Which Courses Have Hosted The Most US Opens?

One course in Pennsylvania has hosted the US Open a record nine times

Four golf courses and the US Open trophy
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The first US Open was played in 1895 at Newport Golf Club, Rhode Island, one of the five founding clubs of the United States Golf Association. And since this time, the country’s national open, one of the men's golf's four Major Championships, has travelled far and wide.

As you’d expect, some of the best courses in the world have hosted the US Open over the years – and the most famous, including the likes of Pebble Beach, Congressional, Winged Foot and Shinnecock Hills.

However, it’s currently Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania that has hosted the most US Opens, the number of which stands at nine. And that record is set to increase in the coming years, with the tournament scheduled to return to Oakmont in 2025, 2033, 2042 and 2049.

Baltusrol Golf Club is next on the list. Located at the base of Baltustol Mountain in northern New Jersey, not far from New York City, the club’s history dates back to 1895. It has hosted a total of seven US Opens, two US Women's Opens, two PGA Championships, four US Amateurs and one KPMG Women's PGA Championship.


The historic Baltusrol and its stunning clubhouse

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Three clubs have hosted the US Open on six occasions: Winged Foot, Pebble Beach and Oakland Hills Country Club. Winged Foot, scene of Bryson DeChambeau’s triumph in 2020, is located in the northeast of New York City.

The club hosted its first US Open in 1929, and its West Course has also held the US Amateur (1940), Walker Cup (1949) and PGA Championship (1997). Meanwhile, its East Course has hosted two US Women’s Opens and the US Senior Open.

It’s hard not to picture Pebble Beach when thinking about the US Open, more specifically Tiger Woods’ annihilation of the field in 2000, when he won by a remarkable 15 shots.

Tiger Woods Pebble 2000

Tiger Woods poses with the US Open trophy after his stunning victory at Pebble Beach in 2000

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Pebble Beach has been an iconic championship venue ever since the 1929 US Amateur was held at the famous links layout in California. It hosted its first ever US Women's Open in 2013, with the men's US Open returning in 2027.

Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan, meanwhile, last held the US Open in 1996. The club, whose first head professional was Walter Hagen, has hosted a number of the game’s biggest tournaments since it was founded in 1916, including the 35th Ryder Cup in 2004.

Three clubs have held the US Open on five separate occasions: Shinnecock Hills, Merion and The Olympic Club.

This year's host venue - Pinehurst No.2 - holds its fourth US Open after 1999, 2005 and 2010.

Courses To Have Held The Most US Opens

  • 9: Oakmont Country Club
  • 7: Baltustol Golf Club
  • 6: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Oakland Hills Country Club, Winged Foot Golf Club
  • 5: Merion Golf Club, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, The Olympic Club
  • 4: Myopia Hunt Club, Inverness Club, The Country Club, Pinehurst No.2 (including 2024)
Michael Weston
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Michael has been with Golf Monthly since 2008. As a multimedia journalist, he has also worked for The Football Association, where he created content to support the men's European Championships, The FA Cup, London 2012, and FA Women's Super League. As content editor at Foremost Golf, Michael worked closely with golf's biggest equipment manufacturers, and has developed an in-depth knowledge of this side of the industry. He's now a regular contributor, covering instruction, equipment and feature content. Michael has interviewed many of the game's biggest stars, including six world number ones, and has attended and reported on many Major Championships and Ryder Cups. He's a member of Formby Golf Club.