The U.S. Amateur is often an opportunity for future U.S. Open host courses to showcase what they could do as the venue for the national championship. Hosting the U.S. Amateur is also sometimes part of the deal in becoming a U.S. Open host. Holding a U.S. Amateur is also a possibility for venues that do not have the infrastructure to host the modern U.S. Open.
No matter into which bucket a U.S. Amateur venue falls, they're amazing golf courses.
Future U.S. Amateur venues through 2020
- 2017 - Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif., Aug. 14-20
- 2018 - Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif., Aug. 13-19
- 2019 - Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, Calif., Aug. 12-18
- 2020 - Bandon Dunes, Bandon, Ore., Aug. 10-16
- 2021 - Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.
- 2022 - Ridgewood Country Club, Ridgewood, N.J.
- 2023 - Cherry Hills Country Club, Denver, Colo.
- 2024 - Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minn.
- 2025 - The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif.
- 2026 - Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa.
So what about beyond 2026? We make some guesses.
2027 - Chambers Bay - After a poorly received 2015 U.S. Open host bid, this course deserves another crack. It might come in the form of a second U.S. Amateur or a U.S. Women's Open.
2028 - Streamsong - Admittedly, this is a pipe dream that would require a bit of a schedule shift toward September, but man, wouldn't that be great?