Future sites of the U.S. Open
2012: The Olympic Club
Recognized by the USGA as one of the first 100 golf clubs established in the United States, the Olympic Club has hosted the U.S. Open in 1955, 1966, 1987 and 1998. The tricky pin positions and fast greens in 1998 led to many complaints from golfers, and as a result the putting green on the 18th hole was flattened around 2000. U.S. Open golfers will get a chance to see if they approve of the changes, as the Olympic Club will host again in 2012.
2013: Merion Golf Club
Merion Golf Club, the site of the 2013 U.S. Open, has two 18-hole courses: the West Course and the East Course. It is the East Course, the older of the two by two years having opened in 1912, on which the 1934, 1950, 1971 and 1981 U.S. Open were played. It will also be the course on which the 2013 U.S. Open field competes. Merion earned the hosting duties after lengthening its course from around 6400 yards to 6,846 yards.
2014: Pinehurst Resort
Although Pinehurst Resort's Course No. 2 was completed in 1907, it didn't host the U.S. Open until 1999. The site of the 2005 U.S. Open as well, Pinehurst will host again in 2014. A National Historic Landmark, Pinehurst currently has eight golf courses and is one of the largest golf resorts in the world.
2015: Chambers Bay
Opened in 2007 in University Place, Wash., near Tacoma, Wash., Chambers Bay is a public course on land owned by Pierce County. It was designed as a true Scottish links-style golf course, meaning it features coastal sand dunes and has few water hazards or trees. When Chambers Bay hosts the 2015 U.S. Open, it will be the first time ever the tournament will be held in the Pacific Northwest.
2016: Oakmont Country Club
Oakmont previously hosted the U.S. Open in 1927, 1935, 1953, 1962, 1973, 1983 and 2007. Its greens featured what is often called "the greatest round of the 20th century," Johnny Miller's final-round 63 at the 1973 U.S. Open.
2017: Erin Hills
Although Erin HIlls is a relatively new course -- having been built in 2006 -- the public course in Wisconsin was chosen to host the 2017 U.S. Open. It will be the first time since 2003 that the tournament will be played in the Midwest.
2018: Shinnecock Hills
Hosting the U.S. Open for the first time since 2004 -- a year in which the course greens were criticized as playing much too fast -- Shinnecock Hills will be the site of the 2018 tournament. The major has been contested on the Long Island, N.Y. course four times previously.
2019: Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach Golf Links will celebrate its 100th anniversary by hosting the U.S. Open for the sixth time (it also was the site of the tournament in 1972, 1982, 1992, 2000 and 2010). The course also was the site of the 1977 PGA Championship.