A month after a terrible fire destroyed the historic clubhouse at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, the United States Golf Association announced a long-term strategic collaboration with the club.
The United States Golf Association (USGA) said on Tuesday that Oakland Hills will host eight of its championships over the next 29 years, including four major championships announced in January: the US Women’s Open in 2031 and 2042, and the US Open in 2034 and 2051. The 2024 U.S. Junior Amateur, 2029 U.S. Women’s Amateur, 2038 U.S. Girls Junior Amateur, and the 2047: U.S. Amateur are the extra events.
Rick Palmer, the club’s president, remarked, “This is a big and memorable day for all of us at Oakland Hills.” “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 history, Oakland Hills has hosted 11 USGA championships, including six US Opens. In 2034, the event will return to commemorate the club’s 110-year relationship with the USGA. Oakland Hills will become the fifth club to host the US Open, US Women’s Open, US Amateur, and US Women’s Amateur, with Pebble Beach following in 2023.
“We are ecstatic to be bringing six more championships to such an iconic venue as Oakland Hills,” said John Bodenhamer, the USGA’s chief championships officer. “Oakland Hills has delivered a top challenge for the game’s absolute finest since its first U.S. Open in 1924, and it will continue to do so for pros and amateurs alike in the coming years.”
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