Pebble Beach is the third course to become an anchor site for the US Open, with the USGA announcing Wednesday four US Opens and four US Women’s Open over the next 26 years.
Pebble Beach joins Pinehurst No. 2 and Oakmont Country Club as anchor sites, a strategy that allows the USGA to return to its most famous US Open courses more frequently.
The USGA made sure the women were not left behind.
The US Women’s Open will be held on America’s most famous seaside course for the first time next year, and then it will return three more times in 2035, 2040 and 2048.
Pebble Beach, which opened in 1919 and first hosted a USGA event in 1929 with the US Amateur, was the first public course to host the US Open in 1972. That Open was famous for Jack Nicklaus hitting the pin with a 1-iron on the par-3 17th on his way to victory.
Other big moments include Tom Watson chipping in on the 17th to beat Nicklaus in 1982, and Tiger Woods delivering his greatest performance when he won the 2000 US Open by 15 shots, the widest margin in major championship history.
It most recently held the US Open in 2019, when Gary Woodland chipped from one end of the 17th green to the other for a remarkable par save on his way to his first major.
Pebble Beach also hosts a PGA Tour event every February dating to 1947. It once held a PGA Championship (1977) and the precursor to the Tour Championship (1988).
“This relationship with Pebble Beach, long considered a national treasure, is a historic step forward for golf,” said Mike Whan, the CEO of the USGA. “In addition to elevating our Open championships, the USGA and Pebble Bach are committed to working together to ensure a more diverse, welcoming and accessible game.”
Spyglass Hill, regarded as the toughest of the Pebble Beach courses in relatively calm conditions, will host the US Senior Women’s Open and the US Senior Open in consecutive weeks in 2030.
As part of the commitment, the USGA and Pebble Beach plan to create internships and other career opportunities in golf, along with research into turf grass and water conservation.
“Supporting youth education is a pillar of our community outreach and this partnership will great expand opportunities for young people to pursue a career in this industry,” said David Stivers, CEO of Pebble Beach Co.
The US Open now has only 10 open slots through 2051, with the next available year in 2028.
Of the current anchor sites, Oakmont has hosted the US Open nine times, the most of any club, and the US Open returns to the Pittsburgh-area course in 2025, 2033, 2042 and 2049.
Pinehurst no. 2 in North Carolina is the newcomer, first holding the US Open in 1999 and returning in 2005 and 2014. It has the US Open in 2024, 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047. Pinehurst was also chosen as a secondary headquarters for the USGA.
The USGA could still have a fourth anchor site. Among the clubs said to be under consideration are Shinnecock Hills and Winged Foot, both in New York. Shinnecock Hills is hosting its sixth US Open in 2026.
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