USGA names Pebble Beach as third anchor site, announces 6 more future majors
Mark them down on your calendar: six more national championships for Pebble Beach.
The USGA on Wednesday announced a partnership with Pebble that brings the iconic Monterey course into its growing stable of U.S. Open “anchor sites.”
As part of the agreement, Pebble will host the 2032, 2037 and 2044 U.S. Opens, on top of the already scheduled U.S. Open in 2027. The course, which is slated to hold its first U.S. Women’s Open in 2023, will get the women’s championship again in 2035, 2040 and 2048.
In addition, the USGA announced that it will stage the U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Women’s Senior Open in back-to-back weeks on Pebble’s sister course, Spyglass Hill, in 2030.
With the news, Pebble joins Pinehurst Resort, in North Carolina, and Oakmont Country Club, in Pennsylvania, as “anchor sites,” tapped by the governing body to host multiple U.S. Opens, among other championships.
Like Pinehurst and Oakmont, Pebble is no stranger to the spotlight. Since staging its first USGA championship in 1929, when it welcomed the U.S. Amateur, it has held 12 other national championships, including six U.S. Opens.
The emphasis on “anchor sites” is part of the USGA’s ongoing effort to ensure a sense of continuity in its events, a campaign that gained public momentum after course setup controversies at more than one U.S. Open prompted some critics to charge that the event was losing its character.
There is no lack of character, or continuity, in the championship schedule as it stacks up now. Here’s a look at U.S. Open venues over the next 10 years.
Next 10 men’s U.S. Open venues
2022: The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.
2023: Los Angeles Country Club, Los Angeles
2024: Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, N.C.
2025: Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.
2026: Shinnecock Hills Country Club, Southampton, N.Y.
2027: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.
2029: Pinehurst No. 2
2030: Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa.