Golf Courses That Hosted the Most U.S. Opens

Which golf course holds the record for being the site of the most U.S. Open golf championships? That is Oakmont Country Club, where the U.S. Open has taken place nine times.

Four other golf courses have been the site six or more times. Here is a look at each of the U.S. Open's most-frequented golf courses:

Oakmont Country Club, 9 U.S. Opens

The venerable Pennsylvania golf course was first the site of a U.S. Open in 1927. And aside from the 1940s, it has hosted this major championship once a decade in every decade since. Johnny Miller's 63 in the 1973 Open, the first 63 not just in this tournament but in any of the majors, happened at Oakmont. Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus won the Open at Oakmont, too, and for Nicklaus it was his very first win as a PGA Tour pro.

1927 — Tommy Armour, 301
1935 — Sam Parks Jr., 299
1953 — Ben Hogan, 283
1962 — Jack Nicklaus, 283
1973 — Johnny Miller, 279
1983 — Larry Nelson, 280
1994 — Ernie Els, 279
2007 — Angel Cabrera, 285
2016 — Dustin Johnson, 276

Oakmont will next host at the 2025 U.S. Open, where it will become the first 10-time tournament site. And the USGA has already scheduled return visits to Oakmont well beyond that, as well (for example, the 2049 U.S. Open is already scheduled for Oakmont — see Future U.S. Open Sites).

Baltusrol Golf Club, 7 U.S. Opens

Baltusrol Golf Club is in Springfield, New Jersey. The club has been used seven times for the U.S. Open, but those tournaments were not all played on the same golf course at Baltusrol. The first two years on the following list, the tournament was played on the "Old Course" that no longer exists. In 1936, it was played on the Upper Course. The club's Lower Course was the site in the remaining years. Jack Nicklaus won two of his four U.S. Open titles at Baltusrol.

1903 — Willie Anderson, 307
1915 — Jerome Travers, 297
1936 — Tony Manero, 282
1954 — Ed Furgol, 284
1967 — Jack Nicklaus, 275
1980 — Jack Nicklaus, 272
1993 — Lee Janzen, 272

As you see, Baltusrol has not been the site of a U.S. Open since 1993. It has hosted several PGA Championships in the 21st century, but is not on the U.S. Open's schedule in coming decades.

Three Courses With 6 U.S. Opens Each

The following golf courses have each been the site of the U.S. Open six times.

Oakland Hills Country Club

This Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, club has staged six U.S. Opens on its South Course, first in 1924. Although the most-recent was 1996, Oakland Hills is on the U.S. Open schedule in coming years. After winning in 1951, Ben Hogan famously referred to the course as "this monster."

1924 — Cyril Walker, 297
1937 — Ralph Guldahl, 281
1951 — Ben Hogan, 287
1961 — Gene Littler, 281
1985 — Andy North, 279
1996 — Steve Jones, 278

Pebble Beach Golf Links

The famous California course, which opened in 1919, surprisingly wasn't used for the U.S. Open until the 1970s. The USGA has made it a regular since the early 2000s, and has more visits already scheduled.

1972 — Jack Nicklaus, 290
1982 — Tom Watson, 282
1992 — Tom Kite, 285
2000 — Tiger Woods, 277
2010 — Graeme McDowell, 284
2019 — Gary Woodland, 271

Winged Foot Golf Club

This Mamaroneck, New York, club is most-famous for the 1974 U.S. Open, remembered as "The Massacre at Winged Foot" for the high scores. The club's West Course is the one used for majors.

1929 — Bobby Jones, 294
1959 — Billy Casper, 282
1974 — Hale Irwin, 287
1984 — Fuzzy Zoeller, 276
2006 — Geoff Ogilvy, 285
2020 — Bryson DeChambeau, 274

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United States Golf Association. U.S. Open Championship Record Book 2024.

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