US Open Golf Courses: All the Places the Tournament Has Been Played

Oakmont Country Club 6th hole
The daunting Oakmont Country Club appears more frequently than any other course on the list of US Open golf courses. Justin K. Aller/Getty Images for DC&P Championship

Since the tournament's debut in 1895, the U.S. Open has visited a lot of golf courses around the United States. And here we list every one of them, along with their locations.

Key Takeaways

  • The USGA selects a different golf course each year as the site of its flagship tournament, the U.S. Open.
  • While there is no British Open-style set rotation of courses, there are golf courses to which the U.S. Open periodically returns.
  • The USGA names future U.S. Open golf courses sometimes more than 10 years in advance.

Is There a U.S. Open Rota?

The British Open rota is a well-established rotation of golf courses, the identities of which are well-known, and it follows some set rules. Does the USGA has a similar rotation? No. But the USGA definitely has favorite golf courses it likes to visit for the U.S. Open. You'll be able to easily pick them out in the list below. But unlike with the R&A and the Open Championship, there are no set rules, no established formula used by the USGA. Plus the USGA is willing to visit courses never used before.

Future U.S. Open Golf Courses

These golf courses have been announced as the locations of coming U.S. Opens:

2027—Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.
2026—Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y.
2025—Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.
2024—Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
2023—Los Angeles Country Club, Los Angeles, Calif.
2022—The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.
2021—Torrey Pines Golf Course, San Diego, Calif.
2020—Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Previous U.S. Open Golf Courses

This is the list of all previous golf courses where the U.S. Open has been played:

2019—Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.
2018—Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y.
2017—Erin Hills Golf Course, Erin, Wisc.
2016—Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.
2015—Chambers Bay, University Place, Wash.
2014—Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, N.C.
2013—Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa.
2012—Olympic Club, San Francisco
2011—Congressional Country Club, Blue Course, Bethesda, Md.
2010—Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.
2009—Bethpage State Park, Black Course, Farmingdale, N.Y.
2008—Torrey Pines Golf Course, South Course, La Jolla, Calif.
2007—Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.
2006—Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamoroneck, N.Y.
2005—Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, No. 2 Course, Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
2004—Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y.
2003—Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club, North Course
2002—Bethpage State Park, Black Course, Farmingdale, N.Y.
2001—Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla.
2000—Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links
1999—Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, No.

2 Course, Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
1998—The Olympic Club, San Francisco
1997—Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md.
1996—Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
1995—Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y.
1994—Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club
1993—Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course, Springfield, N.J.
1992—Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links
1991—Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn.
1990—Medinah (Ill.) Country Club, No. 3 Course
1989—Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, N.Y.
1988—The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.
1987—The Olympic Club, San Francisco
1986—Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y.
1985—Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
1984—Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
1983—Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club
1982—Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links
1981—Merion Golf Club, East Course, Ardmore, Pa.
1980—Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course, Springfield, N.J.
1979—Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio
1978—Cherry Hills Country Club, Englewood, Colo.
1977—Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla.


1976—Atlanta Athletic Club, Duluth, Ga.
1975—Medinah (Ill.) Country Club, No. 3 Course
1974—Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
1973—Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club
1972—Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links
1971—Merion Golf Club, Armore, Pa.
1970—Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn.
1969—Champions Golf Club, Cypress Creek Course, Houston
1968—Oak Hill Country Club, East Course, Rochester, N.Y.
1967—Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course, Springfield, N.J.
1966—Olympic Country Club, Lake Course, San Francisco
1965—Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, Mo.
1964—Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md.
1963—The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.
1962—Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club
1961—Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
1960—Cherry Hills Country Club, Englewood, Colo.
1959—Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
1958—Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla.
1957—Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio
1956—Oak Hill Country Club, East Course, Rochester, N.Y.
1955—Olympic Country Club, Lake Course, San Francisco
1954—Baltusrol Golf Club, Lower Course, Springfield, N.J.


1953—Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club
1952—Northwood Club, Dallas
1951—Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
1950—Merion Golf Club, East Course, Ardmore, Pa.
1949—Medinah (Ill.) Country Club, No. 3 Course
1948—Riviera Country Club, Los Angeles
1947—St. Louis (Mo.) Country Club
1946—Canterbury Golf Club, Cleveland, Ohio
1942-45—Not played due to World War II
1941—Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Tex.
1940—Canterbury Golf Club, Cleveland, Ohio
1939—Philadelphia Country Club, Spring Mill Course
1938—Cherry Hills Country Club, Englewood, Colo.
1937—Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
1936—Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J.
1935—Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club
1934—Merion Cricket Club, Ardmore, Pa.
1933—North Shore Golf Club, Glen View, Ill.
1932—Fresh Meadow Country Club, Flushing, N.Y.
1931—Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio
1930—Interlachen Country Club, Minneapolis, Minn.
1929—Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
1928—Olympia Fields Country Club, Matteson, Ill.
1927—Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club
1926—Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio
1925—Worcester (Mass.) Country Club
1924—Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.


1923—Inwood (N.Y.) Country Club
1922—Skokie Country Club, Glencoe, Ill.
1921—Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, Md.
1920—Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio
1919—Brae Burn Country Club, West Newton, Mass.
1917-18—Not played due to World War I
1916—Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn.
1915—Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J.
1914—Midlothian (Ill.) Country Club
1913—The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.
1912—The Country Club of Buffalo, N.Y.
1911—Chicago Golf Club
1910—Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's Course
1909—Englewood (N.J.) Golf Club
1908—Myopia Hunt Club, South Hamilton, Mass.
1907—Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martin's Course
1906—Onwentsia Club, Lake Forest, Ill.
1905—Myopia Hunt Club, South Hamilton, Mass.
1904—Glen View Club, Golf, Ill.
1903—Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J.
1902—Garden City (N.Y.) Golf Club
1901—Myopia Hunt Club, South Hamilton, Mass.
1900—Chicago Golf Club
1899—Baltimore (Md.) Country Club, Roland Park Course
1898—Myopia Hunt Club, South Hamilton, Mass.
1897—Chicago Golf Club
1896—Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y.


1895—Newport (R.I.) Golf and Country Club

Tournament Records Related to the Golf Courses

Here are some of the U.S. Open tournament records relating to the places where the tournament has been played:

  • Longest course: Erin Hills in the first round of the 2017 U.S. Open played 7,845 yards.
  • Shortest course: At the second U.S. Open in 1896, Shinnecock Hills was only 4,423 yards. This is an unbreakable record! But in the post-World War II era, Merion measured 6,544 yards for both the 1971 and 1981 Opens.
  • Longest par-3 hole: Oakmont's No. 8 played 300 yards during the fourth round in 2007.
  • Shortest par-3 hole: Pebble Beach's No. 7 played 92 yards during the fourth round in 2010.
  • Longest par-4 hole: The 13th hole at Chambers Bay was 551 yards during the second round in 2015.
  • Shortest par-4 hole: The 7th hole at Olympic Club played 256 yards in the first round in 2012.
  • Longest par-5 hole: Oakmont's 12th hole was 684 yards for the first round in 2016.
  • Shortest par-5 hole: The No. 9 hole at Oakmont played 474 yards in the 1994 Open.