The USGA on Wednesday extended it recent streak of announcing bulks of tournaments at “anchor” sites when it awarded six future championships to Pebble Beach Golf Links—three US Opens and three US Women’s Opens.
Pebble Beach is one of the USGA’s most iconic venues, having hosted 13 championships, including six US Opens. The US Women’s Open is scheduled for the Monterey Peninsula in 2023, and the USGA already had awarded the 2027 US Open to Pebble. It last hosted the 2019 US Open that was won by Gary Woodland.
Down the track, Pebble Beach will host the 2032, 2037 and 2044 US Opens, and it will stage the 2035, 2040 and 2048 US Women’s Opens.
Additionally, the USGA announced that it would hold the US Senior Open and US Senior Women’s Open in back-to-back weeks at Spyglass Hill in Pebble Beach in 2030.
The latest move follows the announcements that Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan, Oakmont Country Club and Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania and the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina also had all been awarded multiple USGA events. Oakmont and Pinehurst were specifically given the label of “anchor” sites.
In March, the USGA announced eight championships for Oakland Hills, including the 2034 and 2051 US Opens. Last August, while the US Amateur was being played at Oakmont, it was awarded seven future events, including the 2028US Women’s Open, and the US Open in 2033, 2042 and 2049. At that time Merion was also awarded the 2030 and 2050 US Opens and the 2034 and 2046 US Women’s Opens. In September 2020, the USGA identified its first “anchor site” when Pinehurst was given four additional US Opens in addition to the previously scheduled Open there in 2024.
In September 2019, then-USGA CEO Mike Davis told Golf Digest, “It’s pretty clear that we love Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Oakmont and Shinnecock Hills. Those four meet all our criteria: They’re great tests of golf, they set up logistically either very well or well enough, and—being honest—we’re going to make money when we go there. We’re a nonprofit, but the US Open financially supports everything else we do—all our other championships and all the golf programs we sponsor—among other things.”
Shinnecock Hills, which has hosted five US Opens, is set to stage the 2026 US Open, but it has yet to be identified as a future “anchor” site.
Future US Open sites
2022: The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts
2023: Los Angeles Country Club, Los Angeles
2024: Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, North Carolina
2025: Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pennsylvania
2026: Shinnecock Hills Country Club, Southampton, New York
2027: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California
2029: Pinehurst No. 2
2030: Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pennsylvania
2032: Pebble Beach
2034: Oakland Hills
2035: Pinehurst No. 2
2037: Pebble Beach
2041: Pinehurst No. 2
2044: Pebble Beach
2047: Pinehurst No. 2
2051: Oakland Hills