U.S. OPEN

Qualifying Sites Set for 124th U.S. Open at Pinehurst

By Brian DePasquale, USGA

| Feb 12, 2024 | Liberty Corner, N.J.

Qualifying Sites Set for 124th U.S. Open at Pinehurst

Qualifying sites – both for local and final – have been determined for the 124th U.S. Open Championship to be contested on Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2, in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C., for the fourth time from June 13-16.

Local qualifying, conducted over 18 holes at 109 sites in 44 U.S. states and Canada, will take place between April 22-May 20. Those players who advance out of local qualifying will join a group of locally exempt players in final qualifying, which will be conducted over 36 holes. This final stage will be held in England and Japan (May 20) and Canada (June 3) as well as 10 U.S. sites, one on May 20 and nine others on June 3.

Online player registration for the 2024 U.S. Open will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at champs.usga.org and will continue through Wednesday, April 10.

“Allied Golf Associations in the United States and National Federations and Tours in Europe, Canada and Japan collaborate to provide an avenue to the U.S. Open through both qualifying stages where the world’s greatest players will compete for our national championship,” said USGA Chief Championships Officer John Bodenhamer. “Thousands of professional and amateur golfers with diverse backgrounds will have an opportunity to earn a place in this year’s championship at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.”

The USGA accepted a record 10,187 entries for the 2023 championship at The Los Angeles (Calif.) Country Club. The previous mark of 10,127 entries was established for the 2014 championship on Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2.

Illini Country Club, in Springfield, Ill., will hold a U.S. Open qualifier for the 45th consecutive year in which qualifying has been conducted. Maketewah Country Club, in Cincinnati, Ohio, returns to the schedule after a one-year absence, its 46th time hosting since 1976. Riverton (Wyo.) Country Club and Ironwood Country Club, in Palm Desert, Calif., will host local qualifying for the 26th and 23rd year, respectively. Collindale Golf Course, in Fort Collins, Colo., has been a host site since 2003.

To be eligible, a player must have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 0.4, or be a professional. There are 14 local qualifying sites in California, the most of any state. Florida will host 13 local qualifiers.

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The final qualifying venues in Dallas, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; and Summit, N.J., will use two courses. Dallas Athletic Club’s Gold and Blue Courses will host a qualifier for the 11th time. Austin Eckroat, who tied for 10th, was among three players from the Dallas qualifier who made the 36-hole cut at The Los Angeles Country Club in last year’s U.S. Open. In Columbus, Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course and Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club will be paired for the first time. Canoe Brook Country Club, with its North and South Courses, will serve as a final site for the 19th time since 1980.

Woodmont Country Club, in Rockville, Md., will host final qualifying for the 36th time in the last 38 years, with only the North Course used for the 10th consecutive time. Springfield Country Club in Ohio will host final qualifying for the 15th time. Lake Merced Golf Club, in Daly City, Calif., will be a final qualifying venue for the first time since 2012 and 12th time overall.

U.S. Open final qualifying returns to The Golf Club of Georgia for the first time since 1992. The Bear’s Club, in Jupiter, Fla., will host the final stage for a fourth time, while Old Chatham Golf Club, in Durham, N.C., and Pronghorn Resort’s Nicklaus Course, in Bend, Ore., will each be sites for a second time.

Walton Heath Golf Club, in Surrey, England, was a site when international qualifying began in 2005. The Old and New Courses will host a final qualifier for the 17th time. Cherry Hill Club and Lookout Point Country Club will combine as a site in Canada’s Ontario province. Hino Golf Club’s King Course, in Shiga Prefecture, is a first-time site in Japan.

Ken Venturi (1964) and Orville Moody (1969) are the only players to win the U.S. Open after qualifying through both local and final stages. Gene Littler (1961), Julius Boros (1963), Jerry Pate (1976), Steve Jones (1996), Michael Campbell (2005) and Lucas Glover (2009) won after advancing through final qualifying.

