What an amazing backdrop for this tournament!
The L.A. Country Club to host 2023 U.S. Open
July 22, 2015
Courtesy of USGA
The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced sites for the 2022, 2023 and 2024 U.S. Open Championships via video on usga.org, naming The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., The Los Angeles (Calif.) Country Club and Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C., respectively, as the host sites.
“We are elated to host our national championship at these three historic venues,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., president of the USGA. “Each one is located in a region where golf and sports are celebrated, and we have already felt tremendous community support. We look forward to the test of golf that each of these classic designs will present to the world’s best players.”
The 2023 U.S. Open will be held June 15-18, and The Los Angeles Country Club will become just the third U.S. Open venue in Southern California, joining Riviera Country Club in nearby Pacific Palisades (1948) and Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego (2008, 2021).
“This George Thomas-designed gem, the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club, was recently restored by Gil Hanse, architect of the 2016 Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro,” said O’Toole. “It’s a perfect opportunity to take the U.S. Open to Los Angeles.”
The 2023 U.S. Open will be the fourth USGA championship at the club, which hosted the 1930 U.S. Women’s Amateur (won by six-time champion Glenna Collett Vare over three-time winner Virginia Van Wie) and the 1954 U.S. Junior Amateur (won by Foster Bradley Jr. over Al Geiberger). It will also host the 2017 Walker Cup Match, which is scheduled for Sept. 9-10.
“The city loves to host major events,” said John Chulick, club president. “This region, not having hosted the U.S. Open for 75 years, will be ecstatic about this.”
Really looking forward to having the opportunity to walk around LACC in a few years. Should be a great experience.