On September 9, 2020, the USGA announced Pinehurst Resort as the first Anchor Site of the U.S. Open. The championship will return to Pinehurst in 2024, 2029, 2035, 2041, and 2047. The U.S. Women’s Open will return to Pinehurst in 2029.
Pinehurst No. 2 will be home to the U.S. Open for the fourth time in 25 years when the national championship returns to Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in 2024.
“Pinehurst has elevated itself to one of the great and historic places for golf in this country,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., the former president of the USGA. “Some say it’s our St. Andrews – it’s certainly something special, and that’s why we’re going back there for the 2024 U.S. Open.”
Hole 1 at the historic Pinehurst No. 2 where the U.S. Open will be hosted in 2024.
The Pinehurst U.S. Open in 2024 will mark the first time in over a century that the USGA has awarded four U.S. Opens to a single site in a span of 25 years. It will also mark the 25th anniversary of the moment Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open with a dramatic par putt to win by a stroke over Phil Mickelson.
Prior to the 2024 U.S. Open, Pinehurst hosted the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship and the 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship as well as the first two playings of the U.S. Adaptive Open, in 2022 and 2023. Pinehurst also had the honor of hosting the historic back-to-back U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in June 2014, won by Martin Kaymer and Michelle Wie, respectively.
Martin Kaymer wins the 2014 U.S. Open Golf Championship at Pinehurst No. 2
Pinehurst No. 2, with its venerable Donald Ross design, was restored by the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw in 2010 to reinvigorate the historic course with Ross’ original 1930’s playing conditions.
The 2024 U.S. Open will be the 13th USGA championship to be hosted by Pinehurst and the 12th Pinehurst USGA event in the last 35 years, which is more than any other site in the United States. The resort has served as the site of more single golf championships than any other destination in America.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be named as the site for the 2024 U.S. Open,” said Pinehurst Resort and Country Club President Tom Pashley. “We take great pride in our relationship with the USGA and feel fortunate they have chosen to bring the national championship back to Pinehurst for the fourth time in just 25 years.”
The 1999 U.S. Open became an unforgettable moment in Pinehurst golf history with Payne Stewart’s famous putt.
Pinehurst No. 2 is the only golf course to have hosted all five of the USGA’s most prestigious events: U.S. Open (1999, 2005, 2014), U.S. Women’s Open (2014), U.S. Amateur (1962, 2008, 2019), U.S. Women’s Amateur (1989), and U.S. Senior Open (1994).
“There are so many iconic holes at Pinehurst,” said former USGA CEO Mike Davis. “Take the fifth hole, which we played as a par 5 (in 2014) – a great risk-reward hole where we saw players laying up in two and having a tricky third shot. But we also saw players go for it, and saw some eagles there – but we saw a lot of ‘others’ too. It’s a great course that requires fine shotmaking and good thinking.”
Other significant championships played on Pinehurst No. 2 include the 1936 PGA Championship (won by Denny Shute), the 1951 Ryder Cup Match (won by the USA), the 1991 Tour Championship (won by Craig Stadler), and the 1992 Tour Championship (won by Paul Azinger). Pinehurst annually conducts the North & South Amateur Championships, prestigious national competitions with roots beginning in 1901, including the North & South Women’s Amateur, the North & South Junior, and the North & South Senior Amateur Championships.
The final putt of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No 2.