Where Is The 2024 US Open?

The 2024 tournament takes place at a venue that has become synonymous with the Major over the past quarter of a century

The 17th at Pinehurst No.2
Pinehurst No.2 hosts the US Open for the fourth time in 2024
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After a venue that had never hosted a Major before, Los Angeles Country Club, was selected for the 2023 tournament, in 2024, the US Open moves to a course with plenty of history hosting the showpiece event.

North Carolina’s Pinehurst No.2 has not only hosted the US Open three times but, including 2024, it has also been confirmed as the host venue for the Major five more times as far into the future as 2047.

The North Carolina course’s first Major wasn’t the US Open, but the PGA Championship in 1936, which Denny Shute won. As well as possessing different characteristics to the Major the venue has become known for, that tournament was an outlier for another reason: the next Major would not be held at Pinehurst No.2 for another 63 years, with the 1951 Ryder Cup the biggest tournament between that yawning gap.

Finally, in 1999, it hosted its first US Open, and it has barely looked back since, with further editions held there in 2005 and 2014. The latter year was also the scene of Michelle Wie-West’s sole Major win in the US Women’s Open, which was held the following week.

A view of the 16th green at Pinehurst No.2

Pinehurst No.2 will host the US Open several more times in the coming decades

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In fact, 1999 was when one of the most famous finishes of all US Opens played out, when Payne Stewart made a par with a 15-foot putt on the 18th to edge out Phil Mickelson for his second victory in the tournament, with Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh in close pursuit.

That win has resonated even more down the years because, tragically, Stewart didn’t have that long to enjoy his achievement. He died just four months later, aged 42, when a plane he was flying in, which was taking him to the Tour Championship in Texas, failed to pressurize and it later crashed. A statue of Stewart’s famous fist pump after clinching his victory now stands around 50 yards from the 18th green.   

The statue of Payne Stewart at Pinehurst No.2

A statue commemorates the moment Payne Stewart holed a 15-foot putt to claim the 1999 US Open title

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As its name suggests, Pinehurst No.2 is not the only course at Pinehurst Resort. Far from it. There are no fewer than 10 18-hole courses there and one nine-hole course, The Cradle, with Pinehurst No.10 being built by Tom Doak. However, it is the famous Donald Ross-designed course that has become entrenched in the hearts and minds of golf fans the world over, thanks partly to those iconic tournaments it has hosted in recent decades.

Pinehurst No.2 is considered one of the best golf courses in the Carolinas. Ross designed the course in 1907 and, in many people’s opinion, it’s his masterpiece. It appears Ross had that opinion, too, because he kept tweaking the course in the decades that followed, looking for perfection.

So, what can players competing in the 2024 US Open expect? Well, the course was renovated by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore in 2010, who reshaped the fairways and bunkers and removed the rough to return it to something closer to Ross’ original design.

The 18th green and clubhouse at Pinehurst No.2

The 18th green and clubhouse at Pinehurst No.2

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Like many Ross courses, the greens are known for their difficulty, with shots that are short invariably rolling back off them. The course isn’t without holes of punishing length either. However, the somewhat generous fairways mean most of a player’s accuracy can be reserved for the domed greens Ross was famous for.

The US Open is renowned as one of the toughest tests in the game, and in Pinehurst No.2, the 2024 edition will have a venue that will not only provide that but has a fabulously rich history to boot.

US Open Future Venues

  • 2024, 2029, 2035, 2041, 2047- Pinehurst No.2, North Carolina
  • 2025, 2033, 2042, 2049 - Oakmont Country Club, Pennsylvania
  • 2026 - Shinnecock Hills Country Club, New York
  • 2027, 2032, 2037, 2044 - Pebble Beach, California
  • 2028 - Winged Foot, New York
  • 2029 - Pinehurst No.2, North Carolina
  • 2030, 2050 - Merion Golf Club, Pennsylvania
  • 2034, 2051 - Oakland Hills Country Club, South Carolina
  • 2039 - Los Angeles Country Club, California
Mike Hall

Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 

He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game. 

Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course. 

Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.