With stunning views of the Pacific Ocean that enhance the TV product and playing conditions that can easily be ratcheted up to meet the demands of a major championship, Pebble Beach has long been a perfect partner for the USGA.
So you can file this news under “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” — Pebble will play host to six more national championships and counting.
The USGA on Wednesday announced it had designated the venue as an “anchor site,” joining Pinehurst Resort and Oakmont Country Club in a sort of American answer to the Open Championship’s rota. As such, Pebble is slated to host U.S. Opens in 2032, 2037 and 2044 in addition to the 2027 edition, which had already been scheduled.
Pebble was already set to host its first U.S. Women’s Open in 2023, but Wednesday’s announcement also locked the course in for the 2035, 2040 and 2048 events.
The marriage of national championships and the classic California locale dates back to 1929, when Pebble hosted its first U.S. Amateur. It has since been booked for 12 additional national championships, including six U.S. Opens. The last one came in 2019 and was won by Gary Woodland.