Over the last 20 years, the US Open has been held at public courses nine times: Pebble Beach (3), Pinehurst (2), Bethpage (2), Torrey Pines, Chambers Bay and Erin Hills. Going forward, the US Open will appear at Torrey Pines (2021), Pinehurst (2024) and Pebble Beach (2027). Pinehurst will appear on the rota much more frequently after that, since the USGA has inked a deal with the resort.
That’s approaching 50% public versus private venues, which is a better effort than in the past for the USGA. Before 2000 — going back to 1895 — only one public course held a US Open: Pebble Beach (6 times; the first in 1972). Considering that the vast majority of golfers in the US play at public courses putting more public courses in play for our national championship makes sense.
Here’s the list of public courses where the US Open has been played:
- Bethpage Black
- Chambers Bay
- Erin Hills
- Pebble Beach
- Pinehurst #2
- Torrey Pines
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