Several U.S. Open champions have advanced to the championship through both local and final qualifying at some point in their careers, including Glover, David Graham, Lou Graham, Hale Irwin, Tony Jacklin, Lee Janzen, Tom Kite, Johnny Miller, Corey Pavin, Curtis Strange, Lee Trevino, Gary Woodland and Fuzzy Zoeller.

The U.S. Open was previously hosted by Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2 in 1999 (won by Payne Stewart), 2005 (won by Michael Campbell) and 2014 (won by Martin Kaymer). As an anchor site, Pinehurst will also host the U.S. Open in 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047.

2024 U.S. Open Championship Local Qualifying Sites (109)*

Monday, April 22 (4)

Marietta C.C., Kennesaw, Ga.
The King Kamehameha G.C., Wailuku, Hawaii
The Territory G. & C.C., Duncan, Okla.
Fox Den C.C., Knoxville, Tenn.

Tuesday, April 23 (1)

Jackson (Tenn.) C.C.

Wednesday, April 24 (4)

Mission Inn Resort & Club (El Campeon Course), Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Lost Key G.C., Pensacola, Fla.
Stonewall Orchard G.C., Grayslake, Ill.
River Landing G.C. (River Course), Wallace, N.C.

Thursday, April 25 (2)

TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.
The Legacy G. & Tennis Club, Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Monday, April 29 (9)

Morris Park C.C., South Bend, Ind.
Cantigny G.C. (Woodside/Lakeside Courses), Wheaton, Ill.
Crestview C.C. (North Course), Wichita, Kan.
Westwood C.C., St. Louis, Mo.
Cold Spring C.C., Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
Duke University G.C., Durham, N.C.
Fair Oaks Ranch G. & C.C., (Blackjack Course), Fair Oaks, Texas
Alpine C.C., Highland, Utah
Parkersburg C.C., Vienna, W.Va.

Tuesday, April 30 (5)

Crystalaire C.C., Llano, Calif.
Collindale Golf Course, Fort Collins, Colo.
Brookside G. & C.C., Columbus, Ohio
Weymouth C.C., Medina, Ohio
Firewheel Golf Park (Lakes Course), Garland, Texas

Wednesday, May 1 (3)

The Club at Olde Stone, Bowling Green, Ky.
Royal G.C., Lake Elmo, Minn.
Pinehurst R. & C.C. (Course No. 6), Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

Thursday, May 2 (9)

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes G.C., Maricopa, Ariz.
La Purisima G.C., Lompoc, Calif.
The Grand G.C., San Diego, Calif.
Broadmoor C.C., Indianapolis, Ind.
Whippoorwill Club, Armonk, N.Y.
Sewickley Heights G.C., Sewickley, Pa.
C.C. of York, York, Pa.
Columbia C.C. (Ridgewood/Tall Pines Courses), Blythewood, S.C.
McCormick Woods G.C., Port Orchard, Wash.

Monday, May 6 (13)

Brentwood C.C., Los Angeles, Calif.
Indian Ridge C.C. (Grove Course), Palm Desert, Calif.
The Fountaingrove Club, Santa Rosa, Calif.
The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Seminole Legacy G.C., Tallahassee, Fla.
Wellington National G.C., Wellington, Fla.
Muskegon (Mich.) C.C.
Fairmount C.C., Chatham, N.J.
Highland Meadows G.C., Sylvania, Ohio
Union League Liberty Hill, Lafayette Hill, Pa.
The C.C. of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Coyote Ridge G.C., Carrollton, Texas
Escondido G. & Lake Club, Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Tuesday, May 7 (9)

Andalusia C.C., La Quinta, Calif.
The Club at Ruby Hill, Pleasanton, Calif.
Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, Westminster, Colo.
TimberStone Golf Course, Caldwell, Idaho
Sacconnesset Golf Club, Falmouth, Mass.
Running Deer G.C., Pittsgrove, N.J.
University of New Mexico Championship G.C., Albuquerque, N.M.
Champions G.C. (Jackrabbit Course), Houston, Texas
North Shore C.C., Mequon, Wis.

