With the dust just barely settling on the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills and things getting ready for the 2018 US Open at Shinnecock Hills in New York, the USGA has already settled up future US Open venues and sites through 2027.
The U.S. Open has hosts through 2027, with Pebble Beach Golf Links getting the nod in its now-expected 8-10 year range of hosting another U.S. Open.
But what about predicting U.S. Open venues between now and 2030? The USGA has already announced venues through 2020, so just another decade to predict.
Future US Open venues announced
- 2014 -- Pinehurst No. 2
- 2015 -- Chambers Bay
- 2016 -- Oakmont
- 2017 -- Erin Hills
- 2018 -- Shinnecock Hills
- 2019 -- Pebble Beach
- 2020 -- Winged Foot
- 2021 -- Torrey Pines
- 2022 -- The Country Club
- 2023 -- Los Angeles Country Club
- 2024 -- Pinehurst No. 2
- 2025 -- Oakmont Country Club
- 2026 -- Shinnecock Hills
- 2027 -- Pebble Beach Golf Links
So what about from 2028-30? Let's make some guesses.
2028/2029 -- Congressional or Merion: It might be a really cool thing for the USGA to decide to have consecutive Opens in a patriotic location. Between the two, Merion makes the most sense for 2026. After all, this country was formed in Philadelphia. Congressional could lose that coin flip with Merion, but hopefully would not flop as a venue for a second-consecutive time.
2028 -- TPC Sawgrass: There is no basis in fact, hell, even fiction, for this, but the U.S. Open has never been hosted in Florida. (For good reason, have you been in Florida in June?) What better place to host it than the site Tiger Woods won his first U.S. Amateur 35 years prior?
2029 -- The Olympic Club: This is a pure guess based on slotting for the championship. With the east coast being such an obvious choice for the '26 Open, it would only make sense to go cross-country for the '27 Open. Olympic Club is as good as anywhere.