Looking back at the 2023 US Open held at the Los Angeles Country Club, we can see that the USGA had already set the stage for a series of future championships, extending their vision up to 2035. Notably, they offered a sneak peek into their plans as far as 2050, with Pebble Beach Golf Links poised to return to the spotlight in the next 8-10 years as a US Open venue, showcasing the enduring appeal of this iconic location.
One of the most significant developments in the post-2023 US Open landscape was the USGA’s groundbreaking agreement, designating Pinehurst No. 2 as the very first US Open anchor site. This innovative approach was followed by similarly impactful deals with Oakmont Country Club and Pebble Beach Golf Links, ensuring that the championship’s legacy would extend well into the 2050s. Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania also demonstrated its unwavering commitment to hosting multiple future Opens, contributing to the rich tapestry of US Open history.
Although we had the privilege of knowing the US Open sites for the years 2024 through 2035, our curiosity allowed us to venture beyond that horizon, all the way to 2051. In this hypothetical journey, we speculated that 2031 might see The Olympic Club hosting the championship, a choice influenced by the strategic rotation of the event. With the East Coast undoubtedly favored for the 2028 US Open, The Olympic Club emerged as a compelling venue for a West Coast Open in 2029.
Looking ahead to 2036, we envisioned Merion as a particularly fitting choice. Hosting the US Open in this iconic venue would not only add a touch of patriotism but would also honor the historical significance of Philadelphia, where our great nation was born.
Recent past US Open venues
- 2014 — Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, N.C.
- 2015 — Chambers Bay Golf Course, University Place, Wash.
- 2016 — Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.
- 2017 — Erin Hills Golf Course, Erin, Wis.
- 2018 — Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y.
- 2019 — Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.
- 2020 — Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
- 2021 — Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course), La Jolla, Calif.
- 2022 — The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.
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