US Open Course

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US Open Course
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The US Open (United States Open Championship) is the third golf major of the season and is recognized by the PGA and the European Tour, respectively. It is played in the stroke-play format of four rounds with 18 holes each. The event usually takes place on the third Sunday of mid-June. The U.S. Open is held on a variety of courses, all of which are designed to make scoring extremely challenging and to emphasize accurate driving.


The event was founded in 1895 at the Newport Country Club, a nine-hole course on Rhode Island. It's organized by the United States Golf Association (USGA), and notably, it was established a year before the US Open. It has a field of 156 players, comprising both amateurs and professionals; however, most of the field is already taken up by fully exempt golfers.


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What is the Course for the US Open?

The Pinehurst Resort & Country Club will host the 2024 US Open.


This will be the fourth US Open and the 11th USGA tournament hosted at the club. It was also revealed that Pinehurst will serve as the "anchor" venue for four more U.S. Opens in 2029, 2035, 2041, and 2047.


Pinehurst was established in 1895 by Boston soda fountain tycoon James Walker Tufts and soon became one of the nation's top resort locations. Course No. 2 was designed in 1907 by renowned architect Donald Ross, who made continuous revisions to the design until his death in 1948.


In 1962, the USGA started their long-standing relationship with the resort when it hosted the U.S. Amateur. 37 years later, the U.S. Open was held, and Payne Stewart won it by a shot owing to an 18-foot par putt on the 72nd hole. The U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open were held on Course No. 2 in consecutive weeks in 2014, making even more history at Pinehurst and for the USGA.


US Open Location

The 2024 US Open will take place in Pinehurst, North Carolina, at the Pinehurst Resort, Course No. 2, from June 13 to June 16.


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Future Sites of the US Open

The future sites for the US Open are already decided for the next 27 years, with the few exceptions of 2043, 2045, 2046, and 2048, though they will be announced sooner or later. Rest assured, all of the golf courses listed below have hosted the US Open at least once.


YearEditionCourseLocationDatesPrevious Championships
2024124thPinehurst Resort, Course No. 2Pinehurst, North CarolinaJun 13–161999, 2005, 2014
2025125thOakmont Country ClubPlum, PennsylvaniaJun 12–151927, 1935, 1953, 1962, 1973, 1983, 1994, 2007, 2016
2026126thShinnecock Hills Golf ClubShinnecock Hills, New YorkJun 18–211896, 1986, 1995, 2004, 2018
2027127thPebble Beach Golf LinksPebble Beach, CaliforniaJun 17–201972, 1982, 1992, 2000, 2010, 2019
2028128thWinged Foot Golf Club, West CourseMamaroneck, New YorkJun 15–181929, 1959, 1974, 1984, 2006, 2020
2029129thPinehurst Resort, Course No. 2Pinehurst, North CarolinaJun 14–171999, 2005, 2014, 2024
2030130thMerion Golf Club, East CourseArdmore, PennsylvaniaJun 13–161934, 1950, 1971, 1981, 2013
2031131stRiviera Country ClubLos Angeles, CaliforniaJun 12–151948
2032132ndPebble Beach Golf LinksPebble Beach, CaliforniaJun 17–201972, 1982, 1992, 2000, 2010, 2019, 2027
2033133rdOakmont Country ClubPlum, PennsylvaniaJun 16–191927, 1935, 1953, 1962, 1973, 1983, 1994, 2007, 2016, 2025
2034134thOakland Hills Country Club, South CourseBloomfield Hills, MichiganJun 15–181924, 1937, 1951, 1961, 1985, 1996
2035135thPinehurst Resort, Course No. 2Pinehurst, North CarolinaJun 14–171999, 2005, 2014, 2024, 2029
2036136thShinnecock Hills Golf ClubShinnecock Hills, New YorkTBD1896, 1986, 1995, 2004, 2018, 2026
2037137thPebble Beach Golf LinksPebble Beach, CaliforniaTBD1972, 1982, 1992, 2000, 2010, 2019, 2027, 2032
2038138thThe Country ClubBrookline, MassachusettsTBD1913, 1963, 1988, 2022
2039139thLos Angeles Country Club, North CourseLos Angeles, CaliforniaJun 16–192023
2040140thMerion Golf Club, East CourseArdmore, PennsylvaniaJun 14–171934, 1950, 1971, 1981, 2013, 2030
2041141stPinehurst Resort, Course No. 2Pinehurst, North CarolinaJun 13–161999, 2005, 2014, 2024, 2029, 2035
2042142ndOakmont Country ClubPlum, PennsylvaniaJun 12–151927, 1935, 1953, 1962, 1973, 1983, 1994, 2007, 2016, 2025, 2033
2043143rdTBDTBDTBDTBD
2044144thPebble Beach Golf LinksPebble Beach, CaliforniaTBD1972, 1982, 1992, 2000, 2010, 2019, 2027, 2032, 2037
2045145thTBDTBDTBDTBD
2046146thTBDTBDTBDTBD
2047147thPinehurst Resort, Course No. 2Pinehurst, North CarolinaJun 13–161999, 2005, 2014, 2024, 2029, 2035, 2041
2048148thTBDTBDTBDTBD
2049149thOakmont Country ClubPlum, PennsylvaniaJun 17–201927, 1935, 1953, 1962, 1973, 1983, 1994, 2007, 2016, 2025, 2033, 2042
2050150thMerion Golf Club, East CourseArdmore, PennsylvaniaJun 16–191934, 1950, 1971, 1981, 2013, 2030, 2040
2051151stOakland Hills Country Club, South CourseBloomfield Hills, MichiganTBD1924, 1937, 1951, 1961, 1985, 1996, 2034


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FAQ's On US Open Course

A. The 2024 US Open will take place at the Pinehurst Resort, Course No. 2, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States. 

A. The 2024 US Open is slated for June 13–16.

A. No, the course of the US Open changes every year. 

A. The toughest US Open course is considered to be Oakmont Country Club in Plum, Pennsylvania. It has hosted the US Open nine times before and the tenth will be in 2025.

A. The USGA picks US Open golf courses based on varying factors like length and variation of holes and overall course, fairway width and firmness, green speed, etc., among others.

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