The golf course at the University Place, Wash. property will be closed beginning October 1st until March 2019, to redo all of its greens. Chambers Bay officials hope the change will help it attract another major golf championship, after complaints about its “dirt and sandpaper” greens when it hosted the 2015 U.S. Open. Chambers Bay…
The Bethesda, Md. club will host the new schedule of championships for the PGA of America on its Blue Course over the next two decades, to add to its storied history that has already included a trio of U.S. Opens, the 1976 PGA Championship, and many other Tour events. The Blue Course will receive a…
The club will host an event sponsored by Quicken Loans in June 2019, with the parties signing a four-year deal to bring professional golf to the Motor City as the PGA released its 2018-2019 schedule. The Detroit Golf Club will be the host for the first PGA Tour tournament to be played inside the Motor…
The presence of the U.S. Open on Long Island prompted a new spotlight to be shined on the male-only membership policy of the club that first opened in 1899. “As a private club, any rule change must be voted on by its membership,” said club President Brian Nelsen when contacted for a statement. “Although our…
Brian Quinn, a former touring pro now in his llth season as head men’s coach at Philadelphia’s Temple University, is part of a new corporation formed to acquire Plymouth Country Club in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., which will now be rebranded as The 1912 Club, in recognition of the year it was founded. The club features a William Flynn-designed golf course that will now be renovated under the direction of Ron Prichard.
The historic Tulsa, Okla., club will thoroughly renovate its Perry Maxwell-designed championship course as well as its practice facilities, including the creation of a new short-game area and a first-ever indoor teaching facility. The course will close on August 1, 2018 and reopen in June 2019. While Southern Hills has been promised its fifth PGA Championship (and eighth major) by 2030, the project is primarily designed to “keep us relevant as a premier country club for our members,” said General Manager Nick Sidorakis.
The Ardmore, Pa., property will host the Curtis Cup, a biennial competition matching female amateurs from the U.S. against those from Great Britain and Ireland, for the second time. The event will mark the end of the property’s nine-year break from hosting championships, after it hosted the U.S. Open in 2013.
The completion of the Fairway One project, which will add 38 guest rooms and is on schedule to open in August, is one of many upgrades underway at the resort, which hopes to have all work done by June 2019, before it hosts the U.S. Open. The resort has also launched the Pebble Beach app to help guests navigate the property.
Upgrades of the Bonita Springs, Fla. property’s North and South courses are planned for the summer months of 2017 and 2018. Jones was selected for the projects based largely on a recommendation from the courses’ original designer, Bob Cupp, before Cupp died last year.
The Hartford, Wis., facility will host next year’s event, and closed last week to ensure the golf course looks its best for a worldwide audience, and will reopen for rounds on June 18, 2017. By comparison, Chambers Bay closed to the public in mid-May prior to hosting the 2015 U.S. Open on June 15.
In September, the golf equipment maker will release a 10-minute film showing the rapper, who plays 300 rounds a year, being fit for clubs and using them on the course, as part of its efforts to capitalize on Nike’s exit from the market by making golf “a little more cool and a little less country club.”
As the storied western Pennsylvania club wrapped up another successful hosting of the 2016 Championship, the United States Golf Association announced that it will only have to wait nine years for the next one. It was also announced that Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southhampton, N.Y., will host the 2026 U.S. Open.
The Los Angeles Country Club will host its first U.S. Open in 2023, and Pinehurst No. 2 will host its fourth U.S. Open in 2024, alternating the championship between the East and West Coast for at least a seven-year stretch, beginning in 2018.
After word leaked that the New England Patriots’ quarterback and his supermodel wife had applied for membership to the 133-year-old institution in Brookline, Mass., speculation has run rampant over whether they will be approved, in light of the publicity that their belonging to the club could bring.
The Brookline Board of Selectment voted to execute a letter of intent for the 2022 event and appointed a town administrator to form a team to negotiate with the USGA, with a deadline of October 31. The storied Massachusetts course has hosted 16 national championships in its 122-year history, but hasn’t had a U.S. Open since 1988.