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USGA releases qualifying sites for 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2

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A sweeping view of the 18th green at Pinehurst No. 2.

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Last year, the USGA received a record number of entries for the 2023 U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club, with 10,187 hopefuls. The previous record: 10,127 entries for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. With the venerable layout hosting the national championship for the fourth time this year, odds are good that the record may be challenged once again.

On Monday, the USGA announced the host courses for the U.S. Open’s local and sectional qualifiers. The local qualifiers will take place at 109 sites in 44 U.S. states and Canada from April 22-May 20, where competitors will play 18 holes. Those who advance to final qualifying (sectionals) will play 36 holes at one of 13 global sites: England, Japan, Canada, or 10 in the U.S. Final qualifying will take place on May 20th or June 3rd, depending on the site.

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Think you have what it takes to qualify for the U.S. Open? Online player registration for the 2024 U.S. Open will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at and will continue through Wednesday, April 10. There’s just one caveat: To be eligible, a player must have a handicap index not exceeding 0.4, or be a professional. 

While winning the U.S. Open as a qualifier may seem pretty unlikely, there is historical precedent: Ken Venturi’s road to U.S. Open glory began with a local qualifier in 1964, as did Orville Moody’s in 1969. And many others have lifted the trophy after advancing through sectionals; most recently, Lucas Glover in 2009.

Ready to start plotting your route to U.S. Open history? Check out the full list of local and final qualifying sites below.

2024 U.S. Open local qualifying sites

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 (4)

Crystalaire C.C., Llano, Calif.

Collindale Golf Course, Fort Collins, Colo.

Brookside G. & C.C., Columbus, Ohio

Weymouth C.C., Medina, Ohio

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 (8)

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.

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 (8)

Andalusia C.C., La Quinta, Calif.

The Club at Ruby Hill, Pleasanton, Calif.

Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, Westminster, Colo.

TimberStone Golf Course, Caldwell, Idaho

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 (11)

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.

Whippoorwill Club, Armonk, N.Y.

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

2023 U.S. Open final qualifying sites

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. Editor

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