The USGA announced Tuesday that historic Oakland Hills Country Club will host the 2034 and 2051 U.S. Open Championships, only weeks after a terrible fire devastated its century-old clubhouse.
The US Open was supposed to be held at Oakmont Country Club in 2034, however it will now be held in 2033.
In its long history, Oakland Hills has hosted six US Opens, but none since 1996.
The club will also host four amateur USGA events in the coming years: the 2024 U.S. Junior Amateur, 2029 U.S. Women’s Amateur, 2038 U.S. Girls’ Junior, and 2047 U.S. Amateur.
There will be a total of eight USGA events at Oakland Hills between 2024 and 2051, with the U.S. Women’s Open already scheduled for 2031 and 2042.
Rick Palmer, the club’s president, was overjoyed to learn the news on Tuesday morning.
“For all of us at Oakland Hills, today is a big and meaningful day,” Palmer said. “The commitment of two US Opens and four top amateur tournaments is a testament to everyone at Oakland Hills’ fantastic work.” We can’t wait to contribute to our illustrious history with the addition of eight USGA championships to our club beginning in 2024. We’re excited to keep Oakland Hills’ championship golf heritage alive, as well as our long-standing partnership with the USGA.”
In its 104-year history, the club has hosted 11 USGA championships, including six US Opens, two US Senior Opens, two US Amateurs, and a US Women’s Amateur. Three PGA Championships and the 2004 Ryder Cup were also held at Oakland Hills.