ohio, The C.C. of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, S.D., Wine Valley G.C., Walla Walla, Wash.
Tuesday, May 2 (9)
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes G.C., Maricopa, Ariz., Andalusia C.C., La Quinta, Calif., Crystalaire C.C., Llano, Calif., The Club at Ruby Hill, Pleasanton, Calif., Collindale G.C., Fort Collins, Colo., Hamilton Farm G.C., Gladstone, N.J., Cold Spring C.C., Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., UNM Championship G.C., Albuquerque, N.M., Bishops Bay C.C., Middleton, Wis.,
Wednesday, May 3 (7)
The Preserve G.C., Carmel, Calif., Arroyo Trabuco G.C., Mission Viejo, Calif., Lakewood Ranch (Fla.) G. & C.C. (King’s Dunes Course), Lebaron Hills C.C., Lakeville, Mass., Plum Hollow C.C., Southfield, Mich., Westfield C.C. (North Course), Westfield Center, Ohio, Odessa (Texas) C.C. (Old Course)
Thursday, May 4 (5)
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Silver Lakes (Backbreaker/Heartbreaker Courses), Glencoe, Ala., The Grand G.C., San Diego, Calif., Lexington C.C., Fort Myers, Fla., The Club at P.B. Dye, Ijamsville, Md., The University of Texas G.C., Austin, Texas
Monday, May 8 (9)
Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif., Kensington G. & C.C., Naples, Fla., Marsh Creek G.C., St. Augustine, Fla., Illini C.C., Springfield, Ill., Somerby G.C., Byron, Minn., The Links at Greystone, Walworth, N.Y., Pinewild C.C. (Magnolia Course), Pinehurst, N.C., Highland Meadows G.C., Sylvania, Ohio, Secession G.C., Beaufort, S.C.
Tuesday, May 9 (7)
Ironwood C.C. (South Course), Palm Desert, Calif., The Broadlands Golf Course, Broomfield, Colo., The Club at Eaglebrooke, Lakeland, Fla., Stonewall Orchard G.C., Grayslake, Ill., Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., Missoula (Mont.) C.C., Squaw Creek Golf Course, Willow Park, Texas,
Wednesday, May 10 (6)
Mark Bostick Golf Course at University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., Indian River Club, Vero Beach, Fla., Wichita (Kan.) C.C., Omaha (Neb.) C.C., Talking Stick G.C. (O’odham Course), Scottsdale, Ariz., Riverton (Wyo.) C.C.
Thursday, May 11 (4)
Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, Westminster, Colo., Hillendale C.C., Phoenix, Md., Paramount C.C., New City, N.Y., Rolling Green G.C., Springfield, Pa.,
Monday, May 15 (16)
Phoenix (Ariz.) C.C., TPC Stonebrae C.C., Hayward, Calif., Brentwood C.C., Los Angeles, Calif., Shingle Creek G.C., Orlando, Fla., Hoakalei C.C., Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Falcon Crest G.C., Kuna, Idaho, Gateway National G.L., Madison, Ill., Somersett G.& C.C., Reno, Nev., White Beeches G. & C.C., Haworth, N.J., The C.C. of Troy (N.Y.), Coldstream C.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, Oswego Lake C.C., Lake Oswego, Ore., Huntsville G.C., Dallas, Pa., The Club at Nevillewood, Presto, Pa., Rockwall (Texas) Golf & Athletic Club, The Club at Sonterra (North Course), San Antonio, Texas, Oakridge C.C., Farmington, Utah
Tuesday, May 16 (4)
Hot Springs C.C. (Arlington Course), Hot Springs, Ark., The Club at Olde Stone, Bowling Green, Ky., Kirkbrae C.C., Lincoln, R.I., Keswick Hall (Full Cry Course), Keswick, Va.
Monday, May 22 (1)
Palmer (Alaska) Golf Course, *one Florida site is TBD
2023 U.S. Open Final Qualifying Sites (13)
Tuesday, May 16
Europe – Walton Heath Golf Club (New and Old Courses), Surrey, England
Monday, May 22
Asia – Ibaraki Golf Club (West Course), Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Monday, June 5
Canada – Lambton Golf & Country Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
United States (10)
Monday, May 22
Bent Tree Country Club & Northwood Club, Dallas, Texas
Monday, June 5
Hillcrest Country Club, Los Angeles, Calif., Pine Tree Golf Club, Boynton Beach, Fla., Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ball Ground, Ga., Woodmont Country Club (North Course), Rockville, Md., Canoe Brook Country Club (North & South Courses), Summit, N.J., Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham, N.C., Brookside Golf & Country Club & The Lakes Golf & Country Club, Columbus, Ohio, Springfield (Ohio) Country Club, Tacoma Country & Golf Club, Lakewood, Wash.