USGA championship schedule: An inside look at what’s coming in 2024

View of the 18th green at 2024 U.S. Open host course Pinehurst No. 2.

Pinehurst No. 2 will host the 2024 U.S. Open.

USGA/Fred Vuich

While the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open generally grab most of its headlines, each year the United States Golf Association puts out a menu of championships as broad as any diner’s — and unlike some of the diners we frequent, its fare is always appetizing.

The courses, whether modern or classic, are always five-star affairs, and there’s something for everyone: male and female; juniors and seniors and everyone in between (including 25-and-older mid-ams, so people with jobs don’t always have to take on college studs majoring in golf); able-bodied and (since 2022) adaptive, showcasing the game’s improving inclusivity, something that’s long been on the USGA’s agenda.

The 2024 season looks sure to be another winner that will garner glowing reviews from competitors and fans alike. If you can’t qualify for a championship yourself — the entry requirements can be found at — attend one and get a taste of the action.

U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

May 11-15

Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, Texas

First played: 2015

2023 winner: Gianna Clemente & Avery Zweig

Did you know: The host course, designed by A.W. Tillinghast (who competed in both the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur championships), is among one of only a handful of courses anywhere in the world in which each of the nines ends with a par-3 hole. 

U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

May 25-29

Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pa.

First played: 2015

2023 winners: Aaron Du & Sampson Zheng

Did you know: Drew “Sleezy” Stoltz, co-host of GOLF’s weekly “SubPar” podcast with 2007 U.S. Amateur champion Colt Knost, finished as runner-up in the past two U.S. Amateur Four-Balls with partner Drew Kittleson.  

U.S. Women’s Open

May 30-June 2

Lancaster CC, Lancaster, Pa.

First played: 1946

2023 winner: Allisen Corpuz

Past winners of note: Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1948, ’50, ’54), Mickey Wright (1958-’59, ’61, ’64), Annika Sorenstam (1995-’96, 2006), Se Ri Pak (1998)

Did you know: Lancaster CC made In Gee Chun, the 2015 USWO champion here, an honorary member; she comes back annually to host a charity golf event to raise money for local students to continue their secondary education.

U.S. Open

June 13-16

Pinehurst Resort & CC (No. 2), Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

First played: 1895

2023 winner: Wyndham Clark

Past winners of note: Walter Hagen (1914-’19), Ben Hogan (1948, ’50-’51, ’53), Lee Trevino (1968, ’71), Ernie Els (1994, ’97)

Did you know: In 2029, Pinehurst No. 2 will repeat the unique feat the course pulled off in 2014, namely, hosting the U.S. Open (won in ’14 by Martin Kaymer) and U.S. Women’s Open (Michelle Wie) on consecutive weeks.

U.S. Senior Open

June 27-30

Newport CC, Newport, R.I.

First played: 1980

2023 winner: Bernhard Langer

Past winners of note: Gary Player (1987-’88), Jack Nicklaus (1991-’93), Hale Irwin (1998, 2000), Colin Montgomerie (2014)

Did you know: Defending champion Langer will hope to extend the record for oldest winner he set last year at Wisconsin’s SentryWorld at age 65, smashing the previous mark by eight years; the victory also made him the winningest player in PGA Tour Champions history.

From left to right: 2023 U.S. Amateur winner Nick Dunlap, 2023 U.S. Women’s Open winner Allisen Corpuz and 2023 U.S. Senior Open winner Bernhard Langer.
From left to right: 2023 U.S. Amateur winner Nick Dunlap, 2023 U.S. Women’s Open winner Allisen Corpuz and 2023 U.S. Senior Open winner Bernhard Langer. Getty Images

U.S. Adaptive Open

July 8-10

Sand Creek Station, Newton, Kans.

First played: 2022

2023 winners: Kipp Popert (men’s overall), Ryanne Jackson (women’s overall)

Did you know: The inaugural championship came 25 years after the USGA published “A Modification of the Rules of Golf for Golfers with Disabilities,” which cover circumstances golfers with disabilities may encounter, allowing for equitable play with and against all other competitors, including those not disabled. 

U.S. Girls’ Junior

July 15-20

El Caballero CC, Tarzana, Calif.

First played: 1949

2023 winner: Kiara Romero

Past winners of note: Hollis Stacy (1969-’71), Nancy Lopez (1972, ’74), Inbee Park (2002), Lexi Thompson (2008)

Did you know: The champion receives an invitation to the following year’s Augusta National Women’s Amateur in addition to exemptions into the 2024 and 2025 U.S. Women’s Amateur, the 2025 U.S. Women’s Open, and all future U.S. Girls’ Juniors for which she is age-eligible.  

U.S. Junior Amateur

July 22-27

Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

First played: 1948

2023 winner: Bryan Kim

Past winners of note: Johnny Miller (1964), David Duval (1989), Tiger Woods (1991-’93), Jordan Spieth (2009, ’11)

Did you know: Previous winners of championships at Oakland Hills, aka “The Monster,” reads like a who’s who of golf royalty, including (but not limited to): Glenna Collett Vare, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Padraig Harrington. 

