U.S. Open to Return to Pebble Beach in 2019; Erin Hills Picked for 2017
The U.S. Golf Association announced the plan as it prepares for tomorrow’s start of the 110th U.S. Open, golf’s second- oldest championship. Pebble Beach also will host the 2018 U.S. Men’s Amateur Championship and is a potential site for a future U.S. Women’s Open, Tom O’Toole, chairman of the USGA’s championship committee, said in a news conference.
Pebble Beach has been the site of 11 national championships, from the 1929 U.S. Amateur to this year’s U.S. Open. Hosting the 2018 and 2019 tournaments will mark the second time the course has been the site of the men’s Amateur and men’s Open championships in consecutive years. The U.S. Amateur was staged at the course in 1999, followed by the 2000 U.S. Open.
The USGA also announced today that Erin Hills, a public course built on 652 acres among the glacial dunes of Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine region, will host the 2017 U.S. Open. The course, located about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee and opened in 2006, hosted the 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship and will be the site of the 2011 U.S. Amateur Championship.
While Wisconsin has hosted 11 USGA national championships, this will be the first U.S. Open played in the state.
The site of the 2018 U.S. Open has yet to be decided.