U.S. Open to Return to Oakmont in 2025

Oakmont Country Club
OAKMONT, Pa. (EYT) – On the Saturday of the 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club, the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced that the historic course will host the 125th U.S. Open in 2025.

(Photo – The 14th hole of Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. (Copyright USGA/John Mummert))

It will be the record 10th time the U.S. Open will be held at the famed golf course just outside of Pittsburgh.

“Bringing the U.S. Open Championship to Oakmont for a 10th time in 2025 is a testament to the quality of this fine golf course and the longevity of the strong relationship the USGA has with the club,” Diana Murphy, president of the USGA said. “It’s an honor to make this announcement during the 116th U.S. Open when everyone here can celebrate the Open’s return to this iconic course in nine years.”

The 2025 U.S. Open will be held June 12-15. No other U.S. club will have hosted more U.S. Opens when Oakmont hosts its 10th that year.

“We are thrilled to host the 2025 U.S. Open,” Ed Stack, president of Oakmont Country Club. “Oakmont and the USGA have had a very special relationship for nearly a century, and we are honored they have chosen Oakmont to host a record 10th U.S. Open in 2025.”

Highlights from the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont.

Oakmont first hosted a U.S. Open in 1927 when Tommy Armour won. The course has also hosted Opens in 1935 (Sam Parks winner), 1953 (Ben Hogan winner), 1962 (Jack Nicklaus winner), 1973 (Johnny Miller winner), 1983 (Larry Nelson winner), 1994 (Ernie Els winner), 2007 (Angel Cabrera winner) and this year.

Seven additional USGA Championships have been hosted at Oakmont including five US. Amateur Championships (1919, 1925, 1938, 1969 and 2003) and two U.S. Women’s Opens (1992 and 2010). The 17 total U.S. Championships will mark the second most by any U.S. Club behind Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., which has hosted 18.

According to a release from the USGA, the birth of Oakmont is a story of chance. H.C. Fownes began seeing alarming spots in his vision after using a welding torch in 1898, and a doctor gave him a prognosis of just a few years to live. He wanted to enjoy his final years and developed a passion for golf. Later, a second opinion from another doctor lifted the death sentence. After becoming one of the best golfers in the area, Fownes wanted to build a course that would challenge even the most talented players of the day.

In addition to announcing Oakmont as the site of the 2025 U.S. Open, the USGA Saturday also announced that Shinnecock Hills Golf Club un Southampton, N.Y., will host the 2026 championships.

“In keeping with our goal of providing the most comprehensive test in championship golf, we are also honored to announce a return to Shinnecock Hills Golf Club for the 2026 U.S. Open Championship,” Murphy said. “Four previous U.S. Opens there have yielded memorable competitions and worthy champions such as Raymond Floyd, Corey Pavin and Retief Goosen. New York metropolitan area golf fans can anticipate another exciting chapter in their region’s golf history in 2026.”

The 2026 U.S. Open will be held June 18-21, and will mark the sixth U.S. Open and ninth USGA championship at Shinnecock Hills.

Shinnecock Hills will also host the 2018 U.S. Open, and is the only course to host the championship in three centuries. The 2026 U.S. Open will be the 20th in the state of New York and the 11th on Long Island.

“You can’t write the history of Shinnecock without writing the history of the USGA, and vice versa,” said Barrett N. Pickett, Shinnecock Hills president. “Our relationship today is stronger than ever. We are honored to host the 2026 U.S. Open, 130 years after our first in 1896.”

In 1894, Shinnecock Hills was one of the founding clubs of the USGA along with The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., Newport (R.I.) Country Club, Chicago (Ill.) Golf Club and Saint Andrew’s Golf Club in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. It is also the home of the first clubhouse in the United States, designed by Stanford White and opened in 1892.

“We are truly honored to return to historic Oakmont and Shinnecock Hills,” Mike Davis, USGA executive director/CEO, said. “The architectural genius of both courses offers a complete test of golf for the world’s best players and a fascinating spectacle for the fans. Both the Pittsburgh and New York markets have been very supportive of the U.S. Open. We look forward to history once again being made at these iconic venues.”

FUTURE U.S. OPEN SITES – 2017 THROUGH 2026

2017 – Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (June 15-18)
2018 – Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. (June 14-17)
2019 – Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif, (June 13-16)
2020 – Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (June 18-21)
2021 – Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego (June 17-20)
2022 – The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. (June 16-19)
2023 – The Los Angeles Country Club in Los Angeles (June 15-18)
2024 – Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C. (June 13-16)
2025 – Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. (June 12-15)
2026 – Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. (June 18-21)


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