U.S. Open Returning to LACC in 2039
The Los Angeles (Calif.) Country Club, which is hosting its first U.S. Open Championship next June, will again host the national championship in 2039. The club has previously hosted three USGA championships, most recently the 2017 Walker Cup Match, and has agreed to stage the 2032 U.S. Women's Open Championship Presented by ProMedica.
“We could not be more excited to bring the U.S. Open again to The Los Angeles Country Club and extend our relationship with the club that dates back more than 90 years,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA chief championships officer. “This is a tremendous sports town, an enthusiastic golf community and home to a great venue for championship golf. We’re very much looking forward to next year’s U.S. Open and thrilled to be returning in the future.”
Situated on the edge of Beverly Hills and established in 1897, The Los Angeles Country Club spans 320 acres and features two 18-hole courses overlooked by nearby cityscape. A 2010 restoration project led by Gil Hanse returned the club’s famed North Course, where the U.S. Open will be contested, to its original George C. Thomas Jr. design.
“With the countdown to next year’s U.S. Open underway, we are excited to welcome the USGA back to The Los Angeles Country Club for not only another U.S. Open in 2039 but also the U.S. Women’s Open in 2032,” said Dick Shortz and John Chulick, co-chairs of LACC’s U.S. Open Committee. “The Los Angeles community embraces major sporting events, and our membership is honored to host the game’s best women and men on our iconic North Course in the years to come.”
The North Course has hosted three USGA championships, starting with the 1930 U.S. Women’s Amateur, when Glenna Collett Vare captured the fifth of her record six titles. In 1954, Foster Bradley Jr. defeated Al Geiberger to claim the U.S. Amateur title, and most recently, it was the site of the 2017 Walker Cup Match, which was claimed decisively by the United States, 19-7. The North Course also hosted the Los Angeles Open, now the Genesis Invitational, five times between 1926 and 1940.
In June, The Los Angeles Country Club will become just the third U.S. Open venue in Southern California, joining The Riviera Country Club in nearby Pacific Palisades (1948) and Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego (2008, 2021).
Matt Fitzpatrick hoisted the U.S. Open Trophy in June after completing a one-stroke victory at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., where he also triumphed in the U.S. Amateur nine years prior. The Englishman joined 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus as the only golfers to have won the USGA’s two oldest championships at the same venue. To be eligible for U.S. Open qualifying, a player must have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 1.4, or be a professional.
Oct 19, 2022