U.S. Senior Women’s Open

August 1-4

Fox Chapel GC, Pittsburgh, Pa.

First played: 2018

2023 winner: Trish Johnson

Past winners of note: Laura Davies (2018), Helen Alfredsson (2019), Annika Sorenstam (2021)

Did you know: In a serious mic-drop moment at Fox Chapel, local hero and USGA legend Carol Semple Thompson poured in a 27-foot birdie putt in Sunday singles to clinch the 2002 Curtis Cup Match for the USA over Great Britain & Ireland in her 12th and final Cup appearance. 

U.S. Women’s Amateur

August 5-11

Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Okla.

First played: 1895

2023 winner: Megan Scofill

Past winners of note: Marion Hollins (1921), Patty Berg (1938), Juli Inkster (1980-’82), Lydia Ko (2012)

Did you know: Last year’s final was an all-SEC affair between native Floridians, with Auburn University’s Scofill taking down conference rival Latanna Stone of LSU 4 and 3; the prior last Women’s Am winner from the Sunshine State was Morgan Pressel in 2005. 

U.S. Amateur

August 12-18

Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn.

First played: 1895

2023 winner: Nick Dunlap

Past winners of note: C.B. Macdonald (1895), Bobby Jones (1924-’25, ’27-’28, 30), Arnold Palmer (1954), Viktor Hovland (2018)

Did you know: Last year’s champion, Dunlap, who in 2021 also won the U.S. Junior Amateur, became only the second player to do the Am-Junior Am double—joining Tiger Woods, who won three of each, with Junior Am titles in 1991-’93 followed by Am triumphs in 1994-’96.

2023 U.S. Open winner Wyndham Clark and 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur winner Megan Scofill.
2023 U.S. Open winner Wyndham Clark and 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur winner Megan Scofill. Getty Images; USGA

U.S. Senior Amateur

August 24-29

The Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tenn.

First played: 1955

2023 winner: Todd White

Past winners of note: O. Gordon Brewer Jr. (1994, ’96), Buddy Marucci (2008), Vinny Giles (2009)

Did you know: Nearly a half-dozen siblings own USGA titles, including Senior Am winners Stan Lee (2007) and brother Louis (2011, beating Stan en route, in what is believed to be the first USGA match between brothers); John Richardson (1987) and son Kemp (2001, ’03) also made Senior Am titles a family affair.

Curtis Cup

August 30-September 1

Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, England

First played: 1932

2022 winner: United States

Did you know: The USA holds a commanding 31-8-3 lead in this historic rivalry; the winning point in its dominant 2022 triumph at Merion GC was secured by Rachel Kuehn—whose mother, Brenda Corrie Kuehn, a two-time Curtis Cupper herself, had performed the same feat in the 1998 Match on home soil.  

U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur

September 7-12

Brae Burn CC, West Newton, Mass.

First played: 1987

2023 winner: Kimberly Dinh

Past winners of note: Carol Semple Thompson (1990), Ellen Port (1995-’96, 2000, ’11), Alissa Herron (1999), Meghan Bolger Stasi (2006-’07, ’10, ’12)

Did you know: Last year’s titliest, Dinh, a chemical engineer with a PhD from MIT who played college golf at the University of Wisconsin, became the championship’s second left-handed winner; the first, Julia Potter-Bobb (2013, ’16), was the also first-ever left-handed female USGA champion. 

U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

September 21-26

Broadmoor GC, Seattle, Wash.

First played: 1962

2023 winner: Sarah Gallagher

Past winners of note: Carolyn Cudone (1968-’72), Alice Dye (1978-’79), Anne Quast Sander (1987, ’89-’90, ’93), Marlene Streit (1985, ’94, 2003)

Did you know: Cudone’s five straight Senior Women’s Am titles is the female record for Most Consecutive USGA Championships Won, Single Event; on the male side, it’s three (Willie Anderson, U.S. Open; Carl F. Kauffmann, U.S. Amateur Public Links; Tiger Woods, U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Amateur).

U.S. Mid-Amateur

September 21-26

Kinloch GC, Manakin-Sabot, Va.

First played: 1981

2023 winner: Stewart Hagestad

Past winners of note: Jay Sigel (1983, ’85, ’87), Spider Miller (1996, ’98), Nathan Smith (2003, ’09-’10, ’12), Trip Kuehne (2007)

Did you know: A two-time USGA champion, Vinny Giles, helped found this year’s host club in 2001 and co-designed, with Lester George, the eponymous course that will alone host the championship’s 64-player match-play portion; nearby Independence GC, a Tom Fazio creation, will co-host stroke-play qualifying.

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A former executive editor of GOLF Maga­zine, Rothman is now a remote contract freelancer. His primary role centers around custom publishing, which en­tails writing, editing and procuring client approval on travel advertorial sections. Since 2016, he has also written, pseudonymously, the popular “Rules Guy” monthly column, and often pens the recurring “How It Works” page. Rothman’s freelance work for both GOLF and runs the gamut from equipment, instruc­tion, travel and feature-writing, to editing major-championship previews and service packages.

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