Wednesday, May 8 (8)

Casino Del Sol – Sewailo G.C., Tucson, Ariz.
Granite Bay (Calif.) G.C.
Kensington G. & C.C., Naples, Fla.
White Oak G.C. (The Old Course), Newnan, Ga.
The Club at P.B. Dye, Ijamsville, Md.
Omaha (Neb.) C.C.
Ross Rogers Golf Course (Mustang Course), Amarillo, Texas
Riverton (Wyo.) C.C.

Thursday, May 9 (6)

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Silver Lakes (Backbreaker/Heartbreaker Courses), Glencoe, Ala.
Bermuda Dunes (Calif.) C.C. (Classic Course)
Bayview G. & C.C., Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
The Broadlands Golf Course, Broomfield, Colo.
CasaBlanca G.C., Mesquite, Nev.
Crestmont C.C., West Orange. N.J.

Saturday, May 11 (1)

Ellendale C.C., Houma, La.

Monday, May 13 (23)

Phoenix (Ariz.) C.C.
The C.C. at DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.
TPC Stonebrae C.C., Hayward, Calif.
Dragonfly G.C., Madera, Calif.
Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.
C.C. of Darien, Darien, Conn.
Shingle Creek G.C., Orlando, Fla.
Marsh Creek C.C., St. Augustine, Fla.
Orchid Island G. & Beach Club, Vero Beach, Fla.
Hoakalei C.C., Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Illini C.C., Springfield, Ill.
Crow Valley G.C., Davenport, Iowa
Longmeadow (Mass.) C.C.
Hillendale C.C., Phoenix, Md.
Birmingham (Mich.) C.C.
Somersett G. & C.C., Reno, Nev.
New Mexico State University G.C., Las Cruces, N.M.
Mendon (N.Y.) G.C.
Albany C.C., Voorheesville, N.Y.
Maketewah C.C., Cincinnati, Ohio
Elmhurst C.C., Moscow, Pa.
Riverton Pointe G. & C.C., Hardeeville, S.C.
Troy Burne G.C., Hudson, Wis.

Tuesday, May 14 (10)

Hot Springs C.C. (Arlington Course), Hot Springs, Ark.
Ironwood C.C. (South Course), Palm Desert, Calif.
The Club at Eaglebrooke, Lakeland, Fla.
The Conservatory at Hammock Beach, Palm Coast, Fla.
Firekeeper Golf Course, Mayetta, Kan.
Missoula (Mont.) C.C.
Arrowhead G.C., Molalla, Ore.
Kirkbrae C.C., Lincoln, R.I.
Keswick Hall (Full Cry Course), Keswick, Va.
Palouse Ridge G.C., Pullman, Wash.

Wednesday, May 15 (1)

Eagle Creek G. & C.C., Naples, Fla.

Monday, May 20 (1)

Palmer (Alaska) Golf Course

*One local qualifying site in Texas and Massachusetts will be added at a later date

2024 U.S. Open Final Qualifying Sites (13)

International (3)
Monday, May 20

Asia – Hino Golf Club (King Course), Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Europe - Walton Heath Golf Club (New and Old Courses), Surrey, England

Monday, June 3

Canada – Cherry Hill Club & Lookout Point Country Club, Ontario, Canada

United States (10)
Monday, May 20

Dallas Athletic Club (Gold & Blue Courses), Dallas, Texas

Monday, June 3

Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, Calif.
The Bear’s Club, Jupiter, Fla.
The Golf Club of Georgia, Alpharetta, Ga.
Woodmont Country Club (North Course), Rockville, Md.
Canoe Brook Country Club (North & South Courses), Summit, N.J.
Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham, N.C.
Ohio State University Golf Club (Scarlet Course) & Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club, Columbus, Ohio
Springfield (Ohio) Country Club
Pronghorn Resort (Nicklaus Course), Bend, Ore.